RAFFTO is excited to show two short films Act Natural and Same Nightmare and one feature film, The Drummer and The Keeper!
Thanks to our co-presenting community partners Stop Gap Foundation, Bluenose Ability Arts & Film Festival, Autism Ontario, Rendezvous with Madness presented by Workman Arts. And venue partner, Innis Town Hall at the University of Toronto.
Dir. Luca Fox | Australia | 4 mins | Narrative
Act Natural is a short film that seeks to exhibit the inner battle that occurs within people with
high- functioning autism as they engage in everyday conversation.
Presented with our community partner, Autism Ontario.
Dir. Spencer MacKay | Canada | 8 mins | Narrative
Same Nightmare shows the attitudinal barriers faced by Colby, a high school student (played by
Tyler Hall) yearning to be included.
Presented with our community partners, Bluenose Ability Arts & Film Festival and StopGap Foundation.
The Drummer and the Keeper
Dir. Nick Kelly | Ireland | 93 mins | Narrative
Gabriel is the drummer of an up and coming rock band in Dublin, who when not playing, can
barely keep a handle on his drinking and depression. Following his latest incident, his sister
forces him into a therapy where he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a teen diagnosed with
Asperger’s. What follows is a winning and completely unpredictable story of finding your family.
Presented with our community partners, Autism Ontario, Rendezvous with Madness presented by Workman Arts.