Premiere Screening produced by Fortress Films Inc. and Rumble Productions


February 1, 2001

Holiday Inn, 1110 Howe Street, Vancouver

6 hotel rooms. 6 reels. 6 stories. 6 screenwriters.

HOTEL is a unique anthology of six short films about the lives of a series of guests who all pass through the same Vancouver hotel one fine day in July. More than 100 people took part in this collaborative project, which brings together independent filmmaker Robert McDonagh and Rumble Productions, six writers from across Canada, and a host of Vancouver’s most celebrated actors.

The project was conceived by Rumble’s Artistic Associate Chris Gerrard-Pinker as a serialized look at the theme of transience. The six stories take place in the present, and explore the peculiar dilemmas of people caught between one place and another – between closure and some undisclosed life crisis


Funding for HOTEL, was generously provided by Bravo!FACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) and the British Columbia 2000, Arts and Heritage Fund.

(Additional screenings took place at various Film Festivals and Bravo TV in 2001/2002)


Veda Hille (Vancouver)
The Electric Company (Vancouver)
Robert McDonagh (Vancouver)
Shawna Dempsey & Lorri Millan (Winnipeg)
Micheal MacLennan (Toronto)
Martha Ross (Toronto)