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THE WAITING ROOM

Made as part of the Crazy 8's experiment, this haunting eight-minute short in black and white follows a dying teen girl's last days in the "waiting room" --the critical care unit of Sick Kids' Hospital -- as she tries to get a letter to her estranged mother before she dies.

Based on a short story from Nichole McGill's book 13 Cautionary Tales.

Crazy 8s is sponsored by the Directors Guild of Canada, BC District Council and the Alibi Room, in association with the Union of BC Performers and Voyager. Five directors, including Penelope Buitenhuis were challenged to prepare, shoot and edit a short film on digital in 8 days with only $800. The film made its debut at the 2001 Montreal World Film Festival.

Starring: Gabrielle Rose, Colleen Rennison, Jennifer Calvert, Ian Tracey and Susan Hogan

CREDITS
Directed by Penelope Buitenhuis
Produced by Crazy 8's, Isabelle Longnus and Inter-Muses Production
Written by Nichole McGill
Cinematography: Jonathan Benny
Edited by Alan Lee

AVAILABLE from INTER-MUSES PRODUCTIONS:
intermus@axion.net
tel: 1-604-739-8714

Some Interesting Links:
Nichole McGill's Site

 
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