Junior’s Giant (WINNER ~ Best Film)
Country of Origin: Canada
A close-knit Grandfather and his trans Granddaughter struggle when his dementia sparks an imaginary giant and gender confusion, causing pain for them both.
JUNIOR’S GIANT is based on writer Deb McGrath’s real-life father’s experience with Lewy Body dementia and the imaginary giant who became a real comfort to him as his condition worsened.
WRITER/PRODUCER/”Dale” Debra McGrath
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER Paula Brancati
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Paula is a Canadian Screen Award nominated/two-time Dora Award nominated veteran actor of stage & screen, a producer, writer, & newly minted director. Select acting credits include her Gemini-nominated leading roles on Degrassi & Dark Oracle & her leading role in the AMC Shudder series Slasher. Select producing credits include the films People Hold On, Sadie’s Last Days On Earth, & From The Vine.
Deb started her acting and writing career at the Second City in Toronto. She is a stage, film, TV, voice and animation actor. Selected credits from film and TV include Murdoch Mysteries, Little Mosque on the Prairie, Homeschooled, Kids in the Hall Reboot, Carter Files, Private Eyes, Love Hacks, Dead Mom and Baking all the Way. She also tours with husband Colin Mochrie doing their improv show.