Because of renovations going on at The Bloor Cinema, Toronto After Dark moved to the Toronto Underground Cinema for its 2011 edition, which also saw the festival return to October, after two years taking place in the summer. The headliners of the 2011 festival included the opening film Monster Brawl, the closing film The Innkeepers, and the thriller A Lonely Place to Die. The festival also played both Manborg and Father's Day, which were both the debut feature films for the Winnipeg-based film collective Astron-6. Father's Day ended up winning the 2011 audience award and will be the film that I revisit today.
Astron-6 is made up of the Winnipeg-based trio of Adam Brooks, Matt Kennedy, and Conor Sweeney and Toronto-based duo of Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski. Astron-6 started off by directing various short films, such as Inferno of the Dead and Lazer Ghosts 2: Return to Lazer Cove, with both Father's Day and Manborg being feature-length expansions of earlier short films.