Friday October 18, 2019  I  7:00pm  I  Famous Players Canada Square Cineplex

12 Minutes    I   English    I   World Premiere

When Ash is forced to meet with his estranged father, he struggles to sympathise with his problems. Shook is a light hearted story of two men trying to reconnect in Amar Wala’s return to fiction filmmaking, inspired by a personal experience. 



Amar Wala 

Born in India and raised in Toronto, Amar Wala's work often explores themes of immigration, justice and identity. Working in both documentary and fiction, Wala's debut feature The Secret Trial 5 won him the Emerging Filmmaker Jury Award at Hot Docs, and the Magnus Isacsson Award at RIDM. Often using his cinema as activism, Wala has firmly planted himself as a daring and vital young voice in Canadian film.

Additional Credits

Raymond Ablack
Raymond was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. At age 11, he was bitten by the performance bug on stage as Young Simba in The Lion King at the Princess of Wales theatre and he has enjoyed performing and entertaining ever since. He achieved international recognition for his role on Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001). Following Degrassi, he appeared in various television series, including Orphan Black (2013), Shadowhunters (2016), and Narcos (2017). In 2016, he won an Indie Series Award for his role on Teenagers (2014). A passionate social justice activist, Raymond works with
a local charities, Free The Children and Me to We, as an outreach speaker. Raymond raises awareness about child labour and how youth can take action on many social justice issues by sharing his volunteering experiences oversees in Haiti, India, Ecuador and Kenya. Ray has been featured in Free The Children documentaries for MTV and TeenNick in each country he's volunteered in.



Sugith Varughese

As an actor, he has over 90 screen credits, most currently recurring on the hit TV comedy Kim’s Convenience. Recent independent feature films include supporting roles in The Joke Thief and Red Rover. Soon to be seen in Atom Egoyan’s latest, Guest of Honour. He has also made many stage appearances, including a Dora Award nominated performance in Little Pretty and The Exceptional at Toronto’s Factory Theatre. He is also a Writers’ Guild of Canada award winning screenwriter and Gemini nominated TV writer as well as produced playwright. He was the first minority to attend the prestigious Canadian Film Centre and his short films have screened at festivals globally and won several awards. He is listed in Who’s Who in Canada.


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