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A young woman gets more than she bargains for when she hosts a dinner reunion to show off her new fiancé.

Film completion date: July 2018.

Director's Biography:

Mark, a COTB alum, is an award-winning writer/director/producer. He is also the founder of MAD Resilience Films where he has written, directed and produced 28 short films and theatre productions. In 2014, his film Basted won Best International Film at the Milledgeville Film Festival. That was the first of a slew of accolades he collected for his subsequent films White Lock and Still Closed. He has received over 110 official selections on the festival circuit in France, Germany, Canada, India, the US and the UK. He has also been a featured panelist in Atlanta and Toronto, where he discussed the art of Writing a Short Film, and Diversity in the Film Industry.

In 2016 Mark made his French-language directorial debut with the dysfunctional family drama “Pardonnez-moi Mon Père” (Forgive Me Father), which screened at COTB 2017.

Mark Datuin
Mark Datuin
Mark Datuin
13 Minutes
Toronto, Canada
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1/27/19 12:00pm at Cité des Arts
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