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Synopsis: During a hot summer day a shy, 13 year old boy named Max tries to win the heart of his first crush while navigating the realities of puberty as he goes on their first ever date.




Not Rated



Run Time

14 minutes


Nathaniel Keith (Max)
Nathan Bellinger (Jason)
Marcella Young (Mom)
Sophie Virio (Courtney)
Ryan Bannon (Mister Woods)
Cankurt Perek

Directed by

Conor Forrest

Written by

Conor Forrest

Produced by

Shian Grace

Edited by

Paul Persic


George Palousis

Production Designer

Antonia Sinn


Paul Persic

Prod. Company

Little Cat Pictures - https://littlecatpictures.com/

Director's Statement

Sherwood is a film very personal to me as it deals with adolescence and crushing on someone who doesn’t view you the same way. This is something we all went through in our early teens. This set was really exciting for my team and I as it was the first film we shot during the pandemic right when things started to go back to normal in the film industry, so the enthusiasm my team brought really made this film.

Director's Bio

Conor Forrest is a young emerging Toronto Based Award winning director of fictions and documentary shorts and features. Conor has a mixed background of European and Asian descent. He is a recent graduate of York University. He was a semi finalist at the Academy Award Winning Flicker’s Rhode Island International Film Festival for Used Furniture (2022).


Paris Shorts Film Awards 2022 - France - 2022

Best Narrative Short (Conor Forrest)

Calgary Independent Film Festival - Canada - 2021

Best Coming of Age (Conor Forrest)

Stockholm Shorts Film Festival - Sweden - 2021

Best Cinematography (Paul Persic)

Paradise Film Festival - Hungary - 2022

Best Comedy (Conor Forrest)

World Indie Film Awards - 2022

Best Student Short (Conor Forrest)


Vancouver Independent Film Festival - Canada - 2021


Lonely Wolf Film Festival - United Kingdom - 2021


Official selection

Open World Toronto Film Festival - Canada - 2022

Los Angeles International Film Festival - United States - 2021

Lake Michigan Film Festival - United States - 2022

LA Sun Film Fest - United States - 2021

Stockholm City Film Festival - Sweden - 2022


Conor Forrest is on a roll in his thematic explorations of dating; after the surrealistic delights of Friday Night Fish (FNF)—he returns to the cinematic canvas to move away from speed-dating and onto a teen's very first date at the park, in comes A Summer's Day At Sherwood Park (ASDASP). Forrest serves awkwardness and disappointment in spades for young Max, and plenty of comedic quirks. Both pictures showcase a developing unique directorial imprint which make him an exciting newcomer to watch out for. ASDASP's most triumphant facet is Paul Persic's mouth-watering cinematography—which captures unrushed mundanity and peaceful suburbia beautifully. Though at times ASDASP can feel slightly too underplayed to capture that insipid mundanity; what can't be contested is that behind this powerhouse collaboration lies an endearing and all too irresistible coming of age vignette to indulge in.

4 Stars
- Adrian Perez, Lonely Wolf Film Fest

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