Frozen Roads

Balthazar has been friends with siblings Christian and Lyla since childhood. As the trio struggles with coming-of-age in a rural, conservative Canadian town, they must confront escalating desires for one another that threaten to destroy their delicate bond.

Written, Directed, Produced by Mark Pariselli
Produced by Christopher Sanchez
Starring: Kevin DeCarli, Kyle Mac, Carlyn Burchell
Cinematography by Laura Notarianni
Editing by Patricia Philipopoulos


  • Retrospective of Short Works, Never Apart, Montreal (October 2016)           
  • Retrospective of Short Works, The Short Films of Mark Pariselli 2010 – 2015, AltFest – New York, Anthology Film Archives, New York City (June 2016)
  • Retrospective of Short Works, Prismatic Intersection: Humber College’s LGBT Awareness Week (March 2016)                                                                                     
  • Retrospective of Short Works, ‘Divergent Desires:  The Short Films of Mark Pariselli,’ Videofag Artspace, Toronto (November 2012)                                                                                                             
  • MIX Milano – Milan LGBT Film Festival (June 2012)                                                 
  • Hamilton LGBTQ Community Film Festival (June 2012)
  • Retrospective of Short Works, Sicilia Queer Film Festival (June 2012)
  • Schwule Filmwoche Freiburg – Freiburg International Gay Film Festival (May 2012)                   
  • BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (March 2012)                                          
  • Reelout – Kingston Queer Film + Video Festival (January 2012)
  • Ottawa-Gatineau LGBT Film and Video Festival (2011)
  • Queer Lisboa (2011)
  • NewFest – New York LGBT Film Festival (2011)
  • Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival (2011)
  • Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film and Video Festival (2011)                              
  • Image+Nation – Montreal International LGBT Film Festival (2010)