Whiskey music plays in a seedy bar, where pool sharks roam and the liquor flows like forgotten tears. A film noir comedy about love, life, tulips and xylophones. “The Big Sleep” meets “Airplane!"
I directed this comedy short in 2007, as the winner of the first Hot Shot Shorts Film competition. Written by Peter New, starring Peter DeLuise and Simone Bailly, produced by Dan Schlanger, shot by Kamal Derkaoui, with music by Chris Gestrin. Executive produced by Gary Harvey, Susin Nielsen, Paul Armstrong and Ed Brando.
Huge volumes of volunteer work went into it, along with an armload of generous sponsors, and I can never thank everyone enough. The Bar did quite well on the festival circuit, winning Best Comedy at the Sea To Sky film festival, and was nominated for two LEO awards.
Also, it's funny.