Gabriel’s Trip is Bashar Shbib’s final film dealing with the eccentric life of Gabriel Young, a middle-aged independent filmmaker. In the first instalment of the trilogy (Hot Sauce), Gabriel (Bashar Shbib) must come to terms with his amnesia. In the second film (The Kiss), he must confront his paranoia. And in the third, Gabriel is diagnosed with acute schizophrenia and must adapt to his new condition. In seeking ne ...

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  • BASH film 30
  • Director Bashar Shbib
  • Year, Country, Medium 2011, Canada, Color, DV
  • Duration, (Format) 87 minutes (NTSC)
  • Genre Fiction, Drama

Frogs In Love depicts the exciting and sometimes tumultuous circumstances that surround shooting Adam Coleman Howard’s latest film, Frauds in Love, starring himself and Alexa Woodward. 

For Oneira's 25th anniversary, the veteran filmmaker, Shbib was convin ...

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  • BASH film 29
  • Director Bashar Shbib
  • Year, Country, Medium 2011, Canada, Color, DV
  • Duration, (Format) 52:00 minutes (NTSC)
  • Genre Making-of, Drama

Lea (Kim Prangley) and Andrew (Bashar Shbib) have been complacently married for over fifteen years. Lea’s inability to bear children is what has caused the biggest rift in their union. When Andrew dies of a sudden heart attack, Lea’s friends surround her for comfort and support. As they gather for a weekend to mourn the loss of their loved one, these five women of various ages come to strengthen the ties that bind them to one ...

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  • BASH film 28
  • Director Bashar Shbib
  • Year, Country, Medium 2008, Canada, Color, DV
  • Duration, (Format) 90:00 (NTSC)
  • Genre Fiction, Drama

The making of…indie television? portrays how a low-budget, independent television program is made without compromising one’s creative freedom. Using Granite Forks, a television series filmed on location in Stanstead, Canada as a case study, along with footage from some of independent filmmaker Bashar Shbib’s other films, this full-length feature gives the inside scoop on the challenges of independent media production and why it is such a driving fo ...

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  • BASH film 27 
  • Director Bashar Shbib
  • Year, Country, Medium 2008, Canada, Couleur, DV
  • Duration, (Format) 83 minutes (NTSC)
  • Genre Making-of

Life as it is is a compilation of episodes from the first webshow broadcast daily on the internet in Canada. “ALIEN DOG – LIFE AS IT IS” deals with various aspects of contemporary youth culture. The main characters, Sean (Michael Jorden Colton), a drug dealer, Karen (Maïa Nadon-Chbib), a business student, and others, face a variety of issues ranging from love and drugs to unemployment and the sear ...

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  • BASH film 25
  • Director Bashar Shbib
  • Year, Country, Medium 2006, Canada, Color, DV
  • Duration, (Format) 90 minutes (NTSC)
  • Genre Fiction, Drama

What’s a girl to do when her biological clock is ticking, yet marriage and a husband are the furthest thing from her mind? Silent Men follows the trials and tribulations of one very modern-minded young woman, Patricia (Alexandra Woodward), as she tries to plan out her foray into motherhood. With help she enlists her best friend, Liam (Neil McDonough), with whom she video-interviews dozens of men to find a suitable potential fat ...

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  • BASH film 24
  • Director Bashar Shbib
  • Year, Country, Medium 2005, CANADA, Color, DV
  • Duration, (Format) 90:00 minutes (PAL)
  • Genre Fiction, Comedy

It is only through personal challenges that we can learn the stuff of which we are made.  But, how far are we willing to go before we give up? Man is the only obstacle standing between himself and his destiny.  Are you ready? The dice have been cast. 

According to the beautiful and mysterious Darcy (Anna Jaeger), fear is the only thing that can prevent u ...

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  • BASH film 23
  • Director Jon Deitcher
  • Year, Country, Medium 2004, Canada, Color, DV
  • Duration, (Format) 82:00 minutes (NTSC)
  • Genre Fiction, Drama

Bill Gabriel Young (Bashar Shbib), a B-filmmaker with a past, discovers he has some kind of blood cancer. He sets out to do his last film and throughout the making of, tells his three children Tanya, Laila and Amir (Maïa Nadon-Chbib, Camille Fortin-Chbib and Tadzeo Horner-Chbib), how he knew, by some kind of intuitive feeling, that he was going to die of this cancer. Before his departure, he tells them about their world, about c ...

