Babysitting Andy

What do you do if you’re nine and nobody will tell you what “fellatio” means? When Andy’s uncle and his boyfriend arrive to babysit, Andy is not on her best behaviour.

Armed with a supersoaker and a devious mind, Andy corners the men, who can do nothing but comply. MATURE CONTENT

Creative team

Writer/director: Pat Mills
Producer: Alyson Richards

Director’s statement

Pat Mills says:

“As a child, I was very curious. If I ever overheard something that I didn’t know, I had to know it immediately. When I was nine years old, I overheard some teenagers use a sexual word and they wouldn’t tell me what it meant. I spent the entire day asking everyone (teachers, other kids, parents) what this word meant (blowjob). No one would tell me.

Babysitting Andy plays with this – kids are curious and they are going to find out anyway, so we might as well just tell them, because if we don’t, they’re going to make it into a bigger thing anyway and probably embarrass themselves in the process”

About Pat Mills

Pat Mills

Pat got his start in the industry as an actor on the series You Can’t Do That on Television. He received his training at Ryerson University, where he was the recipient of the Norman Jewison Filmmaker and City TV Best Film Awards for his short comedy The Affected Turtleneck Trio.

Latest Projects are Babysitting Andy (distributed by Wolfe Video on He Likes Guys/She Likes Girls Short film compilations), Marjorie (NSI Drama Prize), Pat’s First Kiss (TIFF Talent Lab Short), and 5 Dysfunctional People in a Car (Bravo!FACT). Pat was a 2009 participant in NSI Features First with the feature horror The Retreat.

In September 2008, Pat was named winner of TIFF’s Pitch THIS! competition for Don’t Talk to Irene (currently in development with Telefilm, Corus and the Harold Greenberg Fund)

Pat was also accepted into NSI Totally Television and the WGC-CTV Diverse Screenwriters Program for his teen series Amnesia Girl.

Most recently, he was a 2011 CTV Fellow at the Banff World Media Festival.

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