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Telefilm Canada 2015-2016 report hails 'Room', 'Brooklyn'

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Telefilm Canada 2015-2016 report hails 'Room', 'Brooklyn'
The Canada-Ireland co-productions were among the highlights of the past year as the organisation used its annual public assembly on Wednesday to look back at some of its accomplishments.

Attendees – a mix of invited members of the public and professionals from Canada’s audiovisual industry – heard how in 2015-2016 Telefilm Canada supported the production of 110 and the marketing of 105 features and the development of 258 projects.

Heading into its 50th anniversary year in 2017, the organisation helped promote Canadian talent at 42 festivals and 102 events and initiatives across the country and at 34 festivals, markets and events around the world for a total investment of $95.7m.

2015-2016 marked Telefilm’s 40th anniversary in co-production management. In 2015, total production budgets for 53 film and television treaty co-production projects amounted to $447m and involved 15 partner countries.

Canada and Ireland signed a new treaty in 2016 and partnered recently on Brooklyn and Room (pictured). Both earned best picture Oscar nominations, marking the first
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Australian Release Of The Editor Boasts Some Juicy Exclusives

The Editor, the absurdist giallo homage from Astron 6 - the Canadian troupe behind Manborg and Father's Day - hits DVD and Blu-ray in Australia today, courtesy of Monster Pictures. The releases look positively stacked, with a host of exclusive special features and artwork that should delight fans of the film and maybe even warrant a double-dip from those residing beyond Antipodean shores.The DVD release comes with the following: - Double-sided cover art by Graham Humphries (one with classification, one without)- Audio Commentary by Adam Brooks, Conor Sweeney and Matthew Kennedy- Astron-6 Festival Introduction- 'Making Movies Used to Be Fun' Behind-the-scenes featurette- Music and Poster featurettes- Deleted Scenes- Exclusive: double-sided fold-out poster featuring art by Graham Humphries and Tom 'The Dude Designs' HodgeMeanwhile, the Blu-ray release...

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Interview: Matthew Kennedy, co-writer / director of ‘The Editor’

Coming courtesy of the guys behind the forthcoming definitive book on slasher movies,Alone in the Dark: Over 80 Years of Stalk & Slash, here’s an exclusive podcast/interview with Astron 6′s Matthew Kennedy, co-writer and director of The Editor – which is out now on Blu-ray from Scream Factory…

Rey Ciso was once the greatest editor the world had ever seen. Since a horrific accident left him with four wooden fingers on his right hand, he’s had to resort to cutting pulp films and trash pictures. When the lead actors from the film he’s been editing turn up murdered at the studio, Rey is fingered as the number one suspect. The bodies continue to pile up in this absurdist giallo-thriller as Rey struggles to prove his innocence and learn the sinister truth lurking behind the scenes.
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Remembering Actress Gray: Underappreciated Film Noir Heroine

Coleen Gray actress ca. 1950. Coleen Gray: Actress in early Stanley Kubrick film noir, destroyer of men in cult horror 'classic' Actress Coleen Gray, best known as the leading lady in Stanley Kubrick's film noir The Killing and – as far as B horror movie aficionados are concerned – for playing the title role in The Leech Woman, died at age 92 in Aug. 2015. This two-part article, which focuses on Gray's film career, is a revised and expanded version of the original post published at the time of her death. Born Doris Bernice Jensen on Oct. 23, 1922, in Staplehurst, Nebraska, at a young age she moved with her parents, strict Lutheran Danish farmers, to Minnesota. After getting a degree from St. Paul's Hamline University, she relocated to Southern California to be with her then fiancé, an army private. At first, she eked out a living as a waitress at a La Jolla hotel
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Remembering Actress Gray: Underappreciated Film Noir Heroine