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  • BASH film 21
  • Director Bashar Shbib
  • Year, Country, Medium 1998, Canada, Color, 35mm
  • Duration, (Format) 77:18 minutes (NTSC)
  • Genre Fiction, Drama

Bone tells the story of four friends who get caught up in a crooked venture to transport illegally-obtained genetic material across national borders. 

Upon returning to her hometown, Hadley (Marisa Malone) finds herself in the company of her lover, Paul (Romano Orzari). Paul is an educated young man who – like many from his generation – is stu ...

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  • BASH film 20
  • Director Eugene Garcia
  • Year, Country, Medium 1998, Canada, Color, 35mm
  • Duration, (Format) 76:07 minutes (NTSC)
  • Genre Fiction, Drama

Harry (Robin Andrew Wilcock), a shabby but dignified transvestite, writes radio dramas. One night, he goes into the studio to record his latest work, “Panic,” about a woman whose greatest dream is to write pulp fiction. Harry is assisted by Jack (Patrick Garrow), a macho and homophobic sound technician.

Harry's drama follows the adventures of Marion (Diane Carlson), a shy ...

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  • BASH film 19
  • Director Bashar Shbib
  • Year, Country, Medium 1997, Canada, Color, 35mm
  • Duration, (Format) 84:00 minutes (NTSC)
  • Genre Fiction, Drama

Kate Lloyd (Iona Brindle), a once-promising undergraduate, has dropped out to live with her boyfriend Liam (Patrick Garrow). Although Kate tells Liam that she has never been happier, there are moments in their physical relationship that reveal the existence of a few unresolved issues from her past. 

Kate's blissful life is shattered one day when she gets a call from her mother. The police ...

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  • BASH film 18
  • Director Bashar Shbib
  • Year, Country, Medium 1997, Canada, Color, 35mm
  • Duration, (Format) 80:22 minutes (NTSC)
  • Genre Fiction, Drama

Edward Pinchbeck (Jimeoin), a thirty-five-year-old professional perfumer who owns a modest perfume boutique, lives reclusively with his pet parakeet and enjoys discussing the virtues of pheromones and musky secretions. Due to being extremely shy around women, Edward is secretly in love with his overpaid and underworked store clerk Daisy (Iona Brindle) who steadfastly remains uninterested in him. Edward’s drab life drastically c ...

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  • BASH film 17
  • Director Bashar Shbib
  • Year, Country, Medium 1997, Canada, Color, 35mm
  • Duration, (Format) 80:17 minutes (NTSC)
  • Genre Fiction, Comedy

Grief-stricken after her fiancé called off their wedding, Sam (Alexandra Woodward), an impetuous Montréal socialite, impulsively hires Jack (Mark Houghton), a taxi driver with voyeuristic tendencies, to drive her from Montréal to L.A.

The trip is rougher than either would have anticipated. Sam is outraged that truck stops don't serve cappuccino and offended by Jack's hygiene, or lack thereo ...

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  • BASH film 16
  • Director Bashar Shbib
  • Year, Country, Medium 1997, Canada, Color, 35mm
  • Duration, (Format) 78:30 minutes (NTSC)
  • Genre Fiction, Drame

Following the adventures of the B-movie director, Bill Gabriel Young (Bashar Shbib), Hot Sauce explores the sensation of taste. Suffering from amnesia after being mugged and knocked unconscious, Bill attempts to piece his life together. With the help of his friend Bella (Susan Eyton-Jones), Bill inadvertently discovers that spicy foods help him to regain his early memories bit by bit. His subsequent hot-food binges, howe ...

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  • BASH film 15 
  • Director Bashar Shbib
  • Year, Country, Medium 1998, Canada, Color, 35mm
  • Duration, (Format) 80:57 minutes (NTSC)
  • Genre Fiction, Comedy

La Mule et les Émeraudes (Original french version)

The jeweller Salomon has entrusted Gorem (Frédérick Duval) with a special job, to deliver some gems to Charlie, who is known as “the Wolf of the Caribbean”. What this young ‘mule’ doesn’t know is that the emeralds have been stolen and are coveted b ...

