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Sorry For Your Loss @ the Vancouver Just For Laughs Film Festival

  • Vancity Theatre 1181 Seymour Street Vancouver, BC V6B 3M7 Canada (map)

Doors & Lobby 5:30PM / Screening 6:30PM

This event is 19+

About this Event

When Ken (Justin Bartha) an exhausted, and somewhat reluctant, new Dad is told that his estranged father has passed away, he has a choice to make - ignore the call or fly cross country for the funeral of a man he hardly knew. At his wife’s (Inbar Lavi) insistence, he heads back to his home town, where he learns that his father has left him money in his will, ONLY if he’s able to dump his ashes on the field of his favorite sports team. Easier said than done, but with the help of his Dad’s oldest and least reputable friend (Bruce Greenwood), his lonely Mother (Lolita Davidovitch), they hatch a plan - well, several plans actually - that might just get the remains, and even Ken, where they need to be, in a film that proves there’s nothing about dying that makes you a saint.


Collin Friesen is an MFA graduate in screenwriting from the American Film Institute. Collin realized long ago that writing about himself in the third person makes him dizzy. After moving to LA, he sold a lot of stuff to HBO (two things) Universal (one thing) and Fox Searchlight (kind of a half a thing). He’s worked on CBC’s hit series “Schitt’s Creek”, the “X Files” spinoff “The Lone Gunmen” for Fox TV, was selected to join the Paramount Apprenticeship Writers Program and has scripted (“Scripted” as a verb? Look at me, I write for Variety!) many feature films including The Big White with Robin Williams and Holly Hunter, The Con Artist with Donald Sutherland and his boy, as well as a few he fixed but didn’t get credit for.

Collin has directed three short film including Farm Sluts for Fox Searchlab starring Chris Parnell (SNL, Archer), Arden Myren (Fresh Off The Boat) and Rick Hoffman (Suits). His other films are the comedies Feather Weights and Tested. He is currently developing his TV series NGO for IFC and other acronyms