The Armoire

The Armoire
Directed by Jamie Travis
Produced by Mark Montefiore
Written by Jamie Travis
Starring William Cuddy
Ricardo Hoyos
Penelope Corrin
Tammy Isbell
Music by Alfredo Santa Ana
Cinematography Catherine Lutes
Edited by Matthew Hannam
Lardux Films
Running time
22 minutes
Country Canada
Language English

The Armoire is a 2009 Canadian short drama film directed by Jamie Travis.[1] The third film in his Saddest Children in the World trilogy following Why the Anderson Children Didn't Come to Dinner and The Saddest Boy in the World, the film stars William Cuddy as Aaron, a young boy whose friend Tony (Ricardo Hoyos) has gone missing during a game of hide and seek, who is undergoing hypnosis to determine whether he can remember anything that may assist in locating Tony.

The film received an honourable mention for Best Canadian Short Film at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival,[2] and was named to TIFF's year-end Canada's Top Ten list for 2009.[3] It subsequently won the awards for Best Short Film at the 2010 Victoria Film Festival,[4] the 2010 Inside Out Film and Video Festival,[5] the 2010 Nashville Film Festival, and the 53rd San Francisco International Film Festival.[6]


  1. ^ "Hide-&-seek with filmmaker Jamie Travis at TIFF". Daily Xtra, September 9, 2009.
  2. ^ "TIFF Audiences Make a 'Precious' Choice". BlogTO, September 19, 2009.
  3. ^ "Dolan, Nadda films among Canada's best of the year". Waterloo Region Record, December 26, 2009.
  4. ^ "Defendor named best movie". Victoria Times-Colonist, February 9, 2010.
  5. ^ "Inside Out Film Festival winners". National Post, June 1, 2010.
  6. ^ "53rd San Francisco International Film Festival Winners Announced at Golden Gate Awards Ceremony, Wednesday, May 5". SFFilm, May 5, 2010.

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