Experiencing Interruptions?


A comedic comparison between prohibition era attitudes on alcohol, and modern attitudes on cannabis. The story follows Abi Roach of the world famous "Hot Box Cafe" in Toronto during the weeks leading up to legalization in Canada.

  • Taylor Renwick
  • Taylor Renwick
  • Casey McGee
  • Patrick Duff
  • Taylor Renwick
    Assistant Picture Editor
  • Tristan Shillingford
    Director of Photography
  • Ana Hau Parades
    Camera Operator
  • Tristan Shillingford
    Camera Operator
  • Akayla Eagle
    Sound Recordist
  • Abi Roach
    Key Cast
  • Casey McGee
    BTS Photographer
  • Casey McGee
    Post Supervisor
  • Ana Hau Parades
    VFX Artist
  • Tristan Shillingford
    Assistant VFX Editor
  • Casey McGee
    Dialogue Editor
  • Taylor Renwick
  • Akayla Eagle
    Assistant Mixer
  • Casey McGee
    Assistant Mixer
  • Amir Mehrabi
  • Casey McGee
  • Dana Sheridan
    Assistant DIT
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Documentary, Experimental, Satire
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 11, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    749 USD
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    Digital, 1080p
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  • Colorado International Cannabis & Hemp Film Festival 2019
    Denver, Colorado
    United States
    April 14, 2019
    United States Premiere
  • Toronto Lift-Off Film Festival Online 2019
    Toronto, Ontario
    July 22, 2019
    Canadian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • London-Worldwide Comedy Short Film Festival 2020
    London, Greater London
    United Kingdom
    Special Mention
  • Canada Shorts - Canadian & International Short Film Fest 2020
    Saint John, New Brunswick
    December 12, 2020
    Award of Commendation
Director Biography - Taylor Renwick

Taylor Renwick is an aspiring screenwriter and director. He graduated with Honours from the Film and Television Production Program at Humber College in Toronto, Canada as of April, 2020.

He wrote and directed the short films "137 Silver Maple Crescent" (2017), "Boredom" (2018), "10/17" (2019), and "Shallow" (2020) with additional writing credits on "Spectral" (2020).

"10/17" is his first publicly premiering debut film.

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Director Statement

"10/17" is a film about the progressive move of legalizing Cannabis across Canada. To match the subject matter, I created a short documentary that uses experimental and progressive filmmaking techniques to tell it's story.

I ultimately decided that a comedic approach was the most unique angle to come at this project with. Fast cuts, digital zooms, and sound effects are all used to enhance the story while pulling some laughs out of the audience.

I believe a divisive topic can always benefit from a more light hearted point of view. I intended to highlight that legalization won’t solve all of our problems, but it won’t bring about the end of the world either. I wanted to show that not much will change in the day to day lives of locals in Toronto.