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  • BASH film 14
  • Director Bashar Shbib
  • Year, Country, Medium 1995, CANADA, 35mm
  • Duration, (Format) 76 minutes (NTSC)
  • Genre Fiction, Drama

Harry (Chriss Lee) is a young, Jewish scientist who lives with his overprotective and overbearing mother, Ida (Victoria Barkoff). He spends most of his time in his laboratory trying to isolate the guilt gene, using live rats for his tests.

When the laboratory administration announces a major budget cut, he can no longer afford the number of rats he nee ...

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  • BASH film 13
  • Director Bashar Shbib
  • Year, Country, Medium 1994, Canada, Color, 35mm
  • Duration, (Format) 84:30 minutes (NTSC)
  • Genre Fiction, Comedy, Horror

Francesca (Bianca Rossini) seems to be satisfied with her life and her job. She thinks that marriage is something that will bring her happiness and she desperately hopes that Jonathan, her boyfriend, will propose to her on their first anniversary together. She prepares a romantic dinner for the occasion. Jonathan (Roy Garcia) has not only forgotten the special event, but he also intends to spend the evening with Tracey (C ...

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  • BASH film 12
  • Director Bashar Shbib
  • Year, Country, Medium 1994, USA, Color, 35 mm
  • Duration, (Format) 79:50m, (NTSC)
  • Genre Fiction, Drame

THE BLOND, THE BLIND AND THE BROTHEL...

The film weaves the tale of Louie B. (Tim Brazzil), a hapless cowboy who thinks the world would be a better place if strangers would kiss each other more often. After a run-in with a band of crooks headed by Stacey, (Mary Crosby), Louie goes blind. He is taken in by Billie Jean – a tough-love prostitute (Daphna Kastner), and her colleagues – who ...

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  • BASH film 11
  • Director Bashar Shbib
  • Year, Country, Medium 1991, Canada, Color, 35mm
  • Duration, (Format) 75:00 minutes (NTSC)
  • Genre Fiction, Drama

Robert and Alexandra (Franck Bruynbroek, Melissa White) haven’t had the best marriage. Living separately for quite some time, they are stunned to find out that an eccentric uncle Leopold has left them $23 million. But there's one condition, they have to produce a child within one year. That news doesn't exactly cheer their current mates, Suzie (Lori Eastside) and Ted (Dick Monday); but the foursome are willing ...

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  • BASH film 10
  • Director Bashar Shbib
  • Year, Country, Medium 1991, USA, Color, 35mm
  • Duration, (Format) 80:15 minutes (NTSC)
  • Genre Fiction, Comedy

Once the ad ran in the "personals" you'd think that Lana (Daphna Kastner) would just sit back and choose from the young men who'd come calling. Well, think again!

Unfortunately for Lana, she encounters Marty (Clark Gregg), a cocky, beer-guzzling plumber who is sent to Lana's address by mistake. He thinks he's stumbled upon a beautiful young business woman's attempts to seduce him. And she thin ...

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  • BASH film 9
  • Director Bashar Shbib
  • Year, Country, Medium 1990, Canada, Color, 35mm
  • Duration, (Format) 74:00 minutes (NTSC)
  • Genre Fiction, Comedy

This is a movie about truth and fantasy.

The truth is... All of us have fantasies. What if one day you answered the phone and it was someone you only imagined. Telling you things you though you’d never hear. Making you say things you thought you never could. Making you feel things you thought you never would. Like anything is possible. And the possibility exists for anything. Like something exciting is about to happen. And whatever happ ...

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  • BASH film 8
  • Director Bashar Shbib
  • Year, Country, Medium 1990, USA, Color, 35mm
  • Duration, (Format) 86:16m (NTSC)
  • Genre Fiction, Comedy

Amelia (Kathleen Horner) and Lai (Andrea Sadler) are two sisters who live in a remote country village. Their tranquil existence is disturbed by the emergence of Slu (Atilla Bertalan) – an old lover of Amelia’s who has narrowly escaped prison. He spends a week with the two women.  Being faced with Lai’s sensitive and fragile beauty, Slu becomes hopelessly attracted. Despite the man’s relentless advanc ...

