17th Annual Filmi!
Filmi Toronto’s South Asian Film Festival Celebrating 17 Years!
December 2nd – December 3rd, 2016
7:30PM Shorts Programme
Directed by: Vaibhav Parashar and Peter Tsaconas.
When four unsuspected employees randomly get an invitation to a private seminar, with one of the wealthiest businessmen in town, they jump on the opportunity. With absolutely zero knowledge on what to expect, they gather their best attire, and wait for a chauffeur to be picked up. When they arrive at the destination, everything turns for theworst as they find themselves trapped with nowhere to go. It’s a story that displays what uncertainty, perseverance, and a little bit of luck could do for that one employee who willmake it out alive. Three must die, one will survive in DOWNSIZING.
Director: Vaibhav Parashar’s
Vaibhav began his artistic journey as a theatre professional with the National School of Drama (NSD) in New Delhi. After working in 75 plays, he ventured to Mumbai, Bollywood’s capital, and spent the next ten years honing his dance IQ under the guidance of Shiamak Davar, one of the world’s leading choreographers. At present, he’s making films that matter, and hopes to bring a change in the society through the medium of film making. As a Director and filmmaker, Vaibhav says that he’s equally at home behind the camera, just as he’s on the stage moving to the pulsating rhythm of music.
Director: Peter Tsaconas:
A first time film maker, Peter Tsaconas has had such apassion for film ever since his childhood. Having a deep knowledge on the history of film he finally decided to enter into the world of directing. His first short “Downsizing” took an incredibly unique concept and went from paper to screen very quickly. He only dares to dream what can come from the many ideas that circle his mind at any points in the day and spring onto
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