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Video Services Corp (Vsc) has acquired North American rights to Newfoundland director Jordan Canning’s debut following its world premiere in Toronto. Separately, Cinedigm Corp and Chesler/Perlmutter Productions have struck a multi-year deal.
We Were Wolves follows two estranged brothers who find themselves at the family cottage in the wake of their father’s death.
Vsc negotiated the deal with Marina Cordoni Entertainment and plans a theatrical and VOD launch in early 2015.
The Cinedigm Corp and Chesler/Perlmutter Productions first-look deal spans multiple films over a number of years and is focused on original, cast-driven, family and faith-friendly features. The deal provides for at least four films per year. Cinedigm has also acquired all Us distribution rights to more than 24 back catalogue titles from the Chesler/Perlmutter library. The Chesler/Perlmutter titles will feed Cinedigm’s Dove Foundation branded family and faith-based channel. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Jordan Canning isn't new to the Toronto International Film Festival -- her short film "Seconds" won the fest's Rbc Emerging Filmmakers Competition in 2012. But "We Were Wolves" marks the first time the promising Canadian writer/director took a feature to Tiff.
Shot over the course of two weeks at their cinematographer's family cottage in northern Ontario, the indie drama was a labour of love for the small cast and crew, who found themselves handling multiple jobs, everything from craft services to lugging gear around the isolated island they shot on. Peter Mooney ("Rookie Blue") stars as Nick in the film, a responsible young father trying to settle affairs after his dad's death, when his estranged, slacker older brother Danny (co-writer Steve Cochrane) shows up out of the blue with his own ideas on what to do about their father's cottage. Longstanding grudges and years of resentment bubble up over that weekend, »
- Rick Mele
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