Young Ottawa Director to Screen Hollywood-Backed Feature Film KENNEYVILLE

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 (

Kenneyville premiers in Ottawa tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Mayfair Theatre located at 1074 Bank Street. 

Downloadable Media Files (Video & Images):

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For further information:

for Kenneyville media passes and to setup interviews, please contact:

Brooks Hunter, Robanzo Pictures,  Tel: (416) 629-8270   Email:   Web:              

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