Bar None

A man plans to kill himself unless one person smiles at him on his way to jump off a bridge.

Creative team

Writer: Marie Dame
Director: Clé Bennett
Producers: Penny Noble, Danelene O’Flynn, Marie Dame

Filmmaker’s statement

“The idea of ‘perception’ has always fascinated me; how often we perceive that everyone else has the perfect life when the truth is often quite different.

In the age of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter this is only amplified. I hoped to appeal to viewers who are drawn to stories that reflect the human condition [with] all its glorious imperfections, wondrous fallibilities and unexpected grace.

I wanted people to think, after seeing the film, ‘man, that’s life.'” – Marie Dame

Abouit Clé Bennett

Clé Bennett is a two time Gemini award winning actor; prior to suiting up as the newest addition to Flashpoint’s Team One in season four of CTV’s hit drama, Clé played Gemini award-winning roles in the mini-series Guns and HBO series The Line.

The versatile performer’s credits range from international features such as Barney’s Version to television hits Shattered, Republic of Doyle and Lost Girl; to animated programs including the Total Drama Island franchise and various voiceover work.

Clé received a 2012 ACTRA award nomination for outstanding male performance for his role as Rafik Rousseau in season four of Flashpoint.

And in 2012, he made his professional theatre debut on the Soulpepper stage with his critically acclaimed portrayal of four characters in Kim’s Convenience, winner of the Toronto critics award for best Canadian play, and Dora nominee for best new play.

Bar None is Clé’s directorial debut.

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