Experiencing Interruptions?

Guess Who's Not Coming To Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner?

Set in 1956 propaganda filled, nuclear bomb scared America, the Swanson family has a peculiar taste for entertaining their guests.

  • Adam King
    "Mum", "Bow To Your Prince", "Face Wash"
  • Spencer Sinclair
  • Adam King
    "Mum", "Bow To Your Prince", "Face Wash"
  • March Mercanti
    "Bow To Your Prince", "Face Wash"
  • Julia Monson
    Production Designer
    "Bow To Your Prince", "Face Wash"
  • Josh Glover
  • Ryan Cannon
    Sound Design
  • Félix Beauchamp
    Key Cast
  • Mac Dale
    Key Cast
  • Michelle D'Alessandro-Hatt
    Key Cast
  • Andrew Kines
    Key Cast
  • Jaymee Fuczek
    Key Cast
  • Noah Spitzer
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Psychological Horror, Dark Comedy
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 29, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    3,500 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    Black Magic
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  • 2015 Fargo Fantastic Film Festival
    Fargo, ND, USA
    October 13, 2015
    North American Premiere
  • 2015 Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival
    Buffalo, NY, USA
    November 11, 2015
    New York Premiere
  • 2015 Hamilton Film Festival
    Hamilton, ON, CA
    November 6, 2015
    Canadian Premiere
  • 2015 YoungCuts Film Festival
    Montreal, QC, CA
    November 4, 2015
    Quebec Premiere
    Best Film
  • 2015 Indie Film TO Festival
    Toronto, ON, CA
    December 7, 2015
    Toronto Premiere
    Best Director, Best Editing
  • 2015 Canada Shorts Film Festival
    Vancouver, ON
  • 2016 Toronto Short Film Festival
    Toronto, ON
    March 14, 2016
  • 2016 Victoria Texas Independent Film Festival
    Victoria, TX
    March 17, 2016
    Texas Premiere
  • 2016 Buffalo Niagara International FIlm Festival
    Buffalo, NY
    April 16, 2016
  • 2016 Indie Horror Film Festival
    Gatlinburg, TN
    April 16, 2016
    Tennessee Premiere
  • 2016 ReelHeART International Film Festival
    July 7, 2016
  • 2016 Toronto Independent Film Festival (TOiFF)
    September 9, 2016
  • Scare-A-Con
    New England
    United States
    October 1, 2016
Director Biography - Adam King

Adam is a Toronto based writer, producer, and director. He operates with an eye for capturing the dramatic, a technique he utilizes in his second film, this dark comedic horror piece, Guess Who’s Not Coming To Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner?

Adam has been quietly active in the Toronto film scene since 2012, producing and directing his debut film Mum (2012), producing Bow To Your Prince (March Mercanti, 2014), and producing Face Wash (March Mercanti, 2015). He recently received an Emerging Artists Grant from the Ontario Arts Council towards his upcoming psychological drama My Brother’s Rifle beginning pre-production in September of 2015.

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Director Statement

"Guess Who's Not Coming To Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner?" is a psychological horror film with elements of dark comedy. Spence [the writer] described the story to me in this way, "Imagine a world where 'Leave It To Beaver' met 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.'" The film uses this statement as a platform to draw parallels between the modern-day nuclear family and those of the past while incorporating the tropes associated with the 1950's family sit-com and the horror genre.

We set the table for you to experience life alongside Jimmy Swanson, our anti-hero, who is struggling to find his place in the Swanson Family after being punished for his mealtime manners. His character places emphasis on the alienation we have all faced in the eyes of our peers and what we must do to fight against this injustice.

As Jimmy will soon discover, individualism is not to be tolerated, especially when those who would be individuals of the world unite.