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Alfred Hitchcock knew that to
create suspense, you had to involve the
audience. It's rare that we become so engaged
that we actually feel like a participant in a
Elephant Song does this.
story of loneliness. We slowly put together the
pieces of a very complicated situation involving
a young man who has been deprived of love. We
experience how harmful this can be.
beginning of the film, we see a young boy,
Michael, being ignored by his mother. She's a
famous opera singer and is more interested in
her involvement with her audience and fame.
meet Michael (Xavier Dolan) 19 years later as a
young man locked up in a mental institution.
He's unstable. He lies and makes up stories.
Throughout the film, we, along with psychiatrist
Dr. Green (Bruce Greenwood), try to figure out
what is real and what isn't when Michael speaks.
He loves to play guessing games. He's smart and
knows how to manipulate those who are trying to
Dr. Lawrence (Colm Feore), Michael's
psychiatrist, has gone missing. It's suspected
that Michael knows where he is. As a result, Dr.
Green takes over to investigate. Let the games
obsessed with elephants - the result of a
traumatic experience with an absentee father.
He makes a deal with Dr. Green, who becomes
emotionally involved with Michael. The
deal: Dr. Green shouldn't read his file,
he will give Michael chocolate, Dr. Green will
keep Nurse Peterson (Catherine Keener) out of
their discussions. Dr. Green agrees. The
We learn that Dr. Green's is in no hurry to go
home because of an awkward situation there.
Michael takes advantage and invents a scandalous
story. As in the film The Servant adapted
by Harold Pinter and directed by Joseph Losey,
there's a reversal of power. Dr. Green and
Michael change positions.
riveting from start to finish. It's based
on Nicolas Billon's play of the same name.
Xavier Dolan's performance as Michael is
absolutely outstanding. The entire cast is
excellent, and Pierre Gills' cinematography is
sensitive and dramatic, with striking extreme
Elephant Song is one of the strongest dramas
I've ever seen.
In the end, it's a story about
Review by Lois Siegel
"Await The Freight"
Mitch St. Pierre
It will also air on Current TV (United States)
Produced by Intermode
Media with the help
of Story Editor Sue Stranks
Director at the Canadian Film Television Production Association
Two daring travelers embark on the journey of
Mitch and Skot
Along the way they encounter countless difficulties and obstacles
that come rolling with the wheelchair and living life off the beaten
Come along for the ride and see how they meet adversity and beat
Mitch, who has been diagnosed with a brittle bone disorder
sets out on this dangerous expedition in a wheelchair.
He faces unbelievable barriers when attempting freight train hops in
the constraints of his chair. Accompanied by his best friend Skot
the two document their story as they face the unknown in "Await the
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 07.02.2011Contact:
Danny McLeod T: +1 613 282-3858 E:
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
and Michael Dobbin
Photo by Lois Siegel
Boris Rodriguez, Director
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.
Quiet Revolution Pictures:
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.
Photo by Lois Siegel
Michael Dobbin, Producer
Director Boris Rodriguez is a graduate of Concordia University and
the Canadian Film Centre. Boris’ films
Beso Nocturno (Night Kiss)
both had premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival
(TIFF) and Beso
selected for a retrospective at the Museum Of Modern Art in New
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.
Lois Siegel, Unit Publicist: >>>>>>>
Danny McLeod, Assistant Producer + 613 282-3858
Ottawa International Animation Festival
Teen Filmmaker First Local
at Ottawa International Animation Festival
©Photo by Lois Siegel
Inrig's short, animated film
"The Depose of Bolskivoi Hovhannes" won the
Adobe Prize for High School Animation
This is his first animated film and
tells the story of a humble shepherd
on a wind-swept heath in Armenia, whose sheep begin to conspire against him.
Inrig gained significant attention last
summer with his debut feature documentary film
Exceptional Jivatma Valettas"
that chronicles his
very eccentric next-door
The film premiered at
the Library and Archives Canada.
He is currently working on another feature documentary
"The Fantastic Ballet of the Mind and Its Master," exploring the inner
fantasies of the autistic mind.
The film is inspired by his younger brother
who has been diagnosed with severe autism.
Inrig is working with
the National Film Board of Canada through
the assistance of Oscar-winning producer Adam Symansky.
Acting as the film’s executive producer is renowned Canadian filmmaker
and Order of Canada recipient Allan King ("Warrendale," "A Married
Inrig is mentored by Order of
Canada recipient Alanis Obomsawin,
one of Canada’s most distinguished documentary
and Ottawa filmmaker Lois Siegel.
Inrig's first dramatic feature about an
enigmatic alien landing in northern Ontario,
is also being supported by the
Board of Canada
"The Depose of Bolskivoi
Hovhannes" was made as part of
Canterbury High School's Media Arts Program
Director: Will Inrig
Camera: Gordon Bailey
AUDIO: Will Inrig talks to All in a Day host Adrian Harewood on CBC Radio
July 23, 2008