Objects of Desire
A series of irresistible short films that explore the idealized individuals, coveted items and beguiling ideas that elicit yearning and inspire everything from reveries to demented rampages.
DIR Trevor Juras / ON, 2013, 16 min.
The perils of online dating become readily apparent when a disastrous first encounter segues from awkwardness to anarchy.
DIR Claire Blanchet / QC, 2013, 9 min.
A noir-tinged journey into Montreal’s red light district, where a score is about to be settled in a cut-rate strip club.
DIR Jefferson Moneo / SK, 2013, 15 min.
A prairie wild-child has been praying for deliverance from her dreary rural existence. Her ticket out of her nowhere town may’ve just pulled up in the driveway…
DIR Cameron Macgowan / AB, 2013, 4 min.
A man, a maid and a monster… Love triangles are seldom this bizarre.
DIR Nicolas Lévesque / QC, 2013, 11 min.
A striking photographic essay of Kennesaw, Georgia—a city where the head of every household is legally obligated to own an operating firearm.
DIR Fernand-Philippe Morin-Vargas / QC, 2013, 6 min.
A nuclear family has everything they ever wanted… And domestic bliss has never looked so much like the Apocalypse…
DIR Brandon Willetts, Jordan Willetts / BC, 2013, 14 min.
A groundbreaking new test will pinpoint the exact date that we’ll die. But is this information that anyone should be privy to?
DIR Joël Vaudreuil / QC, 2013, 9 min.
A familiar river brings back old memories for a man. The last time he was there, it was with a girl. And they wanted very different things.
DIR Trevor Cornish / BC, 2013, 11 min.
Inside Crafty’s Art and Supply, a standoff ensues between a man in desperate need of the washroom and an employee diligently enforcing company policy.
DIR Timothy Yeung / ON, 2013, 19 min.
Arriving in Hong Kong with a 90-day tourist visa, a Chinese girl is led through seedy back alleys and into the world of underground prostitution.