Founded in 2001 by filmmaker Agata De Santis, REDHEAD PRODUCTIONS is a Montreal-based production company dedicated to making independent films that inspire, educate, and entertain.

directed by Jean-François Da Sylva

produced by Jean-François Da Sylva & Agata De Santis

© 2006 Prolifik Productions / short comedy / 7:40min
Distributed by Redhead Productions


THE GRANDFATHER PARADOX is a funny short film that explores the infamous causality paradox, that is, if one is able to travel back in time and succeed in killing his grandfather before he can reproduce, who exactly is it that traveled back? Indeed this is the predicament Professor Thaddeus finds himself in. His grandson has traveled from the future to solve this paradox once and for all. As the rumor of the grandson’s visit runs through the university, students pack Professor Thaddeus’ classroom to see who will be proven right.

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THE CREW
Director: JEAN-FRANÇOIS DA SYLVA
Screenwriters: JEAN-FRANÇOIS DA SYLVA & SANJAY F. SHARMA
Based on the short story, Grandpa?, by EDWARD M. LERNER
Producers: JEAN-FRANÇOIS DA SYLVA & AGATA DE SANTIS
Director of Photography: JEAN-PIERRE TRUDEL
Art Director: KEVIN GRANT
Editor: KIM X. NGUYEN
Sound Editor: ARIEL SANTANA
Original Music: MATHIEU LAVOIE
Set Photographer: JACQUELINE BUI


THE CAST
Professor Thaddeus... NEIL NAPIER
Thaddeus’ Grandson... NEIL NAPIER
Cute Girl... LUCINDA DAVIS
Nerd... JAMES ALLPORT


FESTIVAL SCREENINGS
2013 Gimli Film Festival (Gimli, Manitoba, Canada)
2009 NSI Online Short Film Festival (Canada)
2007 SPASM Festival (Montreal, Canada)
2007 Dead Channels: San Francisco Festival of Fantastic Film (USA)
2007 Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival (Boston, USA)
2007 SFF-rated Sci-Fi & Fantasy Short Film Fest (Athens, Greece)
2007 Dam Short Film Festival (Boulder City, USA)
2006 Toronto After Dark Film Festival (Toronto, Canada)
2006 International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival (Phoenix, USA)
2006 Fantasia Film Festival (Montreal, Canada)
2006 Balticon Film Festival (Baltimore, USA)
2006 Science Fiction Short Film Festival (Seattle, USA)


AWARDS
2007 Best Artistic Vision (Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival, USA)
2007 Audience Award for Best Short Film (Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival, USA)
2006 Best Sci-Fi Short (International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival, USA)
2006 Best Film Award Balticon (Balticon Film Festival, USA)