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This should be a gas, eh? Canada's The Comedy Network is reviving the Corner Gas TV show as an animated series. Watch a teaser, below. The original live-action comedy series ran for six seasons from 2004 to 2009. A feature film followed, in 2014.Set in the fictional town of Dog River, Saskatchewan, Corner Gas features the only gas station around for miles. Brent Butt, Gabrielle Miller, Fred Ewanuick, Eric Peterson, Janet Wright, Lorne Cardinal, Tara Spencer-Nairn, and Nancy Robertson starred in the original series. Learn more from The Comedy Network, after the jump.Read More… »
Starring Shirley Henderson (Trainspotting) and Théodore Pellerin (Les Demons), the film follows a woman struggling with advanced Parkinson’s disease while her son attempts to find his emotional and sexual identity.
Written and directed by Hepburn – whose concept short of the same name played at Tiff and won her a most promising director prize at the 2015 Vancouver International Film Festival – the project is produced by Tyler Hagan for Experimental Forest Films and James Brown for Christie Street Creative, with Carole Whiteman exec producing.
Following a winter shoot in tough conditions in Canadian province British Columbia earlier this year, shooting will recommence »
Mary Galloway (“Fire Song”), Nicholas Campbell (“Da Vinci’s Inquest”) and Lorne Cardinal (“Insomnia”) also star in the film which sees a mother struggle to take control of her life in the face of advanced Parkinson’s disease, while her son is battling his sexual and emotional identity amid the violence of Alberta’s oil field work camps.
Hepburn writes and directs the project. James Brown’s Christie Street Creative and Tyler Hagan Experimental Forest Films produce. Carol Whitman is exec producing. Film is backed by Telefilm Canada’s Canada Feature Film Fund, Bell Media’s Harold Greenburg »
- Diana Lodderhose
3 items from 2016
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