MONTREAL, June 22 /CNW Telbec/ - Caramel Films is proud to announce that
it has begun shooting the feature film FUNKYTOWN directed by Daniel Roby
(White Skin). The screenplay is written by Steve Galluccio (Mambo Italiano,
Surviving My Mother) and produced by Caramel Films (André Rouleau). Shooting
will take place in and around Montreal until August 8th 2009.
To face the harsh reality of life it is sometimes necessary to live in a
world of illusions. But what happens when these illusions vanish? In the 70's,
Montreal was at the top of its game: it was one of the largest cities in North
America, and was about to take center-stage once again with the advent of the
Olympic Games. Montreal was also the epicenter of the disco movement, a
phenomenon that changed the face of music, of fashion, and ushered in a
lifestyle of unadulterated freedom.
During this era, the "Limelight" was without a doubt the trendiest disco
in town. There, music was at it's best. If you wanted to see or to be seen, to
meet stars such as Donna Summers or Grace Jones, the "Limelight" was the place
to be, and FUNKYTOWN is loosely inspired by this mythical place. This drama
takes place between 1976 and 1980, when eight people are juggling freedom and
tradition, lovers and family, drugs and sobriety, fame and anonymity, until
they are forced to make sober choices in an era when excess was the norm, and
when disco was king.
The film stars amongst others, Patrick Huard (Bastien Lavallée), Justin
Chatwin (TINO), Paul Doucet (Jonathan Aaronson) and Sarah Mutch (ADRIANA).
With a budget of 7.3 million, FUNKYTOWN is produced by Andre Rouleau,
president of Caramel Films. Recently, André Rouleau produced STICKY FINGERS
(LES DOIGTS CROCHES), a film by Ken Scott scheduled to be released at the end
of July. He also produced the movie DIE presently in post-production and which
is expected to be released in 2010. Caramel Films is a Canadian production
company which targets international market while developing its own feature
film projects alongside various international co-productions.
FUNKYTOWN is produced with the financial participation of Telefilm
Canada, SODEC, The Harold Greenberg Fund, Super Ecran, the Quebec Film and
Television tax credit administered by SODEC, and the Canadian Film Production
Tax Credit incentive.
Remstar & Alliance Vivafilm are undertaking the distribution of FUNKYTOWN
which is scheduled to be released for summer 2010.
For further information:
For further information: Brigitte Chabot, Communications, (514)