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The Desolation Prize

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 2:00pm
Run Time: 
15 minutes
Country: 
Canada
Synopsis: 
With only the ghost of the man he killed years before to keep him company, Jake lives an isolated life. He rarely goes outside, and his groceries are delivered to him. Fearful that this unwanted spirit will continue to humiliate and terrorize him in public, he has structured his life around a lonely and bleak existence. Eventually, his dark situation is illuminated by the arrival of Bobbi, a fresh-faced prairie girl whose job it is to deliver him groceries. The two of them spark up a friendship and eventually commit to an intimate one. At first, it seems this lifts Jake’s mood and unlock a long dormant optimism. But it isn’t long at all before the hateful spirit of Dudley, who is determined to keep Jake miserable redirects his gaze toward Bobbi. She is followed to a second job in a vintage clothing store where her warm exuberance for the thrilling city is quickly quashed into a haunting hysteria of menacing mannequins and possessed sweaters. What results is a nightmarish cat and mouse game where the only winner of The Desolation Prize will be Jake.
Directed by: 
Shane Day
Produced by: 
Jon Warne
Written by: 
Shane Day
Main Cast: 
MJ Kehler, Byron Mayberry, Amanda Wong, Alan Colodey
Shane Day
About the Director(s): 

In the words of Shane, “It ain’t where I’m from, it’s where I’m at.” Since arriving in Vancouver three years ago, Shane has tinkered in almost every department within the film industry. He believes it’s important to know everyone’s job in order to better communicate with them and help bring out their strongest work.

He first worked with Jon to produce Send Us Smokes, a WW1 musical/dramatic short, and they have since co-founded Skinner Street as a way to showcase their love for story an...read more