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  • BASH film 7
  • Director Bashar Shbib
  • Year, Country, Medium 2004, USA, Color, 35mm
  • Duration, (Format) 81:03 minutes (NTSC)
  • Genre Fiction, Drama

Clair Obscur

Without dialogue, the film paints the picture of an old farm out in the country, not far from a village that has only one hotel. It is here where Edouard (Jack Spinner) lives with his son, Philippe (Paul Babiak), his austere wife, Anne (Bobo Vian), and their daughter, St ...

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  • BASH film 6
  • Director Bashar Shbib
  • Year, Country, Medium 1988, Canada, Color, 35mm
  • Duration, (Format) 75:48 minutes (NTSC)
  • Genre Fiction, Musical

A trailer is parked deep in the forest. Its occupants are Mikael (Attila Bertalan) and his wife Melanie (Kathy Horner). Mikael is a film director. He is seeking locations to put an opera on video. Melanie lives in her own world, listening to the sounds of strange forest occupants. Are they the product of her imagination? Mikael thinks it’s all madness and has nothing but contempt for this woma ...

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  • BASH film 5
  • Director Bashar Shbib
  • Year, Country, Medium 1987, CANADA, 16mm
  • Duration, (Format) 87:00 minutes (NTSC)
  • Genre Fiction, Drama

Imagine a surreal narrative, without dialogue, in a style reminiscent of the twenties’ silent era and seen through the lens of moving voyeuristic camera that records the odd whereabouts of an unseemly group of marginal tenants. An aging homosexual (Armand Munroe) and his drug-addicted lover (Piotr Lysak), a couple of fitness-freak yuppies (Mark Bérubé and Daphna Kastner), an ...

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  • BASH film 4
  • Director Bashar Shbib
  • Year, Country, Medium 1986, Canada, Couleur, 16mm
  • Duration, (Format) 78:00 minutes (NTSC)
  • Genre Fiction, Drama

“An elegantly choreographed and archly stylized marriage of Fassbinder and Archie comics, the Montreal-made Memoirs is basically an end-of-the-world teen romance. A bright-eyed and idealistic young writer named Johnny Daze (Philippe Baylaucq) comes to town prowling for something to write about. What he finds is a sinister back alley forbidden zone peopled by gays, artists, prostitutes, transvestites and virtually every kind of conceiva ...

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  • BASH film 3
  • Director Bashar Shbib
  • Year, Country, Medium 1985, Canada, Color, 16mm
  • Duration, (Format) 82:37 minutes, (NTSC)
  • Genre Fiction, Drama, Musical

Both a visual feast and a didactic tool; from the wheat fields to the mill, from the bakery to the kitchen table, Bread is a dynamic and mouth-watering documentary.

Comparing homemade bread to its industrial counterpart, this hand-cut film will surely stir your appetite. The film’s powerful use of cinematic form is evident in its use of special camera angles that will spark the fancy ...

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  • BASH film 2B
  • Director Albert Kish
  • Year, Country, Medium 1985, Canada, Color, 16mm,
  • Duration, (Format) 11:00 minutes (NTSC)
  • Genre Documentary

Maria del Carmen Ladron de Gueverra is a Spanish entrepreneur – everyone knows her simply as Maria Carmen. She has purchased a monastery of the Order of Saint Bruno, which she renovates in the hills north of Seville. This documentary delves into the heart of the daily lives of the inhabitants of Cazalla de la Sierra and then takes us to visit the monastery five kilometers from the village. It belonged to the Carthusians, an or ...

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  • BASH film 2A
  • Director Bashar Shbib
  • Year, Country, Medium 1985, Canada, 16mm
  • Duration, (Format) 26:00 minutes (NTSC)
  • Genre Documentary

OR'D'UR

1983, Canada, Color, 16mm, 41 min. Docudrama

The title is a play on the French word for garbage, “ordure”. It is an experimental piece of work which brings to light inherent problems with documentary film, not to mention the language of a few prostitutes. A group of rowdy Montreal boys live under the wing of a tough matron-mama (Claire Nadon) who runs her house like a youth hostel. An ironic t ...

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  • BASH film 1
  • Director Bashar Shbib
  • Year, Country, Medium 1983, Canada, B&W/Color, 16mm
  • Duration, (Format) 89:00 minutes (NTSC)

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