17th Annual Filmi!
Filmi Toronto’s South Asian Film Festival Celebrating 17 Years!
December 2nd – December 3rd, 2016
7:30PM Shorts Programme
Friday, September 27th, 2013 @ 6:30
WE EACH HAVE OUR ARMIES
Director/Writer : Bobby Del Rio
Length: 7 MInutes
CAST : Evert Houston, Farah Merani
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY : Andrew Hunter
A white man and his Indian girlfriend have their relationship torn apart by their families. They have one night to decide if they will be together forever, or never see each other again.
Bobby Del Rio is an actor, writer, filmmaker and producer. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto/Sheridan College ‘Theatre and Drama Studies’ program.
He is the Founder/President of INCLUDE – Canada’s largest multicultural network in theatre/film/television. He has also been the Canadian Feature Film Programmer at ReelWorld Film Festival since 2010.
In the entertainment industry, Bobby started as an actor. But he is perhaps best known as a playwright. Titles of his plays include: The Market, Porn Life, in 40 years, Child Hood, Christian Values, When Children Fall, Professionally Ethnic and Half-Chinx Taking Over the World.
The Blue Flame Collective
The Village Global… The Blue Flame Collective is going international, right here at home. We’re going to truthfully celebrate our city and its inhabitants. To do this, special attention will be placed upon work that focuses on the culturally diverse cityscape that is Toronto. We’re looking to draw attention to our greatest unifying strength, our differences. Harmonic and disharmonic, it’s all included. Unabashedly set against the backdrop of our unique city and its urban eccentricities… we’re looking to capture and coin our own kind of Canadiana. More than this… we’re looking to influence and sway the independent cinema scene with what is singularly our city. We have witnessed our French filmmaking counterparts from Quebec, currently defining their own potent international filmmaking voice, and we are inspired. We feel it’s time for Toronto to make full use of its eclectic resources by defining its own distinctive claim to Canadian culture, and then amplifying those stories nationally and abroad. We’re looking to show the world our city and that starts with its people. We believe this city to be an abundant untapped supply of multicultural history and mythology rich with cinematic storytelling potential. We are the village global. We are all a part of what defines this city and we intend to celebrate its many voices. We believe we are at our very best when open and influenced by a wide variety of methods, meditations and motivations. We believe the practical application of best practices from a diverse base of composition, may be the key element to an artistic expression, quintessentially Canadian, and truly Toronto.
Blue Flame Collective’s 2013 Slate: Village Global with Production Stills from ‘We Each Have Our Armies’ written and directed by Bobby Del Rio, starring Farah Merani & Evert Houston.
From Associate Producers Farah Merani & Andre Sills And Executive Producers Oliver Ward & Evert Houston