19 items from 2017
Tony Sokol Oct 16, 2017
The first trailer for Sweet Virginia takes hostages to a dark place.
You just gotta let it pass through and wait it out, Jon Bernthal advises in the first trailer for the upcoming hostage thriller Sweet Virginia. Director Jamie M. Dagg’s film premiered at the 16th Annual Tribeca Film Festival and is already being compared with the early works of the Coen brothers. The screenplay is written by Paul China and Benjamin China.
Bernthal plays Sam, a former rodeo star who runs a motel on the edge of the wilds of Alaska. He gets friendly with a violent stranger who drifts by named Elwood (Christopher Abbott).
The synopsis reads...
A mysterious stranger sends shockwaves through a close-knit community in this nerve-jangling slice of raw suspense. In the wake of a triple murder that leaves the residents of a remote Alaskan outpost on edge, tightly wound drifter »
"A dark and densely packed chunk of pulp fiction." IFC Films has debuted an official trailer for an indie drama titled Sweet Virginia, starring very talented actors Jon Bernthal & Christopher Abbott. The story follows a former rodeo star (Bernthal), with a small time life, who unknowingly starts a rapport with a young man (Abbott) who is responsible for the violence that has suddenly gripped his small town. Every character from his loved ones to his business patrons, plays a part in the unraveling of this community. He must face his relationships of past and present to come up against this unpredictable predator. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and played at a few other fests this year. The cast includes Imogen Poots, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Abrahamson, and Odessa Young. Give it a look below if you want. Here's the first official trailer for Jamie M. Dagg's Sweet Virginia, »
- Alex Billington
10 August 2017 12:56 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The Vancouver Film Festival on Thursday unveiled its Canadian film lineup, including Scooter Corkle's Hollow in the Land, starring Glee's Dianna Agron, and the Thomas Middleditch-starring comedy Entanglement.
Corkle's indie thriller, which also stars Jared Abrahamson, Rachelle Lefevre and Shawn Ashmore, will be released in the U.S. by Vertical Entertainment. Also headed to Vancouver is Jason James' Entanglement, a comedy starring Silicon Valley's Middleditch and Jess Weixler (The Son) as his adoptive sister.
- Etan Vlessing
Festival brass unveil Rising Stars, Telefilm Canada Pitch This! finallists, and more.
Mary Harron, Kim Nguyen (both pictured above), Ingrid Veninger, and Denis Côté are among the familiar names in the 26-strong Canadian Features slate that Toronto International Film Festival programmers unveiled on Wednesday.
The selection comprises the highest number of feature directorial debutants and films from Western Canada in recent years. More than 30% of the titles are by first-time feature directors.
The 42nd Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 7-17.
“It is exciting to see a new wave of Canadian first-time feature directors play with genres and take risks,” Tiff senior programmer Steve Gravestock said. “This year’s line-up has a truly international feel to it, too, with a number of features shot all over the globe — something that also »
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CAA has hired Danielle Shebby as an agent in the motion picture talent department, reuniting her with former colleague Dana Harris, who moved from Wme to CAA in April. Shebby began her career at Wme in 2010 and was promoted to agent in 2013. At Wme, she had a client list including “Hidden Figures” and “Moonlight” star Janelle Monáe, “Boardwalk Empire’s” Steve Buscemi, “It’s” Bill Skarsgård, “Lady Macbeth’s” Florence Pugh, “Asassination Nation’s” Odessa Young, “Power Rangers'” Naomi Scott, “Apostle’s” Kristine Froseth, “It Comes at Night’s” Kelvin Harrison Jr., “Hello Destroyer’s” Jared Abrahamson, “Iron Fist’s” Jessica Henwick, »
- Matt Pressberg
28 June 2017 12:20 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
It is unclear at this time which clients will join her. Shebby's roster at Wme included Janelle Monae, Steve Buscemi and Hilary Swank, as well as Maika Monroe (It Follows), Jessica Henwick (Iron Fist), Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth), Naomi Scott (Power Rangers), Bill Skarsgard (It), Odessa Young (Assassination Nation), Kristine Froseth (Apostle), Kelvin Harrison Jr. (It Comes at Night) and Jared Abrahamson (Hello, Destroyer).
