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Twisted Slipper, by local filmmakers, selected for Cannes Short Film Corner

Crazy8s winner gets exposure in Europe's largest film market



The Twisted Slipper, a short film made by Whistler filmmakers Angie Nolan and Sharai Rewels, is going to Cannes.

The film has been selected for the Short Film Corner as part of the Cannes Court Métrage, a program that gets thousands of submissions each year.

The Twisted Slipper was made in February as part of the Crazy8s film competition, for which director Nolan and her team were winning finalists. The prize was support and funding in getting the film made.

Its producer is Katie Schaitel and a cast and crew from the Sea to Sky region and the Lower Mainland took part in making it.

The story is a new take on Cinderella, with the familiar tale of winning the prince — but this time in drag. Cinder (Adam DiMarco) is a young barista forced to conceal his true self, toiling for his evil stepmother in her coffee shop.

The Cannes Film Festival takes place in France from May 13 to 24.

"Getting into the Cannes Short Film Corner is just about the best news we could get right now," says Nolan by email.

"I'm absolutely on cloud nine. Getting into this program is such an incredible stepping-stone for any emerging filmmaker. It's the biggest market at the most prestigious film fest in the world. We're so stoked!"

Man with a Plan comes to Squamish

A multi-media show by Vancouver travel photographer William Jans about his journeys in China and Japan brings the Far East and its fascinating stories to life.

A Man with a Plan Japan is being shown in the Eagle Eye Theatre in Squamish on Thursday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m.

"I feel like what I do can be hard to explain, which is why the buzz is so good when people see it," he says.

"Essentially, it's like storytelling with some really 'wow' images and video. It's not about the things that go wrong when you travel, but about the unexpected."Jans says that at the core of the show is fun.

"They're all true stories and culturally sensitive, and I work really hard to undertake adventures that many people won't choose to do. They're absurd things that lead to good stories."

Tickets are $20.99 online and $22.99 at the door. For more information visit www.wrjphoto.com.

Support WSS fashion show, raise money for grads

This year's Whistler Secondary School fashion show, The Gatsby Show, takes place on Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m.

Tickets are on sale at the school for $12; they will be $15 at the door. The fashion show is to raise money for this year's graduation. There will be a silent auction and baked goods for sale.


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