Under the Bridge of Fear

Here’s a gallery of production stills from Under the Bridge of Fear, a short film written and directed by Mackenzie Gray, as part of the 2013 Crazy 8s film festival!

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November 29, 2013:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

LOCAL FILMMAKER BRINGS FILM NOIR TO GREAT HEIGHTS FOR THE WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL

Vancouver, B.C. (November 29, 2013) – Blackmail, intrigue, secret love, deception and dangerous femme fatales come to the big screen at the 13th edition of the Whistler Film Festival with Director Mackenzie’s Gray’s Crazy 8’s short film sensation, Under The Bridge of Fear.

Under The Bridge of Fear will have one screening at the festival, playing on Saturday, December 7th at 7pm, at BUFFALO BILL’S as part of the SHORTWORK SHOWCASE. The film and Director Mackenzie Gray will also be featured at the SHORTWORK LAB forum in the Shorts to Feature panel, on the morning of December 7th, at the Whistler Conference Centre.

In this homage to the great Film Noir thrillers of the 1940’s, hard-boiled Private Eye Hamilton Drake (David Lewis) is hired by his former flame, notorious society dame Georgia Thurlow (Kendra Anderson) and her sultry movie star companion Carrall Cordova (Leo Award Winner Johannah Newmarch) to chase down the rat who is blackmailing them with photographs that could ruin them both. But in the Sapphic underworld Drake is led to, nothing is ever just black and white.

The supporting cast is comprised of a bevy of Vancouver actors, including Leo-Award winner Brent Fidler, Piercey Dalton, Teagan Vincze, Abby DeForest, Lara Rova and Erin Boyes.

An original score by Joe Docherty is complimented by an original song written and performed on-screen by Teresa Riley. Incredible 1940’s Art Direction and Production Design is by Moe Curtin, all lovingly shot by star Vancouver Cinematographer Cliff Hokanson. Shot in three days and edited in four, for the Crazy 8’s Cinema Competition, writer-director Mackenzie Gray creates a Film Noir love-letter to the steamy past of Vancouver with a colourful twist.

UNDER THE BRIDGE OF FEAR was one of six finalists in the 14th Annual 2013 Crazy8s Film Event operated by the non-profit Crazy8s Film Society. Crazy8s is an eight day filmmaking challenge that provides funding and support to filmmakers to help them produce a short film that otherwise might not get made.

UNDER THE BRIDGE OF FEAR has screened at The Cannes Festival, The Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) and the Vancouver Short Film Festival. It has been bought by the CBC for broadcast in 2014. It is the second film Producer Simona Atias has brought to the Whistler Film Festival.

Screenings
Saturday, December 7th, @ 7:00pm at Buffalo Bills as part of THE SHORTWORKS SHOWCASE

For further information, contact The Whistler Film Festival
Whistler Film Festival Society #213-1200 Alpha Lake Road Whistler, BC, Canada V0N 1B1

http://www.whistlerfilmfestival.com

General Inquiries: Toll Free: 1-877-838-FILM (3456) Main: 604-935-8035

CONTACT for UTBOF
Mackenzie Gray | Director
Email: amackenziegray@gmail.com

Simona Atias | Producer
Email: simona.atias@gmail.com

Mercedes CA Grant | Media Contact
Email: mgrantconsulting@gmail.com

http://www.underthebridgeoffear.com

FACEBOOK TWITTER @UTBOF

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Writer/Director Mackenzie Gray today announced that Under the Bridge of Fear has been selected as an entry in this year’s Whistler Film Festival to be held at Whistler, B.C. on December 4-8, 2013. Under the Bridge of Fear will be seen as part of the ShortWork Showcase on December 7 at 7 pm at Buffalo Bills. “I will be sitting on a panel about turning short films into features, where the film will also screen,” says Gray. “Very proud of all of my crew, cast and producers, as we move forward to more success!” For more information on the film festival, visit the Whistler Film Festival website.

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May 1, 2013: I’m pleased to announce that UNDER THE BRIDGE OF FEAR has been accepted at the Cannes Festival in the Court Mettrage Programme, and will be featured in the Short Film Corner during and after the Festival. This is the first Festival stop for my Crazy 8’s Film Noir short!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

LOCAL FILMMAKER BRINGS FILM NOIR TO THE BIG SCREEN FOR VIFF

Vancouver, B.C. (September 10, 2013)

Blackmail, intrigue, secret love, deception and dangerous femme fatales smokily come to the Vancouver International Film Festival!

UNDER THE BRIDGE OF FEAR, Mackenzie Gray’s CRAZY 8’s short film sensation, has been officially selected for VIFF 2013, the 32nd year of the festival.

UNDER THE BRIDGE OF FEAR will have two screenings at two different cinemas, playing on   Friday, October 4th, at 9:00pm at the SFU Woodwards Cinema, (Goldcorp Centre For the Arts) and again on October 11th at 12:00pm  at The VANCITY CINEMA, as part of the DARK MATTER SERIES of short films.

In this homage to the great Film Noir thrillers of the 1940’s, hard-boiled Private Eye Hamilton Drake (David Lewis) is hired by his former flame, notorious society dame Georgia Thurlow (Kendra Anderson) and her sultry movie star companion Carrall Cordova (Leo Award Winner Johannah Newmarch) to chase down the rat who is blackmailing them with photographs that could ruin them both. But in the Sapphic underworld Drake is led to, nothing is ever just black and white.

The supporting cast is comprised of a wonderful group of Vancouver actors, including Leo-Award winner Brent Fidler, Piercey Dalton, Teagan Vincze, Abby DeForest, Lara Rova and Erin Boyes.

An original score by Joe Docherty is complimented by an original song written (and performed onscreen) by Teresa Riley, all lovingly shot by star Vancouver Cinematographer Cliff Hokanson. Shot in 3 days and edited in 4, for the Crazy 8’s Cinema Competition, writer-director Mackenzie Gray creates a Film Noir love-letter to the steamy past of Vancouver with a colourful twist.

UNDER THE BRIDGE OF FEAR was one of 6 finalists in the 14th Annual 2013 Crazy8s Film Event operated by the non-profit Crazy8s Film Society. Crazy8s is an 8 day filmmaking challenge that provides funding and support to filmmakers to help them produce a short film that otherwise might not get made. http://www.crazy8s.cc

Screenings

Friday, October 4, at 9 P.M. at SFU WOODWARDS CINEMA (Goldcorp Centre For The Arts)
Friday, October 11, at 12 P.M. (Noon) at the VANCITY CINEMA

For further information, contact The Vancouver International Film Festival
1181 Seymour St | Vancouver, BC – CANADA V6B 3M7
General Inquiries: viff@viff.org | 604.685.0260

Mackenzie Gray | Director
Email: amackenziegray@gmail.com

Simona Atias | Producer
Email: simona.atias@gmail.com

Mercedes Grant | Media Contact
Email: mgrantconsulting@gmail.com

http://www.underthebridgeoffear.com

FACEBOOK  TWITTER @UTBOF

 

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