Short Slot 4

Tickets go on sale on Friday, February 19th


Thu Feb 27, 2020 – 7:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sat Feb 29, 2020 – 12:00 pm | La Casa Grande

In These Parts

Directed by Gavin Michael Booth
Narrative Short
USA | 7 min | 2020

A man struggles to get the woman he loves off his mind.

The moderated Q&A session with filmmakers from:

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A collaboration of neighbours. When I moved to Los Angeles to advance my film career I said to myself “I want to meet people to collaborate with”. I didn’t imagine that meant I would find nearly an entire film production team in my neighbours. A writer/producer, actors, sound crew, camera assistant and grips… we came together from our seven apartments into one for a night of filmmaking. This is the result.

Ryan’s script of a man’s decent into his own dangerous obsessions was exciting to me. I wanted to find a way to use sound design and disjointed visual moments to help the audience feel his struggle and experience what is happening in his head on the regular.

In These Parts - Gavin Michael BoothGavin Michael Booth

Gavin Booth is a Canadian filmmaker. He works as a writer, director, producer and editor. Booth broke new filmmaking ground teaming up with producer Jason Blum (The Purge, Get Out) to create “Blumhouse’s Fifteen”, the world’s first movie broadcast live using Twitter’s Periscope App. He also directed the Canadian horror film, “The Scarehouse” (NBCUniversal / D Films) The Scarehouse is available on streaming worldwide.

Booth’s latest feature, the Canadian drama “Last Call”, is a split screen real-time feature film. No hidden cuts as the film plays out with two camera crews in different parts of a city, showing two sides of a story unfold in real-time. Last Call has won awards at 25 international film festivals. Last Call was independently funded.

“Every once in a while a movie can strike an emotional chord so strongly it cannot…. and will not be ignored. Last Call is one of those movies.” – OC Movie Reviews.

Gavin is also the director and producer of festival favourite shorts such as: “Are You My Mommy” and “To Hell, With Love”. In October he self-financed the feature film “Primary”, a science-fiction music hybrid film that was shot in 13 cities across Canada and is currently in post-production.

Booth was recently nominated in Canada for 2 Music Video of the Year awards. Booth has worked with some of the top entertainers in the music industry including music video and documentary projects for Third Eye Blind, Vanessa Carlton, Our Lady Peace and more, including many FACTOR and MuchFACT grant projects. Gavin has produced and directed over 150 music videos. Recently, his video for SYML “Where’s My Love” crossed 50 million views.

Film Information

Director: Gavin Michael Booth
Country: USA
Year: 2020
Language: English
Runtime: 7 min.
Rated: R


Writers: Ryan Powers
Producers: Ryan Powers, Sarah

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