7th CUFF.Docs

Nov 27 - Dec 1, 2019

17th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 20-26, 2020

SCRIPT SHOWCASE: EVENTS TRANSPIRING BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER A HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL GAME

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Presented in partnership with Telus STORYHIVE

Join a cast of local actors for a live script read of the feature comedy EVENTS TRANSPIRING BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER A HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL GAME - currently in development and shooting this summer. As Middleview High School’s woeful boys basketball team prepares for another certain loss, a series of unusual dramas take shape around its periphery, including a lost Pomeranian, Phil Jackson's triangle offence, a disappearance in the photocopy room, high-school existentialism, and a confrontational experimental theatre group. 

Get a teaser of this home-grown Telefilm Talent to Watch project, give feedback to the writer/director and CUFF alum Ted Stenson (2017's A SHORT FILM ABOUT PERVERTS), and learn more about the indie screenwriting and workshopping process.

FEATURE FILM SYNOPSIS:
As Middleview High School’s woeful boys basketball team prepares for another certain loss, several unusual dramas take shape around its periphery. Ken, a cantankerous referee, finds himself charged with minding his soon-to-be ex-wife’s pomeranian; Brent Davidson, the Middleview Ducks’ obnoxious assistant coach, lobbies to install a complex offensive system; Ms. Willow, a love-struck biology teacher, works up the nerve to ask a colleague on a date; third-string point guard Joel attempts to explain existentialism to his teammates; and a group of theatre students plan a confrontational protest after their “post-colonial” King Lear is banned by the administration.

TEAM:
Director | Writer: Ted Stenson
Producers: Kevin Dong, Nicola Waugh
Director of Photography: Guillaume Carlier
Executive Producers: Gillian McKercher, Brenda Lieberman

READERS:
Lydia Adair, Hodan Dualeh, Alexa MacKell, Maire Muncaster, Andrew Phung, Josh Bertwistle, Braden Paes, Clem Martini

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Q&A following the reading

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Casted readers, director and filmmaking team, in attendance

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