Reel East Coast Shorts Gala


The Seventh Man
A veteran returns home to help the daughter of a fallen comrade pursue her dreams of harness racing.

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Director:  Shane Colin Mountain
Writer:  Shane Colin Mountain
Producers:  Shane Mountain, Walter Forsyth
Cast:  David Rossetti, Celia Koughan, Shane Colin Mountain
Cinematographer:  Jeff Wheaton
Editor:  Thorben Bieger
Country:  Canada
Province:  PE
Language:  English
Runtime:  7 minutes
 



Deadstick John
Years after his fall from grace, regular life is still a struggle for John. If he was marvelled by the world again life wouldn't be so bad.

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Director:  Gwydion Morris
Writer:  Gwydion Morris
Producer:  Gwydion Morris
Cast:  Bob Mann, Induk Lee, Matt Little
Cinematographer:  N. Cecile Holland
Editor:  Cameron Kennedy
Country:  Canada
Province:  NS
Language:  English
Runtime:  15 minutes
 



The Death of Winter
In 1830s Newfoundland, an adulteress’ life hangs in the balance as a court weighs her guilt for the crime of murder. 

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Director:  Latonia Hartery
Country:  Canada
Province:  NL
Language:  English
Runtime:  9 minutes
 



I met Death, asked her if she was Mexican
George is walking the streets of Mexico, when he meets a beautiful catrina at the bus stop. As they begin talking, he will discover that she is Death incarnate.

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Director:  Zyanya Bárbara Juárez Arellano
Country:  Canada
Province:  NS
Language:  English
Runtime:  9 minutes
 



Song of the Stevedore
Though he faded into obscurity, Maritime folksinger Steve Foote made a significant impact on the Canadian folk music world during his rocky career, captured in this documentary by PEI's Shane Pendergast.


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Director:  Shane Pendergast
Cinematographer:  Mivan Makia
Country:  Canada
Province:  PE
Language:  English
Runtime:  15 minutes
 



Maya Eterna
After moving from Argentina to Canada, Maya finds it difficult to adjust. The world passes her by at an overwhelming pace as she desperately hangs onto the past.

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Director:  Arianna Martinez
Writer:  Arianna Martinez
Producer:  Lance Kenneth Blakney
Country:  Canada
Province:  NB
Runtime:  8 minutes
 



At the Back
A surrealist, stylized, comedic short film about a disliked dead man as seen through the eyes of his equally disliked daughter-in-law. And shoes. A lot of shoes.

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Director:  Gia Milani
Country:  Canada
Province:  NB
Language:  English
Runtime:  9 minutes
 



4 North A
A woman sits in a hospital room, alone with her dying father. As the din of hospital noises pushes her to confront her inevitable loss, she escapes into a series of lush childhood memories. 4 North A is a celebration of the fleeting joys of life and a bittersweet reminder that we don't always get the closure we seek.

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Directors:  Jordan Canning, Howie Shia
Writer:  Jordan Canning
Producer:  Annette Clarke
Country:  Canada
Province:  NL
Language:  English
Runtime:  11 minutes