Still from The Drummer and the Keeper: A person walking away from a couch ablaze in a vacant lot, with hills and two smokestacks in the background

Act Natural, Same Nightmare and The Drummer and The Keeper

ReelAbilities Film Festival: Toronto

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.

More information about Act Natural
More information about Same Nightmare
More information about The Drummer and the Keeper

Act Natural
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.

Same Nightmare
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.