LOCAL FILMS SATURDAY 4 MAY 2019 9:00pm THE VIC THEATRE GET TICKETS * Directors in attendance GOOD GIRLS DON'T * Dir. Ana de Lara * 15 minutes Victoria A comedic short film about a Filipina-Canadian girl who defies her mother's warning that she will turn into a boy if she plays basketball. The award-winning film explores gender inequality through the eyes of a young girl following her dreams. Ana de Lara is an award-winning Filipina-Canadian film director, producer and screenwriter. Her films have screened at festivals internationally and have won over two dozen awards and recognitions. THINK OF THE WORST * Dir. Chorong Kim * 15 minutes Victoria An everyday guy struggles with his mysterious ability. Whenever he wishes for good things to happen, the opposite happens. His weird habits to keep his ability under control lead to misunderstandings from people around him, and his ordered life is thrown into chaos. Chorong Kim is an award-winning filmmaker based in Victoria, BC, and has independently produced two short films that received awards and were screened internationally, including the Montreal World Film Festival. Think of the Worst is the latest film she made as a student director before graduation. Her photography has been featured on CBC, Huffington Post, and CHEK News. She was born in Berlin, Germany, and holds a master's degree in Germanic and Slavic Studies, with a focus on German young adult fantasy fiction. GILTRUDE'S DWELLING * Dir. Jeremy Lutter * 14.5 minutes Victoria Orphaned at the age of eleven, Giltrude, an interdimensional shut-in, has waited fifteen years for her parents to come home. When a life or death dilemma comes knocking, Giltrude must look beyond her front door and learn to face the outside universe. Measuring in at a height of six feet seven inches tall, Jeremy understands the benefit of standing out in a crowd. Jeremy grew up on an island on the West Coast of Canada and studied Creative Writing at University of Victoria. Often featuring broken characters, his films screened all over the world and won several awards. His filmography has brought to life a robot best friend, a vicious changeling, and a monster brother to name a few. He has a unique style and Jeremy considers himself a storyteller above all else. MIRIAM Dir. Jim Knox 15.5 minutes Victoria Miriam can't quite live independently. Instead, she lives in a homeshare, supported by a woman named Annie. Annie controls most of Miriam’s life: every penny Miriam spends, every meal she eats, and a lot of what Miriam says, thinks and feels. Or so she tries... "I've been working with special populations for 4 decades and making independent film for 2, but I hadn't really been active or felt the need to make anything for a awhile, before meeting my lead actress, Sue Anthony. She's an amazing talent, literally inspiring, and after meeting her there was no possible way I wasn't going to make at least one film with her, at minimum." - Jim Knox ENCORE Dir. Connor Gaston, Vaughn Gaston 12.5 minutes Victoria A young piano player tries to help his mother cope with the death of her husband the only way he knows how -- through music. Connor and Vaughn Gaston are filmmakers from Victoria, BC. Their work has screened around the world at top tier festivals, including the Toronto International Film Festival, and won awards in Vancouver, Würzburg, Sapporo, and Paris. NORMAN Dir. Graham McDonald 14 minutes Victoria Norman, an elderly curmudgeon, must learn to open his heart, and stop killing the squirrels, or all will be lost with his already estranged daughter. WORLD PREMIERE of the 2018 CINE⚡SPARK winning film written by Lisah Smith! Graham McDonald is a a co-founder of Grahamsey Theory, a boutique independent film production company in Victoria, BC. He is known for his hands-on and personal style of teaching and directing. Actors feel comfortable around him and he gets results. He has been producing independent film & theatre for over 20 years, including work with the Victoria Academy of Dramatic Arts, Theatre SKAM, Belfry Theatre. Graham has taught locally at VAD Arts, Kaleidoscope Theatre, and Theatre Inconnu, and worked as a teacher and acting coach for the past 15 years. Lisah Smith began her film career in Victoria in 1998, after a Location Manager's (Kathleen Gilbert's!) husband begged her to hire this annoying girl so she would stop calling their house. That job led to positions in Set Dec, Art Department, Greens and five years as an Office Assistant/Researcher for an IMAX Producer, where a love for writing was discovered. Lisah was accepted into the 29th Annual Summer Institute of Film and Television in Ottawa, Ontario. Back on the west coast, Lisah took a creative writing course instructed by local playwright and poet J. Iribarne. This is where the seed of 'Norman' began to grow... AFTER THE SCREENING, JOIN US AT THE MINT FOR A WRAP PARTY AND AWARDS PRESENTATION! GET TICKETS FRIDAY 3 MAY 2019 7:00PM • FILMS FROM NEAR & FAR 9:00PM • CINESPARK PITCH EVENT 10:30PM • OPENING PARTY SATURDAY 4 MAY 2019 2:00PM • FILMMAKERS PANEL 7:00PM • BC FILMS 9:00PM • LOCAL FILMS 10:30PM • WRAP PARTY GET TICKETS SCREENINGS, OPENING PARTY, FILMMAKERS PANEL: $10 each FESTIVAL PASS: $20 CINE⚡SPARK, WRAP PARTY: Free Admission Short Circuit and CINE⚡SPARK sponsors: CineVic gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance and support of Canada Council for the Arts, Province of British Columbia, British Columbia Arts Council, and the CRD Arts Commission.