Award of Excellence – “Don’t Try This Alone” (Canada)

Title: Don’t Try This Alone
Runtime: 28 min
Country: Canada
Director: Artii Smith
Placement: Award of Excellence
Competition: March 31, 2020

Synopsis:  Commanded by the matriarch of the family to quit smoking cigarettes, Benny and Kevin embark on separate missions to stop the habit. As they each struggle to employ various schemes to kick the habit, they realize they can only tackle this massive task together. But as they team up to get rid of their addiction once and for all, the temptations to return to their old ways prove to be harder to resist. Soon things begin to spiral further and further into the wrong direction, leading this father and son duo down a path they may regret.