Break Up Break Down

A comedic short film about a couple with conflicting ideas about the reasons why they should break up.

Creative team

Co-director/producer/writer: Joe Cobden
Co-director/producer: Jeremy Larter
Producer: Amy Rutherford

Filmmakers statement

“It all came together in a few hours on a rainy, spring night in Toronto.”

About Jeremy Larter

Jeremy Larter

Jeremy Larter is an actor/writer/director from Prince Edward Island.

Since 2008 Jeremy has co-created four successful web series: Profile PEI, Ponderings, Leafs Beefs and, most recently, the seven-episode comedy series Just Passing Through.

John Doyle, television critic for the Globe and Mail, put Just Passing Through at number six on his list of top 10 Canadian shows of 2013. Ponderings was short-listed for best original web series at the 2010 Vimeo Awards.

Jeremy has twice been a finalist for the Independent Production Fund: first in 2010 as a team member for the interactive web series Replayed then in 2011 with his web series proposal The 3 Bass Players.

In 2011 he wrote and directed the CBC Atlantic 3-2-1 award-winning short film My Life Starts Tomorrow.

In 2012 he produced the feature-length sports documentary Exhibition Drive and in 2013 he co-directed and co-produced the documentary The Crow Agenda.

About Joe Cobden

Joe Cobden

Joe Cobden is a actor/performer/writer/director from Montrealifax. Since 2005 Joe has been directing music-based short films.

Recent short film directing credits include: Vive La Canadienne which premiered at TIFF 2012 and played internationally at various festivals; Sigh which won the People’s Choice Award at the Cabbagetown Film Festival and played at over 30 film festivals worldwide; Slow Dance which premiered at SXSW 2011 and dozens of other fests; Help, a co-pro short film for Miriam Makeba’s music shot in South Africa; Oh Baby, a short film with Canadian starlet Sarah Allen; and The End of That, a Bucky-nominated music video for hit Canadian band Plants and Animals which premiered on NPR’s All Songs Considered.

In 2010 Joe was one of seven directors along with Bruce MacDonald to direct short films based on the seven deadly sins for Bravo! Television.

Joe directed two pilot episodes of broadcast television shows for children: Clean Your Room and Couch Fort. In 2013, Joe was hired to direct six short films for Sesame Street (US and Mexico).

Joe also directed a viral campaign for Plants and Animals, and live touring shows for Buck 65 (Tour de France) and Socalled (One Night Only). He wrote a live play for CBC Radio with Montreal sensation Katie Moore, entitled Golden Age.

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