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WANGO Films “88″ Premieres Exclusively on Joblo.com

Exclusive “88″ Trailer & Poster Release Joblo.com
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“The film 88 has got a kitschy cool cast and a visual style that fits the vengeance-fueled tone” JoBlo.com

With hints of similarly-minded indie revenge flicks, the new film 88 has got some cool things going for it; Directed by actress/filmmaker April Mullen and written by actor/writer Tim Doiron, the film has got a kitschy cool cast and a visual style that fits the vengeance-fueled tone. Today we’ve got an exclusive trailer/poster debut for the film, which stars Katharine Isabelle (GINGER SNAPS, AMERICAN MARY, Hannibal), Christopher Lloyd, Michael Ironside, Tim Doiron, Kyle Schmid, and Jesse McCartney.

Here’s the synopsis:
88 follows Gwen (Isabelle), a young woman who comes to in a road side diner with no idea where she is or how she got there. Split between two timelines, blurring reality and fiction, Gwen gets taken on a revenge-fueled journey as she seeks out the person responsible for her lover’s death.

Katharine Isabelle has made a name for herself as a genre star in recent years and it’s always great to see Christopher Lloyd back in action, especially as the villain. Ultimately, I get a genre blender feel from this one that’s full of potential for a fun, violent ride. Girls, guns, and Evil Doc Brown? I’m in.

88 hits VOD and blu-ray on January 6, 2015.

Read more at http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/exclusive-trailer-and-poster-for-action-thriller-88-with-katharine-isabelle-247#K4G688KA4jPUKbCr.99

More to Come!

Canada Honours its Stars of the Awards Season at Inaugural Celebration in Los Angeles

February 21, 2014, Montreal – Telefilm Canada, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television and the Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles, in collaboration with Bell Media and the Toronto International Film Festival, will co-host a tribute celebrating Canadian excellence in the film and television industries. The event will take place in Los Angeles on Thursday, February 27th at L’Ermitage Beverly Hills. The invitees include Canadian Academy Awards nominees, select Canadian Screen Awards nominees, and other high-profile Canadian talent. Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Norman Jewison (MoonstruckFiddler on the Roof, In the Heat of the Night) will act as Honourary Chair for the event.

This year’s event in Los Angeles marks the first year in which the Academy Awards and Canadian Screen Awards nominees are brought together in a true partnership of Canadian talent. Canada’s key organizations and supporters are joining forces to elevate talent and filmmakers and placing them on a global stage.

“It’s important for the Canadian industry to continue to work together on innovative marketing initiatives, both at home and abroad,” said Carolle Brabant, Executive Director of Telefilm Canada. “This star-studded event will promote the achievements of our talent in the entertainment capital of the world on the cusp of both the Academy Awards and the Canadian Screen Awards. “We’re privileged to have Norman Jewison, an internationally renowned filmmaker and at same time a torchbearer for our country, as Honourary Chair for this inaugural edition.”

Norman Jewison added: “Talent knows no borders, Canadian talent has been embraced by Hollywood since the beginning of motion pictures.”

“This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase Canadian talent and our creative industries and to strengthen relationships between Canada and Los Angeles,” stated James Villeneuve, Consul General of Canada in Los Angeles.  “We are delighted to be a part of the Canada’s Stars of the Awards Season this year”, noted Mr. Villeneuve.

Helga Stephenson, CEO of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, further added, “The year 2014 will mark the year in which the Canadian industry worked together to support its creators and talent. With the Canadian Screen Awards, we have learned that there is power in numbers, and it is now our country’s turn to stand up and be noticed. We are excited to be able to co-host the event in Los Angeles and support our talent at home and abroad.”

“As Canadians we are known to be humble in our achievements, however it’s important to celebrate our homegrown stars of the film and television industries,” said Piers Handling, Director and CEO of TIFF. ”I’m extremely honoured to be a part of this inaugural tribute.”

According to Kevin Crull, President, Bell Media: “We are pleased to once again play a role in recognizing our homegrown talent and celebrating their success, both in Canada and abroad.”

