and Joey Klein
A Shadow Shows Production
Directed By Bruce McDonald
Written By Kelly Harms, Maxwell McCabe-Lokos
Produced By Daniel Beckerman, Cherilyn Hawrysh, Maxwell McCabe-Lokos
Executive Producer Maxwell McCabe-Loos, Mark Gringas
Shadow Shows Executive Dany M. Chiasson
Editor Duff Smith
Director of Photography Daniel Grant
Production Designer Andrew Berry
Original Score by Fodor Kobakov, Ian Lefeuvre
2013 | Color | 80 Minutes
This very black comedy from iconoclastic director Bruce McDonald tells the story of Henry (Maxwell McCabe-Lokos), a sad-sack advertising copywriter saddled with raising his infant son while his teacher wife Alyssa (Sarah Allen) does time for sleeping with a 14-year-old student.
Henry is barely getting by — he hates his job, his co-workers, his trips to the prison to visit his wife — but most of all he hates the pitying glances he receives and the feeling he can’t shake that he’s been completely emasculated.
Bolstered by impotent, internalized rage, Henry’s search for answers leads him to begin following the schoolboy with whom his wife was involved — with disastrous results.
Official Selection TIFF 2013
Official Selection Whistler 2013
Official Selection Festival Noveau Cinema Montreal 2013
Official Selection Torino 2013
WINNER – Borsos Award – Whistler Film Festival 2013
““Nimbly steps between black comedy and psychological disaster”
– Hollywood Reporter
““Pinpoint cinematic precision”
– Globe and Mail