In the pursuit for love and happiness, ETHAN, a man with great ambitions and a big heart, must face many obstacles, some that threaten to halt his quest. Set on filling an emptiness left by the death of his parents years ago, Ethan can’t seem to find that one connection we all desire. Yet he continues moving forward despite the many drawbacks he faces. But love is not Ethan’s only goal. Having grown up in Toronto and witnessing the melting pot of cultures remain somewhat divided, Ethan wants to unify his city. He just doesn’t know how. Seeking to understand those around him and build bonds with them is a task more daunting than it seems. Ethan’s kind soul draws people to him but something prevents that connection from lasting a lifetime. His heart has been broken before, his self-esteem shot completely. But Ethan hasn’t learned his lesson. Instead, he continues to force himself into relationships that aren’t any good for him. Every girl he falls for is from a different culture, each one offering him a taste of another life. First Nations, Jewish, Korean, Iranian, South American…the list goes on. Things start off well with each of these women, but soon enough, they break his heart…or he breaks theirs. And every time that happens, depression returns like a dark cloud over his existence. All the while, Ethan must find and maintain a steady job to avoid falling back into poverty, find his way in life, and preserve his sanity in the process. In an interweaving of snippets taken from Ethan’s noble voyage, there are stories of accomplishment, defeat, discrimination, sorrow, hopefulness, and glee. As Ethan makes his way through a kaleidoscope world searching for the better side of humanity and love at the same time, he’ll meet an eclectic mix of people who help him comprehend life and its complexity. Each person that enters his life will illustrate different aspects of an ever-changing world and an ever-growing Toronto.
Directors: Mani Nasry
Writers: Alejandro Leopardi
Producers: Mani Nasry
Key cast: Cory Lee, Humberly González, Sera McArthur, Shiva Negar, Shauna Bonaduce, Kayleigh Shikanai, Clare Preuss, Joan Gregson, Katerina Taxia, Krista Morin, Lara Daans, Marcia Bennett, Rosalba Martinni, Tamara Almeida, Alan Peterson, Brandon Ludwig, Juan Velis, Mani Nasry