abracadavers (can)

Official selection

Chris’ Mom died in a freak hair salon chair accident. Ever since then he’s been attached to the chair responsible for her death. Gabriel, his closest friend, believes this is more than an obsession and along with their group of friends kidnaps him on a trip. On the road-trip everyone discovers, as Chris had previously begun to expect, that the salon chair gives those close to it superpowers. Chris, on the other hand, comes to understand he’s in fact struggling with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and learns, along with his friends, that dealing with super-human abilities is sometimes easier to grapple with than what’s going on in your mind. The group trips, stumbles, but ultimately works and grows together to understand their new-found abilities and more importantly, themselves.

Awards
  • Best International Comedy
  • Best Cinematography – Josef Aaron Wright
  • Best Production Design – Kenya Weaver, Rachael Haugan
Credits

Cinematographer: Josef Aaron Wright
Editor: Rebecca Jolley
Composer: Scott Steneker
Production Designer: Kenya Weaver
Art Director: Rachael Haugan
Sound Designer: Ty Frederick
Supporting Cast: Samantha Jeffery
VFX Lead/Team: Jump Studios

Director: Morgan Ermter
Writer: Morgan Ermter, Rachael Haugan, Alanna Schwartz, Danae Pritchard, Ethan Harder, Aaron Belot
Producer: Morgan Ermter, Griffin Cork, Josef Aaron Wright, Shaun Donnelly
Key Cast: Griffin Cork, Emma Houghton, Courtney Tromburg, Jordan Wright, Franco Correa, Josef Aaron Wright