Still from Anti-Social Limited
Still from Anti-Social Limited

Anti-Social Limited

by Rosie Dransfeld
41-year old Chris Hoard has spent half of his life behind bars. But now, the charismatic and streetwise ex-convict wants to ‘do the right thing'.
2014  ·  58m  ·  Canada
About the Film
Anti-Social Limited is a sequel to the Gemini Award winning documentary Broke. Intimate and multilayered, the film tells a very tragic, but also beautiful story of a man trying to find love and a place where he belongs.“You know you’ve screwed up in life when you can rate every prison in Canada on a five star basis.”First Nations Chris Hoard has spent half of his life behind bars. But now, the charismatic and streetwise ex-convict wants to ‘do the right thing’, as they say.Leave it all behind – the crime, the addictions, and the lies.Abandoned and abused by the people who were supposed to love and protect him, Chris was traumatized from the day he was born. He became timid and lonely, unsure of people’s intentions. It is not a surprise that he’s been diagnosed with Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD).People with this label often end up in prison and most likely they will stay there. 47 percent of male inmates in Canada suffer from ASPD. So it’s a bit of a miracle that Chris manages to break through the vicious cycle. Highly intelligent and determined, he quits drinking and using, and decides to use the business skills he acquired as a drug dealer to start an all-Native company, totally legal, to do renovations and construction, with the intent of beautifying his impoverished neighbourhood in downtown Edmonton/Alberta.Filmed over the course of three years, Chris stumbles from one adventure to the next, facing everything from racism to disaster to simple chaos. Life ain’t easy when you’re poor. It’s even more complicated when you are Aboriginal.This intimate, character-driven reality drama chronicles the trials and triumphs Chris is facing in his endeavors of finding jobs and making his all-native/exconvict construction company a success story. It doesn’t last long. The trauma of his childhood catches up with him. Soon he is caught in a self-destructive cycle of anger and alienation. Until he learns, that not everybody from his past is out there to hurt and hate him.
Upcoming Screenings

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Festivals and Awards
Global Visions Festival, Edmonton, Alberta, Winner: Best Alberta Doc
In the Press
Scott Parker
Sergio Olivares
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Sound Editor
Philip Dransfeld
Soundtrack Composer
Donald Horsburgh
Production Company
ID: Productions Inc.
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About the Director

Rosie Dransfeld

Rosie Dransfeld is an internationally renowned, Gemini Award winning producer, director and writer. She produces character-driven, cinema verite feature documentaries. Her films are powerful pieces of poetry on the human condition that empower and inspire social and political change. Her body of work includes more than 300 short films and documentaries, in which she always searches for ‘the truth behind the curtain’.

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