Experiencing Interruptions?

The Dance

Alex wants to be what he thinks Jenny wants him to be, but it's only when he's himself that they finally connect.

  • Pardis Parker
    Afghan; Two Men, Two Cows, Two Guns
  • Pardis Parker
    Afghan; Two Men, Two Cows, Two Guns
  • Pardis Parker
    Afghan; Two Men, Two Cows, Two Guns
  • Pardis Parker
    Key Cast
    Afghan; Two Men, Two Cows, Two Guns
  • Evany Rosen
    Key Cast
    Saving Hope
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  • Genres:
    Romance, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 50 seconds
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  • Aspect Ratio:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • National Screen Institute of Canada

    Best Comedy
  • Boston Comedy Festival

    2nd Place
  • Canadian Comedy Awards

    Nominee: Pardis Parker - Best Writing, Film, Pardis Parker - Best Performance by a Male, Film
  • Athens International Film Festival
  • Cleveland International Film Festival
  • Jaipur International Film Festival
  • Abitibi International Film Festival

    Curated Screening - On Va Aux Vues
  • Humanity International Film Festival

    Best Local Film, Best Canadian Film, Best Comedy
  • Huntsville International Film Festival

    Best Short Film
  • PEI International Film Festival

    Best Maritime Film
  • Carmel Art and Film Festival

    Best of Shorts
  • Gimli Film Festival

    Curated Screening - Best of the NSI Film Festival
  • Forster Film Festival

    Creativity Award
  • SENE Film Festival

    Best of SENE
  • World Music and Independent Film Festival

    Nominee: Pardis Parker - Best Director, Pardis Parker - Best Actor, Christopher Porter - Best Cinematography
  • Wet Your Pants Comedy Film Festival

    Best Short Film
  • Buttered Corn on the Cob Film Festival

    Best of the Fest
  • Imago Film Festival

    Audience Choice Award
  • Big Dam Film Festival

    3rd Place
  • Urban Mediamakers Film Festival

    2nd Place
  • Dixie Film Festival

    Best Comedy
  • SNO Boston Film Festival

    Best Foreign Filmmaker
  • JamFest Indie Film Festival

  • Calgary International Film Festival
  • Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival
  • Anchorage International Film Festival
  • Edmonton International Film Festival
  • Atlantic Film Festival
  • Salt Lake City Film Festival
  • Hollyshorts Film Screening
  • Detours en Cinecourt
  • Southern Appalachian International Film Festival
  • Guam International Film Festival
  • Dawn Breakers International Film Festival
  • Next Wave Art Salon
  • South Texas Underground Film Festival
  • 1737 Film Festival
  • TriMedia Film Festival
  • City of Calgary Canada Day Celebration
  • Detroit Windsor International Film Festival
  • Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival
  • Anthem Film Festival
  • da Vinci Film Festival
  • Yellowknife International Film Festival
  • Island Media Arts Festival
  • Urban Suburban Film Festival
  • Indie Spirit Film Festival
  • Crossroads Film Festival
  • Fort Myers Film Festival
  • Soul 4 Reel Film Festival
  • Capital City Film Festival
  • Imago Film Festival
  • YES Film Festival
  • ViewFinders Film Festival
  • Winter Film Awards
  • The MIX International Short Film Festival
  • Kinofest International Film Festival
  • Minneapolis Underground Film Festival
  • Kerry Film Festival
  • Silver Wave Film Festival
  • Estes Park Film Festival
Director Biography - Pardis Parker

Pardis Parker is the creator and star of Comedy Central's Mideast Minute, and a correspondent for CBC's This Hour Has 22 Minutes.

As a writer/director his work has earned distinctions from the likes of Disney-ABC, NBCUniversal, the Toronto International Film Festival, Athens International Film Festival, Montreal's Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Canadian Comedy Awards, and National Screen Institute of Canada.

As a comedian he's performed at comedy clubs across Canada, the United States, and England.

And as an actor he's appeared on shows for ABC, CBS, CBC, Showcase, Family Channel, Comedy Central, and others.

And he likes blueberries.

Not eating them, but just, you know, as a concept.

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Director Statement

I grew up watching shows like The Looney Tunes, Spy vs Spy, and Mr. Bean and what always impressed me with those programs was their universality: their ability to tell a story that anyone in the world could follow and understand because they contained little to no dialogue. I loved that. I loved the idea that people from all walks of life and all corners of the globe were able to share an experience together in the exact same way.

This was my attempt to create that sort of film. The type that everyone could enjoy regardless of their background or age or mother tongue. And it was made possible by the tremendous talent of Evany Rosen, the beautiful cinematography and camera work of Christopher Porter and Alastair Meux, the pitch-perfect original music composed and performed by Asif Illyas, Shehab Illyas, and Meaghan Smith, the original costumes of designer Anna Gilkerson, and the awesomeness of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Many thanks to everyone who made this film what it is – you’re all legends.