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Kalil Haddad is an experimental filmmaker based in Toronto. He has written, directed, and edited over a dozen short films including: Farm Boy (19), The Taking of Jordan (22), and His Smell (23). His work has screened internationally at festivals and gallery exhibitions in Europe, Latin America, and the United States; including Indie Memphis, Kasseler Dokfest, London Short Film Festival, and Onion City Experimental, where The Taking of Jordan was awarded a Jury Prize for Best of the Festival. Writing on his films have appeared in Tone Glow, Cinema Year Zero, and Counter Arts, among other publications.

His work appears in the collections of The Film-Makers’ Cooperative, Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre, and Vtape.


MUSCLE MONSTERS

2023  |  4:39  |  Digital Video


Advice, man to man.


[Glue Trilogy I]

[Coming soon to digital]



PAUL AND EILEEN HAD FOUR CHILDREN

2023  |  11:51  |  Digital


A remembrance of things past.


Screening: April 23 @ New Year/New Work FF, NYC


[Currently playing festivals]

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HIS SMELL

2023  |  13:54  |  Digital Video


Sebastian’s roommate is away for the weekend...

[Currently playing festivals]

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THE TAKING OF JORDAN (ALL AMERICAN BOY)

2022  |  7:39  |  Digital


Jordan, an amateur adult performer, recalls the horror of his many former lives.




VAMPIRES DRINK BLOOD... I DRINK SORROW

2021  |  5:43  |  Digital Video


A love story at the end of time.





THE BOYS OF SUMMER

2021  |  5:22  |  Digital Video


Some fun in the sun.

[Glue Trilogy III]





HONEYPOT

2021  |  3:42  |  Digital Video


Boys will be boys.

[Glue Trilogy II]




THE BEAUTIFUL ROOM IS EMPTY

2020  |  19:45  |  Digital Video


Marie, a retired elementary school principle, must confront spaces both concrete and virtual, as she attempts to navigate the ghosts of her childhood.




TIGER EATS A BABY

2020  |  23:01  |  Digital Video


Accompanied by his young cub, an orphaned stray roams industrial landscapes, longing for the return of his one true companion.





FARM BOY

2019  |  17:17  | Digital


Across distant landscapes of the past, Farm Boy wanders through a phantasmagoria of yearning and regret— memories displaced in time.





AS I SAT IN HIS CAR...

2018  |  9:54  |  Digital


Through a collage of found footage, reenactments, and digital manipulation, the intersection between queerness and age is explored through a reflection of youthful regrets.





LIAM & KIKI

2017  |  7:58  |  Digital


Fifteen-year-old twins Liam and Kiki discuss the correlation between sexuality and self-confidence.




LATE NIGHT DELIGHT

2017  |  6:11  |  16mm


In the dead of night, somewhere between a dream and reality, television programs explore the neglected realities of the past and present.



KALIL HADDAD, 2024