view title on IMDB.comBig News from Grand Rock

Small ­ town journalist Leonard Crane starts making up stories in his hometown paper, but gets in trouble when one of his fabricated news pieces attracts the attention of a big city reporter.

view title on IMDB.comUnleashed! A Dog Dancing Story

Unleashed! A Dog Dancing Story follows the journey of an amateur dog dancing troupe and an aspiring theatre director as they attempt to mount the first ever dog dancing and indoor kite flying theatrical performance.

The film captures the challenges the women face in their personal lives as well as on the stage, and is as much about the trials and tribulations of producing an amateur theatrical performance as it is about the amazing bond between handler and dog. The group spends over two years realizing their first time director’s vision as they write scripts, build sets, raise funds and rehearse to the point of exhaustion. As tension mounts and hurdles pile on, the resolve of these spirited women and their dogs is constantly tested while the director’s patience is pushed to the brink. Unleashed! A Dog Dancing Story is a captivating look into the lives of those who dance with their dogs, not for fame, but simply for the love of it.

view title on IMDB.comEddie - the Sleepwalking Cannibal

Lars Olaafsen (Thure Lindhardt), once a young celebrity in the art world is slipping away fast into the land of has-beens. Ronny (Stephen McHattie), his long-time art dealer wants his meal ticket back but Lars refuses to paint. His creativity comes at too high a cost. His inspiration is carnage, blood, guts and limbs and he's vowed to never go down that dark road again. An overly eager Ronny arranges a job for Lars teaching art in a small town. It's a therapeutic measure a means to conquer his need to paint while in the safety of a country retreat. Despite the odd assortment of local eccentrics (and a couple of hostile teachers) things look promising overall for Lars at his new job. That is, until he meets 30-year-old Eddie (Dylan Smith), a brawny mute who attends the school and harbours a dark and sordid secret of his own.

*Black Tulip Award 2012 – Amsterdam, Tribeca Film Festival 2012, Edinburgh Int’l Film Festival 2012, Karlovy Vary Int’l Film Festival 2012, Fantasia Film Festival 2012

view title on IMDB.comBad City

Bad City is on the edge of falling into the hands of a madman, you dig? A strange and funky new party drug is killing kids left and right and that jive-ass, crooked city councillor Dominic Kincaid is behind it all.

view title on IMDB.comMann to Mann

The story of the Mann sisters, blustery Veronica (Tori Hammond), who insists on being called "Ronnie" and beleaguered Victoria (Lorraine Ansell), who insists on being called "Victoria". When their father, Alfred "Bud" Mann, lapses into a coma, his living will dictates that Victoria, the eldest run Hot Shots - the male strip club that is the family cash cow. Victoria, a scion of rectitude who works at a reputable law firm, is appalled. Her sister Ronnie is incensed. The club should have gone to her - an opinion she maintains despite a past that includes alcoholism, bankruptcy and allegedly, arson. Forced despite her best efforts to helm Hot Shots, Victoria soon finds herself in over her head. Ronnie comes to the rescue and the two are forged into a reluctant partnership. Alternately helping and hindering are Jerry Riggins (Patrick McKenna), the small time talent agent who provides the strippers ... Ty Lennox (Chris Clements form "Catwalk"), a high maintenance feature who would rather dance in "Stomp" on Broadway ... and Billy Broadfoot (Yuk Yuk's Don Kelly), a.k.a. Billy Two Jokes, a native stand up who plays MC. Watch the Mann sisters as they try to "take it all off": familial obligation, dysfunctional behaviour, the cursed and comic compromises of conducting business; struggles that pit Ronnie and Victoria "Mann to Mann".

A Taste of Jupiter
view title on IMDB.comA Taste of Jupiter

Everybody and their brother in Little Italy has a story. But few bring together a celestial event, a one of a kind ring, a mysterious man in a white suit, petty jealousy, loving larceny, a would be gondolier, a duel, and a very full spittoon. Eight people’s lives are about to change as Jupiter and Venus come together in the night sky for a once in a lifetime event. A Taste of Jupiter is a whimsical romance set under the stars. Co-starring acclaimed actor Eli Wallach (The Magnificent Seven, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Keeping the Faith) and featuring comedienne Teri Garr (Tootsie, Mr. Mom).

Starring Eli Wallach
Directed by Derek Diorio

Colour, English, 97 minutes

view title on IMDB.comHouse of Luk

Three lives are about to change ... three fortunes are about to unfold ... three cookies are about to be eaten ...

House of Luk is more than just a Chinese Restaurant. It's where people talk about their problems, fall in love and learn about life. Follow the comic misadventures of three men as they figure out what it means to eat at the House of Luk.

Starring Pat Morita
Directed by Derek Diorio

Colour, English, 114 minutes

view title on IMDB.comPunch & Judy

In the seedy world of Rock bars and booze cans, Punch is known as a pint-sized bouncer with a big reputation. To Judy, who’s notorious for misreading people, he has the gentle demeanor of a Teddy Bear. Punch and Judy are a tale of love and misunderstanding.

Starring Pierre Brault and Brigitte Robinson as well as Pat McKenna (Traders, Red Green Show), and acclaimed actor Graham Greene (Dances With Wolves, Thunderheart).

Directed by Derek Diorio

English, 90 minutes

view title on IMDB.comThe Kiss of Debt

A comedic romp about an Opera obsessed Mafia Don who’s used to having people sing from his song sheet. The libretto changes when a florist, a widower and a budding tenor unwittingly come together to undo him. Starring Academy Award winner Ernest Borgnine (The Wild Bunch, Marty) and break-out star Tyley Ross (Tommy, Miss Saigon).

*Screened at the 2003 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.

Starring Ernest Borgnine
Directed by Derek Diorio

English, 99 minutes

The Funeral... Again!

Sometimes there is life after death. Charlie Habberstock was 56 when he died for the first time. Otherwise a rather unexceptional man, he went on to die three more times, much to the chagrin of his wife, his friends and neighbours.

Directed by Matt West
view title on IMDB.comColour, English, 11 minutes

view title on IMDB.comThe Blade of Tunis (Le Challat de Tunis)

In pre-revolution Tunis, a moped rider, razor blade in hand, prowls the streets, slashing the most beautiful buttocks of women walking the streets. His name, “The Challat”. Ten years later a young female director seeks him out to make him answer for his crimes.