Not Far From the Abbatoir
2011 Calgary, HD, 15:00
Warren has just been laid off from his job at a slaughterhouse in small town Alberta. With his father dying in the hospital, his romantic relationship on the rocks, and his struggle with substance abuse getting the better o him, Warren is in desperate need of a change. One particularly rough night, he strikes up a surprising friendship with a stranger, Ada, an inspiring visual artist who challenges him to leave his troubled past behind. Not Far From the Abbatoir is the story of a man controlling his demons, trying to imagine a better life outside of the only town he has ever called home.
Kyle Thomas is a filmmaker and musician from Calgary and an alumnus of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia University in Montreal. Kyle’s numerous short films including LastChance Saloon (2007), experimental documentary Ghost Town (2008) and The Liminal State of Decay (2010) have played film festivals across Canada.