Canada, 2016, Comedy, 96 minutes
Director: Jason and Brett Butler
Location: Apollo Cinema, Kitchener
Summary: First Round Down centers around Tim Tucker, a former junior hockey star and hitman. Tim returns home after a decade to take care of his brother and move on but his criminal past, crazy best friend and the girl he left behind all wreak havoc with his shot at redemption.
Program: Post screening Q&A with directors Brett and Jason Butler. Moderated by Katie Jane Parkes.
Director Bio: Substance Production (SubProd) is the cocked and loaded offspring of maverick producers and filmmaking brothers, Brett and Jason Butler. Based out of Toronto, SubProd is dedicated to creating exciting and original content for film, television and the web. With multiple awards on the film festival circuit and several feature scripts in development, SubProd is unleashing a new and fearless form of entertainment into households worldwide.
Moderator Bio: Budding filmmaker, content creator, event leader and community manager with experience on the Canadian film festival circuit: Katie Jane Parkes is passionate about movies, new media and building communities. Specializing in brand communications by day, she leads film sets by night, guided by her belief in the power of storytelling and an engaged audience.