Ferret Sitting, Coke Tasting, Cab Driving: East Van Short Film Showcase

More from this year’s East Van Short Film Showcase.

Dude, Where’s My Ferret — A druggy named Skeezix (Jedidiah Goodacre) in need of two months’ rent is put in charge of watching a ferret (Krusty the Ferret), named Ferret Bueller, owned by his nerdy neighbour Zelda (Brittney Wilson). It’s a difficult job for him and things only get seemingly worse. But is Bueller really a pain in the neck? Some hilarious value in it, but I’m not too big on drugs myself, though with the addition of the talking bong (Mike Smith) . . . It was okay, I guess.

Rejected Coke Ad – Short and simple. I can really relate to the guy who tastes Coke in this ad. When I first had a taste of Coke, I had the same reaction as him. This is probably the best thing I’ve seen at the Showcase, and it’s not even a minute long.

One Last Ride – The heartwarming story of a young woman who gets driven to an audition by an Indian taxi driver. Though she fails the audition, the driver sees just how good of a singer she is, and makes friends with her, not even asking for the fare, which she doesn’t have. I enjoyed this a lot. It was beautiful.

After the intermission, John Cullen came up and shared another story. I’m kind of glad I didn’t go through the same tough times he did.

One more set of films to go . . .

(Photo: DWilliams)


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