Jordan Canning

filmmaker

2010 / Bravo!FACT Short Animation / 6 minutes This is your relationship.  This is your relationship on eggs. Karen and Ken’s relationship is kaput. After kicking him out, Karen celebrates with breakfast for one, only to find a gift from Ken in the fridge – two eggs drawn with smiling[...] 2011 / CFC Short Film / 14 minutes On the eve of his birthday, 12-year-old child prodigy Oliver Bump is about to die. Spurred by their demanding parents, his three brothers and sisters lived lives of endless intellectual toil until their inexplicable deaths at the exact moment they turn thirteen.[...] 2008 / NSI Drama Prize Short / 9 minutes A Roald Dahl-like fable about an ill fated professional pianist who comes down with a unique affliction: he is losing the use of his fingers. His life spirals downward as, one by one, his digits stop functioning. Featuring Neil Butler Written[...]
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Here Comes December

Just a quick update to highlight some exciting award news. Seconds was awarded the Shaw Media Fearless Female Director Award at the NSI Online Short Film Festival this month, and will be featured on the site throughout December for Fearless Female Director Month. So many females, so little fear –[...]

Summer Screenings

There’s a whole slew of exciting screenings coming up over the next few months, with films playing to audiences in Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Toronto, New York and Denmark! First up, Not Over Easy will be playing at the Gimli Film Festival in Gimli, Manitoba on July 24th. On August 16th,[...]

November

Some great news from Germany this week – Oliver Bump’s Birthday was awarded Best Short Film in the 12+ category at the Interfilm Berlin KUKI Festival. Here’s a quote from the award Jury (translated from German): “The film convinced us with its wonderful sarcasm and picture book-like images. The fact that[...]

Summer into Fall

A few exciting tidbits to report as the weather starts shifting into autumn. Oliver Bump’s Birthday will be screening in competition at Interfilm Berlin at the KUKI Festival for Children and Teens. Also up this month, Seconds will be screening at the Atlantic Shorts Gala at the Atlantic Film Festival.[...]

Not Over Easy on CBC’s Short Film Faceoff

In just a few days, Not Over Easy goes up against two other films on Short Film Faceoff for a grand prize of $40,000 in cash and services to make another film. This is huge and exciting and terrifying all rolled into one. The winner is decided by voting, and[...]

Busiest Fall Ever

That title is no exaggeration. Over the last three months, there has not been much in the way of downtime. Two enormous, back to back productions have just wrapped up and only now, with one day off under the belt, has there been time to write about it. For the[...]

Cannes

Most of The Tunnel team were in Cannes this month for the international premiere of the film as part of Telefilm’s Not Short on Talent screening. Check out our Facebook page for updates and festival news!

September

Admittedly, it has been a pretty exciting couple of weeks. Last Wednesday it was announced that Seconds won the RBC TIFF Emerging Filmmaker Competition, and then on Monday we found out that Not Over Easy won all three awards at the NSI Online Short Film Festival. A huge congratulations (and indebted[...]

Digging in

Just over a month away from shooting The Tunnel, a short film written by the very talented Kate Corbett. We will be shooting in mid-August on a lovely farm just north of Toronto. Very excited to be teaming up with First Love Films producers Laura Perlmutter and Andrew N.M. Smith[...]

Some recent press

Check out this lovely article written by Tara Bradbury for the Evening Telegram, and this one by Justin Brake for the Independent. Thanks thanks thanks!!