Sort Of

International Panorama

world premiere
Comedy Drama | Canada | 2020

Episode(s): 1, 2, 3 & 4
Series: 8 x 22min

Sabi Mehboob, a fluid millennial, straddles various identities from sexy bartender at an LGBTQ bookstore/bar, to the youngest child in a large Pakistani family, to the de facto parent of a downtown hipster family. Sabi feels like they’re in transition in every aspect of their life, from gender to love to sexuality to family to career. When Sabi’s best friend 7ven presents them with an opportunity to live and find themself in the “queerest place in the galaxy”, Sabi instead makes the decision to stay and care for the kids they nanny after their mom has a serious bike accident. Do they regret it? Sort of. A coming-of-age story, SORT OF exposes the labels we once poured ourselves into as no longer applicable… to anyone.

Available on Tuesday 08/31 at 9 p.m. and for 24 hours on seriesmaniadigital.com
Limited tickets: reservation from 9 a.m. the day before

Our take

A moving dramedy about a non-binary babysitter, too attached to the family they takes care of to take their own destiny in hand. A sensitive and funny exploration of queer identities, mixed with themes about cultural heritage.

  • Created By Fab FILIPPO, Bilal BAIG
  • Written By Fab FILIPPO, Bilal BAIG, Ian Iqbal RASHID, Nelu HANDA
  • Directed By Fab FILIPPO, Renuka JEYAPALAN
  • Music 5 POINT DIAMONDS
  • With Bilal BAIG, Gray POWELL, Amanda CORDNER, Ellora PATNAIK, Grace LYNN KUNG, Supinder WRAICH, Kaya KANASHIRO, Aden BEDARD, Gregory Ambrose CALDERONE, Alanna BALE, Cassandra JAMES, Becca BLACKWELL
  • Production Sienna Films, SPHÈRE MÉDIA PLUS
  • International sales Abacus Media Rights
  • Broadcaster CBC-TV, TEVA