UWindsor film professor Mike Stasko will show his latest feature this weekend at London’s Forest City Film Festival before its hometown premiere at the Windsor International Film Festival on Saturday, Nov. 2.
Boys vs. Girls, written and directed by Stasko and produced by Theodore Bezaire, was shot in Windsor-Essex with a crew that included UWindsor students and recent grads. It tells the story of a summer camp forced to go co-ed after 70 years, sparking a battle of the sexes.
“Theodore Bezaire and I have been making feature comedies in Windsor for almost 15 years now, including Things To Do and The Birder,” Stasko says. “Boys vs. Girls helps us raise the bar on our filmmaking while continuing to shine a spotlight on our local region.”
The movie features established actors Colin Mochrie and Kevin McDonald. Stasko believes his young crew members will benefit from having it on their resumés.
“I’ve seen first-hand what this jumpstart can do for their careers,” he says.
The film will screen at the:
- Forest City Film Festival
Oct. 25, 12:20 p.m.; Oct. 26, 10 a.m.
- Windsor International Film Festival
Nov. 2, 5:45 p.m.
- Hamilton Film Festival
Nov. 7, 9:30 p.m.