On The Farm
Director: Rachel Talalay
Producer: Rupert Harvey and Jim Howell
Writer: Dennis Foon
Cinematographer: Michael C. Blundell
Editor: Lara Mazur
Production Designer: Renee Read
Synopsis:Based on a true story, a powerful study of the dysfunction and disorder in the police and criminal justice systems that allowed a wily psychopath to murder nearly 50 marginalised women from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.
Friday, September 23rd, 2016 (Includes Chicken & Waffle Party)
$20 at the door
Web Site: http://onthefarm.info/
Rachel Talalay, Director: Rachel Talalay has worked as a director, producer, and writer in film and television over 25 years - in the UK, the US and Canada.Her eclectic resumé includes directing Tank Girl, Freddy’s Dead (Nightmare on Elm Street 6), Ghost in the Machine, Wind in the Willows; award-winning mini-series - Terminal City, Durham County and Dice - and more than 70 hours of television in the US, UK and Canada – from Ally McBeal to Without a Trace, Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) to Touching Evil. In 2014 she became the 7th woman to direct Doctor Who in its 51-year history, shooting the twopart finale of Series 8, followed by further work on the series in 2015. Her producing history is equally varied – from Hairspray (the original) and Cry Baby to the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise (parts 3 and 4) to The Borrowers. Recent directing credits include ON THE FARM for CBC and Park Entertainment, horror series South of Hell for Blumhouse/Sonar/WeTV, the Western Hannah’s Law for Hallmark/Sony, Sci-Fi/Action series Continuum and XIII. She has been nominated for (and, on very rare occasions, won) numerous awards including the BAFTA’s, Royal Television Society, Independent Spirit Awards, Sitges, the Gemini’s and Leo’s. Her skin is made of Teflon.
Dennis Foon, Writer: Playwright, novelist and screenwriter, Foon’s work has received awards and accolades across the globe.
Life Above All, his screenplay directed by Oliver Schmitz (Paris, je t’aime), premiered at Un Certain Regard at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, winning the Prix Francois Chalais, was South Africa’s Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film, and made the Oscar shortlist. A Shine of Rainbows, the feature film he co-wrote (starring Aidan Quinn and Connie Neilsen) premiered at the 2009 Toronto Film Festival, played at over 30 international film festivals and won 11 awards. Both film scripts garnered Leo Awards for Best Screenplay. He received Gemini, Leo, and Writers Guild Awards for his screenplay of the CBC movie Little Criminals, which also won a Critics’ Prize at the Monte Carlo Film Festival and Grand Prize at the Geneva Film Festival. He wrote the CBC movie White Lies, starring Sarah Polley and Lynn Redgrave, which received an International Emmy nomination for Best Feature, and earned Best Screenplay at the Columbus International Film Festival. Other screenplays include Torso: The Evelyn Dick Story for CTV (Gemini winner for Best Movie, Writers Guild Award) and Society’s Child for CBC (Gemini nominee, Best Movie). He also co-wrote Mina Shum’s feature Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity (starring Sandra Oh), and was story editor of Mina’s acclaimed first feature Double Happiness. His film, Terry: The Terry Fox Story has become a CTV staple. An internationally produced playwright, and founding Artistic Director of Vancouver’s acclaimed Green Thumb Theatre, he has received the British Theatre Award and two Chalmers award for his plays. Dennis was made a lifetime member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada for his “outstanding contribution to Canadian Playwriting and Theatre.” His novel, Skud, received the Sheila A. Egoff Book Award, and his trilogy, The Longlight Legacy, a Red Maple Honor Book, is published in five languages.
Rupert Harvey, Executive Producer:Rupert Harvey, Producer and Founder of Triton Media has worked in the entertainment field for over 30 years. He has produced a variety of Feature Films and Television productions primarily working as an independent, with studios such as Sony Pictures, Warner Bros, Tri-Star, Universal, New Line and Polygram International. Starting in movie production with Roger Corman’s New World Pictures he began producing independently with the low-budget sci-fi film Android.
Subsequent productions included Slam Dance (dir. Wayne Wang, Critters, which spawned three sequels and more to come), The Blob (dir. Chuck Russell), Plunkett & Macleane (dir. Jake Scott) and many more. Based in Vancouver, he is in development and occasionally production, with writers and distributors in both Europe and North America.