Coleen Gray actress ca. 1950. Coleen Gray: Actress in early Stanley Kubrick film noir, destroyer of men in cult horror 'classic' Actress Coleen Gray, best known as the leading lady in Stanley Kubrick's film noir The Killing and – as far as B horror movie aficionados are concerned – for playing the title role in The Leech Woman, died at age 92 in Aug. 2015. This two-part article, which focuses on Gray's film career, is a revised and expanded version of the original post published at the time of her death. Born Doris Bernice Jensen on Oct. 23, 1922, in Staplehurst, Nebraska, at a young age she moved with her parents, strict Lutheran Danish farmers, to Minnesota. After getting a degree from St. Paul's Hamline University, she relocated to Southern California to be with her then fiancé, an army private. At first, she eked out a living as a waitress at a La Jolla hotel
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Review: "The Editor", Homage To Italian Giallo Films; Blu-ray Special Edition From Shout! Factory

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By Todd Garbarini

I have been a fan of the Italian giallo subgenre for 30 years since my initiation into it was precipitated by my first viewing of Creepers (1985), the severely cut version of Dario Argento’s Phenomena, my personal favorite film of his. Subsequent viewings of films by both Mr. Argento and his mentor, Mario Bava, as well as Lucio Fulci, Lamberto Bava, Luigi Cozzi, and Michele Soavi solidified a love for the putrid and the fantastic, and anyone who has seen these movies knows how delightfully entertaining they are: off-kilter camera angles, ludicrous dialogue, and what writer Todd French referred to as “a maddening narrative looseness” are present in these films in a way that they are absent in other genres. There is just nothing like an Italian giallo film. With all of the mock horror films that have been made going back to 1981’s Student Bodies and the later,
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Poster For Argentinian Giallo ‘Francesca’

Over the past few years, we’ve seen a number of homages to the giallo genre including Peter Strickland’s clever, slightly bizarre and altogether mesmerizing thriller Berberian Sound Studio, as well as Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy’s The Editor and the gorgeous, sometimes clever, and visceral Amer from directors Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani. Now an Argentinian filmmaker is taking his stab at the genre with Francesca which will have its world premiere at Sitges in Spain at the beginning of October. If you know and love giallo you will love the first poster they’ve released to promote the film. Enjoy!

Synopsis: “It’s been 15 years since the disappearance of little Francesca, daughter of the renowned storyteller, poet and dramatist Vittorio Visconti, and the community is stalked by a psychopath bent on cleaning the city of “impure and damned souls”. Moretti and Succo, questioned by the ineffectiveness of the police force,
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The Editor Might Not Make the Final Cut: A Preview

The creative team of Astron 6 has completed The Editor. This film had its premiere in 2014, at the Toronto Int. Film Festival. Now, this giallo-inspired thriller is coming to several Canadian theatres, on Sept. 18th. This release will be followed up by another as The Editor releases on home entertainment formats, Oct. 6th. The film is a send-up starring Paz de la Huerta (Boardwalk Empire), Samantha Hill (Bad Meat), Laurence R. Harvey (The ABCs of Death 2), Adam Brooks (Manborg), Matthew Kennedy, Conor Sweeney, Tristan Risk and Udo Kier. Hopefully, actress Paz's appearance in this film has not ruined her career, forever. And now, fans can preview the film's horrifying launch here. The story follows an almost out-of-work editor. It is suspected that his desperation has led to murder. But, only Rey (Adam Brooks) believes in his innocence. Now, Rey must prove to others that he is not behind a series of murders,
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September 8th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Editor, Shocker, Friday the 13th Double Features

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September 8th is shaping up to be another great week for horror and sci-fi fans as we’ve got a lot of great home entertainment releases to look forward to. The good folks over at Scream Factory have two great releases coming out on Tuesday, the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray of Wes Craven’s Shocker and Astron-6’s comedic homage to Giallo films, The Editor. For all you Jason Voorhees die-hards out there, not only do you have a special 2-Disc Collector’s edition of Crystal Lake Memories to look forward to, the original Friday the 13th films are also getting re-released in several double feature packages on Tuesday.

