17th Annual Filmi!
Filmi Toronto’s South Asian Film Festival Celebrating 17 Years!
December 2nd – December 3rd, 2016
7:30PM Shorts Programme
DIRECTOR: Maninder Chana
CANADIAN FEATURE FILM SERIES
A 13-year-old American boy is recruited by terrorists to bomb a U.S. embassy in Delhi. After being brainwashed he is sent to live with a Muslim family prior to the attack. However, the man harboring him begins to play a dangerous game when he attempts to convince the boy not to go through with the bombing.
Toronto Star Review: http://tinyurl.com/pj2xq5d
A short film will screen prior to the feature film: My Brother Karim
Maninder Chana is an award-winning writer, producer and director.
He is currently in post-production on a heist film called Scratch. His four-language feature Little Terrors was just released theatrically to rave reviews this September across Canada. The cast includes Bollywood legend Om Puri (Gandhi, City of Joy, East is East). His supernatural thriller Cell 213, also had a theatrical release in 2011. That film stars Eric Balfour (Skyline), Michael Rooker (Waking Dead) and Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek). And he produced another feature, Mystic, a sci-fi that had a year-long run on the SuperChannel.
This past year, Maninder optioned two television shows, including a comedy with Tom Cavanagh (Ed, Providence, Eli Stone, Scrubs, Royal Pains).Maninder has a long comedy history beginning with his days as the driving force behind Mixed Nuts. The troupe played sold out shows and earned him several award nominations.
Other selected credits: directing the national television special Fade to Brown; an epic six-hour science-fiction series for radio, Sectarian Wave; and an action short, Fuku, with members of Jackie Chan’s stunt team. That film won two best film awards. He is also a published author with an acclaimed short story collection, Gunga Din Lite & Other Delights (of Lust and Comedy).