August 22, This Year

2020 | Short
Dir: Graham Foy
Prod Co: OPC / F F Films Inc.
Festivals: Cannes Critics' Week, New York Film Festival

A meditation on death, a collective acceptance of mortality and a warm embrace for the present.

Anne At 13,000 ft

2019 | Feature
Dir: Kazik Radwanski
Prod Co: MDFF
Festivals: TIFF, Berlinale, New Directors/New Films

Winner - Best Canadian Film Award (Toronto Film Critics Association)

Anne has a seemingly ordinary and stable life as a single daycare worker in Toronto. But after an overwhelming skydiving trip for her best friend Sara’s bachelorette party, the ground shifts beneath Anne’s feet.

Grove

2019 | Short
Dir: Paul Shkordoff
Prod Co: Sweet George / OPC
Festivals: Maryland Film Festival
*Associate Producer

On the cusp of adulthood, a young boy seeks refuge in the company of an older group of skaters.

Fail to Appear

2018 | Feature
Dir: Antoine Bourges
Prod Co: MDFF / Film Forge
Festivals: VIFF, BAFICI, Art of the Real

A young caseworker in a low-income neighbourhood is forced to investigate the mental-health legal system when she takes on the case of a man being held in custody for a petty crime.

Scaffold

2017 | Short
Dir: Kazik Radwanski
Prod Co: MDFF
Festivals: Locarno, TIFF, New York Film Festival

Recent immigrants to Canada, working on scaffolding break the routine of their job by observing the people in the the neighbourhood from a unique, precarious and ephemeral vantage point.

Tales of Two Who Dreamt

2016 | Feature
Dir: Andrea Bussmann & Nicolás Pereda
Prod Co: MDFF / Interior 13
Festivals: Berlinale, FICUNAM, Art of the Real, Images Festival

Set in a housing block in Toronto and pivots on representation and self-representation. Here, a Roma family rehearses the stories of their past for the upcoming hearing on their residency status

Twisted

2016 | Short
Dir: Jay Cheel
Festivals: TIFF, Fantastic Fest, Vimeo Staff Pick Premiere

In 1996, an urban legend was born when the Can-View Drive-In was hit by a tornado during a screening of the movie Twister. The story spread throughout town and the unbelievable event was covered by national media. But what's most amazing is ... it might not have happened.

How Heavy This Hammer

2015 | Feature
Dir: Kazik Radwanski
Prod Co: MDFF
Festivals: TIFF, Berlinale, MoMI First Look

Erwin, a married father of two nearing middle age, is not quite an outcast, but as his life slowly begins to unravel we begin to understand just how far outside the social order he truly is.

Cutaway

2014 | Short
Dir: Kazik Radwanski
Prod Co: MDFF
Festivals: Locarno, Clermont Ferrand, TIFF Canada's Top Ten

Told entirely through close details of hands and objects, Cutaway portrays a phase in the life of a single young man as he works as a labourer, pursues relationships with women, and comes to terms with a life changing event.

Tower

2012 | Feature
Dir: Kazik Radwanski
Prod Co: MDFF
Festivals: Locarno, TIFF, New Directors/New Films, Viennale

A single and career-less man lives at home with his parents in Toronto, Canada. He wanders alone at night in search of companionship, and suddenly finds himself in an intimate relationship. Irritated by a raccoon that tears up his garbage, he sets out to catch it.

East Hastings Pharmacy

2012 | Mid-length
Dir: Antoine Bourges
Prod Co: MDFF
Festivals: Cinéma du réel, Images Festival, Viennale

The chronicle of a typical pharmacy of the Vancouver Downtown Eastside, where most clients are on a treatment that requires taking daily doses of methadone witnessed by the pharmacist. The pharmacy is a site of rituals and repeated interactions where quiet routine and confrontation follow each other in one continuous movement.

Green Crayons

2010 | Short
Dir: Kazik Radwanski
Prod Co: MDFF
Festivals: TIFF, Berlinale, Melbourne

The more they spit, the more they enjoy themselves. But when the teacher arrives, Xavier and Liam are moulded by their actions.

Woman Waiting

2010 | Short
Dir: Antoine Bourges
Prod Co: MDFF
Festivals: TIFF, Berlinale, SXSW

A middle-aged woman is faced with poverty. As she struggles to find help in the system, her only option is to wait.

Out in that Deep Blue Sea

2009 | Short
Dir: Kazik Radwanski
Prod Co: MDFF
Festivals: TIFF, Berlinale, Canada's Top Ten

A real-estate agent finds himself malcontented with his current life of too much work and not enough time.

Princess Margaret Blvd

2008 | Short
Dir: Kazik Radwanski
Prod Co: MDFF
Festivals: TIFF, Slamdance, Berlinale, Canada's Top Ten

An introduction to Isabelle, as she defiantly confronts the frustration, confusion and loneliness that are the effects of Alzheimer’s.

Assault

2007 | Short
Dir: Kazik Radwanski
Prod Co: MDFF

A teenager attempts to keep his composure following a reckless crime. As he desperately searches the Yellow Pages for a lawyer, he gradually begins to realize the implications of his actions.