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Sidekick

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87 minutes
Release date: April 5, 2006
Canadian distributor: Maple Pictures

So you want to be a super hero? Well, you’ve got to start somewhere, and in the world of 4 colour adventures, that somewhere is the Sidekick. Computer consultant Norman Neale has two great loves in this cruel world: Comic books and his offices’ effervescent main receptionist, Andrea Hicks. Norman spends his days dreaming of Andrea from the isolation of his cubicle and his nights dreaming of fighting crime from the solitude of his apartment. Norman discovers that a fellow co-worker, Victor Ventura, a swaggering, pretty-boy salesman, has slight telekinetic abilities beyond his understanding. After discussing his mind-blowing discovery with his only friend Chuck, a know-it-all comic book store owner, Norman comes to the outlandish conclusion that he should train Victor to become a real-life superhero by helping him refine and expand his extraordinary ability. Norman envisions an exciting new future for himself battling the citys’ criminal elements as Victors’ faithful sidekick. Unfortunately, as Victor gains mastery over his powers, Norman is faced with the heartbreaking realization that not all people with extraordinary abilities are meant to be heroes.

Sidekick premiered at the Calgary Film Festival in September of 2005.



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Crew:
Producer: Michael Sparaga
Co-Producer:

Tom Mudd

Director:

Blake Van de Graaf

Screenwriter:

Michael Sparaga

Cinematographer:

Jordan Cushing

Editor:

Joel Roff
Michael Sparaga

Composer:

Matt Judge

Cast:Roles:

David Ingram
Perry Mucci
Mackenzie Lush
Daniel Baldwin
Julian Osen
Daniel Krolik
John Illingworth
Pat Brown
Ryan Ward
Ken Lashley
Sean Beatty
Scott Carman
Jacey Dean
Marco Dellapenna
Christian Kada
Adam Lazarus
Marco Mascherin
Bryon Mumford
John Nicol
Matt Olmstead
Kim Zayac

Victor
Norman
Andrea
Chuck
Carson Fleming
Bob
Mr. Richmond
Larry Thronton
Ted Harris
Himself
Detective #1
Bartender
Woman in bar
Hood #4
Hood #3
Police Officer
Bouncer
Hood #1
Security Guard
Hood #2
Detective #2