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After a great night out, Paul quickly discovers the events of the evening aren't exactly how he remembers them.

  • Tyler Boyco
    The Talk, Bluebird
  • Tyler Boyco
  • Tyler Boyco
  • Ramit Arora
    Toronto Maple Leafs: Leaf to Leaf
  • Winny Clarke
    Christmas By Chance, Art of Obsession, Almost Adults
  • Tanner Sawatzky
    The Talk, Blown Away
  • Matt Sadowski
    Key Cast
    Power Rangers S.P.D., Pretend We're Kissing, Dawn of the Dead
  • Trish Murray
    Key Cast
    Tracy and Martina: Dirty Deeds
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    1 hour 6 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 17, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    21,000 USD
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Director Biography - Tyler Boyco

Tyler is a writer and filmmaker living in Peterborough, Ontario. His passion for entertaining came early on from the backyards and parking lots of cottage country Canada – filming skateboard videos with friends and performing wrestling “shows” with the local kids. After finding sobriety in his mid-20s, Tyler went on to graduate with honours from Sheridan College’s esteemed Advanced Television and Film program.

Though primarily a comedy writer, Tyler has a flair for dramatic storytelling – touching on themes of mental health, grief, and addiction through the lens of small-town Canada. Since Sheridan, he has optioned his web series “Bluebird” for television development with Don Ferguson Productions, directed the award-winning short “The Talk”, that was a finalist in Kevin Harts “Eat My Shorts” competition at Just For Laughs 42, and consistently works as a Production Coordinator and Production Manager on both independent and network productions.

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Director Statement

When I set out to create this film, I had two goals in mind. The first was to share a ridiculous story loosely based on my life. 2022 marked 10 years of sobriety for me, so I wanted to capture a snapshot of what it means to have an unhealthy relationship with drugs and alcohol. The characters of Paul and Eddie are a reflection of how I used to live. Paul, the awkward, stuttering mess who needs to drink in order to be sociable, and Eddie, a deadbeat stoner who abides by the simple mantra of “fuck it, things will work out eventually”. What tethers these two together is their unwillingness to grow up and accept responsibility for their situation, and how it affects others in their lives. The video game references - the universal mascot of “not growing up” - plays as a running motif throughout the film. By the end, I wanted both guys to realize it’s okay to set a healthy boundary between having fun, and being contributors to society.

My second goal was to have a project that I could largely do by myself with some friends, filmed in my own home and around my hometown (which of course, nobody else lives in). As any Canadian artist would know, being able to get anything made here is a miracle in itself. To have a feature-length film completely self funded with a cast and crew of primarily up-and-coming talent is damn near unheard of.

There’s a certain desperation with getting older and realizing your dreams haven’t been met yet. For some people, the reaction to this is to stop trying, smoke a bowl, and see what happens. Unlike Paul and Eddie, I didn’t want that to be me. This film is quite possibly the most grown up thing I’ve done in my 30-some odd years.

I hope you enjoy it as much as we all loved making it.