Cancel the F---ing Internet

After the final infuriating straw, Dan calls his internet provider to cancel the f---ing internet. Surviving the apathetic gauntlet of support staff, he finally reaches the retention department and their star agent: Gerald. Things are finally looking up for Dan. That is until Gerald makes it very clear just how much he knows about Dan’s browsing history, and how far he’s willing to go to maintain his perfect retention record.

  • Ryan Kayet
    Director
  • Ryan Kayet
    Writer
  • Dave Gibson
    Producer
  • Daniel Stolfi
    Key Cast
  • Amish Patel
    Key Cast
  • Jennifer De Lucia
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    250 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Cinefest Film Festival
    Sudbury
    Canada
    September 17, 2017
    World Premiere
    Best Short Film - Audience Award (Runner Up)
  • Calgary International Film Festival
    Calgary
    Canada
    September 24, 2017
    Alberta Premiere
  • Edmonton International Film Festival
    Edmonton
    Canada
    October 6, 2017
    Edmonton Premiere
  • Hamilton International Film Festival
    Hamilton
    Canada
    November 9, 2017
    Hamilton Premiere
  • Austin Comedy Short Film Festival
    Austin
    United States
    November 15, 2017
    US Premiere
    Best Comedy Short Film - Nominated
  • Just For Laughs Short Comedy Film Festival
    Vancouver
    Canada
    March 3, 2018
    British Columbia Premiere
  • Canadian Film Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    March 20, 2018
    Toronto Premiere
  • Portland Comedy Film Festival
    Portland
    United States
    March 24, 2018
    Oregon Premiere
  • Shart International Comedy Film Festival
    Winnepeg
    Canada
    March 24, 2018
    Manitoba Premiere
  • Hollywood Comedy Shorts Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    April 21, 2018
    California Premiere
  • LA Comedy Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    May 19, 2018
  • Interrobang Film Festival
    Des Moines
    United States
    June 22, 2018
    Iowa Premiere
  • Boulder Film and Brew Festival
    Boulder
    United States
    September 15, 2018
    Colorado Premiere
  • NSI Online Film Festival

    Canada
    September 5, 2018
    Online Premiere
  • Royal Starr Film Festival
    Royal Oak
    United States
    October 11, 2018
    Finalist
Director Biography - Ryan Kayet

Ryan is an up-and-coming filmmaker that excels as a screenwriter, director, and producer. After receiving high praise for his thesis film, Lurker, Ryan co-founded Riverlife Productions with a desire to focus on strong character driven narratives. He has directed the bravoFACT funded short film One Day at a Time, based on the award winning Canadian play Cancer Can’t Dance Like This, and several music videos. His previous short Interview, a dramatic short about race, power, and the importance of choosing your words carefully, was funded by the Ontario Arts Council and played in several festivals. His most recent project, Cancel the F---ing Internet, is a hilarious short about privacy and the universal struggle of dealing with the cable/internet companies. Ryan is currently writing his first feature.

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Director Statement

Cancel the F--ing Internet was me and some film-making friends getting together and creating something fun! On a shoe-string budget of $300 (CDN) we spent a weekend making this film.

On the surface, Cancel the F---ing Internet is a a fun film about the infuriating process of dealing with internet providers. Beneath this is a look into the growing concern of internet privacy and data collection.

We were planning on just putting it on YouTube, but after seeing the initial edit and landing a killer score from James Ervin, I team realized they had something really special. We opted to do a lap in the festival circuit instead of just releasing online as I first intended.

If you have a hate for big telecom companies and a big love for crude humour, you’re going to f—king love our short as much as we do. Enjoy!