When an overweight and unpopular teenager is suspended from school, she must endure two weeks of community service at a nearby retirement home. She secretly signs up the residents for a dance-themed reality show to prove that you don’t have to be perfect to be perfectly awesome.
Filmmaker Bio: Pat Mills started as an actor on the Nickelodeon series You Can’t Do That on Television and received training at Ryerson University where Pat was the recipient of the Norman Jewison Filmmaker Award and City TV Best Film Award. Pat’s first feature, the dark comedy Guidance, had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Pat’s second feature, the feel-good Don’t Talk to Irene, had its world premiere at TIFF 2017. It won Best Comedy Screenplay at the Austin Screenplay Competition. It also won the Comedy Vanguard Feature Award and Audience Award at the 2017 Austin Film Festival and The 2018 Kingston Canadian Film Festival. According to the Los Angeles Times, “it hits all the heartwarming notes”. The film was released in the US in March 2018. The film stars newcomer Michelle McLeod, Bruce Gray, Anastasia Phillips, Aviva Mongillo, Scott Thompson and Oscar-winner Geena Davis. An alumnus of NSI, CFC, the WGC Diverse screenwriters program, as well as TIFF’s Talent lab and TIFF Studio, Pat is represented by the Jennifer Hollyer Agency in Canada and Verve Talent and Literary Agency in the USA.