Other notable releases for September 8th include Supernatural: Season 10, Dressed to Kill from Criterion, Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV, and for those of you kids at heart out there, Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman is arriving on DVD as well.
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Bluray Review: The Editor

Scream Factory knocks yet another one out of the park (do they ever Not kick ass?!) with the Astron-6 homage to all things Giallo, The Editor, a film filled with so much love for the subgenre that it feels like authentically brilliant. With the film hitting shelves this Tuesday (September 8th), we thought we’d give you a rundown on the film and like every release of Astron-6’s, the impressive supplemental material that makes the Bluray/DVD even more appealing than it was before (which is saying a lot).

The Film

There’s always a level of admiration when it comes to the films that the guys in Astron-6 put out. You can tell that they’re genuinely in love with the genre films that they pay homage to so well, and between their impressive list of short films, the 2011 slasher/revenge film Father’S Day and their low-budget
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Contest: Win The Editor on Blu-ray

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A blood-soaked love letter to the giallo genre, The Editor hits Blu-ray next Tuesday courtesy of Scream Factory, and we've been provided with three copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.

The Editor: "Rey Ciso (Adam Brooks) was once the greatest editor the world had ever seen. Since a horrific accident left him with four wooden fingers on his right hand, he's had to resort to cutting pulp films and trash pictures. When the lead actors from the film he's been editing turn up murdered at the studio, Rey is fingered as the number one suspect. The bodies continue to pile up in this absurdist giallo-thriller as Rey struggles to prove his innocence and learn the sinister truth lurking behind the scenes.

Functioning as a straight-up send-up of Dario Argento, Mario Bava and the cinematic sorcerers of '70s slasher films, Canadian horror comedy The Editor is a
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Watch: The Editor Blu-ray Clips & Trailer

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A blood-soaked love letter to the giallo genre, The Editor hits Blu-ray next Tuesday courtesy of Scream Factory, and to give you an idea of what to expect, we have clips and a trailer from the upcoming release.

The Editor: "Rey Ciso (Adam Brooks) was once the greatest editor the world had ever seen. Since a horrific accident left him with four wooden fingers on his right hand, he's had to resort to cutting pulp films and trash pictures. When the lead actors from the film he's been editing turn up murdered at the studio, Rey is fingered as the number one suspect. The bodies continue to pile up in this absurdist giallo-thriller as Rey struggles to prove his innocence and learn the sinister truth lurking behind the scenes.

Functioning as a straight-up send-up of Dario Argento, Mario Bava and the cinematic sorcerers of '70s slasher films, Canadian
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Blu-ray Review: The Editor

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Recent films like Berberian Sound Studio and The Strange Color Of Your Body's Tears have paid homage to giallo and the '70s Italian horror genre, in a way creating a modern resurgence. Now the Canadian collective known as Astron-6 have thrown their hat in the ring with a satiric approach. Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy lovingly pay tribute to the genre and cleverly poke fun at everything from Suspiria and The Beyond to the more obscure films from that era. There's great attention to detail in everything from the production design and lighting, to the overdubbed dialogue and eerie synth score, and they even got Claudio Simonetti from Goblin to contribute to the main theme.

Adam Brooks instills great comedic sensibility into his character, Rey Ciso. Once the greatest editor in the world until horrific circumstances left him with wooden fingers on his right hand, Rey now finds himself cutting sleazy bottom-of-the-barrel slasher pictures.
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The Editor (2014) Movie Poster: New Poster For Giallo Horror

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The Editor Movie Poster Arrives. Last year, Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy injected some Italian giallo horror into the Midnight Madness sector of Tiff, and made quite the impression on audiences. With the upcoming blu-ray release on September 8, there’s a sense of celebration and grace with which a new poster is being presented to fans. It’s quite the […]
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First poster and trailer for giallo-inspired horror comedy The Editor

The first poster and trailer have arrived online for Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy’s giallo inspired comedy horror The Editor, and we have them for you here…

Rey Ciso (Adam Brooks) was once the greatest editor the world had ever seen. Since a horrific accident left him with four wooden fingers on his right hand, he’s had to resort to cutting pulp films and trash pictures. When the lead actors from the film he’s been editing turn up murdered at the studio, Rey is fingered as the number one suspect. The bodies continue to pile up in this absurdist giallo-thriller as Rey struggles to prove his innocence and learn the sinister truth lurking behind the scenes.

