Heavy Petting

Short Forum

An eerie, bifurcated character drama about a queer encounter between two lonely cat enthusiasts, and a macabre test of one’s social obscurity.

Screens in program VIFF Short Forum: Programme 6

Canadian premiere
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Brendan Prost

Haley Midgette, Sam Calleja
Producer Brendan Whelton, Brendan Prost
Screenwriter Brendan Prost
Cinematographer Gayle Ye
Editor Brendan Prost
Production Design P.H. Bergeron
Music Chris Reineck
Contact Brendan Prost
Canada 2020 17 min. Trailer | Official Website


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Brendan Prost is a filmmaker from Calgary. He has created of four DIY feature films that have screened theatrically across Canada, and are now available on-demand. His credits also include short films that have played major international film festivals like Edinburgh, Rhode Island, Nashville, Vancouver, Ashland, Inside Out, Memphis, and more. Brendan graduated with distinction from Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts, is an alumnus of the Directors’ Lab at the Canadian Film Centre, and is currently completing his MFA in Film and Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia.