A person wearing glasses and a baseball cap is standing outside, arms crossed, with a slight smile on their face. They are looking off to the side, possibly at something out of the frame. The setting seems to be residential, as they are standing in front of a house with siding and a window reflecting the sky. It appears to be dusk, as the light is soft and a lamp next to the house is illuminated.

Kirby’s House

For twenty years now, Kirby, who has an intellectual disability, has been living on his own and is thriving in his quaint little house on a colourful small-town street. He is surrounded by helpful neighbours and a unique support network that understands the power of community and belonging.

Guest in attendance, Q&A with Rob Viscardis

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About the Filmmaker

Rob Viscardis upended his fledgling music career in 2012 to become an editor on a television series, and has since gone on to become an award winning filmmaker. Since that initial decisive moment, Rob has independently produced, directed and edited many productions. Rob’s latest documentaries are the feature length doc My Dad’s Tapes (Producer, Editor), and the short doc Fault Lines (Director, Editor, Producer). In 2020, Rob produced The Cost of Freedom: Refugee Journalists in Canada which has been in demand at events and festivals internationally, and streaming on Highball.tv. He also produced Circus Boy (Producer, DP) in 2020, which was picked up by First Run Features for international distribution. The Canadian Labour Film Festival awarded 3 awards to his doc Town of Widows (co-director, co-producer, editor, DP) which had its broadcast premiere on CBC Docs POV, and has now gone on to international distribution. In 2018, the feature doc Last Beer at the Pig’s Ear (Editor, DP, Associate Producer) picked up best documentary at the Hollywood Independent Filmmakers Festival during its festival run. In addition to long-form documentaries, he has also produced and directed many shorts, music videos, educational and corporate content, as well as larger commercials for brands such as Mercedes-Benz and RBC. Early in his career he was operations manager for a narrative feature film production company, overseeing post production for Dead of Winter and Shelby, The Dog Who Saved Christmas. Recent narrative shorts The Lottery Ticket (Producer, Editor) and Everlasting Wheat (Editor) have won multiple awards at film festivals. Rob co-founded the production company Paradigm Pictures in 2019. He now freelances as an editor and filmmaker while running a project-based documentary production company called OUTSIDEINSIDE.

Rob is an editor and filmmaker with broad ranging experience in documentaries, narrative, music videos and commissioned work. His award-winning work has played in festivals, theatres and screens around the world.

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