The Walking Man

“The Walking Man”

A Short Film by Derek Selinger

A man is compelled to leave his job and become a homeless wanderer.

His friends and acquaintances share their opinions, and we are left to ponder…who is it that determines another person’s purpose?

“The Walking Man delivers an insightful, engaging and compassionate look into the apparent idiosyncrasies of life. An eye-opening and original story that challenges us to evaluate how we interpret usefulness.”

(Paul Boge, Director – Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival)

“The Walking Man explores the question of why certain things happen when it doesn’t seem to make sense and beautifully gives a satisfying answer at the end of the film.”

(Christina July Kim, Director – Silicon Valley International Film Festival)


Winner “Best Cast”, 300 Seconds Short Film Festival – Toronto, Ontario (2017)

3rd Place Winner “Narrative Shorts Under 15 Minutes”, Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival – Winnipeg, Alberta (2017)

“Award of Excellence”, Canada Shorts – Canadian & International Short Film Fest (2017)


Canada West Film Fest – Official Selection (Galiano, BC – 2018)

Alberta Culture Days – Central Alberta Film Festival (Red Deer and Lacombe – 2017)

300 Seconds Film Festival – Finalist and Official Selection (Toronto, Ontario – 2017)

Central Alberta Film Festival – Official Selection (Red Deer, Alberta – 2017)

Short Shorts Film Festival – Finalist and Official Selection (Duluth, Minnesota – 2017)

Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival – Official Selection (Winnipeg, Alberta – 2017)

Silicon Valley International Film Festival –  Official Selection (Screenings in Santa Clara, CA; San Francisco, CA and Mountain View, CA – 2016)


Jason Palter – “The Walking Man”

Victor Gilbert – “Eric”

Quy Vuong – “Sarah”

Jennica Greinke – “The Victim”

Murray Knudsen – “The Perpetrator”

James Avramenko – “John”

Christopher Heatherington – “Ed”


Derek Selinger – Director, Producer and Director of Photography

Jessica Rondeau – Assistant Director

Cora Selinger – Line Producer and Second Assistant Director

Yvette Pontuschka – Camera Operator (Focus Puller) and Grip

Silvia Zambon – Grip

Bonnie Lean – Make-up

Deloras Selinger – Craft