FOAM DRIVE ONLINE!

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After a lengthy festival run, Adam DeViller’FOAM DRIVE RENEGADES is now available online for your viewing, and (even better) was selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick, one of the highest possible honours for a short film that has been placed online for the hungry, hungry masses.

This film was honestly one of the best experiences I’ve ever had making movies, and I couldn’t be happier to finally share it with you:

http://vimeo.com/100034216

In other short news, Scott Simpson’s THE TOLL screened at Palms Springs International Film Fest a couple weeks back, and Cory Bowles’ RIGHTEOUS will be screening at LA Shorts Fest this Monday. Good stuff all around!

RIGHTEOUS AT HIFF

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This Monday, June 9th, Cory Bowles‘ short film, RIGHTEOUS, will have it’s long awaited world premiere at the 8th annual Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival as part of the Atlantic Auteurs program (which also features FOAM DRIVE RENEGADES).

RIGHTEOUS was originally shot a few years back, but due to Cory Bowles being the busiest man alive (or at least first runner-up for busiest), the film was put on the back-burner for a long, long time. I love the film’s story, Jeff Wheaton’s cinematography, and had such a great experience working on the set with Cory, so I’m just really thrilled this film is finally being shared.

Hope you can make it out.

Full listing of short films playing Monday available @ hiff.ca/portfolio/atlantic-auteurs/

THE HOLD UP

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Here’s the first still frame from Struan Sutherland‘s upcoming short film, THE HOLD UP, featuring myself, Pasha Ebrahimi, Dave Rosetti Mike McLeodThe film was produced through the Atlantic Film Co-Operative’s Film 5 program.

Expected release date, and all subsequent LULZ, scheduled for this Fall.

“ROOM SERVICE” NOW ONLINE!

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After its extensive film festival run, ROOM SERVICE (2012), the first short film I wrote and directed, is now online for your viewing as part of The National Screen Institute’s Online Film Festival.

A woman (Vanessa Walton-Bone) confronts her husband’s mistress (Molly Dunsworth) in a motel room with unexpected results…

The film has had one heck of a journey, being a finalist for CBC’s national competition, Short Film Face-Off, being named First-Runner Up for Best Short Film at the Cleveland International Film Festival, and more, all for a short that was made for $750.

Very proud of this film, and all of the hard work that so many incredibly talented people put into it, so, if you haven’t had the chance yet, please take five minutes and enjoy ROOM SERVICE…

Late last year we unfortunately lost Vanessa Walton-Bone to cancer. She was an incredible performer and even more so an incredible person. If there was one thing I can take away from this experience and be thankful for, it’s the chance to have worked with a true beauty, in every possible meaning of the word. I’m thrilled to throw this film onto the giant pile of “things that Vanessa was awesome in”. Much love.

Hope I didn’t make you sad there. It’s a celebration.

Thanks for watching.

Link to the NSI’s page for ROOM SERVICE: http://www.nsi-canada.ca/2014/02/room-service/

LURE

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Happy to inform you that I have been cast in Jesse Harley‘s (IMDb link) debut feature-film, LURE, which will shoot in Halifax & Dartmouth over the next few weeks.

Lure is a psychological thriller that follows the story of grad student Rebecca Markowitz (Andrea Norwood). Rebecca is sent to a Nova Scotia prison to interview Eric Daltry (Glen Matthews), an Internet predator who has been accused of killing three women. As she probes into Daltry’s mind her education and personal life begin to crumble as she struggles with her own hidden demons.

The cast is basically a who’s who of Nova Scotian actors who I’ve wanted to work with: Molly Dunsworth, Richard Donat, John Dunsworth and Hugh Thompson.

We’ve got a great story, great cast, great team behind it, I’m really excited to get to work.

“LUCKIEST” ONLINE!

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Walter Forsythe‘s short film, THE LUCKIEST MOST UNLUCKY MAN IN THE WORLD (produced through Bravo!FACT), which played the Atlantic Film Festival in September, is now available for [you, yes you] you’re viewing!

