504

A film about Toronto’s 504 King street car and the window it gives on the city.

Creative team

Director/producer: Caitriona Cantillon

Filmmaker’s statement

“As a filmmaker, I’m interested in making documentaries, fictions and hybrids of the two.

I live on Toronto’s 504 street car route which is one of the most well-travelled surface routes in the country, in a city where public transit is a heated issue.

The route cuts through diverse cultural and historical neighbourhoods, as well as new ones being constructed before our eyes.”

About Caitriona Cantillon

Caitriona Cantillon

Caitriona Cantillon is a writer/filmmaker living in Toronto, Canada.

She has received grants to make her short films – both fiction and documentary – which have played in various festivals, including the Toronto International Film Fest.

Her first short, A Certain Tempo, which she wrote, produced, directed and edited, won an award for best editing at Houston’s Worldfest in 2006. Her most recent film, 504, was commissioned by the City of Toronto.

Originally from Vancouver, Caitriona received her BA in English literature and creative writing from Concordia University in Montreal where she graduated with honours. In 2007, she completed the Canadian Film Centre’s competitive directors’ program.

Currently, she is developing a feature film, a dramatic series for television and a documentary project. Her day job is as a researcher in documentary TV, for which she has received a CSA nomination.

Caitriona has also written freelance feature articles for the Toronto Star and Toronto Life Magazine.

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