FOAM DRIVE ONLINE!

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After a lengthy festival run, Adam DeViller’FOAM DRIVE RENEGADES is now available online for your viewing, and (even better) was selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick, one of the highest possible honours for a short film that has been placed online for the hungry, hungry masses.

This film was honestly one of the best experiences I’ve ever had making movies, and I couldn’t be happier to finally share it with you:

http://vimeo.com/100034216

In other short news, Scott Simpson’s THE TOLL screened at Palms Springs International Film Fest a couple weeks back, and Cory Bowles’ RIGHTEOUS will be screening at LA Shorts Fest this Monday. Good stuff all around!

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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!

FOAM DRIVE AT FANTASIA!

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For the fifth time in seven years, my smug mug will be projected onto the illustrious screens of Montreal’s Fantasia Fest as Adam DeViller‘s FOAM DRIVE RENEGADES has been selected to take part!

FOAM DRIVE RENEGADES tells the story of “A gang of petty criminals who enlist the last-minute help of an irrational acquaintance to help pull off a job“, and features myself, Matt Chisholm (who also co-wrote the film), Gordon White, Rhys Bevan-John and Josh MacDonald. Produced by Melanie Wood and shot by Kevin Fraser.

It’s always been, and remains to be, an incredible honour to be a part of this festival, and I am really hoping to make it back out to Montreal for this year’s fest. The screening dates have yet to be announced, but the fest itself takes place between July 18th and August 6th. Stay tuned to here, @FoamDrive on Twitter, or keep an eye on fantasiafestival.com for dates as they become available.

PS. Edgar Wright‘s THE WORLD’S END is closing this year’s Fantasia Fest. Oh my lord.
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Click here to have a look at some still frames from FOAM DRIVE RENEGADES!

Update – July 10th, 2013: The schedule has been released, and FOAM DRIVE RENEGADES will be playing on the closing night of Fantasia Fest on August 7th! More info / tickets: http://www.fantasiafestival.com/2013/en/films-schedule/295/foam-drive-renegades

FOAM DRIVE RENEGADES

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Check out the first still frames from Adam DeViller‘s FOAM DRIVE RENEGADES featuring the talents of myself, Matt Chisholm (who also co-wrote the film alongside DeViller), Gordon White and Reggie, voiced and operated by Rhys Bevan-John.

Yeah, that’s right, I got to make a heist movie with a muppet*.
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*No, not an actual “Muppet (TM)”, but still…fdr03

The film is slated for a late Summer / early Fall release, so stay tuned for that, will ya?