In the year 2023,
America rules the continent.
Few Canadians resist!
A Canadian poli-sci-fi short film by Pat "Flick" Harrison
SCREENING at LOST FILM FEST 4.0 at PHILLY 2K
LFF is in response to the Republican National Convention
with guests Jello Biafra, Negativland, Seth Tobocman and more!
16mm -- Colour -- 25 minutes
Philadelphia, Sun, July 30th, 2000, 11:20 p.m.
Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 DeLancy Place
"In the news today, America attacks Canada as a haven for
hackers, terrorists, multiculturalism, cheap labour, socialized
health care and illegal immigrants. What are they leading up
-- Pat "Flick" Harrison, filmmaker
"They're not a real film festival, they're a bunch of troublemakers."
--Mayor John Street on the Lost Film Fest.
Doko (Shannon Woelk) and Hedwing (Peter Grier) end up
together as conquered Canadians forcibly drafted into the
yankee XX Secret Police, assigned to capture an idiosyncratic
robot (Simon Hayama, transformed by X-Files special makeup
effects artist Leanne Podavin). They end up battling each other,
their own doubts and fears, and the Army of the 49th Parallel:
the French-Canadian resistance.
"Subversive! Subverts politically, but also subverts genre."
-- Bruce Sweeney, Director, Live Bait and Dirty
-- Michael Moore, on being handed a copy
"I loved it. It's on my to-see-again list."
-- Reg Harkema, director, A Girl is a Girl.
"The next US president will very likely face the opportunity
to absorb Canada, or at least bolster NAFTA's economic
shackles with monetary union. How he approaches the
quiet overthrow of one of the healthiest, most educated,
progressive, free and democratic nations on earth (whatever
these mean) will teach us much about humanity's immediate
-- Pat "Flick" Harrison, filmmaker.
FREEWORLD was produced as a graduate thesis at the
UBC Film Department (like Mina Shum's "Double Happiness,"
Bruce Sweeney's "Live Bait," Lynne Stopkewitch's "Kissed.").
FREEWORLD had its world premiere at the Chicago
Underground Film Festival, in a program with legendary
underground filmmaker Nick Zedd's "Why do you exist?"
(Zedd's false obituary in Film Threat inspired the Pulp Fiction
line, "Zedd's dead, baby. Zedd's dead.").
Slacker n. One who shirks their duties or avoids military service
in wartime; shirker.
HARRISON has credits which include videography on CBC's
pioneering series "Road Movies" (the Moose Jaw Times called
Harrison a "modern-day Jack Kerouac"), a documentary with
CIDA about Tribal Areas in Pakistan, the sweeping free-trade
documentary "Bordertown," (aired in Ontario, Maine, at the
Labortech and Columbus film festivals and netcast by
WorkingTV.com), the absurdist murder comedy "Tricycle of
Violence" (screened at Vancouver's Celluloid Social Club) and
Dr. Stanley Coren's "Testing Your Dog's IQ" (in stores now!).
Harrison also produced a documentary / promo video for David
Orchard's Progressive Conservative Party of Canada leadership
Patrick Harrison - Filmmaker email@example.com
(604)879-2748 weird outgoing message
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CONTACT Fest, or Pat Harrison in Philly Jul 29 - Aug 4:
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