Oliver Bump’s Birthday

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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. Oliver is fated to be next. He spends his final hours with his parents in rigid preparations for his funeral. But with his new friend Sally at his side, the mysterious solution Oliver’s been working on might help him to escape his impending demise.

Directed by Jordan Canning
Written by Simon McNabb
Produced by Jessica Cheung, Mark Purdy
Edited by Tiffany Beaudin
Cinematography by Arthur E. Cooper, CSC
Production Design by Adam William Wilson
Original Music by Igor Correia

Selected Screenings

KUKI Film Festival – Interfilm Berlin (*WINNER – Best Short Film 12+)
Yorkton Film Festival (*WINNER Golden Sheaf Award – Best Short Drama)
Nickel Independent Film Festival (*WINNER – Best NL Film)
CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival
Atlantic Film Festival
Vancouver Film Festival
St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival
Seattle Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival
Houston Worldfest
Real 2 Reel Film Festival
Viewfinders Film Festival

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