Film with local cast and crew offers metaphor for mental illness
OTTAWA, Feb. 24 /CNW/ - Tonight at the Mayfair Theatre, Ottawa-native
and award-winning filmmaker Brooks Hunter showcases Kenneyville, an
all-Canadian feature film recently picked up by a Hollywood sales
agency for international distribution.
The $300,000 budget film was primarily shot in the greater Ottawa region
at such locations as Mont-Cascades Ski Resort and Captiva Farms , and
boasts a mostly local cast and crew, including rising Ottawa-native
actors Vanessa Broze and Nick Maiorino.
"Canada has a lot to offer Hollywood," said 27 year-old Hunter. "I'm
thrilled that Kenneyville has been picked up by well-known Hollywood
sales agent CUT Entertainment for international distribution and we're
really excited to see how far this local production will go."
Kenneyville offers horror-thriller fans a storyline meant to be an
emotional metaphor for one's trying experiences with mental illness.
"Bipolar Disorder is a reality that I've personally been dealing with
since my teenage years. It was even a diagnosis of schizoaffective
disorder before that," said Hunter.
"I sought to represent some of my intense emotional states through this
film with themes of captivity, loss of identity, and being categorized
as 'ill'. There is still a lot of stigma surrounding mental illness and
I'd like to use my creative platform to eliminate it. I have learned
more than I could have ever imagined from depression, bipolar disorder,
and schizoaffective disorder and now I want to share my experiences
with the world. Kenneyville is just scratching the surface of how
deeply I'd like to work on this issue."
As an upcoming major project, Hunter is planning to direct and produce a
documentary on mental illness, currently entitled, THE LENS (www.whatisthelens.com)
Kenneyville premiers in Ottawa tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Mayfair
Theatre located at 1074 Bank Street.
Downloadable Media Files (Video & Images):
SOURCE Robanzo Pictures
For further information:
for Kenneyville media passes and to setup interviews, please contact:
Brooks Hunter, Robanzo Pictures, Tel: (416) 629-8270 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.robanzo.com