SHARP AS MARBLES

November 30, 2008 by admin  
Filed under Fiction

Albert isn’t the brightest bulb on the block, but he’s got his best friends George and Ernie to help him out. The only problem is they’re just as dumb as he is. The trio constantly land way over their heads in a comical tale of the blind leading the blind.

DIRECTOR
John Banovich

CAST
Sean Roberts (Painkiller Jane); Linday Maxwell (GOOD LUCK CHUCK); Samantha Mcleod (SNAKES ON A PLANE)

PRODUCTION
2008 Canada/ 84 min./ English/ Colour/ Comedy

LIVING ‘TIL THE END

November 23, 2008 by admin  
Filed under Fiction

Jack Whilton is a buttoned-down estate planner who has been told by a psychic of his imminent death on his next birthday. Instantly, Jack’s life turns upside down and he retreats to the safety of extreme agoraphobia in order to avoid his own death. All he has to do is wait out the year in his apartment-turned-bunker, but then meets the girl down the hall, Audrey, who has a similar problem- she is also dying. While their predicaments are similar, they are not the same and it is that difference which allows Audrey to coax Jack out of his self-imposed bondage.

DIRECTOR
Amanda Goodwin

CAST
Sean Maher (SERENITY), Jaime Ray Newman (Veronica Mars)

ACCLAIM
*In Competition: Sarasota International Film Festival
*In Competition: Hamptons International Film Festival

PRODUCTION
2005 USA/ 87 min./ English/ Colour/ Drama

BROOKLYN LOBSTER

November 23, 2008 by admin  
Filed under Fiction

Giorgio’s Lobster Farm has been a tradition in Brooklyn for over 65 years. Manned by an eccentric crew and serving the best seafood in the state, the renowned establishment now faces grave financial troubles. The Giorgio family must find a way to hold on to the business or risk losing the cornerstone of their identity.

DIRECTOR
Kevin Jordan

CAST
Danny Aiello (Oscar Nominee: DO THE RIGHT THING), Jane Curtain (Saturday Night Live)

ACCLAIM
*Presented by Martin Scorcese
*Official Selection: 2005 Toronto Film Festival

PRODUCTION
2005 USA/ 90 min./ English/ Colour/ Drama

THE HOUSE

November 23, 2008 by admin  
Filed under Fiction

Shattered by the death of his parents and left without money, Joe is forced to drop out of architecture school. Homeless and destitute, he stumbles upon a group of equally broken young bohemian squatters living in a boarded up house. Life’s cruel turns have led them all together, and Joe could be the catalyst to make them see their potential. But, of course, trouble is waiting behind every door in the house.

DIRECTOR
David Krae

CAST
Sarain Boylan (THE BABY FORMULA), Maggie Castle (WEIRDSVILLE), Aaron Poole (ADORATION)

ACCLAIM
*Official Selection: 2006 Canadian Filmmaker Festival

PRODUCTION
2006 Canada/ 113 min./ English/ Colour/ Drama

UGANDA RISING

November 22, 2008 by admin  
Filed under Documentary

Every day across Acholi-land something remarkable happens. Against a backdrop of dismal statistics, miniscule opportunity and unpredictable terror, in a part of Uganda forgotten by the world, children who have never known peace, face the day as if to live this way is normal, as if they still believe in the future. These children are the embodiment of resilience and hope. This film is the story of Uganda, her stolen children, and the fight to be free.

DIRECTORS
Jesse James Miller and Pete McCormack

FEATURING
Narrated by Kevin Spacey with commentary from Noam Chomsky, Hon. Lloyd Axworthy and Ugandan Peace Negotiator Betty Bigombe.

ACCLAIM
* Audience Award, 2006 Hot Docs!
* Official Selection, Vancouver Int’l. Film Festival
* Amnesty International Human Rights Film Festival

PRODUCTION
2006/ Canada 82 min. & 48 min./ Colour/ English/ Documentary

SLEEPING DOGS

November 22, 2008 by admin  
Filed under Fiction

Mr. Gloss, a blind and belligerent diabetic, escapes from rehab in an effort to save his dog from euthanasia. The orderly responsible, Thomas Benga, is given a chance to find Gloss and in doing so, save his job. Troubled also with the recent death of his estranged father, Thomas journeys through a day of misadventure; lost in suburbia and becoming entangled in Gloss’s history of dysfunction. Under the sun they struggle together through unfamiliar and hostile territory, navigating finally the distance between what they hope to save, and what they can.

DIRECTOR
Terrance Odette

ACCLAIM
* World Premiere: 2006 Toronto International Film Festival
* Official Selection: 2006 Vancouver International Film Festival
* Official Selection: 2007 Mumbai International Film Festival

PRODUCTION
2006 Canada/ 80 min./ Colour/ English/ Drama

PAULY SHORE IS DEAD

November 22, 2008 by admin  
Filed under Fiction

Pauly Shore, one-time MTV personality and faded comic star of SON IN LAW and JURY DUTY, wrote and directed this satire about his own career decline and (fictional) attempt to revive Hollywood’s interest by faking his suicide.

DIRECTOR

Pauly Shore

CAST
Pauly Shore stars with a huge cast of Hollywood cameos including: Pam Anderson, Andy Dick, Snoop Dogg, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Vince Vaughn, Britney Spears, Ben Stiller, Sean Penn and many more.

ACCLAIM
*Official Selection: 2003 SXSW Film Festival

PRODUCTION
2003 USA/ 82 min./ Colour/ English/ Comedy

PAPER CLIPS

November 22, 2008 by admin  
Filed under Documentary

When the students of Tennessee’s Whitwell Middle School began studying the Holocaust as a way to learn about intolerance and diversity, nobody could have predicted the results. In 2001, the Paper Clip Project culminated in a unique memorial that changed the lives of those who created it, as well as touching Holocaust survivors and countless communities.
Because Norwegians invented the paper clip and used it as a symbol of solidarity against the Nazis, students started collecting them to help visualize such vast numbers of victims. As word spread online and in the media, paper clips poured in from around the world, 11 million of which are enshrined in an authentic German railcar standing in the schoolyard.

DIRECTORS
Elliot Berlin, Joe Fab

ACCLAIM
* Grossed over $1 million at US Box Office
* One of the Top Five Documentaries of 2004 - The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures
* 2004 Palm Springs International Festival Award for Best Overall Film

PRODUCTION
2004 USA/ 82 min./ Colour/ English/ Documentary

MOST LIKELY TO

November 22, 2008 by admin  
Filed under Fiction

Apart for 5 years, a group of friends from high school reconnect by throwing a party. A shocking discovery the next morning pits them against each other, tests their friendship and challenges their morality.

DIRECTOR
Matt Austin

CAST
Packed with Canada’s rising young stars including: Jefferson Brown, PJ Lazic, Matthew Lemche, Lenny Panzer, Moti Yona, Marcello Cabezas.

ACCLAIM
*Music by: Holy Fuck!
*Official Selection: 2007 Canadian Filmmakers Festival
*Official Selection: San Francisco Int’l Film Festival

PRODUCTION
2007 Canada/ 74 min./ Colour/ English/ Drama

IMMIGRANT

November 22, 2008 by admin  
Filed under Fiction

Told in nine chapters, IMMIGRANT follows two parallel stories about Bosnian immigrants in Canada, in the aftermath of the Bosnian war. The first looks at a relationship between Bojan, a young filmmaker, and his Canadian girlfriend Emily. The second story is about Enko, a lonely widower, whose relentless memories of his previous life in Bosnia make it difficult to commit to the demands of his new life in Canada.

DIRECTOR
Bojan Bodruzic

CAST
Bojan Markovic; Jovan Milojevic; Emily R. Laue

ACCLAIM
*Official Selection: 2006 Calgary Int’l. Film Festival
*Official Selection: 2006 Whistler Int’l. Film Festival

PRODUCTION
2006 Canada/ 101 min./ Colour with B&W/ English/Bosnian/ Drama

GRAVEYARD ALIVE: A ZOMBIE NURSE IN LOVE

November 22, 2008 by admin  
Filed under Fiction

Patsy Powers, a lonely and dowdy young nurse is the source of much disdain and ridicule among her prettier, blonder nurse colleagues. But when an unfortunate woodsman-cum-zombie checks into Patsy’s hospital, our ugly duckling heroine is transformed into a flesh-eating sex kitten hottie! With new-found powers and bursting sexuality, Patsy tries to win back her old flame, the suave and handsome Dr. Dox from Goodie Tueschuze, her bitchy archrival. While dealing with her ‘affliction’ Patsy must also learns to accept her new life - a harsher, yet more satisfying, undead reality!

DIRECTOR
Elza Kephart

CAST
Anne Day-Jones (The Day After Tomorrow), Samantha Slan (Plague City: SARS in Toronto)

ACCLAIM
*2004 Slamdance Film Festival **Winner Kodak Vision Award for Best Cinematography
*2004 Rhode Island Horror Film Festival **Winner Best Film
*2005 Boston Underground Film Festival **Winner Best of the Fest

PRODUCTION
2003 Canada/ 80 min./ English/ Comedy/Horror

THE HAMSTER CAGE

November 11, 2008 by admin  
Filed under Fiction

Lucy and Paul return to their childhood home for a celebration dinner when their Uncle Stan shows up with inappropriate gifts for all, and a way-too-young fiancée named Candy. Once the gifts are unwrapped, all Hell breaks loose.

DIRECTOR
Larry Kent

CAST
Alan Scarfe (Andromeda); Carley Pope (FX Network’s, Dirt); Tom Scholte (my man!)

ACCLAIM
*2005 Vancouver Int’l Film Festival
*2005 Montreal Int’l Film Festival
*2006 Fantasporto
*2006 Munich Int’l Film Festival

PRODUCTION
2005 Canada/ 96 min./ Colour/ English/ Dark-comedy