Mr James is Dead

Mr James is Dead

Directed by Joshua Aries & Daniel Irving

Genre Fiction
Country Canada
Year 2021
Length 15 min
Formats DCP
Sound Stereo
Version Original English Version, VOA

Synopsis

Tom attends his estranged father's funeral only to find out that his father had been a spy all along, and his funeral is filled with spy villains from all shapes and sizes from his past.

Themes

mourning, black humor, father-son relationships, revenge, death

Biography

Daniel Irving is a Vancouver director hailing from Salt Spring Island. His comedy and drama films explore physical and visual movement and refuse to stand still.

Josh Aries is a Filipino-Canadian director that creates the audience-favorite films. Originally from Thailand, Josh’s appreciation for martial arts, dance, and comedy shines in his kinetic work.



Cast

Mr. James: Dan Payne
Tom: Peter Hoskins
Derek: Francisco Trujillo
Young Tom: Donovan Ahmadi Gammon

Team

Production

Luisa Muniz

Script

Peter Hoskins

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Mitchell Baxter

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Eric Carbery

EDITING Josh Aries
Sound Eli Haligula
Music Robin Andrew Hughes

Awards

Vancouver Short Film Festival, Canada | 2021| Official Competition *Best After Dark Film


Festivals

Vancouver Short Film Festival, Canada | 2021| Official Competition *Best After Dark Film
Brussels Int. Fantastic Film Festival | 2021| Official Competition
jelly Fest | 2021| Official Competition