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Pontypool Director Bruce McDonald Sets Free His Hellions

1 November 2013 1:50 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Word has just come across our desks that Pontypool director Bruce McDonald has a new feature coming our way, and we have all of the first available details for you right here. Dig it!

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Whizbang Films and Storyteller Pictures are thrilled to announce that principal photography got under way this week on their Halloween horror thriller Hellions.

Penned by Pascal Trottier (The Colony), Hellions is directed by veteran cult helmer Bruce McDonald (Highway 61, Hard Core Logo), whose psychological zombie thriller Pontypool made it onto several 'Best Zombie Movies of All Time' lists including a top 25 published by Entertainment Weekly.com in 2010.

McDonald and producers Frank Siracusa (Hobo With a Shotgun) and Paul Lenart have tapped newcomer Chloe Rose ("Degrassi: The Next Generation"), whose recent turn in The Lesser Blessed grabbed industry attention, as their lead.

Rose plays Dora Vogel, a pregnant teen faced with a »

- Uncle Creepy

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DVD, Digital, VOD Release: The Lesser Blessed

29 May 2013 11:35 AM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

DVD, Digital, VOD Release Date: June 25, 2013

Price: DVD $26.95

Studio: Monterey

Joel Nathan Evans takes it day by day in The Lesser Blessed.

The 2012 independent film drama The Lesser Blessed examines what it’s like to be a vulnerable teenager in today’s modern world.

Larry (Joel Nathan Evans) is a teenager living in a small, remote community in Canada whose life is full of too many parties, too much drinking, and not enough responsibility or independence. Seeking to belong without belonging, Larry and his friend try to absorb life’s lessons when it comes to love, racial tensions and the overall recklessness of youth. Larry tries to do this while his world remains clouded by a dark mystery from his past.

Written and directed by Anita Doron from the novel by Richard Van Camp, the R-rated film stars Chloe Rose, Kiowa Gordon and Benjamin Bratt (La Mission).

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Filming "The Lesser Blessed": Freezing and Burning in the Northwest Territories

28 May 2013 10:19 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Six herds of bison (carrying the expression of a barfly at the end of a very long night), three foxes, two black bears and one wolf with a rabbit in his mouth. This is the account of all animals we saw on our 552-kilometer road trip across the Northwest Territories, looking for Larry Sole. Who is Larry Sole?

To answer that question I must take you back to the late eighties, to a time when Iron Maiden and Van Halen ruled, when the greatness of a man was measured by the vertical feathery grandness of his hair, and seizure-inducing magenta was the colour of everything. In this questionable moment in history, a gorgeous man named Richard Van Camp -- in the minus inhumane cold of Canada's north -- picked up a pen and started writing a novel about a skinny, self-deprecating headbanger named Larry Sole. It became an ode to the burning, »

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Filming "The Lesser Blessed": Freezing and Burning in the Northwest Territories

28 May 2013 10:19 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Six herds of bison (carrying the expression of a barfly at the end of a very long night), three foxes, two black bears and one wolf with a rabbit in his mouth. This is the account of all animals we saw on our 552-kilometer road trip across the Northwest Territories, looking for Larry Sole. Who is Larry Sole?

To answer that question I must take you back to the late eighties, to a time when Iron Maiden and Van Halen ruled, when the greatness of a man was measured by the vertical feathery grandness of his hair, and seizure-inducing magenta was the colour of everything. In this questionable moment in history, a gorgeous man named Richard Van Camp -- in the minus inhumane cold of Canada's north -- picked up a pen and started writing a novel about a skinny, self-deprecating headbanger named Larry Sole. It became an ode to the burning, »

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Exclusive: Monterey Media Acquires U.S. Rights to 'The Lesser Blessed' Starring Benjamin Bratt

6 February 2013 10:26 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Monterey Media has acquired all U.S. rights from Entertainment One Film International for the coming-of-age drama "The Lesser Blessed," starring Benjamin Bratt, Kiowa Gordon ("The Twilight Saga") and Chloe Rose (TV's "Degrassi: The Next Generation). The film was written and directed by Anita Doron ("The End of Silence"), and world premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival late last year. Here's the synopsis, per Monterey: "Based on the critically acclaimed novel by Richard Van Camp, 'The Lesser Blessed' is an eye-opening depiction of what it is like to be a vulnerable teenager in today’s modern world. Through the eyes of Larry Sole, a Native-American teenager filled with bravado and angst, comes the story of three unlikely friends isolated in a small rural town discovering what they can of life and love amid racial tensions and the recklessness of youth, in a world clouded by a dark mystery from his. »

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Academy Award-nominated, African-set Child Warrior Drama Tops Genie Awards 'Replacement'

16 January 2013 2:33 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Canadian Screen Awards 2013 nominations: War Witch rules The Genie Awards are dead, long live the Canadian Screen Awards! Well, in truth, the Genie Awards aren’t exactly dead; they’ve just been transmogrified, along with Canadian television’s Gemini Awards, into the aforementioned Canadian Screen Awards, organized by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. But Genie or Canadian Screen, once again a Québécois production dominates the nominations roster. (Photo: Rachel Mwanza in Kim Nguyen’s War Witch.) Kim Nguyen’s Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award nominee Rebelle / War Witch, the story of a (very) young African rebel fighter, received a total of 12 Canadian Screen Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress (Berlin Film Festival’s Best Actress Rachel Mwanza), Best Supporting Actor (Serge Kanyinda), and Best Original Screenplay (Nguyen). War Witch follows in the heels of recent Quebec-made Genie Award powerhouses and eventual Best Picture winners such »

- Andre Soares

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