Natick native and 2007 Marian High grad Timothy Cakebread stars in a new romantic/dramatic comedy film "What We Don't Say" that is screening at the Calgary International Film Festival this weekend.

The feature-length film, shot in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, has been making the rounds of the North American film festival circuit, and was also recently selected for Prisma Film Festival in Rome.

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"I'm up here in Calgary now with the director and members of the cast and crew," the 30-year-old actor wrote in an email Friday. "We're screening tonight up here as well. Everything is going phenomenally well!"

In August, the film was shown at the Fort Worth Film Festival in Texas where it won for Best International Feature-Drama and was nominated for Best International Feature-Overall. It was also screened at the Full Bloom Film Festival in Statesville, North Carolina, earlier this month where it won "Best of Fest."

Written and directed by Matt Ralston, "What We Don't Say" follows Ben (Kougar Vakarian), an aspiring cartoonist who's devastated after a breakup, according to the IMDB website. He meets a free-spirited new love, Juliette (Rachel Michetti), but she's moving away soon. Their time together is short and they explore whether their relationship is strong enough for her to change her plans and stay.


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Cakebread's character, Caleb, is Ben's best friend. He has "a good heart and is a caring friend, but some may describe him as arrogant, erratic and unpredictible. A very fun, comedic role," Cakebread said.

Cakebread attended Natick High before transferring to Marian, he said, and then moved to New York City where he graduated from the Lee Strasberg Institute for Acting. After a move to Los Angeles where he started to audition and look for acting work, the duel U.S. and Canadian citizen later moved to Vancouver. He plans to return to New York to finish a degree in media studies at the The New School and pursue more independent film work, he said.

"What We Don't Say" will next be shown at the YoFi Fest, otherwise known as the Yonkers Film Festival, in New York in early November, Cakebread said.


Watch a trailer for "What We Don't Say" by clicking here