Nextfest Film Showcase

Nextfest Film Showcase

JUN 4, 2023

Nextfest Film Showcase

Welcome to Nextfest’s film showcase. Grab some popcorn and enjoy an incredible lineup of original short films from emerging film artists. All films featured at Nextfest 2023 will be captioned.

Power Chord
By Sara Campos-Silvius

Nowhere Normal
Written and produced by Heather Morrow

Cut the cake or take the cut cake.
Written and choreographed by Lauren Brady

3 Points of Contact to Survive
Directed and created by Brennan Roy

Manic Pixie Dream Girl
Directed, choreographed, and produced by Tianna Therriault

Shifting creatures, Restless structure
Directed, edited, and choreographed by Meghan Mainville

Ghosted
Written by Sophie Gareau-Brennan and directed by Sophie Gareau-Brennan and Matt Mihilewicz
Directed, choreographed, edited, and produced by Emily Anne Corcoran

Du néant / From Nothingness
Directed by Jalianne Li and Haqq Brice


Warning: There may be content warnings applicable to this performance. For a full listing of content warnings, please visit theatrenetwork.ca/nextfest


JUN 4, 2023

Times
Sun Jun 4 @ 1 PM
Info
The Roxy Theatre:
Nancy Power Theatre

Run Time 150 minutes
Tickets
$14.00
incl. $1.00 fee
There may be content warnings applicable to this performance. For a full listing of content warnings, please visit theatrenetwork.ca/nextfest

Featured Films

Power Chord

By Sara Campos-Silvius
Featuring Ainsley Hillyard, Heather Pattengale, and Dianne Wulf

After 20 years apart, the former members of a riot grrrl punk band gather to rehearse for a one-night-only charity reunion show. But with all the history between them, will they even survive sound check? POWER CHORD explores what it means to succeed, what it means to sell out, and the enduring power of friendship.

Nowhere Normal

Written and produced by Heather Morrow
Directed by Matt Kloster

Featuring Autumn T. Dang, Shaugnessy O’Brien, Richard Koy, Steve Dhillon, James Hastings, Alexandra Paulhus, Molly Rasmussen, Dante Sutton, Marlon Parnell, Alizain Mevawala, Brenda LePage, Fami Kaur, David Gallinger, Lee Conrad, and Janine Waddell

A young woman must find the heirlooms of her recently dead grandmother before her intolerant debt-ridden father does.

Cut the cake or take the cut cake.

Written and choreographed by Lauren Brady
Presented by LighT
Directed and edited by Thomas Kassian

featuring Lauren Brady, Candice Holloway, Hamna Tahir, Roxie Malone, Brynn Kassian, Douglas Macdonald, Gavin Wilkes, Zachary Strom, and Cameron McCutcheon

What will Sue do when she is overcome with anxiety as she meets the ultimate dilemma at the office birthday party? Will she just cut the cake? Or take the cut cake and RUN.

3 Points of Contact to Survive

Directed and created by Brennan Roy

Featuring Brennan Roy, Full Radius Dance, Mel Chua, Brennan Roy, Allen Kaeja, and Kayla Roy

A neurodivergent wheelchair user seeks to find stability in their body, mind, and personal surroundings, amid a period of housing instability, grief, and crisis – in tension with both gravity and the ableist policies that envelop them.

Manic Pixie Dream Girl

Directed, choreographed, and produced by Tianna Therriault

Featuring Lilly Giroux, Alissa Dawn, Joseph Langballe, Ana Dias, Jesse Whitty, Sierra Holder, Jill Goranson Daniel Katsoras, and Rage Nnawuchi

A young woman reacts to the lack of reciprocity in her romantic relationship.

Shifting creatures, Restless structure

Directed, edited, and choreographed by Meghan Mainville

Featuring Meghan Mainville, Jean-Sébastien Chiasson, and Pierre-Luc Clément

We are very different from other living beings; however, relationships found in nature are comparable to our own. Even between ourselves, we seem to seek the differences, unaware of how it affects us. Those who notice understand the feeling.

Ghosted

Featuring Sophie Gareau-Brennan, Lauren Hughes, Hayley Moorhouse, Gabby Bernard, Erin Pettifor, and Matt Mihilewicz
In this silent film, a sad ghost gets ready for the best date of their life.

Poltergeist

Directed, choreographed, edited, and produced by Emily Anne Corcoran

Featuring Kaeley Jade Wiebe, Gab Gagnon, and Kael Wynn

“I need more than the ghost of you.”

This music video for “Poltergeist” by singer/songwriter Kaeley Jade is equal parts spooky and silly.

Du néant / From Nothingness

Directed by Jalianne Li and Haqq Brice

Featuring Jalianne Li, Haqq Brice, Jeremie Toulassi-Djinan, Henry-Michel Koré, Andrew Creegan, Marie Andrée Gaudet, Sébastien Michaud, Jean Surette

A being emerges from nothingness, moving, dancing, with the desire to create.

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