The Crazy8s Film Society has announced the final six films that will go on to be produced in just eight days beginning this February 25.
The finalists are cowriter-director Stephanie Izsak's comedic horror "Consumer", writer-director Shakil Jessa's romance "Imran and Alykhan", writer-director Kenny Welsh's horror-fantasy "The Faraway Place", writer-director Alireza Kazemipour's drama "The Gold Teeth", cowriter-director Derek MacDonald's dramatic thriller "Undeveloped", and writer-director Kay Shioma Metchie's black comedy "Weeds Are Flowers, Too".
The films will premiere at the 23rd annual in-person Crazy8s Gala Screening & AfterParty slated for May 7 at the Centre and Science World.
Below, you can see who was involved in each film, along with a synopsis.
Director: Stephanie Izsak
Writers: Stephanie Izsak and Toby Marks
Producer: Kevin Keegan, Lori Watt, Nic Altobelli, Keara Barnes
A thirteen year old girl consumed by toxic beauty standards, stumbles upon an unconventional and disturbing way to lose weight.
IMRAN AND ALYKHAN
Director/Writer: Shakil Jessa
Producer: Sinéad Grewcock, Kora Vanderlip
Associate Producer: Steph Townsend
Two boys fall in love at a Muslim winter ski retreat, but have to keep their relationship a secret from those around them.
THE FARAWAY PLACE
Director/Writer: Kenny Welsh
Producer: Po-Chun Chen
A young woman and her father, both of whom have horns, as they evade a violent cult attempting to eradicate their kind.
THE GOLD TEETH
Director/Writer: Alireza Kazemipour
Producer: Mattisse Weyler Hubert
Sahra, an Afghan refugee girl in Canada, asks an Iranian dentist named Hamed to extract her father's gold teeth before they bury him.
Director: Derek MacDonald
Writers: Derek MacDonald & Tyler Twiss
Producer: Tyler Twiss
Paul, an embittered elderly veteran who owns and operates a photo lab, receives a mysterious package from an unknown source with images from his past that threaten his comfortable way of life, so he sets out to track down the person he believes is trying to blackmail him.
WEEDS ARE FLOWERS, TOO
Director/Writer: Kay Shioma Metchie
Producer: Vivian Davidson-Casto, Valerie Lopez, Alyssa Kostello
When a woman’s budding jealousy takes root, she’ll do anything to get her green thumbs.