AFF ROUND-UP

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Another year, another Atlantic Film Festival lineup release! For the 33rd annual AFF, my smug mug will be featured in five films! Four shorts (two of which I also produced), and a feature film. I’m a proud [metaphorical] poppa. Here’s a roundup:

BUNKER 6, feature film – September 14th at 9:45pm at Park Lane – This is Greg Jackson‘s feature film directorial debut that we shot inside of an actual nuclear fallout bunker in Debert, Nova Scotia. Incredible ensemble cast lead by the oh-so talented Andrea Lee Norwood. More info / tickets: http://atlantic.festivalgenius.com/2013/films/bunker6_gregjackson_atlantic2013

PRESENCE, short film – September 14th at 2:00pm as part of Atlantic Shorts 2 – Colin MacDonald and myself have been working together for a long time (see: our Video Difference commercial), so when Colin came to me with a really clever idea for a horror / psychological thriller, we teamed up and made it happen (I acted and produced). Super proud of this one. More info / tickets: http://atlantic.festivalgenius.com/2013/films/atlanticshorts2_atlantic2013_atlantic2013

PLAY AGAIN, short film – September 15th at 3:30pm & September 17th at 4:30pm as part of Atlantic Shorts 5 – Pat Campbell is a damn good man. This is a commonly known fact amongst many in the Halifax film community, so when the time came for Pat to direct his thesis film at NSCC, I was delighted to learn he had me in mind for a part in his pinball / Twilight Zone movie. More info / tickets: http://atlantic.festivalgenius.com/2013/films/atlanticshorts5_atlantic2013_atlantic2013

FOAM DRIVE RENEGADES and THE LUCKIEST MOST UNLUCKY MAN IN THE WORLD, short films – September 14th at 4:30pm & September 18th at 4:30pm as part of Atlantic Shorts 3 – Fresh off the heels of it’s world premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia Fest, Adam DeViller‘s FOAM DRIVE RENEGADES will drop it’s thug puppetry at Park Lane. Walter Forsyth‘s LUCKIEST, which I also produced, was my opportunity to finally play my own version of Mr. Bean, so yeah, I hope the bruises were worth it. More info / tickets: http://atlantic.festivalgenius.com/2013/films/atlanticshorts3_atlantic2013_atlantic2013

Each of these shorts programs are loaded with other shorts that I’m dying to see (I’m looking at you, Ashley McKenzie‘s STRAY), so take some time and have a look at the AFF’s program so far. The opening night gala is Don McKeller‘s THE GRAND SEDUCTION, which was shot in Newfoundland, starring Brendan frickin’ Gleeson. I’m all over that.

See you at the movies, nerds!

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STILL FROM “BUNKER 6”

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Check out the first still-frame from Greg Jackson‘s first feature film, BUNKER 6, featuring myself, Andrea Lee Norwood (whom I shared the screen with in Josh MacDonald‘s GAME), and Shelley Thompson.

For more info on the flick, which is slated for a Fall 2013 premiere, check out these articles from The Coast (Bunker Down) and The Chronicle Herald (An Eerie Silence on Set).

BUNKER 6

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Today’s Chronicle Herald dished some details about Greg Jackson‘s feature directorial debut, BUNKER 6 (Link: Filming of Bunker 6 thriller starts in Debert).

Bunker 6 tells the story of Grace, who has lived in Nuclear Bunker No. 6 since she was a young girl. After the death of Lewis, her mentor, father figure and the bunker’s technician, Grace is left to take charge of the mechanics. As things begin to break down all around her and thoughts of the outside world haunt her, she must continue her struggle not just to survive, but to live.

The wonderful cast has been revealed, and I am very happy to be a part of it. In the bunker, I’ll be joined by Andrea Lee Norwood (my prey in GAME), Molly Dunsworth (HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN ROOM SERVICE), Jim Fowler, Shelly Thompson & Daniel Lillford.

I’m actually just heading out the door right now on my way to Debert (where we’re shooting in a legitimate bomb shelter from the 50s), so please pardon the abrupt nature of this post.

Chronicle Herald link: http://thechronicleherald.ca/artslife/634800-filming-of-bunker-6-thriller-starts-in-debert