1. A schizophrenic young man struggles to separate terrifying hallucination from reality in an attempt to gain control over his illness.

    "In this very scary NSCAD short, a young man defies his partner’s warnings to take his meds and experiences some shocking moments, achieved onscreen through the kind of art direction usually only available in high-priced studio productions. Economically told and expertly realized, When You’re Gone reveals some serious cinematic talent on the cusp of greatness."
    -Atlantic Film Festival

    atlantic.festivalgenius.com/2012/films/whenyouregone0_christianmacdonald_atlantic2012

    Writer/Director: Christian MacDonald
    Producer: Sam Fisher
    Director of Photography: Justin Tomchuk
    Production Designer: Athari Jebran
    Post Production Editors: Justin Tomchuk and Christian MacDonald

    Starring Ciarán MacGillivray, Leslie Appleton and Nichola Grant

    © 2012 Christian MacDonald. All Rights Reserved.

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  2. It's the recession. Patrick's brother is arrested for robbery. Under pressure by his mob family, Patrick is forced to commit a criminal act to keep the business running smoothly.

    Shot on location in Halifax and Dartmouth, Canada, No One's Watching is a gritty short film that takes us through the balancing act of ethics and desperation in times that host what is considered the worst financial crisis since the great depression.

    No One's Watching is a student film written and directed by Justin Tomchuk, representing the NSCAD University Film Academy in his final year of his undergraduate degree. Financed with the help of friends, family and several Halifax based organizations, the film was shot in a short period of five days with a small, but highly talented crew of filmmakers in November of 2011. Many thanks to the sponsors for their support.

    # vimeo.com/34197498 Uploaded 569 Plays 1 Comment
  3. We all get a little confused sometimes.

    NSCAD Thesis Film by Kirsten Stanley to be released April 2012
    Premiere Screening, along the remaining 4 Thesis Films from this year, will be held at the Park Lane Empire Theatres in Halifax, NS on April 19th at 7pm.

    Starring: Jack Wynters, Ann Merritt, Sara Campbell, Michelle Moore, Ambyr Dunn, Brad Stanley and Muffy the dog.

    Executive Producer: Sam Fisher
    Associate Producers: Kim & Frank McCormick

    Written & Directed by: Kirsten Stanley

    Director of Photography: Justin Tomchuk
    Assistant Camera: Karolina Szablewska

    1st Assistant Director: Athari Jebran
    Production Manager: Caleigh Childs

    Production Designer: Athari Jebran

    Gaffer: Stéphane Sinclair-Fortin
    Data Manager/Grip: Christian MacDonald
    Grip: Mark Corless

    Sound: Matt Frazier & Chris Rodd

    Hair&Makeup: Amanda Wood

    Trailer Edit & Sound: Kirsten Stanley

    Music by: Rhapsody Quintet (rhapsodyquintet.com/)

    More Credits will be released with the film in April.

    # vimeo.com/39269269 Uploaded

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