Director, scriptwriter, actor. Trained at UWO, Ryerson and the CFC, Toronto-based, award-winning Peter Demas contributed several short comedies to the festival circuit beginning in 1993. The Soldier Boy (1995, 27 , TIFF), anticipated the Australian Head On in its anguished melodrama of sexual diversity and errant offspring within a Greek immigrant family (including the son’s black boyfriend who eventually turns up in Greek national costume). Straight in the Face (2002, 12, TIFF) overturns family melo conventions in depicting two gay dads’ worries that their daughter’s chosen boyfriend might not be straight enough.
Toronto , ON