One of the evening's highlights included Lines by Amy Jo Johnson who also stars and reunites with her Flashpoint co-star, Enrico Colantoni in shiny plastic makeup playing a sleazy dermatologist who tries to sell Johnson on his botox injections. One of the producer of Lines is Jessica Adams, (The Highwayman, TYS2009). Arranged by Renuka Jeyapalan stars Anne Blythe from the webseries Space Janitors and is a light-hearted take on the dreaded tale of relationship woes and the need to find companionship and love. Emily Piggford returns to the frosty screens of the CFC in Slater Jewell-Kemker's Still, who continues to impress with her range. Given Your History by Molly McGlynn is a poignant portrayal of familial love and loss starring Katie Boland from Reign.
The shorts were diverse in content and the one thing I was personally pleasantly surprised about was that it didn't beat you over the head with "female themes" for the lack of a better term. While most of the shorts centered around a female protagonist, the stories would be equally effective if the genders were reversed. It's nice to see universal stories like these that celebrate a particular community without the need to emphasize how different they are.
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