The Manhattan Project
Film Description: ‘The Manhattan Project’ is a character-driven dark-comedy set in a small-town in Northern Ontario. The film follows local cocktail enthusiast Bob Bevaneh as he comes to grips with a cancer diagnosis by devising the perfect plan; take his favorite chair out onto the frozen lake, make a gallon of Manhattans and drink until he freezes to death. The only thing thawing his exit strategy is his son, and a town determined not to let him ruin their tourism season. Filmed on location with the help of local talent and businesses, ‘The Manhattan Project’ captures the serene locales and community spirit indicative of small-town life.
Director Biography: Born in Toronto, Ontario, Matthew holds a degree in Film Studies at Ryerson University. His work to date has been in short films, and his first feature film debuted in 2019.