Life Times Nine is a Canadian short film produced by Insight Productions in conjunction with a group of nine students from Toronto, Ontario’s SEED Alternative School, the film’s concept was for each student to produce and direct their own short film on the concept of life.
The ruthless boss of a trucking company, King Carroll is intent on putting all local independent truckers out of commission, including amiable tough guy Duke. Joined by his good buddy, Rane, Duke defies King Carroll’s attempts to shut him down, resulting in an increasingly tense conflict. The boys find an ally in female trucker Pickup (Helen Shaver), but can the threesome succeed in triumphing over Carroll’s goons?
Ian Tracey plays 11-year-old Peter, who is plagued by demons and sent to an institution for setting fires. Peter escapes and hops a freight train headed into northern B.C. He is befriended by a native shaman or “dreamspeaker”. The shaman makes some strides but is unable to get to the root of Peter’s problems. Peter is captured by the police and taken back to the institution where he slides down even further.
In this provocative drama, a clean-cut high-achieving young man who has the potential of making it on the Olympic gymnast team suddenly joins a religious cult. His parents become deeply worried and try to get him back. However, the members of the group are good people who do good deeds.
An American geologist accidentally discovers oil in Turkish mountains. An assassin is sent by someone to eliminate him because of that. He boards a passenger boat to try to escape. However, one of the passengers is the assassin.
Old West highwayman Bill Miner, known to Pinkertons as “The Gentleman Bandit,” is released in 1901 after 33 years in prison, a genial and charming old man. He goes to Washington to live and work with his sister’s family. But the world has changed much while he has been away, and he just can’t adjust. So he goes to Canada and returns to the only thing familiar to him — robbery (with stagecoaches changed to trains).
Jim is a convicted marijuana dealer, who is being pressured by the system to turn State’s Evidence. He is accidentally freed from custody by a car crash, is shot & on the run. Kathy is running as well. Her severe learning disability is leaving her discouraged, constantly being under pressure because of inability to learn to read. The unlikely pair meet up. Cathy feels a sympathy for him, but Jim’s bad attitude seems to spell doom for her hopes to befriend him. But Jim is cornered by inevitability of his recapture and takes Cathy up on her offer to guide him thru the wilderness of the high country, a place she feels more at home, due to her father’s tutelage. The roles are now reversed. Jim, the independent self-centered city boy is now at the mercy of the wilderness and is forced to trust Cathy to keep him safe.
Jack London’s classic story from 1903 about Buck, a dog kidnapped from his home in California and taken to the Yukon where he is mistreated until a prospector discovers him and relates to his situation. Although the two are bonded, Buck yearns to run free with the wild dogs in the wilderness.