At school it’s the unrelenting bullies, and at home it’s her mother’s ramblings about dietary restriction that incessantly torment Marjorie. The fridge offers unexpected comfort – but it has little to do with food.

Creative team

Writer/director: Pat Mills
Producer: Alyson Richards

About Pat Mills

Pat Mills

Pat Mills got his start in the industry as an actor on the series You Can’t Do That on Television. He received his training at Ryerson University where he was the recipient of the Norman Jewison filmmaker award and CityTV best film award. His short films have played at festivals all around the world.

His first feature film, the dark comedy Guidance which he also starred in, had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. It was theatrically released in Canada and the US in August 2015 and was listed as a New York Times critics’ pick. His performance as ‘David’ was nominated for an ACTRA Award for outstanding male performance.

An alumnus of TIFF’s Talent Lab, Pat was named winner of TIFF’s Pitch This! for his next feature film Don’t Talk to Irene, due for release in 2017.

On the TV side, Pat has taken part in NSI’s Totally Television program and the WGC-CTV Diverse Screenwriters Program for his teen series Amnesia Girl which ended up going into development at Bell Media. He was also a CTV fellow at the Banff World Media Festival.

His short films include: Babysitting Andy, Marjorie, Pat’s First Kiss and 5 Dysfunctional People in a Car.

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