In a change to our regular NSI Online Short Film Festival programming, we’re showcasing films from the NSI archives over the next few weeks.
This week we present films from directors Pat Mills, Kyle Rideout and Ashley McKenzie.
Marjorie | Drama, 13:05, English, ON, 2008 | Director: Pat Mills
At school it’s the unrelenting bullies, and at home it’s her mother’s ramblings about dietary restriction that incessantly torment Marjorie. The fridge offers unexpected comfort – but it has little to do with food.
Wait For Rain
Wait For Rain | Drama, 6:02, English, BC, 2011 | Director: Kyle Rideout
A warming planet has made water scarce, food a rarity and wearing plants like jewellery fashionable.
James, a hapless office worker, becomes obsessed with nurturing his plant in order to obtain the respect of his peers and risks everything to not Wait for Rain.
Produced with a grant awarded by bravoFACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent), a division of Bell Media Inc.
When You Sleep
When You Sleep | Drama, 12:00, English, NS, 2012 | Director: Ashley McKenzie
A teen couple faces a rodent infestation in their slum apartment.
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