Synopsis: Part 'The Wizard of Oz', part 'Eyes Wide Shut', EXPIRATION stares straight into the dreams and nightmares of childhood, leading both character and audience deep into the heart of an unflinching urban fairy tale. Set amidst the chaotic, yet seemingly predestined events of a fall Montreal night, this coming of age odyssey from newcomer Gavin Heffernan follows three lost characters through a circus of tests, trials and colorful figures. As their futures materialize, realization dawns that every step of their journey has been leading to a single moment, high above the city...
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Do you still have the work?

Not legally

You know, every time that we went to the cinema...

...He/she bought the tickets, he/she bought the roses...

...and now all that wants

it is to stay at home

?? it is not not even that, rather it is

perfectly happy in the bottom of the barrel

Your Morgan is a good type, alone

that it is not good for you

Let us be honest, I say, he/she has their dark side

You remember when he/she caught that children

slowed with the exposed heads...

and it played hourly with them and he/she mediates...

I am pregnant

Niki, Niki, Niki, Niki, oh Jesus Christ

You are est...

I sit down it

Did you already tell it to him?

It is not of Morgan


Ah..., Tide, Frank, Mike, the type of...

No, jdete, jdete


Of who is it?

Of who is Niki?

It is yours, Samuel

It is yours

Is it possible? I mean, I thought that

you had said that with the time that you...

No, it is possible


Dear mom, wanted that is here!

Dear Samuel, happy 16 years.

Make your dreams reality or I kill you!


It is brilliant

Well, like the thing goes?

All well

I don't smoke, thank you

You know, there is a rumor in the

vicinity on of you and Nikki



Good, I surrender

Reason people say that something is between Nikki and me?

There is not anything, alone we are friends


Is it the I believe that it is?

Where did you find it?

In the loft

Oh, still shines well

I remember when it used it in the town.

The eyes of the women left their basins

They could not believe that it used this being what was

He/she allows to see if I still have left

What do you find?

Maybe should put it in the box and to keep it.

Do keep it for my, do you want?

Nikki is a jodida

He/she listens

She said that I was a slow one, a fool, a hollow head

But like something will find better hey?

Do you know what I say? Is that?


You are really similar

She says that he/she will leave

What reasons did he/she give?

That I am an idiot

Yes, I believe that he/she is right

Jdete Sam

You will surely miss it

Who have been with Nikki in the circle?

That carajos knows of besides that?

Your life consists to eat mierda, to go to the work,

to eat mierda, to return of the work,

maybe to eat something and to be sleeping

while you are eating mierda

No, jdete man

You know what is to leave in the means of the night



Nikki, is Sam I had an idea

I thought that maybe we could travel to the city

and to leave to have dinner and... I have another surprise, so...

I know that all this sounds a little

different to my but I am crazy

So you call me and I will speak to you soon, chao

What does it happen?


I canceled the orders of the night


Because there is something more important

of what I want that you are in charge of

But I believe that...

But I don't want you to make the same ones

questions that you always make

Single thistle the hearings and I gave that

yes to all that tells you

It is well

Last week I received the call of a fellow

And he/she wants some each drug

illegal that can get him

Everything from coca until heroine

I thought that we didn't treat that

We will make it today

He/she gave very precise instructions

He/she wants a delivery to home

exactly 4:

for a girl

of blue eyes

of blond hair


I don't know, it is a damned one obsessive

The most important thing is that it can allow it

And he/she is waiting for somebody

as you that he/she gives it to him

It is what I am making

It returns so soon you finish

Beautiful place

Yes, I like it, it is red, all red one

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Gavin Heffernan

Gavin Heffernan (born April 2, 1980) is a Canadian filmmaker/screenwriter/photographer. He co-wrote the psychological horror feature The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014) and helped rewrite Paramount's Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015) with writing partner Adam Robitel. Gavin is also known for directing experimental visual works, primarily timelapse, most notably featured in The Rolling Stones' 2015 Zip Code Tour as well as their 2016 Desert Trip shows. Heffernan and frequent photo partner Harun Mehmedinovic also contributed visuals to Pink Floyd's Roger Waters' 2016 concerts and Paul Simon's 2018 Homeward Bound Farewell Tour. In 2015, Heffernan and Mehmedinovic launched SKYGLOW, a crowdfunded book and Blu Ray project to tackle the rising danger and damage of urban light pollution. The fundraising campaign generated significant publicity and ended on May 9, 2015 as the fourth most successful Kickstarter campaign ever in the Photobooks category. The SKYGLOW book released in April, 2017 at SKYGLOWPROJECT.COM and was created in association with the International Dark Sky Association. A series of short film releases on the subject is continuing through 2018. An alumnus of McGill University and the American Film Institute. While attending McGill, Gavin wrote, directed, edited, and acted in two student feature films,The Steaks (2000) and Expiration (2004), both filmed primarily in Montreal, Quebec. Though budgeted at a meagre $10,000, Expiration was awarded the Grand Jury Prize in Toronto at the 2004 Canadian Filmmakers' Festival, got a 76% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes, and received acclaim from publications Variety, Ain't it Cool News and Film Festival Today. His unconventional anti-war documentary Grand Wheel (2008) premiered at the 2008 SXSW Film Festival and played more than fifty film festivals in twenty countries worldwide. It won Silver Bear at the 37th Festival of Nations in Austria, Best Cinematography at the 2008 Canadian Filmmakers' Festival, and Best Experimental Film at the 2009 Oxford Film Festival. His 2010 collection of experimental shorts about the fall of man titled "Devolution" premiered at the Florida Film Festival and won an Audience Award at the 2010 HollyShorts Film Festival. The sci-fi follow-up "Devolution: Reckoning" premiered at the 2011 Festival du Nouveau Cinema in Montreal. Heffernan's timelapse art has been featured on Virgin America flights, BBC Earth, Bravo's first scripted show Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, The National Park Service's "100 Years" Centennial Video, and many other press and TV outlets, including The New York Times, CNN, TIME Magazine, National Geographic, CBS News, and WIRED, among others. Borrego Springs, California named the 2014 edition of their annual town festival after Heffernan's "Borrego Stardance" astro timelapse and October 25 was subsequently named "Gavin Heffernan Day" in San Diego County by Senator Joel Anderson. more…

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