Annual AFF Heartbreak

Each and every year, dozens upon dozens of local filmmakers are informed that due to an “overwhelming” amount of submissions, their film will not be screened at the Atlantic Film Festival. Two years ago, I was one of them (rightly so).

Well it’s that time of year again; and with the AFF’s announcement that The Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day will be opening the festival, the news of film’s fates has been sent out via email, carrier pigeon or some other archaic form of transporting heartbreak.

Paul McLeod‘s Headrush which I starred in (apparently, I didn’t star hard enough) alongside Evany Rosen and Matthew Nette has been rejected. Sad face.

Another film that got it’s ass rejected was one that I had absolutely nothing to do with other than I work with it’s creator, Daniel Boneschansker. Boneschansker, who I have effectionately titled “Bone-Shanker” is currently studying film at NSCAD.

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The short film titled “Putting Out Fire With Gasoline” is easily one of my favourite shorts I’ve seen locally produced, and now I really want someone to paint my face like a cat. Check out the flick below…

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbBYvPNIpAw

The full schedule for the 29th Atlantic Film Festival should be made available sometime in the next couple weeks; I’m just praying that they include Winnebago Man.

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4 thoughts on “Annual AFF Heartbreak

  1. I think it would be brilliant! I told Dan a few weeks ago that “Putting Out the Fire with Gasoline” reminded me of “Alive in Joburg”, the short film that lead to District 9. So yeah.

    I would love to see a follow up.

  2. What would you say if dan attempted a sequal of sorts and\or a full lenght film? is he on to something here? I personally love this!

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