22nd Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 17-27, 2025

12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 20-24, 2024


Canada, 2024: 93 minutes: Alberta Premiere
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The feature directorial debut of Caitlin Cronenberg, the dystopian thriller takes place over a single day, mere months after a global ecological collapse has forced world leaders to take extreme measures to reduce the earth’s population.

In a wealthy enclave, a recently retired newsman has invited his four grown children to dinner to announce his intentions to enlist in the nation’s new euthanasia program. But when the father’s plan goes horribly awry, tensions flare and chaos erupt among his children. Shot on location in Hamilton, ON, the film stars Jay Baruchel, Emily Hampshire, and Peter Gallagher. Following in the footsteps of Canadian icons, her father David and brother Brandon, Caitlin lives up to the type of filmmaking her family is known for: an impressive thriller, with heart, humour, violence, and just the right amount of blood.

Caitlin Cronenberg grew up on the sets of Canada’s most iconic filmmaker to become a supremely gifted visual storyteller in her own right. As an in-demand advertising and celebrity portraitist, Caitlin has seen her work featured in top global publications including Vogue Italia, Marie Claire, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, The New York Times and The Washington Post. She is also a fixture at the Toronto International Film Festival for her work shooting portraits for Variety and W Magazine and has shot images for a number of international movie posters. A proud Torontonian, she shot the cover and album art for Drake’s four-time platinum, Grammy nominated record Views. Caitlin’s move into the directing chair started with music videos and commercial campaigns, then with the short film, THE ENDINGS (TIFF 2018), based on her best-selling, celebrity charged photo book of the same name. HUMANE is her first feature film.


Narrative / Comedy / Horror / First Feature / Woman Director

93 minutes

special guest

Director Caitlin Cronenberg and Producer / Screenwriter Michael Sparaga in attendance!


Caitlin Cronenberg

Executive Producers
Todd Brown
Emily Gotto
Martin Katz
Adrian Love
Laurie May
Scott Shooman
Nick Spicer
Karen Wookey

Michael Sparaga

Michael Sparaga

Douglas Koch

Jay Baruchel
Emily Hampshire
Enrico Colantoni
Peter Gallagher

Todor Kobakov