Directed By
Arturo Perez Torres, Aviva Armour-Ostroff
Narrative Feature

The Drawer Boy

HHM Jury Nominations: Best Feature Film, Best Screenplay, Lead Actor (Richard Clarkin)

It’s 1971 and a Toronto performance troupe ventures out to Ontario’s countryside to research a theater project. Miles, a young actor, befriends two aging farmers, a gruff workhorse named Morgan and his lifelong friend Angus, who suffers from memory loss. As Miles observes their daily rituals and learns their secret stories, he comes to suspect that Morgan is a less reliable narrator than he lets on.

Cast: Jakob Ehman, Richard Clarkin, Stu Hughes

Writers: Michael Healey, Arturo Pérez Torres

Recently Screened At: Heartland Film Festival (Grand Prize Narrative Feature Premiere), Oxford International Film Festival (Best Narrative Feature), Green Bay International Film Festival (Best Narrative Feature & Audience Choice for Best Feature)

Scheduled to Attend: Arturo Pérez Torres, Aviva Armour-Ostroff

Programmer Notes: The Drawer Boy captures the intimacy of a stage play on film, bringing a quirky, emotional story to life as if the characters were in the room with you. Each third of the trio is unique, yet they integrate seamlessly as a powerful ensemble.

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at State Theatre at B.C. Historical Museum