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The Package

It's just a plain brown package, but everyone wants it. A classic McGuffin in an existential Noir about role, identity, and desire.

  • Ted Atherton
    Director
    The Last Round
  • Ted Atherton
    Writer
    The Last Round, The Ticcing Detective
  • Ted Atherton
    Producer
    The Last Round
  • Ted Atherton
    Key Cast
    Many credits, including: The Expanse, XIII, Sue Thomas F.B.Eye, Suits, Murdoch Mysteries, Rogue, Reign, The Company, Hollywoodland, Everest.
  • Rod Wilson
    Key Cast
    Many Credits, including: American Gothic, Suits, Reign.
  • Maria Dinn
    Key Cast
    Hemlock Grove, The Listener
  • Jesse Bond
    Key Cast
    Total Recall, Flashpoint
  • James Kirchner
    Key Cast
    Lost Girl, Silent Hill, Hairspray
  • Carl Bauer
    Key Cast
    Defiance, Suits, Reign, Flashpoint
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Film Noir, Comedy, Crime
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 10, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Toronto International Short Film Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    November 11, 2016
    North American Premiere
Director Biography - Ted Atherton

Ted Atherton, one of Canada's best known actors (The Expanse, XIII, Sue Thomas F.B.Eye) had a festival circuit hit with his first short, The Last Round. With "The Package", his second film, he writes, directs, and stars.

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Director Statement

In The Package, I'm using Film Noir to explore questions of role, identity, and desire in a comic way. How do we define ourselves? By what we do for living? By how we present ourselves to others? Or by what we want?