1K Wave

Hotel Congress Review

Brechtian and Beckettian in the same breath, Nadia Litz’s heady rom-com satire Hotel Congress owes as much to classic literature as it does to cinema of the French new wave and modern mumblecore.

Interview: Nadia Litz

We talk to the writer, director, and actress Nadia Litz about her $1,000 budgeted Hotel Congress (opening Friday at the TIFF Bell Lightbox), the precise construction of her film’s dialogue and themes, and the push and pull between manners and self-awareness.

Mourning Has Broken Review

In the low key, touching, and darkly funny microbudget indie Mourning Has Broken – produced by Jason and Brett Butler for only $1,000 – a nameless man (played by Robert Nolan) goes about his daily routine angry at the world around him, but it's the film's unpredictable nature that keeps things moving nicely.

Me, the bees, and cancer Review

The first film to get a wide release from producer and Toronto filmmaker Ingrid Veninger's 1K Wave, Me, the bees and cancer tells the inspiring story of a local entertainment industry icon and near life long homeopath who wasn't about to let a little lymphoma get him down.