LIONS IN WAITING
Directed by Jason Karman
The newest member of a minor league hockey team, Ray, experiences hazing by his new teammates as he struggles to fit in both on and off the ice. Ray will have to find the courage to accept himself first—and maybe even inspire a fellow teammate.
Jason Karman is a Vancouver based writer-director whose 15 short films have screened internationally at festivals including the Whistler Film Festival and Telefilm Canada’s Not Short on Talent at Clermont-Ferrand. In 2011, Jason received the Gerry Brunet Memorial Award at Vancouver Queer Film Festival for I’M IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE, and in 2015, the Jury Choice Award at Reel Pride Winnipeg for KIMCHI FRIED DUMPLINGS.
Director: Jason Karman
Writer: Jason Karman
Producer: Selena Paskalidis, Sammie Astaneh, Heather Eschuk
Director of Photography: Cole Graham
Editor: Riley McMaster
Composer: Joe Berry
Cast: Taylor Kare, Valerie Sing Turner
Shorts Programs / 117 minsWe are resilient, stubborn, and reckless. We are sensitive, hesitant, and confused. We live in our own worlds but try to break into others’. As we come across each other in this bittersweet symphony called youth, we slowly stumble into the bewildering future together. - Lanca Li