The Luckiest Most Unlucky Man in the World

Meet Horace Cloverdale. Today is his birthday.

He’s the least lucky man on the planet but that doesn’t stop him from trying. Maybe today he’ll find what we’re all looking for: a lucky break and true love.

But will he survive long enough to attain it?

Produced with a grant awarded by bravoFACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent), a division of Bell Media Inc.

Creative team

Director/co-writer/producer: Walter Forsyth
Co-writer: John Davies
Producers: Siobhan Wiggans, Glen Matthews

Filmmaker’s statement

“I once found a $100 bill on the ground. I immediately thought, ‘wow, am I lucky.’

Later I considered that someone lost that money, so they are walking around thinking how unlucky they are. When a person’s house explodes because they left the propane on but they somehow survive the blast, people will say, ‘that bloke was lucky.’

I was pondering the idea of luck and fate and considered that there has to be a luckiest person on the planet and conversely, an unluckiest.

John Davies (Hobo with a Shotgun) and I sat down and wrote a script to explore this idea. We loved the idea of a guy who’s so unlucky yet it never holds him back. He goes for it every time and somehow his luck helps him survive.”

About Walter Forsyth

As a filmmaker, Walter has written, produced and directed a dozen short films, music videos and commercials.

In addition, he’s completed four documentaries, including After Frank and 30 Takes. He has won several awards for his work (LSD 25The June Bug Symphony), including TIFF Film Circuit Best of Canadian Shorts (Old St. Nick).

Walter has screened his films around the world at over 80 festivals.

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