Shebby began her career at Wme in 2010 and was promoted to agent in December 2013.
- Rebecca Sun
Sometimes life has little coincidences: you suffer from sleep paralysis for a while, and years later you come across Rodney Ascher’s documentary The Nightmare, which finally helps in explaining all those sleepless nights, while showing that’s it’s not as uncommon as you think. Fascinated, you even write up some personal thoughts on said film; and, only a few days later, you come across Be Afraid, which uses sleep paralysis as a horror device. If you didn’t know any better, you’d swear it’s stalking you. Be Afraid starts out in pretty typical horror movie fashion: Doctor John Chambers (Brian Krause) movies his family – worried wife Heather (Jaimi Paige), college dropout older son Ben (Jared Abrahamson) and somewhat creepy ghost-seeing pre-teen Nathan (Michael Leone) – out...
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Exclusive: Vertical Entertainment has picked up U.S. rights to Scooter Corkle's Hollow in the Land starring Dianna Agron, Rachelle Lefevre, Shawn Ashmore, Jared Abrahamson and Sarah Dugdale. The mystery thriller will be released day-and-date in the last quarter of the year. In Hollow in the Land, with the notorious Keith Miller locked behind bars for murder, his family is paying the price of a tainted name. A year after Keith's crime, a body is found in a nearby trailer… »
Sweet Virginia Review Sweet Virginia (2017) Film Review from the 16th Annual Tribeca Film Festival, a movie directed by Jamie M. Dagg and starring Jon Bernthal, Imogen Poots, Christopher Abbott, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Abrahamson, Odessa Young, Joseph Lyle Taylor, Darcy Laurie, and Scott A. McGillivray. Sweet Virginia was good for [...]
Continue reading: Film Review: Sweet Virginia (2017): No Set-Up, Some Delivery [Tribeca 2017] »
- Sam Joseph
The acquisition sees Raw and betty added to All3Media’s growing roster of production labels, which include Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris’ Neal Street Productions. The London-based independent television, film and digital production and distribution company bought “Fleabag” production company Two Brothers Pictures in February.
Raw and betty produce a slate of documentary, factual entertainment, reality and drama formats for both the U.K. and U.S. Discovery acquired betty in 2011 and Raw in 2014. Both production outfits were founded in 2001.
“Raw and betty are both incredibly strong creative businesses with very exciting production and development slates and hugely talented and well respected teams,” said All3Media CEO, Jane Turton. “Acquiring Raw and betty strengthens our content offering and talent base in the U.K., U.S. and internationally.”
Raw announced in April that it was set to »
- Robert Mitchell
Travelers has some new company. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Enrico Colantoni (pictured, left), Stephen Lobo, and Amanda Tapping (pictured, right) have joined season two of the science fiction series.The sci-fi drama follows a team of time-traveling operatives who are sent back into the bodies of 21st century individuals in order to prevent the collapse of society. The cast includes Eric McCormack, Jared Abrahamson, Nesta Cooper, Reilly Dolman, Patrick Gilmore, and MacKenzie Porter. Canadian network Showcase and have already renewed the series for a second season.Read More… »
One of the most anticipated projects from the Sundance film labs is getting into gear for an immient shoot and Variety reports that Blake Jenner (most recently seen in Shawn Christensen’s Sidney Hall), Barry Keoghan, Jared Abrahamson, Ann Dowd (seminal perf in Zobel’s Compliance) and legend veteran Udo Kier have been cast alongside Evan Peters in Bart Layton‘s fictional feature debut.
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- Eric Lavallee
Rising star Blake Jenner has joined the cast of Bart Layton’s “American Animals.” The actor was one of five new cast additions announced Thursday. Young actors Barry Keoghan and Jared Abrahamson will also join the heist film, alongside veteran character actors Ann Dowd and Udo Kier.
