Director: Jason Priestley
Principal Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Tatiana Maslany
Runtime: 90 mins
Local Short: Muster Up! – Director: Shane Beehler
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If you’re looking for two actors to head out together for a road-movie comedy, it’s hard to beat the combination that actor turned director Jason Priestley (yes, that Jason Priestley) landed for his winning feature debut. The great Richard Dreyfuss stars as Dr. Cas Pepper, a curmudgeonly MD who’s no cheerier after receiving some bad news from his latest lab tests. After impulsively deciding to head west on the highway with his recently deceased dog (don’t ask), he finds himself stuck with Dylan, an unwanted twenty-something traveling companion. This free spirit is played by Tatiana Maslany, the fast-rising Regina-born star who made a big impression in two KCFF 2013 selections (BLOOD PRESSURE and PICTURE DAY) and has since won awards and accolades for her extraordinary work on the breakout TV sci-fi hit ORPHAN BLACK. Her chemistry with Dreyfuss adds greatly to the charm of Priestley’s big-hearted crowdpleaser about an unexpected friendship.