Stargate fans will have something special to look forward to during the 35th Toronto International Film Festival (September 9-19, 2010). A Fine Young Man, a 13 minute film starring Paul McGillion (Dr. Carson Beckett from Stargate: Atlantis), was selected as one of 40 films to be featured in the Short Cuts Canada Lineup this year.
The film is set in 1962, in the middle of the Cold War. With the fear of nuclear attack a constant worry, the United States is trying to beat Russia to the punch. As the short teaser puts it “(t)hey’ve been looking for someone like Pete.
Someone honest, upstanding and true. Someone they can put their faith in.â€ But Pete may not be as squeaky clean as one might think. This dark satire also stars Ali Liebert, Wesley Salter, and Cole Humphrey who plays the aforementioned Pete.
The film was written and directed by newcomer Kevan Funk, who has won awards for his previous shorts Grow Up Kids, A Suburban Tragedy, The Oceanographer, as well as Death and a Salesman.
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