Start the Car

Happy Birthday Warren

Featured in the 2017 Edmonton International Film Festival, Happy Birthday Warren is a Start the Car Productions original short film. A day in the life of a young musician on his birthday reveals a decision he must make, between the status quo, or true happiness.

© 2018 by START THE CAR PRODUCTIONS INC.

Happy Birthday Warren is a deeply personal short film by our very own Jeff Brownell. Having worked on the storyline for quite a few years before shooting ever began, it draws from his own life experiences.

Growing up in Toronto offered plenty of inspiration for locations. Jeff shot in the Annex, the neighbourhood where he grew up, which provided a textured backdrop to the musings of the main character.

Happy Birthday Warren is a meditative story, focusing on the elusive nature of happiness. This is a universal theme that we can all relate to. We hope this film inspires its audience to reflect on their own happiness and their responsibility to it.

Behind the scenes

Credits

CAST

Warren

Michael Goldlist

Mora

Emily Hemlow

Jake

Craig Henderson

CREW

Director

Jeff Brownell

Co Director

Simon Cheyne

Writer

Jeff Brownell

Screenwriter

Simon Cheyne

Editor

Jeff Brownell

Executive Producers

Krista Allain

Michael Goldlist

Jennifer Haufler

Assistant Directors

Jesse Daniel Glass

Bianca Marini

Anthony Tocchio

Directors of Photography

Jeff Brownell

Simon Cheyne

Camera Operator

Jeff Brownell

Sound Mixers / Boom Operators

Shawn Kirkby

Voice Gajic

VFX Supervisor

Paul DeOliveira

VFX Compositor

Michael England

Colorist

Chris Blacklock

Post Production Sound

Jam Post

Supervising Sound Editor

Mark Shnuriwsky

Dialogue Editor

Matthew Hussey

Re-Recording Mixer

Orest Sushko

Narative Guitar Pieces

Michael Goldlist

End Credits Music

"Well Healed By

Michael Brook

Special Thanks

Martin Lake

Michael England

Jam Post

© 2018 by START THE CAR PRODUCTIONS INC.