A Good Man (short) (2014)

Star and Jamie are having a typical candlelit date when she walks into the bathroom, her makeup smudged from crying. Jamie notes this but doesn’t ask what’s wrong. As we learn more about the young couple, Star begins to tell her boyfriend the story of how her great-grandparents fell in love. The lines between past and present are blurred in this film with a reference to the charter of values affecting present-day Quebec politics when Nicholas, Star’s great-grandfather, is seen meeting Mary upon his arrival to Montreal, as a lonely Italian immigrant during the Great Depression. Their first meeting, their first dance, are all told in contrast to Star, who is in the middle of producing a film of her own. Yet when a strange event occurs as Jamie and Star are on their way to the set, she realizes there may be a touch of fate on her current work.

English Title: A Good Man

Length: 19 minutes

Format: 1080p

Location: Quebec, Canada

Dates of Production: Summer 2014

Director: Karina Lafayette (credited as Karina Licursi)

Assistant Director: Brian Cuccovia

Cast

Adam Alberts ………………………………………………….Nicholas

Mara Lazaris …………………………………………………..Mary

Stefanie Broos ………………………………………………..Star

Bart Demczuk …………………………………………………Jamie

Kenny Streule …………………………………………………Billy

Kayleigh Choiniere ………………………………………….Lucy

Laurent Pitre ………………………………………………….Victor

Ezra Fama de Smit …………………………………………Homeless Man

Jeremy Michael Segal …………………………………….Man

Julia O’Donoghue …………………………………………..Woman

Lucas DiTecco ……………………………………………….Barman

Sean Colby ……………………………………………………Saxophone Player

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Director Notes: I am truly proud of this film. While it is a fictionalized account of true events, I am sure my great-grandfather, who I sadly never had the chance of meeting, would be in awe of the actors’ portrayal of Nicholas and Mary. The rest of the cast was superb as well, and all in all it was just a very fun production, especially getting the chance to film at the beautiful Old Port and McCarold’s pub in Cote-des-neiges.

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