Program #5 Saturday 9-29 8:15 p.m.
Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy
Director: Roby Heydon
Writer: Rob Heydon, Paul McCafferty and Ben Tucker
Producer: Joni Cuquet
Cinematographer: Brad Hrubroska
Production Designer: Dean O'Dell
Editor: Jeremy Munce
A bored housewife falls for a drug smuggling addict who attempts to turn his life around following one particularly harrowing experience. Based on the book by TRAINSPOTTING author Irvine Welsh, ECSTACY tells the story of Heather (Kristin Kreuk), a middle class woman who seeks genuine excitement after creaking free from her passionless marriage. When Heather meets Lloyd (Adam Sinclair), her life begins to change in ways she never thought possible. As the two lovers begin to lose themselves in a blurry haze of substance-enhanced passion, however, Heather begins to wonder if Lloyd would still love her if he were clean and sober. The answer to that question comes when Lloyd experiences a close brush with death during a deal gone awry, and quickly decides to abandon his life of crime in favor of building a brighter future with Heather.
PRODUCER - JONI CUQUET
For over 2 decades, Joni Cuquet has been dedicated to learning the filmaking process by working for Island Pictures, Skouras Pictures, Paramont Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Columbia TriStar Pictures, Screengems and Game Show Networks in areas of Business and Legal Affairs, programming, finance, human resources, political action committee administration, field publicity, post production management. Adding to her list of achievements, she was a Vice President of Multimedia Production in publishing for Knowledge Exchange, a Warner Books/Little, Brown & Company distribution. After her studio experience and winning awards for video production in Los Angeles and Memphis for the Special Olympics and the California Cosmotology Association; along with winning an award for a book-on-tape, “The Federal Express Story, Joni was ready to take the challenge and create her own independent production and consulting company. She acquired JQ Media, located in Los Angeles, California, in 2002, where she works as a producer, writer and literary consultant. Her current film projects include a 3-picture deal with Lions Gate and Maple Pictures and “Ecstasy”, a UK/Canadian co-production. California born and raised, Joni Cuquet has had over 2 decades of experience as a Producer, Writer and Director in film, television and publishing. She is President and Owner of “JQ Media” located in Los Angeles, California. Joni has had her own magazine television show on Network, ABC, CBS, and NBC and, recently, she produced her first independent film, “Irvine Welsh’s ECSTASY”, the long awaited sequel to “TRAINSPOTTING”, which will be in theaters this September, 2011. Amongst her experience, she acts as a Casting Director in all her film and television projects, a Talent Manager for actors and musicians, and is a Publicist and Public Relations specialist.