When a cast member falls ill during a musical performance, their understudy must summon up the courage to go on as the lead in the grand finale. An anxiety-fueled look at the antics of backstage, the struggle of the creative process, and the pressures of performance.

Filmed entirely on Prince Edward Island under FilmPEI’s Film4Ward program.


Friday October 14 – 7pm
“Celebrating Island Film: Shorts by PEI Filmmakers”

Director / Editor / Writer – Jacob Puiras

Jacob was born and raised in a Finnish family just north of Toronto, Canada. At the age of six, armed with his father’s giant camcorder, he made movies with his family and friends, beginning his life as a director, editor, and writer.

In 2014, he founded his own videography business, Cedar Box Videography; marketing large brands, filming events, and producing commercial content. In 2016 he co-founded Human Moves Media, creating online content, short films, and television series.

He worked as a director and editor across short films (Editor: Wolf (2018), Editor: In My Heart (2021), Director/Writer/Editor: People You May Know (2017) Director/Writer/Editor: Pay Me (2016)), short documentaries, music videos, web series (Adulting: Year One (2019), and television (The Community Players (2021); some of which have been screened at film festivals and on major streaming platforms.

Jacob’s work reflects his passion for energetic, engaging story-telling and a sharp eye for detail.