Atlantic Shorts Program 2

Masc



After a disease attacks his manhood, a young man finds ways to compensate for his insecurities and loses himself in the process.

Director:  Taylor Olson
Country:  Canada
Province:  NS
Language:  English
Runtime:  15 minutes
 

Surfaces



A 1950's housewife desperate to forget her former lover becomes overwhelmed with family life and begins to experience strange events.

Director:  A. Michael Joseph
Country:  Canada
Province:  NS
Language:  English
Runtime:  9 minutes
 

1 in 6



1 in 6 explores how abuse in relationships is normalized in film by romanticizing an altercation when contrasting style and tone with content.

Director:  Kayla Flinn
Country:  Canada
Province:  NS
Language:  English
Runtime:  4 minutes
 

Surrounded By Water



Joan Morrissey lit up a room. She was a lounge singer six nights a week and raised her six children. She sold over 50,000 records in the sixties and when a record company sent her a cheque for $38.00 she took them to court. 

©Film still provided by Ethan Bickford 


Director:  Rhonda Buckley
Country:  Canada
Province:  NL
Language:  English
Runtime:  20 minutes
 

Stolen



Alex struggles with the consequences of her fractured childhood. Will she move forward to self-fulfillment or fall back on old self-destructive patterns?

Director:  Ian Vardy
Country:  Canada
Province:  NL
Language:  English
Runtime:  8 minutes
 

Surface Tension



Phoebe is a middle-aged woman, trying to find meaning in the second half of life. When she sees an ad in the newspaper for adult swim lessons, she decides to finally overcome her fear of water, and with it, the pain of the past.

Director:  Devon Pennick-Reilly
Country:  Canada
Province:  NS
Language:  English
Runtime:  15 minutes
 

The Uncanny Valley



5 months after the internet and all digital devices have gone down, Allie (Al) is suicidal and depressed. With the announcement of a new internet, Al ruminates about her relationship with technology and others. During her journey to become reconnected, she learns what kind of connection we truly need.

Director:  Ian Vardy
Country:  Canada
Province:  NL
Language:  English
Runtime:  15 minutes
 

The Dare



A father challenges his son to complete a solo trip through India. The catch—no phone and follow a map provided by him. It's all about the journey.

Director:  Christopher Porter
Country:  Canada
Province:  NS
Language:  English
Runtime:  9 minutes
 

Hope



A young father must face his estranged relationship with own his deceased father in order to reconnect with his sister and set out to be the parent he desires to be.

Director:  Taylor Olson
Country:  Canada
Province:  NS
Language:  English
Runtime:  10 minutes
 

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