Two Men, Two Cows, Two Guns

A testy visitor sends a farmer’s quiet Sunday on a hilarious downward spiral into udder chaos.

Stars John Dunsworth (Trailer Park Boys) and Levi MacDougall (Important Things with Demetri Martin).

Creative team

Writer/director: Pardis Parker
Producer: Laura Mackenzie

Director’s statement

Pardis Parker says:

“Two Men, Two Cows, Two Guns was the follow-up to my first short film, Afghan, and I looked at it as an opportunity to develop as a comedic writer/director/editor.

Our tremendous cast consisted of John Dunsworth (Trailer Park Boys), Levi MacDougall (Important Things with Demetri Martin), Sherry Smith, Murlane Carew and young Christopher Bearne, making his on-screen debut.

Our crew, equally tremendous, included cinematographer Christopher Porter (Brokeback Mountain) and Halifax-based composers Asif Illyas and Shehab Illyas.

The film’s success, which includes a Canadian Comedy Award nomination (Best Director) and selection to the Semi-Finals of NBC Universal’s Short Cuts Film Festival, is a direct result of the entire team’s efforts before, during and after production.”

About Pardis Parker

Pardia Parker

Pardis Parker is an award-winning director, writer, actor, and comedian.

A nominee for four Canadian Comedy Awards and a finalist for Canada’s Next Top Comic and Bite TV’s Stand Up and Bite Me, he recently won British star David Baddiel’s international stand-up competition and previously became the first Canadian ever to book the CBS Diversity Showcase.

He has performed at the Hammersmith Apollo, Hollywood Laugh Factory, Hollywood Improv, Carolines on Broadway, Gotham Comedy Club, Comedy Studio, Punch Line, Jongleurs, Comedy Store, Yuk Yuk’s and many more.

His films and music videos, including Two Men, Two Cows, Two Guns, Afghan, and The Dance, have screened at over 100 film festivals worldwide and received over 70 awards and nominations. His next project, a modern take on Bollywood-style musicals for Bravo!, is prepping to shoot.

In addition to his work behind the camera, Parker is a talented dramatic and comedic actor in front of it, receiving multiple Best Actor nominations for his work in Afghan. He’s next appearing in Combat Hospital on ABC, Single White Spenny and Moderation Town on Showcase, Little Mosque on the Prairie and The Dance on CBC, Really Me on The Family Channel and indie drama Snow.

Born atop one of Kandy’s peaks in the thick of Sri Lanka’s lush rainforest and transplanted at an early age to rural Nova Scotia, Parker has a unique and unusual life story. He has lived, worked, and volunteered in the Solomon Islands, Guadeloupe, and Australia, performed at Carnegie Hall, survived malaria, owned and operated an organic foods store, and been airlifted by the Royal Air Force out of heavy ethnic fighting in the middle of a military coup.

Combined with his mixed Iranian/Sri Lankan heritage, his Baha’i upbringing, and his background in computer science and psychology, this colorful mishmash of international experiences and influences gives him a fresh voice that continues to produce an unconventional body of work.

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