MY BUDDY
Info on the Short Film!

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO (coming soon):

  MOVIE POSTER MY BUDDY, 24min, Canada, Drama/Future
Directed by Mark Moliterni

Through the story of a lonely old man and his android robot butler, "My Buddy" celebrates the power of movies and TV to connect us.

Director's Statement

The first images for "My Buddy" came to mind while listening to the eponymous song at the end of Arcade Fire's Funeral bonus disc. Recorded by Win Butler's grandfather in the 1940s, the song's about an anachronistic robot singing to a lost friend, which I thought was a sweet and quirky story to base a film on. And when I learned that Alvino Rey's death served as an inspiration for Funeral, I looked to my own grandfather as inspiration for the film.

At 92 years old, Emmanuel Moliterni spends his days in a sunken recliner, half asleep with the television on as a comforting distraction. But at night, I watch as he perks up for classic movies, transported to the days when they were new. Television's power to connect us to the outside world (and our past) is a wonderful thing, but I'm left wanting by the fact that at my grandfather's age, that's all a lot of people have left. So "My Buddy" is really a tribute to that-a celebration of film and television, but also a reminder that when I'm 92 years old and living in a recliner, I'll have plenty of time for watching. In the meantime, l'm going to try to make my own life a little more like the movies we love so much. Hopefully, "My Buddy" inspires you to do the same.

Genres: Drama, Elderly, Sci-Fi
Runtime: 23 minutes 45 seconds
Completion Date: March 1, 2014
Production Budget: 4,600 USD
Country of Origin: Canada
Country of Filming: Canada
Film Language: English
Shooting Format: RED
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Film Color: Color


short films short films short films


WATCH PAST FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

ACTORNOVEMBER 2014 EVENT
WATCH Audience VIDEOS

November 27 2014 Event
ACTOROCTOBER 2014 EVENT
WATCH Audience VIDEOS

October 30 2014 Event
ACTORAUGUST 2014 EVENT
WATCH Audience VIDEOS

August 28 2014 Event

ACTORJULY 2014 EVENT
WATCH Audience VIDEOS

July 31 2014 Event
ACTORJUNE 2014 EVENT
WATCH Audience VIDEOS

June 26 2014 Event
ACTORMAY 2014 EVENT
WATCH Audience VIDEOS

May 29 2014 Event

festival posterAPRIL 2014 EVENT
WATCH Audience VIDEOS

April 24 2014 Event
festival posterMARCH 2014 EVENT
WATCH Audience VIDEOS


March 27 2014 Event
festival posterNOVEMBER 2013 EVENT
WATCH Audience VIDEOS


Nov. 28 2013 Event

festival posterNovember 2013 EVENT
WATCH Audience VIDEOS


Oct. 24 2013 Event
festival posterSEPTEMBER 2013 EVENT
WATCH Audience VIDEOS


Sept. 26 2013 Event
festival posterAUGUST 2013 EVENT
WATCH Audience VIDEOS


Aug. 29 2013 Event

festival posterJULY 2013 EVENT
WATCH Audience VIDEOS


July 25 2013 Event
festival posterJUNE 2013 EVENT
WATCH Audience VIDEOS


June 27 2013 Event
festival posterMAY 2013 EVENT
WATCH Audience VIDEOS


May 30 2013 Event

MY BUDDY