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Shorts Programme: Whitby Courthouse Theatre

  • Whitby Courthouse Theatre 416 Centre St S Whitby, ON L1N 4W2 Canada (map)

Shorts Programme - Thank you for your service
TICKETS $12 | Available only at the door | No advance sales | Limited seating

1. The Conversation - dir Adam Crow
Spain (18:51 mins)

After surviving an assassination attack by his own team, Sam Quentin goes rogue.
With no options left Sam arranges to meet his ex-handler and discover who's behind the deceit; when the meeting is revealed as a set-up -- Sam escapes and commits to bringing down his old organization.


1. Dead Serious – dir Nabil Badine
Canada (12:40 mins)

Two coroners discuss death and the meaning of afterlife.

2. Shattered – dir Torben Liebrecht
Germany (13:43 mins) L: German

A routine duty turns into a life-threatening act of self-defence for police officer Kappler (49) when, after 30 years in service, force to use his gun against a person for the first time.

3. SPARROW – dir Welby Ings
New Zealand (15 mins)

Sparrow is the lyrical story of a small boy who believes he can fly. However, his life is
overshadowed by the legend of his grandfather who died a hero in World War Two. One night he discovers the tale that his father so adamantly clings to, is a lie. His grandfather was a gay man, who seeing the futility of war, deserted in protest when his lover was shot in the dugouts of Egypt.


4. The Use of Deadly Force – dir Chris Foster
Canada – 7 mins

Captain Dagda delays a SWAT team from breaching in hopes of talking down an armed assailant with two hostages. As time runs out, every decision becomes more vital.

5. Leo – dir Julian Alexander
United Kingdom- 14 mins L: English, French

Desperate to make money, Léo accepts a job smuggling a refugee couple through France.
However, Léo and the couple have separate expectations concerning their destination. After several mishaps he's forced to confront the couple, his boss, and himself in order to understand how far he is really willing to go for these people he never intended to help.