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We are happy to report that New Year is now available through the US iTunes site!
It has been a long journey getting the film out there for the world to see and we sincerely hope to get the word out of our award-winning little-film-that-could so that it can find more fans around the world.
Follow this link to download it now! New Year
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!
Order From Gueslistapp.com for discount advance tickets only $7!!!!!
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.”
Read New Year’s profile from the 2010 Montreal World Film Festival here:
Check out Raindance Canada’s profile of director Phil Borg that was written in anticipation of New Year’s theatrical run at the Royal in March 2011!
“A labour of love is just getting to do what you love under some great circumstances with some great people,” says Julian De Zotti. Julian is a Toronto actor and the star/producer of New Year a coming of age movie about twenty-somethings in Mississauga. He and I are at Darkhorse on Queen East sitting near the window. The sun is blinding and we have to squint to see each other.
When Julian emailed me out of the blue about New Year, I was intrigued for two reasons. One, it’s an amazing feat for an actor to make a movie in Canada, especially without government support. It was, as Julian says, “all private money, family and friends and our own investments.” And two, I think a twenty-something coming of age story is apt nowadays.
“New Year is particular to this generation. It’s difficult to figure out what your passion is because of the options and the choices out there. It’s the idea of figuring out what you want to do with your life and growing up at the same time. With other generations, you didn’t have much of choice. You had to support your family, bottom line. Now, you come out of school and there are so many choices and so many opportunities. Instead of being decisive, you feel really overwhelmed. This idea of figuring out your life and following your passion, it’s a luxury, but a weighted one.”
Want art? Pay for it yourself.
That was the resounding, if disturbing, cry of many readers in response to a recent column about Parkdale Street Writers, a free writing workshop for youth ages 16 to 25.
Many of you decried the idea that a penny of public money can go to support such programs. One reader compared funding the arts to buying booze at the LCBO when you’re on a limited income.
Despite the misconception that artists are all somehow bloated dabblers living off the public purse, the vast majority of artists go it alone. They do not write a song or paint a picture or lead a workshop for money and fame. They do not do it for a government cheque.
“It has to be about more than dollars and cents,” says Claudio Chiodo, 34, a Toronto actor and producer. “You do it because you can’t not do it. There’s a part of my heart that doesn’t function when I’m not creating art.”
Chiodo and his partners, Julian Dezotti and Phil Borg, have just completed their first independent feature film: New Year. It was a gruelling labour of love.
…read more by Rachel Sa in the Toronto Sun.