One of the niftier shorts at this year’s VIFF.

One of the niftier shorts at this year’s VIFF. October 2, 2008

Many years ago, when I was a student at UBC, I heard through the grapevine about a fellow student who was both a Christian and a budding young filmmaker. I even saw one or two of his student films at the annual student-film show. But it wasn’t until a month ago or so that I finally met him, at the press conference for the Vancouver International Film Festival. His name was Rob Kirbyson, and it turns out one of his short films, Ctrl Z (2007), played at the VIFF this week as part of the shorts program The Obstacles Were Everywhere. The film in question also happens to be online, and I think it’s a hoot. Check it out for yourself:

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  • Peter,

    Did you see that this got picked up as an online series at NBC? They even refilmed it (perhaps removing Zachary Levi because of contract considerations with his primetime show with them, Chuck?), but it still seems to have Kirbyson's name on it. Maybe all of this is old news to you… Tony Hale is plugged as the lead.