Talent and filmmakers expected to attend include:

Adam Beach, Adam Korson, Alanis Obomsawin, Ali Liebert, Amanda Plummer, Amy Sloan, Andrew Koyama, Anna Hopkins, April Mullen, Barbara Williams, Benjamin Charles Watson, Beth Pasternak, Billy Riback, Brigitte Bako, Brittany Allen, Caity Lotz, Cara Gee, Carl Bessai, Carl Freed, Chandra West, Chelsea McMullan, Claude Foisy, Colin Doncaster, Colin Keith Gray, Craig Goodwill, Darrin Rose, David Cardwell, David Webb, Dayle McLeod, Dylan Bruce, Ellen Wong, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Frederic Bohbot, Geoff Browne, Heidi Levitt, Hugh Dillon, Huse Madhavji, Jamie Elman, Jamie Spilchuk, Jennifer Finnigan, Jeremy Podeswa, Jeremy Torrie, Jesse Camacho,  Jesse Rath, Jodi Balfour, John Kapelos, Jonathan Keltz, JP Manoux, Karine Vanasse, Katie Boland, Kawennáhere (Devery) Jacobs, Keon Mohajeri, Kerry McPherson, Laura Vandervoort, Laysla De Oliveira,  Levi MacDougall, Liane Balaban, Lochlyn Munro, Luc St.Pierre, Lyndie Greenwood, Malcolm Clarke, Mark Hildreth, Matthew Budman, Meaghan Rath, Megan Park, Meghan Ory, Megan Raney Aarons, Miranda Kwok, Nadia Litz, Nazneen Contractor, Norman Jewison, Pat Kiely, Patrick Gallagher, Paul Campbell, Pom Klementieff, Raoul Bhaneja, Raymond Ablack, Robert Joy, Robert Lantos, Richie Mehta, Roger Frappier, Semi Chellas, Sergio Di Zio, Sheila McCarthy, Sook-Yin Lee, Suzanne Clément, Ted Kotcheff, Tim Doiron, Tim McAuliffe, Tonya Williams, Tracy Dawson, Tricia Helfer, Tyler Johnston, Tyler Labine, Valli O’Reilly, Vanessa Matsui, Vik Sahay, Vinessa Antoine, Wendel Meldrum and Wendy Crewson.

The initiative is made possible with the partnership of Bell Media and the Toronto International Film Festival and with the support of the Motion Picture Association of Canadathe National Film Board of Canada and the Canadian Film Centre.

For more information on Canadian Screen Award nominees click here.

For more information on the Academy Awards nominees click here.

About Telefilm Canada

Telefilm is dedicated to the cultural, commercial and industrial success of Canada’s audiovisual industry. Through its various funding and promotion programs, Telefilm supports dynamic companies and creative talent here at home and around the world. Telefilm also administers the programs of the Canada Media Fund. Visit www.telefilm.ca and follow us on Twitter attwitter.com/telefilm_canada and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/telefilmcanada.

About the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is a national, non-profit, professional association dedicated to the promotion, recognition and celebration of exceptional achievements in Canadian film, television and digital media. Unifying industry professionals across Canada, the Academy is a vital force representing all screen-based industries.academy.catwitter.com/academy_net | #CdnScreen14

About the Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles

The Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles covers the territory of Southern California, Arizona and Nevada. The Consulate promotes trade and investment, encourages bilateral relations between Canada and the region and works to raise awareness of key issues of importance to Canada and Canadians.



WANGO Shoots New Revenge Thriller ’88′

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/christopher-lloyd-boards-canadian-revenge-649182

TORONTO – Christopher Lloyd has reteamed with Canadian director April Mullen and Wango Films to topline 88, now shooting in Ontario’s Niagara region.

Lloyd, who played a grandfather who ran an occult shop in Mullen’s Dead Before Dawn 3D, is starring in her revenge thriller alongside Katharine Isabelle, Jesse McCartney and Kyle Schmid.

As with Dead Before Dawn 3D, 88 is written by Tim Doiron, Mullen’s longtime collaborator. The genre pic follows a young woman (Isabelle) who finds herself in a roadside diner with no idea where she is or how she got there. Split between two timelines, she gets taken on a revenge-fueled journey as she seeks out the person responsible for her lover’s death. The film, set for a 2014 release, received financing from Telefilm Canada and the Ontario Media Development Corporation.

Hollywood Premiere at Chinese Theatre

Dead Before Dawn 3D Hits Theatres Across the U.S.

Cast & Crew to Attend Chinese Theatre Premiere in Hollywood


Devon Bostick and Emmy© Award Winner Christopher Lloyd Star In
Dead Before Dawn 3D From Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment And Wango Films

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA –An ancient curse that puts a whole new spin on the horror genre, Dead Before Dawn 3D kicks off its U.S. theatrical release with a Premiere at the landmark Chinese Theatre in Hollywood September 6, 2013. The Cast and Crew will be in attendance at the 7:30pm screening which will be followed by a Q & A. Shot entirely in live-action stereoscopic 3D, the feature marks director April Mullen as the first and youngest female to direct a film of this kind.

