Red Light

A man and woman catch each others attention while waiting side-by-side at a red light.

Creative team

Writer: Ryan La Via
Director: Michael Gilhooly
Producer: Tom Gordon-Gill

Filmmaker’s statement

Red Light, written by Ryan La Via from Thunder Bay, was one of 50 short film scripts to win a screenwriting competition hosted by the London Screenwriters’ Festival – a British screenwriting festival widely known as the world’s biggest professional screenwriting event.

There were a total of 1,870 international short film scripts submitted and Red Light was the only Canadian script to make the cut. Through the competition Red Light was produced by the production company Good Shout and is directed by filmmaker Michael Gilhooly.”

About Michael Gilhooly


Michael studied theatre & film at the University of Manchester before training as an actor at LAMDA, where he graduated in 2012.

That year, he co-founded Good Shout and made his directorial debut with Red Light, based on a screenplay written by Ryan La Via.

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