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Things to Do -- A twenty-five year old office worker leaves big city life behind and retreats to his childhood home to reexamine life while resolving past regrets.

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Director:
Writers:
Ted Bezaire (written by) &
Michael Stasko (written by)
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Release Date:
13 June 2006 (Canada) See more »
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Let it go, let it fly!
Plot:
A twenty-five year old office worker leaves big city life behind and retreats to his childhood home to reexamine life while resolving past regrets. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Things to Do on Reel 13 See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Michael Stasko ... Adam Stevenson (as Mike Stasko)
Daniel Wilson ... Mac
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amy Ballantyne ... Julie Bartley
Don Bezaire ... Bus Driver
Olivia Bezaire ... Young Girl
Tim Bezaire ... Information Clerk

Chazrin Blake ... Young Boy's Mother
Brendan Brode ... Man 1 at Party
Jessica Chan ... Rachel
Ross Curzon ... Carlisle Guest (Man)
Santo D'Asaro ... Donovan

Matt John Evans ... Carlile
Gary Gerbrandt ... Ryan Bartley
Jared Gosch ... Nerd 2
Whitney Kril ... Girl 2 at Party
Christian Lattman ... Office Worker
Dru LeHoux ... Man at Car Dealership
Laurel Mailloux ... Girl 1 at Party
Pat McManus ... Bert Stevenson

Jeff Nadalin ... Dude in Hot Tub

JoAnn Nordstrom ... Diane Stevenson (as JoAnn Oke)
Jeff Penttila ... Man 2 at Party
Pat Perro ... Carlisle Guest (Young Man)
Shane Phillips ... Corporal Punishment
Justin Raisbeck ... Man 3 at Party
Ryan Schiller ... Young Boy
Andrew Schweitzer ... Nerd 1
Antonio Sclafani ... Car Salesman
Becky Stasko ... Young Girl's Mother
Joey Stasko ... Answering Machine Voice
Jody Stasko-Nedzelski ... Carol
Tom Strong ... Rolly
Dave Tessier ... Security Guard

Kent Theaker ... Mr. Pritchard

Pat Thornton ... Edward

Phillip Wells ... Mr. Farston

Directed by
Ted Bezaire  (as Theodore Bezaire)
 
Writing credits
Ted Bezaire (written by) (as Theodore Bezaire) &
Michael Stasko (written by) (as Mike Stasko)

Produced by
Ted Bezaire .... associate producer
Gerry Lattmann .... producer
Cary Mignault .... line producer
Jeff Penttila .... associate producer
Michael Stasko .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Eric Schiller 
Michael Stasko 
 
Cinematography by
Eric Schiller 
 
Film Editing by
Ted Bezaire 
Michael Stasko 
 
Casting by
Zena Driver 
Crystal Kramer  (as Crystal Proctor)
 
Production Design by
Antonio Sclafani 
 
Costume Design by
Stefanie Molnar 
 
Makeup Department
Whitney Kril .... key hair stylist
Whitney Kril .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Cary Mignault .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Muzafar Malik .... third assistant director
Jeff Penttila .... first assistant director
Scott Scheirich .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Vivian Alie .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Brian Eimer .... sound designer
Brian Eimer .... supervising sound editor
J.R. Fountain .... sound effects editor
Andrew Penttila .... boom operator
Robert Turi .... sound mixer
Robert Turi .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Matt Baker .... grip
Matt Baker .... still photographer
Aaron Lutsch .... assistant camera
Brent Marrale .... gaffer
Bill Rawlings .... grip
Graham M. Sheppard .... gaffer
Adam Tarini .... first assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chantel Nicole .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Matthew Goldhawk .... assistant editor
Muzafar Malik .... additional editor
 
Other crew
Steven C. Beer .... producer's representative
Robert McCallum .... courier
Jeff Nadalin .... office production assistant
Samar Nader .... production assistant
Danny Webber .... legal counsel
 

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Runtime:
Canada:85 min
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Color:
Color (Fujicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Dolby | Dolby Digital (Western Electric Sound System)
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Things to Do on Reel 13, 17 October 2008
Author: eplromeo8 from United States

What is it about Reel 13's obsession with Canada? I can't seem to figure it out. It's a New York-based TV show – there are lots of New York films and New York filmmakers. Why do they insist on continually going north of the border for independent films? No comprendo. Fortunately, Things to Do, though very formulaic, is a couple notches above the star-studded, though incredibly lame Wilby Wonderful from a couple weeks ago.

Things to Do is the story of Adam – a mid-twenties low-level employee in a non-descript corporation in a non-descript city somewhere in Ontario. For reasons not initially clear, Adam can't deal with the rat race anymore. He quits his job and returns to his small suburban hometown (apparently Ontario suburbs are sadly similar to American ones), where the rumors are already swirling about the reasons behind his return. Mac, the neighborhood eccentric who went to school with Adam, doesn't seem to care, however. He's just happy to have a new person to hang out with. Then, the duo, inspired by a television talk show, come up with a list of things they've always wanted to do, They then go about completing the tasks on the list and as a result, go on a journey of self-discovery.

Yes, I know – it's kind of a cookie-cutter plot (reminds me of that short-lived Fox TV show Free Ride – do you guys remember that?) and that's the biggest detractor of the film. However, while Things to Do isn't ground-breaking, it's a very watchable and mildly enjoyable comedy. Michael Stasko, in the lead role of Adam (he is also the co-writer), is charismatic in a very soft-spoken, minimalist way, which in and of itself, is an interesting choice. Daniel Wilson, as the dim-witted sidekick Mac, is an equally unique presence and is responsible for the film's few hearty laughs (the film otherwise only elicits the occasional wry smile). Director Theodore Bezaire displays strong comic timing and pace throughout the film and manages to add several clever details through his direction and blocking (The moment with the bus driver and the luggage, the blocking of the only kiss in the film and the flunkies of the pre-pubescent soapbox king are all worthy examples).

Things to Do shows off the skills of some very talented people, but still fails to achieve maximum impact. The previously-mentioned predictability of the plot and also the lack of talent surrounding the three key figures (the majority of the dayplayers in the film are very bad and very distracting) hold the film back. Furthermore, the more serious moments don't really fly - there is a very tragic moment in the film that is skirted over in a very lazy way. I almost wonder if this was purposely done to avoid challenging the triumvirate (Bezaire, Stasko and Wilson) beyond their comfort level. That would be unfortunate because only then will these three gifted gentlemen get to the next level. Perhaps they will take it up a notch on the next project – and I sincerely hope they do because the raw potential is there. I truly believe the sky's the limit for these guys – but it's up to them.

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