Published on January 26th, 2017 | by Biz Books

Crazy8s2017 DGCBC Fundraiser and Top 6 is pleased to support Crazy8s2017!

Join us TONIGHT for the Crazy8s DGC-BC 18 Year Anniversary Screening, a Fundraiser in support of #Crazy8sFilms17 at the RIO Theatre.

Featuring a selection of classic Crazy8s films along with more recent ones!

Rub elbows with Crazy8s alumni, our community of friends and sponsors, and this year’s winners (and perhaps talk to them about crewing up and casting), and of course watch some of the best films made over Crazy8s’ 18 Year history!

When: Thursday, January 26th
Doors/Meet & Mingle: 7:00pm
Screening: 8:00pm followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.
We will also introduce the 2017 Crazy8s filmmakers.

Where: RIO Theatre, 1660 East Broadway at Commercial Drive.
On bus and Skytrain routes. Free street parking.

How: Tickets $8 in advance at or $10 at the door.
Another way to get tickets? Donate $15 or more to their Indiegogo #Crazy8sFilms17 Campaign launching Jan 10 and get 2 tix!

Who: Hosted by David C. Jones


Here’s a look at this year’s Top 6 #Crazy8sFilms17 Winners!

After months of anticipation, the #Crazy8sFilms17 jury selected the Top 6 projects out of a record 216 applications that will advance to production. Thank you to everyone who applied!

First the video pitch jury, Bill Hurst, Meghan Elie, Joel McCarthy, Paul Armstrong, Kristyn Stilling and Stephanie Halber, selected the Top 40 to pitch in person out of the 216 applicants.

Then, the in-person pitch jury, comprised of Elle-Maija Tailfeathers, Grace Chin, Kaare Andrews, Ken Eisner, Shauna Johannesen and Zach Lipovsky, then narrowed this down to the Top 13 Semi-Finalists to advance to the script stage.

In mid-December they were paired with their story editors to hone their scripts. Many thanks to this year’s expert team of story editors: Ric Beairsto, Brian Casilio, Peg Campbell, Sara Graefe, Kat Montagu and Rudy Thauberger. The 13 Semi-Finalists then had until January 3 to get their final scripts in to the jury.

A few weeks ago, the in person pitch jury met to make their decisions. Again this year the calibre of all the scripts was exceptional, and we want to congratulate all 13 Semi-Finalists for making it this far. But in the end there can only be 6 Finalists.

Here are the 6 teams who will be making their short films in just 8 days starting on Feb 10 through Crazy8s! Be sure to watch them at the Gala Screening February 25.

#Crazy8sFilms17 TOP 6 FINALISTS

Director Lelinh Du
Writers Lelinh Du & Frazer MacLean
Producer Frazer MacLean
Jenny, a young Vietnamese girl growing up in Vancouver, struggles to maintain a normal childhood when she discovers the truth about her older brother.

Director Lawrence Le Lam
Writers Jerome Yoo, Nach Dudsdeemaytha & Lawrence Le Lam
Producer Nach Dudsdeemaytha
5 years after the 1992 LA Riots, a Korean-American high school student finds himself drawn to LA’s underground hip hop scene, where he discovers a platform to confront his painful past.

Director/Writer Trevor Carroll
Producer Ben Mallin
A satirical twist on the story of a community being invaded by construction crews in an effort to install a pipeline.

Director/Writer Kyra Zagorsky
Producers Patrick Sabongui, Janene Carleton, Danielle Stott Roy & Robin Nielsen
A young dancer and her uncle struggle with what it means to be Middle-Eastern Canadians in a post 9/11 world after they are victims of a violent confrontation on public transport.

by The Affolter Brothers
Directed by Heath Affolter, Jon Affolter & Thomas Affolter
Written by Heath Affolter, Jon Affolter, Nathan Affolter & Thomas Affolter
Produced by Rebeka Herron, Heath Affolter, Jon Affolter, Thomas Affolter & Nathan Affolter
In this short Western, a young man’s life is forever changed when he joins his father at work for his first day of learning the macabre family business – undertaking.

Director Mike Jackson
Writer Peter New
Producers Rory Tucker, Rozlyn Young & Avi Glazner
A man made of wood and a woman with secrets connect online, sharing truths that break them out of the cages of lies that have imprisoned them.

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