On Location: Members Screening & Directors Talk

The Calgary Collection (2014) Gillian McKercher

The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers is thrilled to showcase the best of their members’ latest films with a screening at the Globe Cinema. Join us to celebrate local film, and hear from the directors in a discussion about process, technique, storytelling, and the independent film scene in Calgary. 

BAD DADS | Dir. Ramble Films | 5min

Bad Dads is the dark and confused love child of coincidence and collected property - a story in which two young souls refuse to give up on their youth, to the detriment of those around them.

THE WHALE | Dir. Mike Peterson |14min

When a stock broker loses a major client he slowly begins to unravel, confronts the client and pushes the altercation into a serious act of violence. 

DOWNSTREAM | Dir. Eric Durnford | 4.5min  

On the banks of a river where they were happy once, a young man tries to remember only the good times of a failed relationship. Eventually, everything ends up downstream.


The Calgary Collection was created by Mike Tod and Gillian McKercher to document Calgary's rich, but underrepresented folk music community. The Calgary Collection recently released the second season of their web-series, and presented a short documentary, Where the Sage Brush Grows, at 2014's Calgary International Film Festival.  

12:56 AM | Dir. Alex Mitchell | 3min

"Do you know what is real at 12:56AM? 12:56AM is a short horror film about an insomniac (played by Brendan Hunter) that can't tell the difference between fantasy and reality, causing him to relive his worst nightmares again and again."

Craig, the Loneliest Man in the World, Makes a Friend, Loses a Friend, and Subsequently Learns the Value of Solitude | Dir. Ted Stenson |8min

Craig, the loneliest man in the world, finds a brief moment of happiness with a new friend. In the end, he winds up alone, but with a new perspective on life.

BADlands | Dir. Spencer Estabrooks | 3min

A hero's tale. An unsung epic. A  battle of good and evil and which is witch. Shot on a black and white infrared camera.

A panel discussion with filmmakers will follow the program 

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May 26
The Globe Cinema (617 8 Ave SW)