Tommy

Tension fills the air as a man and young boy drive out to the country to say goodbye to the boy’s first pet. When they reach their destination things don’t go as planned.

Creative team

Writer/director/producer: Theodore Bezaire
Producer: Gerry Lattmann

Director’s statement

Theodore Bezaire says:

“Losing a pet for the first time is a fairly universal coming-of-age experience. My first pet, Newton, a hamster, died during the summer between grades five and six. I was devastated but dealing with the loss was an essential part of growing up. Tommy is a look back at the common, yet delicate, moment in youth when we are faced with heartbreak and loss.”

About Theodore Bezaire

Theodore-Bezaire

Theodore was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario. He has worked with some of Canada’s most reputable organizations such as -CBC, YTV, CFTPA, Bravo!FACT and Telefilm Canada.

He has made various short films that have screened around the world. His short Pria won numerous awards including the audience choice award at both TIFF Kids (Sprockets International Film Festival for Youth) in Toronto and the NBC Universal Comedy Short Cuts Festival in Los Angeles.

Things to Do, Theodore’s debut feature film, premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City Utah to sold out crowds and rave reviews. It went on to have a theatrical release in select US cities, was a part of Mongrel Media’s Festival Collection, and is now available internationally.

He is currently in post-production on his second feature film, The Birder, starring Tom Cavanagh, Mark Rendall and Fred Willard.

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