CRAZY8s 2016 announces six winning teams and Screening Fundraiser
January 13, 2016
The Crazy8 Film Society announced the six winning teams, selected from 179 entries, of this year's popular short film competition. Created to support emerging filmmakers and help foster a vibrant local industry, Crazy8s has helped to produce a remarkable 91 films and launch the careers of many award-winning filmmakers.


January 28, 2016
Rio Theatre, Vancouver, BC

Jon the Crazy8s and the DGC-BC at their 17 Year Anniversary Screening and Fundraiser in support of the Crazy8s Films Society. The evening will feature a curated selection of both classic and recent Crazy8s shorts as well as a chance to rub elbows with their alumni, community of friends and sponsors, and this year’s crop of filmmakers (and perhaps a chance to talk to them about crewing up and casting opportunities!). 

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This year’s short films are a cutting-edge collection featuring ghostly grandparents, exciting grocery store action sequences, romantic serial killers, stylish sci-fi explorations of time and space, a diversity of sexual orientations and desperate wannabe parents. The six winning teams are:

A Family of Ghosts:  Shannon Kohli (Director/Writer), Rob Meekison (Producer)

Grocery Store Action Movie: Matthew Campbell (Director), Peter Carlone and Chris Wilson (Writers), Jameson Parker, David Kaye and Ryan Silva (Producers)

I Love You So Much It’s Killing Them:  Joel Ashton McCarthy (Director/Writer), Mike Doaga (Writer), Nach Dudsdeemaytha and Marena Dix (Producers)

Iteration 1: Jesse Lupini (Director/Writer), Lucas Kavanagh (Writer), Arshia Navabi and Mert Sari (Producers)

Meet Cute: Patrick Currie (Director/Writer), Brendee Green (Writer),  Michele Picard (Producer)

Trying: Shauna Johannesen (Director/Writer), Lulu Pan (Producer)

Teams now have only a few weeks to prepare in advance of their production start date of February 12th. From that time, they’ll have just eight days to shoot, edit and post their films, with $1,000 cash and significant in-kind assistance generously provided by the local film community.  The finished films will premiere February 27th at the Gala Screening.

Creative BC is proud to be a presenting sponsor of the Crazy8s Short Film competition.

Crazy8s is also launching an Indiegogo campaign at