I grew up worshipping MR. BEANACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIVE and other slapstick comedies, so this was my first chance to do the whole “physical humour” thing (insert SEX & VIOLENCE joke here) and I really loved it. For whatever reason, it’s not too often that I get to do family-friendly stuff, so please, grab yo’ kids and let the whole family laugh at this idiot bumping into things…

Script co-written by John Davies (HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN), and co-starring Amy Kerr and the forever-lovely, Vanessa Walton-Bone (whom you may have seen being awesome in my short film, ROOM SERVICE).

Thanks for watching!

Bravo!FACT link: http://www.bravofact.com/2014/01/14/the-luckiest-most-unlucky-man-in-the-world-2012/

“SEX & VIOLENCE” EP. 1

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OUTtv has made the first episode of Thom Fitzgerald‘s SEX & VIOLENCE available online for absolutely free! Check out Olympia Dukakis doing her thing right here: http://videos.outtv.ca/channel/sex–violence/894

According to OUTtv, this is the only episode that will be made available online for free, so if you want to watch the rest of the series, you’re going to have to subscribe to OUTtv, so do that, and tell them Glen sent ya’!

Oh, I’m not sure if it needs to be said or not, but SEX & VIOLENCE is NSFW.

OCTOBER ROUND-UP

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October has been very, very good to me. Here’s a rundown of everything I’ve been up to (not included: pumpkin carving and gourd juggling)…

Early in the month, I starred in Scott Simpson‘s short film, THE TOLL (pictured above), alongside Emma Rosen, Pasha Ebrahimi and Mark Owen.

Two weeks ago, I shot an episode of CityTV’s SEED. Episode 6 of the 2nd season, to be exact. The 2nd season will begin airing in early 2014, until then head over to the CityTV website and catch up on da’ funnies:
http://www.citytv.com/toronto/shows/seed/posts/episodes/

Last week I started work on Andrea Dorfman‘s locally produced feature film, HEARTBEAT. “After her boyfriend leaves town, Justine, depressed and unfulfilled, picks up her neglected guitar which takes her on a journey that gets her heart beating for the first time in years.” Head over to the HEARTBEAT Facebook page to stay up to date: http://www.facebook.com/heartbeatthemovie

Last but damn well not least, principal photography on my next short film, SAVING FACE, is now complete and we’re headed into the editing suite (AKA my desk) very shortly! I just sent out the t-shirts, cards, and other IndieGoGo perks earlier today:
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October, you’re my bro.

“SEX & VIOLENCE” TRAILER

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Thom Fitzgerald‘s SEX & VIOLENCE, a six-part mini-series which I had the pleasure of partaking in, released the first trailer for the series, which will air this November on OUTtv.

You can watch the trailer @ outtv.ca/channel/sex–violence/811/5542

Academy Award winner, Olympia Dukakis, leads the mostly local cast in the mini-series that I have come to describe as “THE WIRE meets ‘gay'”. Now, I may have oversimplified the show in my description there, but it’s a really fantastic story that I hope you’ll be watching this winter.

Find out how to get OUTtv here: http://outtv.ca/order/

“SAVING FACE” UPDATE!

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Want to see me get power-slammed, suplexed and power-bombed by professional wrestlers? Well you’ll have to throw down some of your hard-earned dollars into the SAVING FACE IndieGoGo campaign (click here) first!

For now, check out the teaser video of all of the moves being performed on me (you sick person, you)!

Head over to http://igg.me/at/saving-face/x/185544 to review the mountain of perks that we have offered up and make your donation! We still have 24 days left in the campaign and a few days left of shooting! Fun for all!

PS. CBC’s SHORT FILM FACE-OFF concludes tonight at 8:00pm (AST)! ROOM SERVICE is still in the running for the $40k in production resources, so be sure to tune in and keep your fingers crossed!

Update – 09/23/13: The campaign currently sits $300 away from the final goal of $2,000, which means that the powerslam video and the suplex video have been released. Please enjoy…