A short documentary film about an extreme Whistler athlete, Don Schwartz who discovers 25 years after a tragic helicopter crash that leaves him with 3rd degree burns to his face, that he suffers from PTSD.
Directed by Tom Barton
When Ben, a struggling photojournalist, stumbles upon a drug deal involving a hero police officer, he believes he’s found the scoop that could save his career. But when the dirty cop starts appearing in his day-to-day life, Ben starts worrying for the safety of himself and his loved ones. Ben must decide whether to make the information public and expose the corruption, or risk losing his job to protect his family.
Directed by Sarah Race
A short documentary that tells the story of Jan and Crispin Elsted, who for over 30 years have made fine art books by letterpress. They live in Mission, BC Canada.
West Coast music video
Directed by Saskia Viet and Sam Steele
Music video for the song “West Coast” by Diana Boss and Elle Wolf. This music video by Saskia Viet and Sam Steele was completed near the end of the Foundation Film Program.
Directed by Ali Rashti & Russell Bennett
Meathead is a film noir set in a future world where eating meat is illegal. This film is a tribute to the “Meatless Mondays” campaign to raise climate change awareness.
Directed by Alexandre Chapellier
Seven years after his daughter’s death, Detective Pierrick Bourdin is approached by Franck, an ex-employee of an evil Mafiosi. Franck is on the run from the group who is responsible for the death of Pierrick’s daughter and wants to make an unusual alliance with Pierrick to go after their common enemy. Fuelled by an infinite desire for revenge, Perrick is pressed into a ruthless quest for the killer.
I Am God
Directed by Aharon Jinjihashvili
This short film by Aharon Jingihashvili asks does God love us? What is love? Is He even listening or is He too busy to pay attention?
How To Rest In Peace
Directed by Marybeth Deen & Dylan Hartley
A seven-minute film that digs into the dirty details of death and decomposition. If you think worms are gross, you haven’t heard what happens to a body that’s been embalmed and locked away in a steel casket, buried underground in a concrete vault. The film also explores the topic of “green burial,” and how it contrasts with current conventions in death-care.
Directed by Dylan Hartley and Troy Terwiel
Being able to talk openly and exhibit social bravado puts you ahead in our extroverted culture. Where does that leave Dylan who struggles with shyness?
Show Me Your Teeth
Directed By Katherine Krampol
Show Me Your Teeth is an exploration of the underlying desire for a perfect smile. As an actress, Katherine Krampol found herself unable to smile confidently because of her one crooked tooth. This off-beat comedy travels from a glitzy dental office in Vancouver to her parents’ homeland of Romania where dental care practices were often barbaric.
The Dirty Dozen
Directed by Leslie Kennah & Dylan Hartley
Are there toxic chemicals in your cosmetics? U.S. researchers identified 10,500 industrial chemicals used as cosmetic ingredients, including carcinogens, pesticides, reproductive toxics, endocrine disruptors, plasticizers, degreasers and surfactants. Learn more at http://www.davidsuzuki.org/DirtyDozen
Kids on the Block
Directed by Ashley Chapman
Kids on the Block is a story about a group of people who have decided to raise their young children in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. It explores the power of childhood innocence, trust, and belonging in a neighbourhood largely devoid of families.
Kids These Days
Directed by Maryel Sparks-Cardinal
After two women lose a phone after a night of clubbing, they track it down to a house whose inhabitants are less than helpful.