Filmi 21! Virtual Edition
Filmi Toronto’s South Asian Film Festival Celebrating 21 Years!
December 19th-20th, 2020
21st Filmi: Toronto’s South Asian film festival
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Fare Trade follows the misadventures of Cleo, Vic, and Janet, three self-absorbed millennials who no longer believe in money. They don’t want to make it, they don’t want to spend it. Getting by in the big city with no cash lands them in a world of crooked cops, superheroes, and zombies that want to make love. They barter, they cheat, they steal, and they scheme. Oh, how they will scheme.
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Shawn Ahmed is an award-winning writer and actor based out of Toronto. Before co-
founding Crazy Shirt Productions, Shawn was a founding member of the critically –
acclaimed sketch troupe Fade to Brown, where he wrote, acted, and directed. The
troupe’s 4 year tenure was highlighted by a 22-minute special for OMNI Television.
He also directed Finding Talib which premiered at the South Asian Film Festival. As an
actor, Shawn’s work has been seen around the world both on stage and screen.
Notable Film and TV credits include: The Expanse (SyFy); Slasher (Chiller TV); Saw VI (Lionsgate); Designated Survivor (ABC); Orphan Black (BBC America); Private Eyes (Global); MsLabelled (Slice TV); Max and Shred (Nickelodeon); Flight 93 (A&E); Rogue (Direct TV);
Odd Squad (Sinking Ship); The Other Kingdom (Epitome Pictures). Theatre credits
include: Twelfth Night (Shakespeare Bash’d); And Slowly Beauty… (Tarragon Theatre);
Romeo and (Her) Juliet (Dauntless Theatre); Macbeth (Driftwood Theatre); A Really
Bad Play (Funny Face Productions); as well as Comedy of Errors, Revolutionary
Moments, and More Words! More Play! with the historic Shakespeare & Company in
I’ve had so much fun stepping behind the camera and working with this power-house
team. I hope audiences enjoy Fare Trade as much as we’ve enjoyed making it. What a
Scott grew up in the Niagara Region and graduated from Laura Secord Secondary School in St. Catharines. An award-winning actor and screenwriter, Scott has been working across Ontario for over a decade on and off-camera and on stage. Aside from co-founding Crazy Shirt Productions, some of Scott’s film work includes Murdoch Mysteries (CBC), Omni on the television and web series Team Epic (PLP / BiteTV), appearances for SPACE CHANNEL, and on the series Ghostly Encounters. As a playwright, Scott has worked with several Canadian organizations including Next Stage Festival, Playwrights Workshop Montreal, Scriptlab of Canada and the Canadian Musical Theatre Festival. As a stage actor he is proud to have been part of a Dora Mavor Moore Award winning production and been part of a threesome nominated for Outstanding Performance. Scott is a graduate of Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts where he received his College Diploma in the Performing Arts.