Dead Before Dawn 3D stars Emmy Award® winner Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Devon Bostick (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Trilogy/The 100), Martha MacIsaac (Superbad), Brandon Jay McLaren (Graceland), Brittany Allen (The Rocker), Kevin McDonald (The Kids in the Hall), Kyle Schmid (Copper), Rossif Sutherland (High Life) and Ellen Dubin (Napoleon Dynamite).
Casper Galloway (Bostick) and his college friends visit an occult shop run by Casper’s grandfather (Lloyd) and accidentally unleash an evil curse, causing people to kill themselves and turn in to Zombie Demons, aka Zemons. Armed with a slew of homemade weapons and a Winnebago, the college kids race through the night, killing Zemons and fighting time while frantically searching for a way to reverse the curse within 24 hours. As the Zemon army starts to overpower the team, Casper finds himself with no choice but to face his fears and become the unlikeliest of heroes.

Dead Before Dawn 3D, the third feature film from April Mullen and Tim Doiron’s production company WANGO Films, will be available in select theatres across the US starting September 6, 2013.
To find out more about other US theaters please click here: https://www.thinglink.com/scene/426381791121637376

Official US Trailer:

Dead Before Dawn Official Website: 
www.deadbeforedawn3d.com

Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment

Cast & Crew to Attend Chinese Theatre Premiere in Hollywood

Dead Before Dawn 3D Hits Theatres Across the U.S.

Crew to Attend Chinese Theatre Premiere in Hollywood

Devon Bostick and Emmy© Award Winner Christopher Lloyd Star In
Dead Before Dawn 3D From Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment And Wango Films
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UNIVERSAL CITY, CA –An ancient curse that puts a whole new spin on the horror genre, Dead Before Dawn 3D kicks off its U.S. theatrical release with a Premiere at the landmark Chinese Theatre in Hollywood September 6, 2013.  The Cast and Crew will be in attendance at the 7:30pm screening which will be followed by a Q & A.   Shot entirely in live-action stereoscopic 3D, the feature marks director April Mullen as the first and youngest female to direct a film of this kind.

Dead Before Dawn 3D stars Emmy Award® winner Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Devon Bostick (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Trilogy/The 100), Martha MacIsaac (Superbad), Brandon Jay McLaren (Graceland), Brittany Allen (The Rocker), Kevin McDonald (The Kids in the Hall), Kyle Schmid (Copper), Rossif Sutherland (High Life) and Ellen Dubin (Napoleon Dynamite).

Casper Galloway (Bostick) and his college friends visit an occult shop run by Casper’s grandfather (Lloyd) and accidentally unleash an evil curse, causing people to kill themselves and turn in to Zombie Demons, aka Zemons. Armed with a slew of homemade weapons and a Winnebago, the college kids race through the night, killing Zemons and fighting time while frantically searching for a way to reverse the curse within 24 hours. As the Zemon army starts to overpower the team, Casper finds himself with no choice but to face his fears and become the unlikeliest of heroes.

Dead Before Dawn 3D, the third feature film from April Mullen and Tim Doiron’s production company WANGO Films, will be available in select theatres across the US starting September 6, 2013.

To find out more about other US theaters please click herehttps://www.thinglink.com/scene/426381791121637376

Official US Trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqN4AggoCAw

 

Dead Before Dawn Official Website: www.deadbeforedawn3d.com
Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment
 

Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment, a leading producer, distributor and marketer of entertainment and lifestyle media, is a [subsidiary] of Gaiam, Inc. (Nasdaq: GAIA). With a diversified distribution network that spans more than 60,000 retail doors as well as an extensive digital platform, Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment dominates the health and fitness category and ranks among the top three providers of non-theatrical programming. With content focused on film, fitness, sports and family programming, Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment provides sales, marketing and distribution services to many of the home entertainment industry’s most prestigious brands, including Discovery Communications, Jillian Michaels, NFL Films, National Geographic, Marvel Animation, Shout Factory, Televisa, and World Wrestling Entertainment. For more information about Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment, call 1.800.869.3603.

About WANGO films Inc.

Originally formed in 2005, WANGO Films is an innovative production company dedicated to original content. WANGO Films first project was the cult comedy feature Rock, Paper, Scissors: The Way of the Tosser. The film went on to garner international acclaim and numerous awards from around the globe. Since then the company theatrically released its second feature film, GravyTrain, and now has numerous projects in development. Whatever the platform or genre, it is our primary objective at WANGO Films to see that all of our productions are released using fresh, unique, alternative promotional and advertising campaigns aimed directly towards our target market.

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