In the maze-like downtown core of Calgary, four young office workers inhabit a world full of interconnected skywalks between offices, apartment buildings, food courts and malls – making it possible, or perhaps even easy, to never go outside.
But when the pals decide to make a bet about who can stay indoors the longest, they each start reaching their breaking points in increasingly funny and unexpected ways.
As the bet unravels, the desire for a breath of fresh air brings loyalties, values and relationships under highly comic scrutiny.
Waydowntown won Best Canadian Film at the 2000 Toronto International Film Festival and was nominated for four Canadian Comedy Awards.
“A smart, sardonic satire.” – Stephen Holden, The New York Times
"This was my favorite movie in High School. Even though this takes place in Calgary, and I grew up on PEI, it speaks to something really truly Canadian-- it sucks being stuck indoors all winter." —Meg
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waydowntown is filmed and set in Alberta. Gary Burns is from Alberta.