Celluloid Social Club Presents
(Anti?)Valentine’s Day Show
3 West 8th Avenue
Vancouver, BC, Canada
To ring in the new CSC year, and in keeping with the awards season, the next Celluloid Social Club event will feature Oscar Nominated Short Films, God of Love and Wish 143.
–>GOD OF LOVE written & directed by Luke Matheny, produced by Stefanie Walmsley, Ryan Silbert & Gigi Dement, starring Luke Matheny, Christopher Hirsh & Marian Brock, 18 min., USA, 2010 – A lovestruck, lounge-singing darts champion finds his prayers are answered — literally — when he mysteriously receives a box of love-inducing darts. 2011 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATION – LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
WISH 143 directed by Ian Barnes, written by Tom Bidwell, starring Dean Andrews, Oliver Arundale & Annette Badland, 22 min., UK, 2009, drama/comedy – Tells the story of a young man desperate to come of age before time runs out. 2010 Palm Springs Inter. Film Festival – Audience Choice; 2011 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATION – LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
MAKE ME STRONGER (Trailer) by Sarah Hudson – The story of a young woman’s recollection of a traumatic childhood event in rural BC. Chosen to screen at the 2011 Slamdance Film Festival from over 5000 films, Make Me Stronger is one of only three Canadian films selected to screen at Slamdance this year.
WHITE COLLAR POET Writer / Director: Michael Grand, Producers: Douglas Kerr, James Brown, Michael Grand, Produced by Mostly Harmless Productions & Awkward Moment Productions, starring David Lewis as Richard Scribe, 4 min. – A prologue to an upcoming mockumentary web series called White Collar Poet.
VITA BELLA: The Dogumentary directed by Tara Flynn, written by Pam Bentley and Terry McDermott, produced by Pam Bentley, DOP Thomas Billingsley, music by Sam Levin, starring Deb Sears ( Super-Anon) and Meeshelle Neal (Therapy, R&J (aka Romeo & Juliet in Stanley Park), It Starts With a Feeding). 10 min., Mockumentary web series, 2010 – In this first episode of a mockumentary webseries, pet psychologist with a secret, Dr. Marsha Mayright, needs a fitting test case for her upcoming book. After interviewing various dogs at the park, she chooses to help camera-phobic Vita, and her indecisive owner, Junie. And so the hilarious seven episode journey toward a “vita bella” — sometimes wacky, sometimes sublime — begins.
SNIP directed by Bill Lyle, written by Doug Carter, produced by Doug Carter, Tom Carras, Karolina Piotrowska, DOP Randy Che, music by Peter Prihoda, starring Toby Hargrave ( Paul), Denise Jones (Darlene), Sean Tyson (the voice) Mike Antonakos (Marco) and Lori Kokatailo (Brenda). 13 min., Comedy, 2009 – An immature Paul faces a life changing event as his wife presses him to get a vasectomy. Plagued by fear, Paul’s day and night dreams are haunted by the worst case scenarios. Finally, Paul takes a stand against the procedure only to be confronted and blackmailed into it by an unexpected foe. – Official selection of the ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL 2010, LOVE YOUR SHORTS Film Festival 2011, GIGGLESHORTS Film Festival 2011, Quat Media distribution.
MEATHEAD directed & produced by Ali A. Rashti and Russell Bennett, written by Ali A. Rashti, starring Russell Bennett as Meathead and Peter Nicholas as Dealer. 3 min., Thriller, 2010 – Meathead is a film noir set in a future where the consumption of meat is illegal.
SHOW ME YOUR TEETH written, directed & produced by Katherine Krampol, DOP Alex Bakker & Jonathan Williams. 4:33 min., documentary 2011 – 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 TAXI DRIVER by The Imposter (David Standfield)
The CELLULOID SOCIAL CLUB, monthly screenings featuring the best in independent provocative short and feature films & videos followed by a Q&A. No Minors. Prizes galore.