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  • Directed by Taylor Olson

1. BONE CAGE* (Canada, UK Premiere, 01:29) – Director Taylor Olson TRAILER

SYNOPSIS: Jamie (Taylor Olson) works a wood processor, clear-cutting for pulp in small-town Nova Scotia. At the end of each shift, he walks through the destruction he has created looking for injured animals and rescues those he can. *18

DIRECTOR’S BIOGRAPHY: Taylor Olson is a Canadian Screen Award nominated filmmaker, and actor in Mi’kma’ki/ Nova Scotia. He has directed over seven short films, many of them award-winning, and – alongside partner Koumbie – won Season 10 of CBC’s Short Film Faceoff for the coming-of-age drama Hustle & Heart. His first feature film – BONE CAGE – has been released to critical acclaim; sweeping the awards at the FIN Atlantic International Film Festival and numerous other festivals. It has appeared in competition at Poland’s Camerimage, where it was nominated for Best Cinematographer’s Debut and had its US debut in January 2021, with eight more US festivals lined up including Cinequest Film Festival. Adapted from a play by Nova Scotian author Catherine Banks, Bone Cage sensitively excavates the tragedy of how young people in rural communities, employed in the destruction of their environment, treat the people they love at the end of their shift.

2. WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT? (Ireland, 01:10) – Director Matthew Nevin TRAILER

SYNOPSIS: Filmed over the last decade, this documentary is a reach into the minds of one person from every country in the world; revealing their spontaneous response to the title question, sharing their views, fears & hopes for the future.

DIRECTOR’S BIOGRAPHY: Matthew Nevin is a filmmaker, Artist, Curator, and Co-Director of The MART Gallery & Studios Dublin and Contemporary Irish Art Center Los Angeles (CIACLA). As a cultural producer he is devoted to providing artists with the support, guidance and resources they need to create and display art. His aim is to generate experiences that inspire curiosity while challenging perceptions and promoting the arts. He also works as a Film & Television Art Director and Designer in the UK, Ireland and the US and has previously worked for the BBC, MTV, RTE, TG4, Element Pictures and ITV.

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