The Art of Woo ()


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The Art of Woo is a romantic comedy about Alessa Woo, an ambitious art dealer who meets her match in gifted painter, Ben Crowchild.

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Alessa Woo
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Ben Crowchild
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Patrick Aucoin
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Caterin Aucoin
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Arthur Aucoin
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Stef
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Nathan
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Esther Woo
Marc Mayer ...
Marc Mayer
Damien Atkins ...
Jonathan Peters
Edwin ...
Brad Unger
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Simone
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Charles Officer
Sarah Michelle Brown ...
Petra (as Sarah Brown)
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Miranda
Pauline Hebb ...
Mrs. Christakos
Derek Keurvorst ...
Auctioneer
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Aucoin Man
Fernando Curcione ...
Italian Bidder
Gerry Burgmann ...
German Bidder
Tokiko Lepik ...
Japanese Bidder
Shameema Soni ...
Party Singer
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Chauffeur
Nick Mizdrak ...
Aucoin Repoman
Nick Savasi ...
Wayne
Cathy Jacobson ...
Street Lady
David Armstrong ...
Power Plant Installer
Suzy Lake ...
Suzy Lake
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Philip Ross McKie ...
Pierre (as Ross McKie)

Directed by

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Helen Lee

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Helen Lee ... (written by)

Produced by

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Anita Lee ... producer
Peter O'Brian ... executive producer

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Ron Sexsmith
Kurt Swinghammer

Cinematography by

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Steve Cosens

Film Editing by

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Vesna Svilanovic

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John Buchan
Jenny Lewis

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Lea Carlson
Rick Gilbert

Set Decoration by

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Jeff Tutt

Costume Design by

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Sally Lee

Makeup Department

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Heidi Armstrong ... assistant makeup artist (as Heidi Da Costa)
Teena Black ... key makeup artist
Sarah Craig ... makeup department head

Production Management

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Jonathan Sobol ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Michal Page ... second assistant director

Sound Department

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Kathy Choi ... sound effects editor
Jane Crawford ... assistant adr editor
Filip Dobosz ... boom operator
Ronayne Higginson ... sound editor
Garrett Kerr ... supervising sound editor
Tim O'Connell ... foley artist
Bissa Scekic ... sound mixer
Mark Vogelsang ... sound assistant
Brad Zoern ... re-recording mixer

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Bret Culp ... visual effects consultant
Barbara Mah ... visual effects production manager
Brian A. Smeets ... animation director
Laurel A. Smith ... houdini artist: C.O.R.E. digital pictures
Tracey Vaz ... 2D artist
Kurt D. Williams ... 3D animator
Alphonso Young ... 2D artist

Music Department

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Martin Gwynn Jones ... music editor

Script and Continuity Department

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Soo-Won Lee ... script supervisor

Additional Crew

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Erin Burke ... administrative coordinator
Angela Cheyne ... office assistant (as Angela Latorre)
Jude Hornborg ... production assistant
Michael Joffe ... production assistant
Philip Ross McKie ... story editor (as Ross McKie)
Desmond Paes ... production accountant

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Plot Summary

Alessa Woo works at an upscale downtown Toronto private art gallery, she who has among the keenest eyes for art in the city. For those not in the know, Alessa comes from a wealthy Chinese family still in Asia. For those in the know, she is really plain old Ellen Woo who is trying to escape her working class Scarborough upbringing. The reason for this deception is that she is deep in debt - she already three months behind in rent - and wants to marry into money so that she won't have financial problems which have always plagued her. She, however, does have her standards, and as such doesn't give Nathan, who is trying to woo her to the point of stalking her, the time of day. Without even knowing him, she dreams of marrying someone like Brad Unger, the local magazines which list him number one of the top forty under forty in the city. Into her life comes Ben Crowchild, a First Nations up and coming artist who moves into the same rooming house where she lives, the two who end up sharing an adjoining bathroom. Beyond the connection they have to art and the bathroom, they become bosom buddies, he who ends up knowing what "Ellen's" marriage plans are. They end up falling in love, but Alessa still does not see Ben anywhere close to a Brad Unger financially, and thus not marriage material. Closer to that ideal of a husband is Patrick Aucoin, an art collector who outbid her for a piece she truly was eyeing at an auction, he who she begins to seriously date. Ben knows more about Patrick than he lets on, this information among associated information which he doesn't divulge to Alessa in his want for her to want to be with him for who he is, and not for what he may or may not have. Written by Huggo

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