a film by Michael Seater
15 min - 2014 - Canada
Jack, John, Jake, however you may know him, knows how to get by. He lives well, sailing on the wealth of mature women’s desires. He does this by following his strict Rules of a Sly Cad. Rules that will get in his way when he goes on a twenty-four hour adventure through city and woods with the young and enticing Gabi.
Awards & Festivals
Screened at Cannes International Film Festival 2014 (not in competition) Telefilm Not Short on Talent Program
Oaxaca Film Festival
Michael has long been an integral piece in the fabric of the Canadian film industry. He has been nominated five times and won a Gemini once, won LA’s Young Artist Award and was named one of the 2009 HOLLYWOOD REPORTER’S Next Generation Stars of International TV. Michael has amassed an enviable list of leading acting roles such as the titular character in the internationally famous series Life with Derek as well as starring in countless other series including Bomb Girls, 18 to Life and Regenesis, to name a few. Some of his film credits include Sin Bin and the upcoming workplace comedy Bank$tas.
After two seasons of being heavily involved in the story process of Life with Derek, Michael was given the opportunity to write an episode. Subsequently the following season he was asked to write yet another. Since then Michael has written for Family Biz and has two series in development with major production companies.
Michael long had the goal of directing, spending his spare time growing up on sets studying everything around him. In 2012 he produced and directed three short films and is ecstatic that the first short he has taken out to the masses, SLY CAD, was part of Telefilm’s Not Short on Talent program during the Cannes International Film festival. Michael recently wrapped People Hold On, his feature directorial debut which he produced with Paula Brancati under their company BrancSeater Productions in association with Shaftesbury Films.
As a two time Dora Award nominee, Paula is already a veteran of the film, television, and theatre industry. With countless television, film, and theatre acting credits to her name, she is best known for her portrayal of Jane Vaughan on the internationally acclaimed Degrassi and her work on the Emmy-winning series Dark Oracle, both of which garnered her Gemini Award nominations for Best Performance in a leading role. Paula is also recognized for her work as Jenny in the highly popular CBC/Soapnet series Being Erica which she was on for 4 seasons. She just wrapped up the pre-Broadway workshop for the new First Wives Club musical.
Paula turned behind the camera (while still shining in front of it) as Associate Producer on the feature film Moon Point in 2011, in which she also starred. The film celebrated its theatrical release across Canada in 2012 thanks to its partnership with IndieCan Entertainment. Moon Point has since been released on DVD by Anchor Bay Entertainment and was purchased by The Movie Network and enRoute.
Paula is also proud to have produced and starred in a short film called John and Annie with Degrassi co-star Natty Zavitz. The film is raw, dealing with sensitive subject matter, and was a real passion project for the pair. In its first week of being posted online, it received over ten thousand views and many enthusiastic comments from viewers.
Paula is delighted to have an avenue to concentrate her passion for producing with BrancSeater Productions. A long-time friendship with Michael Seater has turned collaborative, with their first effort SLY CAD, which Paula produced, being part of Telefilm’s Not Short on Talent program during the Cannes International Film festival this past year. Paula continues creating projects as producer, writer or actor and sometimes all three. Most recently, she starred in, co-produced, and co-wrote the feature film People Hold On.
CrewDirected by : Michael Seater
Cast : Chloe Rose, Michael Seater, Joy Tanner, Raymond Ablack, Jonathan Malen
Music : Anthony Brancati
Director of Photography : Theo Skudra
Editing : Theo Skudra
Produced by : Paula Brancati, Michael Seater