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Doubles with Slight Pepper (2012)

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Logline

At Christmas, a young street food vendor in Trinidad learns that his estranged father is seriously ill.

Synopsis

Doubles with Slight Pepper is a dramatic film set in Trinidad during Christmas. It’s a coming of age story centered around Dhani, a young street food vendor, who must decide if he will help save his estranged Father from dying.

Details

Short (16mins) Narrative Drama | Canada / Trinidad and Tobago / USA

Language: English
Distributor: FILMCO

Production

Producers: Ian Harnarine | Jason Harnarine | Ryan Silbert | Spike Lee | Sohail Bastani | Mariel Brown | Spencer Kiernan | Doug Lenox
Writers: Ian Harnarine
Directors: Ian Harnarine

Cast

Errol Sitahal | Sanjiv Boodhu | Ken Boodhu | Karen Saban | Selvon Ramlal | Susan Hannays-Abraham

Awards

  • BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT DRAMA - Genie Awards 2012 (The Canadian Academy Awards)
  • BEST CANADIAN SHORT FILM - Toronto International Film Festival 2011
  • CANADA’S TOP TEN SHORT FILMS 2011
  • BEST FILM - Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival 2012
  • STUDENT GRANT AWARD - National Board of Review
  • WASSERMAN AWARD FINALIST - The First Run Film Festival 2012
  • THE SPIKE LEE PRODUCTION FUND AWARD
  • FELLOWS FUND AWARD - The Hollywood Foreign Press Association
  • MARTIN E. SEGAL PRIZE - The Segal Company
  • POST-PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE & SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT AWARD - The Trinidad & Tobago Film Company
  • BEST SHORT FILM - Bushwick Film Festival 2013
  • RIESE POST-PRODUCTION AWARD

Festival Screenings

Toronto International Film Festival, 2011
Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival, 2012
The First Run Film Festival, 2012
Bushwick Film Festival, 2013