“American Animals” is Layton’s first film since his BAFTA-winning documentary “The Imposter” and marks his first foray into narrative feature film. It is based on the true story of four young men who mistook their lives for a movie and attempted one of the most audacious heists in U.S. history. Evan Peters also stars.
Layton also wrote the film which is a Raw production, co-financed and developed by Film4 and AI Film. It is produced by Katherine Butler, Dimitri Doganis, Derrin Schlesinger and Mary Jane Skalski. Sierra/Affinity is handling international sales.
The film is expected to begin principal photography later this year in the U. »
- Robert Mitchell
9 February 2017 8:41 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The story is based on the true story of four men who under the delusion that they are characters in a movie, commit one of the boldest heists in American history.
The film is co-financed by AI Film and Film4, while Layton's production company Raw is producing. Sierra/Affinity is in charge of international sales at the Berlin Film Festival this week.
Layton, who wrote and will direct the film, is most well known for 2012 »
- Katherine Sanderson
Film4 and AI Film are co-financing and developed American Animals, a Raw production based on a true story about four young men who mistook their lives for a movie and attempted one of the most audacious heists in Us history.
Sierra/Affinity has added the project to its bumper Berlin slate and principal photography is scheduled to begin in the Us this year.
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The Travelers TV show has been renewed for season two on Netflix and Showcase (Canada). The time-travel sci-fi drama stars Eric McCormack, Jared Abrahamson, Nesta Cooper, Reilly Dolman, Patrick Gilmore, and MacKenzie Porter. The second season production will begin this March, in Vancouver.Netflix says, "They're from the future but they're living in our time. These seemingly ordinary people are secretly working to save us all from a tragic fate." Deadline reports Travelers season two will drop to Netflix in 2017, after it airs on Showcase in Canada, this coming fall.Read More… »
Showcase’s breakout new series “Travelers” has been renewed for a second season. With production on the upcoming season set to start this March in Vancouver, lead actors Eric McCormack, Jared Abrahamson, Nesta Cooper, Reilly Dolman, Patrick Gilmore, and MacKenzie Porter have all signed on to return. It's Official, #Travelers! @netflix @showcasedotca @nestacooper @LeahCairns @MacKenziePMusic @PatrickGilmore […] »
- Sylvia Ogweng
It's Only the End of the World and Operation Avalanche recognized among the 2017 Canadian Screen Award NominationsIt's Only the End of the World and Operation Avalanche recognized among the 2017 Canadian Screen Award NominationsAdriana Floridia1/17/2017 2:50:00 Pm
This morning the Canadian Screen Awards announced their 2017 nominations, recognizing the best of last year's Canadian films.
The awards are given out by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. This year's nominees boast a diverse line up of films that tell stories not just in English and French, but also Mandarin, Atikamekw and Inuktiut.
The most high-profile of the bunch would have to be Xavier Dolan's It's Only the End of the World, which is a likely contender at the Oscars this year in the Best Foreign Language Film category. It made the shortlist of nine films that will be considered at the Oscars, which also includes Germany's Toni Erdmann and Chile's Neruda. »
- Adriana Floridia
Mark Oakley Jan 18, 2017
Canadian sci-fi series Travelers presents a genuinely fresh and fascinating vision of time travel, and boasts a strong cast...
Warning: contains some episode one plot details.
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Television’s love affair with time travel goes back a long way. Naturally, Doctor Who was one of the early proponents of the genre and since then there have been many successful (and many less so) series bringing time travel to the small screen. Quantum Leap mixed science with humour, drama and humanity, Continuum brought some genuinely intelligent ideas and Legends Of Tomorrow has thrown a whole lot of heroes into a mainstream tale of time travel and derring-do.
Over the past twelve months, time travel has been something of a go-to for TV schedules with Timeless, Frequency and mini-series 11.22.63 all coming up with something fresh to say. One show that seems »
19 items from 2017
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