Sit Boy Sit

The night takes an unexpected turn for two high school friends hanging out near a convenience store.

Creative team

Writer: Akash Bansal
Co-directors: Julian Papas, Jesse Wyatt
Producers: Julian Papas, Jesse Wyatt, Ryan McIntyre, Imaad Bhatty

Filmmaker’s statement

Our screenwriter, Akash Bansal, approached the two of us to direct the film in our second year of university.

We admired its approach and treatment of teenage friendship and young masculinity.

We worked with a wonderful team of collaborators in creating the film and it wouldn’t have been possible without them.

About Julian Papas and Jesse Wyatt

Julian Papas    Jesse Wyatt

Julian Papas is an emerging director, writer and editor in his final year of film production at York University. He has made three short films including Sit Boy Sit which won outstanding film of the year at York. Julian finds himself drawn to intimate stories exploring human connections. He is currently working on his thesis film.

Jesse Wyatt is a director entering his final year of film school at York University. He has directed many well-received short films and won outstanding film of the year at York. Influenced by British realism and a variety of philosophical discourses, Jesse continues to share his social commentary through his films and strives to challenge and expand audiences everywhere.

Julian and Jesse collaborated as co-directors on this film after their screenwriter, Akash Bansal, approached them with the prospect of directing together. They have continued to collaborate, in varying roles, on other projects.

One comment

Leave a comment