The United Guys Network

Loving newlywed husband Paul Seger is making the other guys in the neighbourhood look bad. Time for The United Guys Network to step in and teach him how to be a real husband.

Creative team

Writer: Montgomery Burt
Director: Tabatha Golat
Producer: Andrea Griffiths

Filmmaker’s statement

The United Guys Network is a STORYHIVE-funded short film shot in Vancouver, BC. We had a limited crew and cast but a lot of heart! This production was shot in three days with a hilarious production team that kept us laughing the whole way through.

The story follows a doting newlywed husband who is kidnapped by his male neighbours and taught to be more ‘manly’ through a series of ridiculous, traditionally male tasks (taking charge of the remote control, drinking beer, etc). The idea is tongue in cheek in what we’ve dubbed a ‘reverse Stepford Wives‘ sort of way.

I was introduced to the writer of The United Guys Network, Montgomery Burt, while attending a filmmaking workshop and we instantly hit it off. He pitched his idea and I was hooked.

After reading the script I was fully committed to get this film off the ground, and thus began our fundraising efforts. When the opportunity to apply for the STORYHIVE grant came we jumped, et voila!

We’re proud to say that The United Guys Network has appeared in over 25 festivals and won several awards.

We hope you have as much fun watching the film as we did making it.

About Tabatha Golat

Tabatha Golat

Tabatha Golat is a producer, writer, director, editor (and wearer of many hats).

Tabatha is an award-winning filmmaker for her short film Ten Thousand Steps. She has written and directed a feature and two shorts, as well as several music videos and corporate videos.

Her latest project, The United Guys Network, was funded by TELUS STORYHIVE. It won best short at the Austin Short Comedy Film Festival in 2016.

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