Mannish Boy


  • 2015
  • Canada
  • 15 mins
  • English

Short Film Competition

Ryan Tonelli
Daniel Sarkissian, Andres Carreno, Ryan Tonelli, Mackenzie McLean
Dalmar Abuzeid, Kaleb Alexander, Craig Thomas, Ayinde Blake

In 1970’s Brooklyn,21 year-old Bobby Mayhill must adapt to the return of his older brother Tommy whose absence has left Bobby following in the wrong footsteps.

Ryan Tonelli is an award-winning director based out of Toronto, Canada. As a recent graduate from the prestigious Ryerson University Film Program, he is now working at the Directors Guild of Canada with ambitions of joining as an apprentice. Ryan’s style of narrative storytelling is unique in the way he builds characters to be relatable on different levels. He allows the audience to interact with a story on a more personal level, giving the conclusion much more of a unique impact.

About Winter Film Awards

Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a volunteer-run and operated celebration of the diversity of local and international film-making. Our Mission is to recognize excellence in cinema and to promote learning and artistic expression for people at all stages of their artistic careers with a focus on nurturing emerging filmmakers and helping them gain recognition and contacts to break into this difficult industry. We pride ourselves on our diverse collection of Festival selections, allowing our audience to enjoy films they normally wouldn’t think to seek out. WFA is a minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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