Stoli Orgnls

A REAL MOCKUMENTARY

I collaborated with Toronto based agency Jacknife to create a short film for their Stoli ORGNLS.TV campaign. I jumped on the chance of trying my hand at humour. I wrote and directed this little piece which, believe it or not, is inspired by true events! The campaign featured weird short films about fictional people who are not afraid of living by their own rules.

RADIO TENNIS - A STOLI ORGNL [2:00]

Watch it here.

CHRIS DI MEO SCREEN TEST [0:50]

Chris Di Meo was a lot of fun to work with. He displayed superb athletic ability and was able to do comedy  without over acting.

I shot this screen test in my studio's parking lot and I knew before turning the camera off that Chris could pull this off with his eyes closed.

ORIGINAL STOLIBOARDS

The thumbnails I drew for discussion with Jacknife.

INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS

Many years ago while walking back to my hotel in Old Montreal after a few glasses of wine, I somehow ended up deep in the entrails of the Palais des Congrès with all the doors locked and no one in sight. It was the middle of the night. Unable to find my way out, I opted to follow a distant beep echoing through the vast empty complex. When I peeked over a mezzanine (I don’t remember any stairs leading me there) I was delighted to discover a lonely security guard pretending to play tennis (or Pong) using his radio. In awe, I watched for several minutes before quietly disappearing again in the entrails of the building. I think he was winning his solitary match and who was I to disturb him? I was so glad to use this moment of humanity as inspiration for radio Tennis.

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