Private Project

Pook Sess

Back from a camping trip, a group of homies suspect they've missed out on the end of the world.

  • Cristi Parpalita
  • Cristi Parpalita
  • Eloïse Grenier-Carpintero
  • Xavier St-Jean
    Key Cast
  • Gabriel Caron-Grenier
    Key Cast
  • Cristi Parpalita
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Poos Sess
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Horror, Stoner
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 20, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
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  • Language:
    English, French
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Concordia University
Director Biography - Cristi Parpalita

Romanian-born and Canadian-grown, Cristi Parpalita has only started to scratch the surface of his creative potential. Constantly searching for new ways to bend narrative genres, his films remain authentically intimate by often being based on true stories.

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Director Statement

Pook Sess is a sci-fi mystery film that breaks down into a classic stoner movie via a documentary interlude. Many a pook sess were done throughout high-school and have now become a rare tradition that we engage in for nostalgia's sake. The opening of the film is grandly inspired by the events of the Covid 19 pandemic in Montreal, as an 8pm curfew left the streets empty. Peering over from your balcony, you would almost feel as if you were the only one left in an otherwise busy city.