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  • Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
  • Sept 16-18, 2016

The Kid Who Made The Face

Narrative Short, 2013, 16 min, English, Canada, Not rated

About the Film

On Saturday January 14th 1989, an astonishing event took place that severely injured four people and changed the lives of over three hundred witnesses. A young boy walked into the Parktown Mall in Toronto and made a face that was hideous beyond imagination. The frightened mall patrons panicked and what was supposed to be an ordinary shopping excursion turned into a day of insanity and terror.

Twenty-five years later, two filmmakers have decided to find out the truth about this event. How did one child cause so much chaos at the mall? How did he make such a face and where is he now?

Some faces were never meant to be made.

Great Lakes connection:

Filmed in Toronto. Director Michael Gingras, actor DanO Villano, and Actress Adriana Hope are from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

Cast & Crew:

Director: Michael Gingras
Producer: Sabra Rajput-Gingras, Jenny Rajput
Screenwriter: Michael Gingras
Cinematographers: Michael Gingras, Richard Andrews
Editor: Michael Gingras
Composer: The Howling Bullet
Cast: Adriana Hope, DanO Villano, Don Arsenault, Thane Lucas

Director’s Bio:

Michael Gingras is a Canadian filmmaker and musician. From 2012-2013, he attended the Trebas Institute in Toronto and completed the Film and Television Production and Post-Production program. In November 2013, Michael completed his first short film called The Kid Who Made the Face, which he wrote, directed, and edited himself. It has been screened at Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario; the Revue Cinema in Toronto; and was an official selection at the 2014 BNFF. Going forward, Michael plans to release more films and music videos while developing his production company Party Island Productions.


Official Selection at the 2014 Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival

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Friday, August 1, 3:15pm
Soo Theatre

Not rated
Narrative Short
16 min
Country of Origin: Canada

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