17th Annual Filmi!
Filmi Toronto’s South Asian Film Festival Celebrating 17 Years!
December 2nd – December 3rd, 2016
7:30PM Shorts Programme
Laurent is a lonely French-Canadian student who spends his daily commutes air
drumming to the music on his iPod. This attracts the attention of another drummer,
Method – an East-African immigrant. Realizing their shared passion for rhythm, Method
initiates a drumming lesson on the packed subway, one that breaks language and
ELAINE POON (Director, Executive Producer) is a Toronto-based director and art
director for commercials, short films and music videos. She graduated with honours
from the renowned School of Image Arts at Ryerson University, where she received the
Errol Aspevig Award, and the Universal Studios Scholarship in Filmmaking. Her thesis
film Amalgamations went on to win the Best International Student Film at the Canada
International Film Festival and screened at Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner. Her
award-winning works have screened at dozens of film festivals across the globe.
ADRIEN BENSON (Writer, Director, Executive Producer) is an award-winning
playwright, actor, musician and filmmaker. Raised fully bilingual, his work has been
recognized and awarded for the successful integration of both French and English
culture. He is currently based in Toronto, where he most recently completed an
International Baccalaureate in Sociology at York University. In 2013, he was awarded
both the writing and directing award for his play, NOUGHT AT THE OPERA, which
premiered at the Glendon College Theatre Festival.