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This Beautiful City

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Year of participation 2008
Program Feature Competition

This Beautiful City
Producer(s) Ed Gass-Donnelly, Lee Kim
Director(s) Ed Gass-Donnelly
Script Ed Gass-Donnelly
Director of Photography Micha Dahan
Production designer Rachel Ford
Music by FemBots
Sound Nelson Ferreira
Edit Ed Gass-Donnelly
Cast Aaron Poole, Kristin Booth, Caroline Cave, Noam Jenkins, Stuart Hughes, Kat Germain, Tony Nappo, Jefferson Mappin
Production company(-ies) 3 Legged Dog Films Resolute Films
 

Synopsis

Friday night in Toronto’s lower west end. Chatter from a dinner party in Harry and Carol’s nouveau riche condo drifts through an open balcony door, as two freebase cokeheads, Pretty and Johnny, have a party on their own in the alley below. As the dinner guests leave, the hostess is nowhere to be found. Until, a wet thud and a sharp scream rise up to the balcony. Pretty stares in horror at Carol’s body, spread on the alley ground, as Harry screams for help from above. The sharp burst of police sirens sends the cokeheads running as Peter, a middle aged police officer, sprints from his cruiser to check Carol’s vitals. Three months later these five disparate lives begin to cataclysmically intersect through weaving multi-narrative story arcs that release spurts and geysers of long-suppressed sexuality and aggression.

Awards
Best Actor (Aaron Poole) & Best Actress (Caroline Cave) - ACTRA Award of Excellence (ACTRA Awards, 2008); Copper Wing Award (Phoenix Film Festival, 2008); Special Jury Award (WorldFest Houston, 2008)


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