ROOM SERVICE is my directorial debut. Starring Vanessa Walton-Bone and HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN‘s Molly Dunsworth, the film premiered at the 32nd Annual Atlantic Film Festival in 2012 and went on to the finals of CBC's national competition, SHORT FILM FACE OFF.
“Trust us when we say it’ll take until the film’s final 10 seconds to really play its hand, and you’ll love it when it does.” -Carsten Knox, The Coast (link) _ “Writer-director Glen Matthews is a shameless disarmer, Lynchian in spirit. His short Room Service reveals, literally, the illusion of cinema. It’s a worthy short that cleverly enables a Mulholland Drive-like revelation.” -Parker Mott, Final Take (link)
“Actor Glen Matthews’ first film as a director, Room Service, was a highlight. A seemingly tragic human drama, it had a delightful comedic twist in the tail. Matthews can clearly handle himself behind the camera, as well as in front of the lens.” -Jeremy Webb, The Chronicle Herald (link)
First runner-up, Best International Short – Cleveland International Film Festival
Best Female Performance Nom. (2012) – ACTRA Maritimes Annual Awards
Best Short Short (under 5 mins) – Parrsboro Film Festival
Behind the scenes:
Writer / Director / Editor: Glen Matthews
Producer: Andrew Hicks ( fairfield-creative.com/ )
Director of Photography: Liam Higgins ( jellyphresh.com/ )
Assistant Director: Ian Burns ( ianburns.sqsp.com/ )
Wardrobe: Maria Derozari
Sound: Lauren Bell.