Midnight Confession

A Film by Maxwell McCabe-Lokos


West Berlin, 1989. Manny Jumpcannon prowls his dingy apartment, phoning various degenerates from his past. He’s hoping for some uncertain vindication but the ensuing conversations only reveal his own sordid history of deceit.


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    Maxwell McCabe-Lokos

    Maxwell McCabe-Lokos is an actor, writer and director from Toronto, Canada. He has a wealth of experience as an actor with heavy roles in films and television programs like Antibirth, Lars and the Real Girl, Tin Star, The Incredible Hulk and Doug Liman’s upcoming Chaos Walking. His first feature script, The Husband (which he also starred in), directed by Bruce McDonald, premiered at TIFF 2013. He is also a director of music videos including ones for bands like Merge Records’ Destroyer and Joseph Shabason. Alumnae of both TIFF Talent Lab and TIFF Studio, his first short film, Ape Sodom, premiered at TIFF ’16. Ape Sodom screened at over 20 festivals worldwide (TIFF, Fantastic Fest, Flickerfest [Australia], Cucalorus, Dresden Film Festival…), garnering Jury Prizes from Slamdance and Calgary Underground Film Festival. Midnight Confession, starring himself, Breeda Wool and August Diehl his second short film in as many years and premiered at TIFF ’17.

Awards + Festivals

  • 42nd TIFF - TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Shortcuts Programme 7, World Premiere, Toronto, Canada)November 9, 2017
  • 15th CALGARY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Calgary, Alberta, Canada)April 16, 2018
  • 29th DAKINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Bucharest, Romania)April 18, 2018
  • 11th LEIDEN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE (Official Selection, Leiden, Netherlands)May 11, 2018
  • 2nd THE BUDDHA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 9, 2018
  • 23rd PALM SPRINGS INT'L SHORTFEST AND FILM MARKET (Official Selection, Palm Springs, USA)June 19, 2018
  • 12th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL PSAROKOKALO (Official Selection, Piraeus, Greece)July 20, 2018
  • 36th FLICKERS' RHODE ISLAND INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Providence, USA)August 7, 2018
  • 18th BLISSFEST333 INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Denver, CO, USA)August 25, 2018
  • 5th FICLAPAZ - LA PAZ INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, La Paz, Bolivia)September 5, 2018
  • 5th INSHORT FLM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)September 14, 2018
  • 1st THE BOULDER FILM AND BREW FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Longmont, CO, USA)September 15, 2018
  • 2nd FILMPLAYA (Official Selection, Playa del Rey, CA, United States)September 21, 2018
  • 4th MINIKINO FILM WEEK (Official Selection, Bali, Indonesia)October 6, 2018
  • 14th LA PLATA INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Buenos Aires, Argentina)October 11, 2018
  • 4th DURHAM REGION INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Oshawa, ON, Canada)October 17, 2018
  • 13th ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Orlando, FL, USA)October 18, 2018
  • 3rd ADIRONDACK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Glens Falls, NY, USA)October 18, 2018
  • 4th BAHIA INDEPENDENT CINEMA FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bahia, Brazil)November 1, 2018
  • 6th YOFIFEST FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Yonkers, NY, USA)November 2, 2018
  • 12th LUBLIN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lublin, Poland)November 3, 2018
  • 9th WINCHESTER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Winchester, UK)November 3, 2018
  • 8th AESTHETICA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, York, United Kingdom)November 7, 2018
  • 2nd FIC AUTOR - AUTHOR’S INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico)November 16, 2018
  • 7th SMITA PATIL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 6, 2018
  • 2nd CHAMBAL INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kota, Rajasthan, India)January 12, 2019
  • 21st SAN FRANCISCO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, San Francisco, CA, USA)January 30, 2019
  • 4th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF THE CARIBBEAN SEA (Official Selection, Nueva Esparta, Venezuela)February 14, 2019
  • 9th QUEENS WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)February 14, 2019
  • 4th INDIE-LINCS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lincolnshire, UK)February 14, 2019
    21st MECAL PRO - BARCELONA INT'L SHORT AND ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Barcelona, Spain)March 28, 2019



Maxwell McCabe-Lokos
Rob Benvie, Maxwell McCabe-Lokos
Maxwell McCabe-Lokos, Cabot McNenly, Sebastian Pardo, Riel Roch-Decter
Director of Photography
Cabot McNenly
Art Direction
Elliot McCabe-Lokos
Costume Design
Maxwell McCabe-Lokos
Duff Smith
Sound Design
Marcel Ramagnano
Joseph Shabason


Running Time
Shooting Format
16 mm
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio



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