This is the private screener for Kyle Thomas' 2011 film "Not Far From The Abattoir", the story of a man combatting his demons, trying to imagine a better life outside of the only town he has ever called home.
Starring Kris Demeanor and Mandy Stobo.
Funded by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
Public screenings include Calgary International Film Festival, Edmonton International Film Festival, SXSW, and the Cannes Film Festival Market (Telefilm Canada showcase).
Through the Freak’s musings, this film chronicles the last days of the iconic and abrasive Coney Island attraction Shoot the Freak. Remaining in masked anonymity, the nihilistic teen indulges in drug-induced daydreams of violence and oceanic abandon. Weaving the fictional with the documentary and the actual with the virtual, Shoot the Freak is a timely, unsentimental memorialisation of a bygone era.
AARON BURR, PART 2 is a contemporary re-imagining of the duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. The film explores the idea of history as a contested narrative. Also, it is a comedy.
The film premiered as a selection of the 2011 New York Film Festival and has played at festivals throughout the country including SXSW, True/False, San Francisco, Sarasota, Philadelphia, Boston, Montclair, Rooftop, HotDocs, Traverse City and Dallas, where it was awarded the Jury Prize for Best Short Film. The film has been programmed alternately as a narrative and a documentary.