Pardis Parker – A Rising Star from the Halifax Indie Film Scene
Halifax, November 3, 2011 – Pardis Parker is an emerging star from the Independent Film scene in Halifax. The award winning director, writer, actor, and comedian is currently promoting his latest film project with Festivals. “The Dance” is an incredibly performed silent comedy short film that stars Pardis alongside Evany Rosen of Picnicface.
“The Dance” was selected best Maritime Film at the PEI Film Festival and has picked up other awards at the Urban Mediamakers Film Festival, Dixie Film Festival, SNOB Film Festival, Huntsville International Film Festival, Carmel Art and Film Festival, and the JamFest. The Carmel Art and Film Festival in California added the short to its prestigious Best of Shorts program, from which Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood handpicks the festival's best film each year.
We caught up with Pardis and you can listen to our interview below on our Soundcloud file.
The film has not been released outside of film festivals, but we can show you previous work from this accomplished Atlantic Canadian. “Two Men, Two Cows, Two Guns” is an exceptional short film by Pardis about a testy visitor sending a farmer’s quiet Sunday on a hilarious downward spiral into udder chaos. Two Men, Two Cows, Two Guns stars John Dunsworth (Trailer Park Boys) and Levi MacDougall (Important Things with Demetri Martin).
After screening at several major Canadian festivals this September, “The Dance” will proceed to play the international circuit, where Parker's previous work, including Afghan and Two Men, Two Cows, Two Guns, has taken in upwards of 50 awards and nominations. He hopes The Dance continues the trend and with the exceptional work he creates, that is probably going to happen. Stay tuned for more on Pardis Parker.