Tamlynn stares mesmerized at a lit stick of incense held close to her face in a living room with candles burning in the foreground and background. Her hair is messy and she is wearing a blue and black striped top, a choker, and red lipstick. Behind Tamlynn are a person’s feet in tights poking over the back of a couch, one foot is covered in tinfoil.
[Laurels for the Audience Choice award from the 2019 Toronto 48 Hour Film Festival are placed on the top right, and the Cookie Biscuits logo is in the bottom right corner.]
Family can be a real nightmare, but 69 out of 70 science experts agree that the bond between sisters is unbreakable…even from beyond the grave. With the Necronomicon in hand and a documentary crew in tow, Tamlynn sets out to bring her freshly deceased sister back to life. Spooky spells! Aluminum foil! Vomit! It’s a good ol’ fashion resurrection, baby!
Written, shot, and edited in just 48 hours, I Accidentally Killed My Sister is sketch troupe Cookie Biscuits’ first short film.
Sensory and Content Warning: Swearing, some gore, lights flicker on and off very briefly at a few points
Founded in 2015, Cookie Biscuits is a Toronto-based sketch troupe that has been creating and performing comedy with some of the most talented local writers, actors, improvisers, and filmmakers the city has to offer. It’s original members were from all over the world and couldn’t agree if sweet baked treats were called ‘cookies’ or ‘biscuits’ – and lo! Cookie Biscuits was born. The group has evolved through many iterations since then, while alumni have started taking over the Canadian comedy scene.
It’s current lineup consists of actor/writer Tamlynn Bryson, producer/coordinator/assistant director Carolyn Dunk, actor/writer Sadie Fay, video editor DW Henning, actor/writer Ned Petrie, actor/writer Christopher D. Seeney, and producer/coordinator/actor Charlie Whalley.
Cookie Biscuits recently released their third season of digital sketches, which is available for viewing on their YouTube channel and at cookiebiscuits.ca. They are currently writing and developing an episodic web series – the group’s first endeavour into long-form storytelling – which they hope to start production on in 2021.