Sharon Switzer

Scarborough filmmaker rides Beater into TUFF

With less than two days before the Toronto Urban Film Festival entry deadline, Jerome Skeete gathered his sister, her boyfriend, an old bike, and went off to make a movie. The result? Beater, a silent, one-minute film selected as a film festival finalist.

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Film festival showcases filmmakers’ stories in less than a minute

Jordan Di Lella took one day of pre-production, one day of shooting and several days of editing to make a one-minute silent film. In 2010, Di Lella and his partner Chris Noble entered the Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) for the first time. “We thought our film had a certain level of professionalism and quality to it,” he said. “It doesn’t mean the panel is thinking anywhere near that expectation.”