Art and Craft is a film
about obsessions. Whether it's
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) or just a
love of collecting miniature ceramic cows, many
of us have had similar experiences, but perhaps
not to the extent of Mark Landis, an extremely
talented forger of famous works of art.
When he calls a museum to make an appointment,
he makes up stories about an Emily, a sister who
has an extensive art collection, saying that
she is visiting his mother who has a home in
Paris. He's good at telling stories.
He calls himself a philanthropist, and museum aficionados welcome him with open arms. Landis obviously gets a buzz out of duping people, and he has hoodwinked some of the best -known institutions in the United States.
Landis, an only child, was often left alone in hotels by his parents who travelled extensively and liked to go out. He loved watching TV. His favorite musical was "How to Succeed in Business Without Even Trying." He insists, "Ethical behaviour never pays off." At times he dresses as a priest. He explains that he learned how to be a holy man from the BBC TV series "Father Brown." He certainly could have succeeded as an actor.
Landis introduces us to his methods of creating works of art, starting with shopping at Wal-Mart for supplies and inexpensive picture frames. He dirties up the frames by adding coffee stains to the back so that they will look old.
life exists in a small apartment filled with
works of art with papers scattered on the floor
When he plans on going out, he hides his wine in
a vintage Phillip's Milk of Magnesia antacid
bottle and takes it with him.
Review by Lois Siegel
"Await The Freight"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 07.02.2011
NATIONAL CAPITAL TO BE MOVIE SET OF NEW DARK COMEDY
•Quiet Revolution Pictures, Majika Pictures and Denmark's Fridthjof Films with the support of
Telefilm Canada and The Danish Film Institute will be filming the feature-length dark comedy,
"Eddie" in the Nation’s Capital.
Photo by Lois Siegel
• Starring Thure Lindhart (Angels & Demons, Into The Wild), Georgina Reilly (Pontypool, This Movie is Broken), Al Goulem (18 to Life, The Trotsky) and Dylan Smith (300, Love & Savagery).
Production is scheduled to begin February 7, 2011.
Ottawa, ON Canada, February
7, 2011 –the Nation’s
Capital is being transformed into the set of a twisted, dark-comedy
movie entitled "Eddie." The satirical story is about a once-famous
painter who rediscovers inspiration after he befriends a
sleepwalking cannibal. Telefilm Canada and the Danish Film Institute
have partially funded the project to be directed by Boris Rodriguez
(Havana Kids, Beso Nocturno) and produced by Ottawa native
Michael A. Dobbin (The Devil’s Curse, Powerful: Energy for
Everyone, The Maiden Dance to Death) and Ronnie Fridthjof (Armadillo,
Tempo). “The National Capital Region is the ideal setting for
this movie. I’m really looking forward to working here,” says Boris.
Director Boris Rodriguez is a graduate of Concordia University and the Canadian Film Centre. Boris’ films Beso Nocturno (Night Kiss) and Perfect both had premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and Beso Nocturno was selected for a retrospective at the Museum Of Modern Art in New York.
Michael’s past work as a producer includes Toni Harman's debut horror entitled The Devil's Curse (aka Credo), (currently available through Lionsgate and iTunes), David Chernushenko’s Powerful: Energy for Everyone as well as Endre Hules' The Maiden Danced to Death. Michael was mentored by BAFTA-winning producer of East is East, Leslee Udwin. He’s an alumnus of the film programme of Ryerson. In October 2006, Michael founded the ‘Just Watch Me!’ Canadian Film Festival and as a story editor, script doctor and lecturer is in steady demand on both sides of the Atlantic.
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Inrig's short, animated film
This is his first animated film and
tells the story of a humble shepherd
Inrig gained significant attention last
summer with his debut feature documentary film
The film is inspired by his younger brother
who has been diagnosed with severe autism.
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