The Editor features a cast that includes Paz de la Huerta, Samantha Hill, Laurence R. Harvey, Udo Kier, Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy.
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Fantasia 2015: ‘The Editor’ is the most stylish parody you’ll ever watch

The Editor

Directed by Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy

Written by Conor Sweeney, Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy

2014, Canada

Over the past few years, we’ve seen a number of homages to the giallo genre including Peter Strickland’s clever, slightly bizarre and altogether mesmerizing thriller Berberian Sound Studio, a movie that pays tribute to the old-school cinematic craftsmanship of sound mixing and sound effects. The Editor, like Berberian Sound Studio, features a movie-within-a-movie only this time it’s the editor, not the foley artist, who gets the spotlight. Set in an Italian movie studio plagued by death, the film’s deceptively simple plot involves Rey Ciso (co-director Adam Brooks), a once prominent film editor who accidentally chopped off four of his fingers and is now forced to edit with one hand. Cisco becomes the prime suspect in a series of gruesome murders perpetrated upon the film’s cast. Certainly,
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The Editor Trailer: Scream Factory Releases A Mad Giallo Parody

A world premiere at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy’s giallo homage/parody The Editor hits the U.S. via Scream Factory this fall. As the cult label moves into the distribution of some newer films, as well as their continued releasing of classic and cult titles, check out the official trailer…

The post The Editor Trailer: Scream Factory Releases A Mad Giallo Parody appeared first on Shock Till You Drop.
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The Editor- New Stylish Horror Comedy Debuts on Blu-ray

The Editor- New Stylish Horror Comedy Debuts on Blu-ray

An Astron-6  Film by Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy The Editor    Debuts on Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand                 and Digital Platforms September 8th, 2015 from Scream Factory  A loving tribute to the gory and gruesome erotic horror of classic Italian giallo cinema, The Editor spins the twisted tale of a once-prolific film editor who ...

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Giallo Homage The Editor Finds Its Way To DVD/Bluray This September Via Scream Factory!!

For those who are familiar with the imaginative and very talented Astron-6 gang (filmmakers Matthew Kennedy, Adam Brooks, Conor Sweeney, Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie), the next logical step in their repertoire of films (having previously tackled Father’S Day and Manborg) would be to try their hand at paying homage to the Giallo subgenre of horror, and they’re doing just that with The Editor, which is set to make its DVD/Bluray debut on September 8th, courtesy of Scream Factory. The film that has one hell of an impressive cast (including Udo Keir and American Mary‘s Tristan Risk) follows a once famed film editor, trapped in a mysterious series of murders.

Rey Ciso (Adam Brooks) was once the greatest editor the world had ever seen. Since a horrific accident left him with four wooden fingers on his right hand, he’s had to resort to cutting pulp films and trash pictures.
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The Editor Blu-ray / DVD Release Details & Cover Art

While Scream Factory is known for releasing the cult classics, they've been getting into more and more new horror releases, and will bring Astron-6's The Editor to Blu-ray and DVD on September 8th. Here's a look at the cover art, trailer, and list of bonus features:

Press Release: "A loving tribute to the gory and gruesome erotic horror of classic Italian giallo cinema, The Editor spins the twisted tale of a once-prolific film editor who becomes the prime suspect in a series of murders haunting a seedy 1970s film studio. Directed and produced by Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy, this stylish horror comedy became a festival darling after its world premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, going on to earn audience and critical acclaim at festivals across North America including the San Francisco International Film Festival and the Fantasia Film Festival. The film’s official trailer can be seen here:

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