Harley Chamandy is an award-winning filmmaker from Montreal, Canada. At 16, he made
his first short film Mirage––on a budget of $900––which screened at numerous film festivals across North America, including HollyShorts and the Beverly Hills Film Festival. In 2017, Chamandy was the youngest participant invited to the Black Factory Cinema Workshop
hosted by Werner Herzog 
and the EICTV (International School of Cinema and Television) in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. In 2018, Chamandy worked with cinematographer Stephanie Weber Biron––previous titles include Xavier Dolan’s I Killed My Mother and Guy Maddin's
The Forbidden Room––to realize
The Final Act of Joey Jumbler, a dramatic short film,
which screened at Newport Beach Film Festival 2018; Academy Award Qualifying Bermuda International Film Festival 2018; New Filmmakers LA Canadian Spotlight sponsored by Telefilm; and the 69th Montecatini Short Film Festival 2018. Chamandy’s second short film 
The Maids Will Come on Monday––screened at the Manchester Film Festival 2020. He is currently in pre-production for his first feature film Allen Sunshine.

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CAST

Benjamin Pajak

Where It's Beautiful When It Rains (2022) –– Writer, Director, and Producer 

Genre: Short / Drama 

Location: New York City, New York

Cinematography: Kenny Suleimanagich (Super16mm)

Editor: Hrishi Bardhan 

Costume Designer: Samantha Vocatura

Poster Design: Talus Andolsek

Street Level Casting: Levi De Jong

Logline:

Shot in the span of two weeks with a cast of all non-actors, excluding the 10-year-old lead played by rising star, Benjamin Pajak––currently on Broadway with Hugh Jackman––this lighthearted short film follows a young boy (Pajak) eager to secure a job.

*Preview Upon Request

 

 

 

CAST

Britton Sear

Anana Rydvald

Charlotte Legault

Carlo Mestroni

Eleanor Noble

Alex Weiner

Charlie Ebbs

The Maids Will Come on Monday (2019) –– Writer, Director and Executive Producer 

Genre: Short / Drama 

Location: Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada

Cinematography: Jeremy Cox

Editor: Diane Grandchamp

Synopsis:

Starring Anana Rydvald (Arrival; Mother!) and Britton Sear (Boy Erased), The Maids Will Come on Monday traces the satirical dysfunction of a haughty family during an uncomfortable Christmas dinner. At times crude, the family engages in a series of heartfelt gestures and dissonant exchanges while seated at a roundtable eating assorted takeout foods. Simmering tensions bring the evening to an unsettling boil, resulting in the desperate breakdown of the family’s matriarch. In this way, the film reflects on the vague limits of empathy for people who seemingly have it all, updating the comedy-of-manners trope. 

Accolades:

 

Official Selection, Manchester Film Festival

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CAST

Alain Boucher

Emma Champod

Vaina Cecile Crevecoeur

Oliver Haggard

Anthony Kay

Léanne Labelle

Juliette Maxyme Proulx

Mandy St-Jacques Turpin

The Final Act of Joey Jumbler (2018) –– Writer, Director and Executive Producer 

Genre: Short / Drama 

Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Cinematography: Stephanie Biron

Editor: Simon Webb

Synopsis:

Based on the real life circumstances of its protagonist and main actor, Alain Boucher, The Final Act of Joey Jumbler follows a party clown who endures humiliation at the hands of an upper crust family during a dinner party in Montreal. Boucher works through class resentment to support his daughter, who suffers from cancer––as Bouchers real life daughter did––in this redemptive and melancholic short drama.

Accolades:

Official Selection, Washington West Film Festival, 2018

Official Selection, NewFilmmakers LA, Canadian Spotlight, 2018

Official Selection, NewFilmmakers NY, 2018

Official Selection, Newport Beach Film Festival, 2018

Official Selection, People’s Choice Award, Academy Award Qualifying Bermuda International Film Festival, 2018

Official Selection, 69th Montecatini Short Film Festival, 2018

 

 

 

CAST

Alain Boucher

Mirage (2017) –– Writer, Director and Executive Producer 

Genre: Short / Drama 

Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Editor: Grace Zhang

Synopsis:

 

Following the death of his mother, a son must help his father close the book on an unresolved issue. Mirage was made when Chamandy was only 16 years old, in one weekend, on a budget of $900.

Accolades:

 

Official Selection, Hollyshorts, 2017

Official Selection, The Beverly Hills Film Festival, 2017

Official Selection, The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, 2017

Official Selection, Laughlin International Film Festival, 2017, Emerging Filmmaker Award

 

CONTACT

harleychamandy@hotmail.com | (514) 945-1544

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EDUCATION

New York University, New York, NY, 2018 – 2021

B.A., Global Liberal Studies (Concentration: Critical Creative Production)             

Minor: Producing (Tisch School of the Arts) & Italian

 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, 2017 – 2018

B.F.A., Film & Video

 

FILMOGRAPHY

Where It's Beautiful When It Rains (2022) (Short) –– Writer, Director and Executive Producer 

The Maids Will Come on Monday (2019) (Short) –– Writer, Director and Executive Producer 

The Final Act of Joey Jumbler (2017) (Short) –– Writer, Director, Executive Producer 

Boris y Brando: The Twins of San Antonio de los Baños (2017) (Short), in collaboration with Werner Herzog –– Writer, Director, Executive Producer 

Mirage (2016) (Short) –– Writer, Director and Executive Producer 

RESIDENCIES & PROGRAMS

 

2017       Black Factory Cinema Workshop, San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba –– w/ Werner Herzog and EICTV (International School of Cinema and Television)

2016       Walnut Hill School For the Arts, Natick, MA –– Writing, Film, and Media Arts

2016       Emerson College, Boston, MA –– Summer Pre-College 16mm Filmmakers Studio

2015       Dawson College, Westmount, Quebec –– Cinema Program

2015       Columbia University, New York, NY –– Digital Filmmaking Summer Program

2015       Upright Citizens Brigade, Los Angeles, CA –– (2 Sessions)

2014       NYU Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY –– Pre-College Acting On Camera, StoneStreet Program