Drama / Canada / Niagara Premiere



This short film will screen before Fireworkers


Set against the desolate landscape of rural Nova Scotia, BOUND tells the story of Allan, a struggling shopkeeper, who ekes out a living on the outskirts of town. When his home furnace breaks down for good, Allan is pressured by his wife Carol to confront his brother Bill over outstanding debts. To Allan's surprise, Bill not only pays the money back in full, but his small-scale sawmill business also seems to be thriving. However, Allan soon discovers that there is more to Bill's sudden change in fortune. Confronted with an unsettling encounter, Allan finds himself ensnared in a moral predicament, the weight of which may be too much for him to bear.

BOUND is a story of empathy, brotherhood, and the bonds that constrain and compel us to act on our conscience.

This film is inspired by real events in Canada and the U.K.  

Filmed in Nova Scotia, Canada.

A Telefilm Canada’s Not Short on Talent film.

Director: Daniel Boos
Cast: Michael Pellerin, Monte Murray, Becca Babcock, Hesam Hanafi
Genres: Drama
Country: Canada
Language: English
Runtime: 11 minutes
Rating: This film is not yet rated.

Official Trailer


 June 12, 2016 5:00PM Film House, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre 



Signature Sponsors

RBC, Royal Bank of Canada ralota technologies


Industry Day Partners & Sponsors

OMDC, Ontario Media Development Corporationwalrus


Programming Partners & Sponsors

FIFBInternational Shorts
HKETO, Hong Kong Economic and Trade OfficeHong Kong Programme
olgCanadian  Programme
imaginenativeThe Embargo Project
ICFFSpotlight Italy



City of St. CatharinesDaysInnNiagara RegionPerformance BMWWilsondale Assets ManagementWFW


Official Snacks of NIFF 2016




Go to top