YEAR OF THE CARNIVORE IS A ROMANTIC-COMEDY-DRAMA ABOUT A GIRL WITH AN UNREQUITED CRUSH ON A BOY WHO THINKS SHE’S BAD IN BED, SO SHE GOES OUT TO GET MORE ‘EXPERIENCE’.
Sammy Smalls is a 21-year-old tomboy who works as a store detective at Big Apple Food Town. Her job is to deliver shoplifters to her boss who beats them up so they never reoffend.
Sammy feels guilty over her part in the dodgy scheme and wants to quit, but she doesn’t have many options. She certainly isn’t moving
back home to live with her unhappy and over-protective parents.
Meanwhile, Sammy is head over heels for scruffy street musician Eugene Zaslavsky. He’s perfect for her, funny, irreverent and sensitive, but the problem is, he doesn’t want to be in a relationship. After a disastrous one-night stand that goes beyond the boundaries of their friendship, Eugene suggests they play the field to get more experience. Following his advice, Sammy hatches a plan catapulting her on a quest that takes her through her neighbours’ bedroom, the public swimming pool, and finally to blackmailing shoplifters
Format: Super 16mm, Colour, English
Running Time: Feature Film
Writer/Director/Composer: Sook-Yin Lee, Adam Litovitz & Buck 65
Story Editor: Marguerite Pigott
Producer(s): Trish Dolman, Simone Urdl & Jennifer Weiss
Co-producer: Kryssta Mills
Director of Photography: Bruce Chun
Financing: Telefilm Canada, Entertainment One, BC Film, CAVCO
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
Toronto International Film Festival 2009 – Opened CanadaFirst!
Cinéfest Sudbury 2009
Atlantic Film Festival 2009
Calgary International Film Festival 2009
Whistler Film Festival 2009
NXNE (North by North East) 2010