Celebrity Shorts from this year’s World Wide Short Film Festival

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The Caretaker

Set in the late 1930s, a humble caretaker keeps Tinseltown shining bright. Hollywood legend Dick Van Dyke lights up the screen in this nostalgic wink to old-fashioned star power.

Produced by: Jeffrey Amaral

Screenplay: Jeffrey Amaral, Sean Isroelit

Cinematography: Allen Daviau, Svetlana Cvetko

Editing: Sound: Music: Cast: Dick Van Dyke Animation

The New Tenant

A nosy neighbour, a nutty drug dealer and a wronged husband roll out the welcome wagon for two new tenants on the worst moving day ever. An ensemble cast, including Vincent D’Onofrio and Toronto’s own Liane Balaban, star in this 2010 Academy Award® Best Live Action Short Film winner.

Produced by: Erika Hampson, Sam Bisbee

Screenplay: Anders Thomas Jensen

Cinematography: Pawel Edelman

Editing: Russell Icke Sound: Ian Stynes

Music: Laurent Parisi

Cast: David Rakoff, Jamie Harrold

Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More To Life

Jennie, the terrier has everything a dog could ever wish for, but feeling that something is missing, leaves home to discover what it could be. Based on the Maurice Sendak book, this animated stunner features the voices of acting legend Meryl Streep, fellow Oscar® winner Forest Whitaker and director Spike Jonze.

Produced by: Spike Jonze, Vincent Landay, Marcy Page

Cinematography: Stéphanie Weber Biron

Drunk History: Douglass & Lincoln

On March 22, Jen Kirkman drank two bottles of wine and then discussed a historical event. Winner of 2010 Sundance Film Festival Jury Prize, this installment of the runaway hit Drunk History series features laugh-out-loud performances by Will Ferrell and Don Cheadle.

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