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ONT Premier Dalton McGuinty blogs about Dead Before Dawn 3D at Cannes

Dead Before Dawn is a horrifying comedy that promises adventure, and a lot of fun. It follows the main character, Casper Galloway, and his college friends, as they accidentally unleash a curse that turns people into Zombie Demons — or Zemons. Christopher Lloyd — the famous professor in one of my favourite trilogies, Back to the Future — is playing the role of Casper’s grandpa, so the laughs are sure to come. Some are describing it as Shaun of the Dead meets The Goonies.

It’s another great Ontario success story on the silver screen, and it all happens in 3D. Dead Before Dawn was shot from start to finish in Stereoscopic 3D, making it the first full-length, live-action Ontario 3D feature. It’s a first for Canada, too. Not only that, director April Mullen, from Niagara Falls, is now the youngest and only woman ever to do it.

Supported by the Ontario Media Development Corporation and Telefilm Canada, Dead Before Dawn has been chosen to screen as part of the 7th annual Perspective Canada_Cannes, running parallel to the Cannes Film Festival.

If you happen to be in France, you can catch the screening on Friday (May 18) at 11:30 a.m. and Sunday (May 20) at 3:30 p.m. at Arcades 3 in Cannes. But if you’re sticking around Ontario, it’s coming to the big screen this fall.

Learn more about what Ontario is doing in the film and television industry.

Dead Before Dawn 3D at Cannes

WANGO Films recent 3D feature film Dead Before Dawn 3D has been chosen to screen as a part of the Seventh Annual Perspective Canada_Cannes which will take place during the Marche du Film, which runs parallel to the Cannes Film Festival.

The film will be screening May 18 at 11:30 and May 20 at 15:30 both at Arcades 3 in Cannes, France 2012.

German distributor KSM picked up the UK and German rights and Big Movie acquired Russian rights to Dead Before Dawn 3D following its Berlinale bow.

VMI Worldwide has worldwide sales rights to the 3D horror / comedy which was directed by April Mullen, written by Tim Doiron and starring Devon Bostick (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future) and Martha MacIsaac (Superbad).

The fast-paced adventure follows Casper Galloway (Devon Bostick) and his college friends as they prepare for graduation. On a visit to an occult shop run by his grandfather (Christopher Lloyd) the friends accidentally unleash an evil curse that causes people to kill themselves and turn into Zombie Demons, aka ZEMONS! If they are unable to reverse the curse before sunrise, Casper and his friends, and the rest of the world will be Dead Before Dawn!

Dead Before Dawn 3D was shot entirely in Stereoscopic 3D, making it the first full-length, live-action, 100% Canadian 3D feature.