Kevin McDonald and Colin Mochrie in the comedy Boys vs. Girls, filmed in and around Windsor.Kevin McDonald and Colin Mochrie in the comedy Boys vs. Girls, filmed in and around Windsor.

Film professors to screen comedy feature at festivals

UWindsor film instructors Mike Stasko and Theodore Bezaire will screen their latest feature Boys vs. Girls at a variety of film festivals over the next couple months, starting this Friday, Feb. 7.

The film, shot in Windsor, will be shown Friday at the Florida Comedy Film Festival and the Central Michigan International Film Festival, with these appearances to follow:

Mike Stasko wrote and directed, Theodore Bezaire produced the movie, which tells the story of a summer camp forced to go co-ed in 1990 for the first time in its 70-year history. Canadian comedy veterans Colin Mochrie and Kevin McDonald star as the camp’s director and caretaker, respectively.

The movie was made possible with strong support from the local community, says Stasko: “It’s great to take this Windsor-made film and start to share it with an audience on the world stage and show then what our city can do.”

He notes that current students in the University of Windsor’s Communication, Media and Film program served on the crew, including second assistant director Rachel McEwen.

“Before working on Boys vs. Girls, I didn’t know what sort of a career I wanted,” says McEwen, a fourth-year film major. “But when I started working on this project, I quickly realized that I was passionate about assistant directing and that I wanted to continue to pursue those kinds of roles on film sets.”