Archive for December, 2011
We are proud to say NEW YEAR won the Best Feature Film Award at the 2011 Wavecrest Awards at the Clearwater Film Festival, and Joanna Douglas won Best Actress for her truly stellar and affecting work as Allison!
Huge congratulations to the whole team!
Coming off an exciting fall where NEW YEAR won Best Film and Best Actress (Joanna Douglas) at the 2011 Clearwater Film Festival, we have been invited to screen the film at the new repertory cinema PROJECTION BOOTH at 1035 Gerrard St East, in the East End of Toronto as part of their PB101 series. Here is the chance to check out the film on the big screen if you haven’t already, and stick around for a Q&A with some of our cast & crew afterwards as we discuss our speedy journey of shooting this film in only ten days! Come on out on Wednesday December 21st at 7pm!
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Are you asking “what the f**k is this movie”?! Check out the trailer: newyearthemovie.com/?p=1
Directed By Phil Borg
Written By Phil Borg & Julian DeZotti
Produced By Claudio Chiodo
Starring Joanna Douglas (Being Erica), John Bregar (Servitude), Morgan Kelly (A History of Violence), Nicholas Rose (The Incredible Hulk), Tommie-Amber Pirie (The Trotsky), Romina D’Ugo (How She Move), Eli Ham (An Insignificant Harvey), RH Thomson (Chloe), and Kate Lynch (Meatballs).
The film premiered at the 2010 Montreal World Film Festival and had our U.S. premiere at the Clearwater Film Festival in September ’11, where we were nominated for five awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (John Bregar), Actress (Joanna Douglas), and Best Soundtrack. Nicholas Rose also received a 2010 Canadian ACTRA Award nomination for his role!
“New Year is a coming of age comedy about death, pregnancy, and a big fucking party! The random violent murder of a gas station attendant acts as the catalyst for lovers Jason, a 23 year old student who lives at home, and Allison, an unemployed grad school graduate, to take stock of their lives, and relationship. When Allison’s high school sweetheart returns home for the holidays from his tour as a Canadian peacekeeper in the Middle East, he magnifies the unspoken gap that has grown between she and Jason. They all go head to head at an unbelievable New Years’ Eve bash full of emotion, egos, and really gross humour.”