Short Film Showcase / Anything for Jackson

Film Info
Release Year:2020
Rating:Shorts - various (PG13)
Anything for Jackson - 14A, violence, language, scary scenes



Saturday, October 3, 2020
Showtime is dusk, approx. 7:30pm
Location: Sunset Barrie Drive-in, 134 Line 4 South, Oro-Medonte, ON L0L 2L0

Show 1: Short Film Showcase & Awards (7:30pm)
Various genres, not rated (suitable for PG13/14A). Some are subtitled.

Presenting a highly varied selection of films submitted by regional, national and international filmmakers and curated by our panel of judges. All of the short films screened at the event will be eligible for the People’s Choice Award that is voted on after the screening. The awards for all categories will be announced directly following the screening in a physically distanced format. A very big THANK YOU to all the filmmakers who submitted their work. For full descriptions Click Here.

Short Film Line up:

Margaux Vol. 1
Directed by Daniel Iglesias Jr.
Experimental, 2:00, USA
Open Category

Directed by Laura Leigh
Drama, 2:28, Canada
Simcoe County Category

A Little Racist
Directed by Grady Carson MacTavish
Written/Produced by Samantha Loney
Dark comedy/satire, contains coarse language, 9:30, Canada
Simcoe County Category

Spoko (The Blind Football Coach)
Directed by Wim Steytler
Documentary, 10:00, South Africa
Open Category

In Wonderland
Directed by Christopher Haydon
Written by Iona Firouzabadi
Drama/Romance, 10:00, United Kingdom
Open Category

A conversation with E
Directed by Esabella Anna Karena Strickland, Taylor Mitchell, Skylar A.
Thriller/Drama, 5:03, Canada
High School Category

Nursery Crimes: The Case of Humpty Dumpty
Directed by Anne Ploegman
Animation, 7:57, Canada
High School Category

A Mirror that was Hidden
Directed by Daniel Braga Ulvestad
Written by Daniel Braga Ulvestad and Raul Jocson
Drama, 8:00, Australia
Open Category

Directed by Liv McNeil
Drama, 3:23, Canada
High School Category

Directed by Paul O. Arredondo Rodriguez
Cast: James Barth
Drama, 5:05, Canada
Simcoe County Category

I Am Naked (Je suis nue)
Directed by Alexandra Mignien
Written by Alexandra Mignien & Laura Léoni
Drama, 3:00, French with English subtitles, France
Open Category

A Path Less Traveled
Directed by Samuel G. Davey
Drama, 1:32, Canada
High School Category

Directed by Daniel Hishikawa
Written by Brian Moran
Experimental, 8:00, Japan
Open Category

Winter Sleep
Directed by Max Shoham
Animation/Live action, 1:11, Canada
High School Category

On The Fence
Directed by Paula Ner Dormiendo
Documentary, 6:21, Canada
Open Category

Awards sponsored by: Dr. Dove Dental Office and Simcoe Audio Video

Show 2: Anything for Jackson (approx. 9:30pm)

Directed by: Justin G. Dyck
Written by: Keith Cooper
Producers: Keith Cooper, Justin G. Dyck, Christopher Giroux, Bill Marks
Cast: Sheila McCarthy, Julian Richings, Konstantina Mantelos, Yannick Bisson, Josh Cruddas
Horror, 14A for disturbing scenes, coarse language and violence. Not for sensitive viewers, 90 min. (Canada)

Join us for a socially distanced pre-show Q&A with the film’s creators that you can watch on-screen from your car. Special Guests include: Director Justin Dyck, Writer Keith Cooper and Actors: Sheila McCarthy, Konstantina Mantelos, Josh Cruddas and Lanette Ware. Anything for Jackson was filmed in our region.

After losing their only grandson Jackson in a car accident, grief-stricken Audrey and Henry kidnap a pregnant woman with the intentions of performing a "Reverse Exorcism" putting Jackson inside her unborn child. It doesn't take long to figure out Jackson isn't the only ghost the grandparents invited into their home. Now it's a race against time for the couple, as well as the pregnant woman, to figure a way out of the haunting they've set upon themselves.

To avoid disappointment please purchase your tickets in advance, online.
Only a limited amount of tickets will be available to purchase at the box office on the day of screening.

Single (1 person 1 car) $13
Couple (2 people 1 car) $26
Group (3-4 people 1 car) $38

ATTENTION: EACH TICKET IS SOLD ON A PER CAR BASIS. Therefore you cannot combine tickets for the same vehicle. If you do buy multiple tickets, please ensure you arrive in multiple vehicles!


  • We encourage the wearing of masks/face coverings when interacting with volunteers at front gate/box office
  • Playgrounds, dog parks, volleyball court are off limits
  • Must remain in vehicles with exception to concession and washroom use. Masks must be worn if outside your vehicle. NO SITTING IN LAWNCHAIRS
  • Social distancing must be maintained at all times
  • One vehicle centred between each pair of poles
  • Screenings are rain or shine

Presenting Sponsor: Stewart Esten LLP

Funders: City of Barrie | Ontario Trillium Foundation | Barrie Community Foundation

Producer Level: Park Place

Director Level: Barriston Law LLP, Busch Systems, Devry Smith Frank LLP, Express Radiant, Lehman & Associates, The Madison Group of RBC Wealth Management, Michael & Marion’s, Netgain, Liz and Barry Peacock, The Peggy Hill Team, Renovations by Rodgers, Storage Mart, Venable Park Investment Counsel Inc.

Actor Level: Baldwin Planning and Development Consultants, Digital Giants, Dr. Dove Dental Office, Robert and Joan Gilroy, The Hearing Clinic, Kirkwood Properties, Plumbtech Plumbing Inc., Simcoe Audio Video

Film Level: Carroll Heyd Chown LLP, Edward Jones - Morgan Sheridan, John Lawler - Royal Le Page, George and Janet Lougheed, Krista Alkerton - Royal Le Page, Pearson Engineering Ltd., Voldi's Time Centre, Wall-Armstrong & Green, ZuZu Fashion Boutique

Media Sponsors: 107.5 FM, Barrie Advance, Barrie 360, BIG 101.1, Pure Country, Barrie Uncovered, Rock 95, Fresh Radio 93.1, The Dock 104.1, Tourism Barrie