Take a Walk on the Wildside with Lauren Grant

Take a Walk on the Wildside with Lauren Grant

Vibrant, warm and welcoming, this short doc (directed by Lisa Rideout) celebrates life without limits.

WIFT-T Showcase Official Selection

Take a Walk on the Wildside

Director/Writer: Lisa Rideout

Producer: Lisa Rideout & Sasha Fisher

Executive Producer: Lauren Grant

Submitting member: Lauren Grant


Program notes by WIFT-T Showcase Selection Committee member, Ashley Catania.

Touching on themes of identity, community and friendship, Lisa Rideout invites us into the lives of a special place and those within it. Important for its representation and first-hand storytelling from a lesser-known group, Store owner Paddy’s enduring welcome and her warm, inviting relationships speaks to the importance of connection and community. Watching each unique customer explore their individuality and self-expression is a beautiful reminder to be true to who you are and to surround yourself with people who celebrate that in us, whatever it may be.


Clique Pictures is a vibrant film and television production company with a focus on working with female creative talent both in front and behind the camera. Clique Pictures is currently in post-production on the post-apocalyptic film Riot Girls, and recently completed the feature documentary Metamorphosis and the short documentary One Leg In, One Leg Out. Principal Lauren Grant has produced the feature film Wet Bum (TIFF 2014), the fashion documentary Traceable, which has screened around the world as part of Fashion Revolution Day, and Picture Day (TIFF 2012), starring Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black). Lauren executive produced the short Take a Walk on the Wildside and the series A Window Looking In.  The Hollywood Reporter named Lauren one of 15 Talents to Watch in their Next Gen Canada 2014 edition. Lauren is an alumna of Trans Atlantic Partners, TIFF Studio, Producers Lab at TIFF, Rotterdam Lab, Berlinale Talent Campus and the Canadian Film Centre’s Producers’ Lab.

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There are three things Kadon enjoys doing: sharing resources and knowledge, empowering others (especially those who are often marginalized), and witnessing the magic of film and television.

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