July 20th, 2010 22:53 EST
Controversial Short Drama "Among Friends" To Be Screened at Fantasia Film Festival
MONTREAL 07/20/10 " "Among Friends "Directed by Award Winning Geoffrey Uloth to Screen at FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL 2010
"We wanted to ask you to help strengthen our union by having sex with us" Charlyse (actor Nicole Braber)
Saturday July 24, 2010 5:40 p.m. , Imperial Theater. A short film that packs emotional intensity and subverts expectations at every turn.
EVERGON ARTS and ANSUZ PRODUCTIONS are proud to announce the Fantasia Film Festival screening of AMONG FRIENDS -- a short drama that has caused festival audiences to laugh, cry and argue over the controversial approach taken by this shorts to love, loyalty, commitment and sexuality among friends.
SYNOPSIS - A shocking dinner invitation sends close friends into uncharted territory that will change their relationships forever A HOME-GROWN COLLABORATION WITH NATIONAL SUPPORT " "AMONG FRIENDS" had its world premiere at the 2009 Montreal World Film Festival.
The entire cast and crew of this production are filmmakers and artists from Montreal. The film was largely financed by its co-producers and made possible by extensive volunteer efforts of professional talent. NFB lent their support for post-production to help bring Among Friends to the screen.
When local actor Nicole Braber proposed the zany concept for this film to emerging screenwriter Barbara Campbell three years ago, they immediately decided to co-produce the project and finance it themselves (on a shoe-string budget). They asked Montreal filmmaker Geoffrey Uloth (of award-winning Wildflowers and The Ecstasy Note ) to direct. Geoff then attracted the participation of DOP Jean-FranÃ§ois Da Sylva-La Rue and an experienced crew of professionals.
|cast of "Among Friends" Nicole Braber and Thomas Carlo|
An amazing cast, assembled from the Carter Thor Acting Studio, along with their Performance Director, Jock MacDonald, brought the crackling dialogue and emotional intensity of the provocative script to life. Local musicians Jean-Yves AndrÃ© and Chris Tauchner rounded out the creative team and recorded expressive original music for the film.
You are invited to attend the screening of AMONG FRIENDS:
SATURDAY JULY 24, 2010 5:40 p.m. at the IMPERIAL THEATER, 1432 Rue de Bleury, Montreal
Presented by: EVERGON ARTS and ANSUZ PRODUCTIONS A Braber/Campbell/Uloth Production
DOP: Jean-FranÃ§ois Da Sylva-La Rue
WRITER: Barbara Campbell
PERFORMANCE DIRECTOR: Jock MacDonald
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CAST: Nicole Braber, Catherine Lipscombe, Carlo Mestroni, Ken Proulx, Adrianne Richards, and Craig Thomas
Tickets $8 (for sale in advance online and at the theatre)
AMONG FRIENDS is presented in the "Courts MÃ©trages QuÃ©bÃ©cois 7" program.
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