Small movies have big impact at TIFF
... and sometimes get bigger in the process. Canadian director Craig Goodwill’s 38-minute short Patch Town, which had its world premiere at the fest, is going to become a full-length feature film, thanks to a deal with Montreal-based Suki Films. Patch Town is a musical version of the age-old question kids ask their parents about where babies come from, starring Lisa Ray (Water, Cooking With Stella) and a very funny Rob Ramsay. Christopher Bond (Evil Dead: The Musical) handled the music.
The story follows a now-grown teen (Ramsay) abandoned after he was “born” in a cabbage-patch Soviet-style factory. Many of those involved from the short will work on the feature, including writers Christopher Bond and Trevor Martin and producers Catherine Gourdier and David Sparkes.