Thanks to all of you, we made our goal! You're the best and we're incredibly grateful. We're shooting from Nov 19th to December 4th. You'll be hearing how it goes.
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After her marriage proposal to Ray (Aaron Ashmore) is awkwardly rejected, Harper (Sara Canning) gets really drunk and in an attempt to blow off some steam, posts an ad online offering to trade her engagement ring for Ray’s death. The thing is, someone replies. And they sound serious.
Fearful of what she might have done, Harper runs to Ray’s apartment in the middle of the night to warn him. At first Ray takes the situation lightly; it’s just some nut job online messing with her. But as the night goes on and a mysterious white van stalks Ray’s apartment, suddenly everything becomes more real.
As they try to stay calm and deal with this bizarre situation like regular people, they’re forced to confront the downfall of their relationship and figure out where it all went wrong before the hitman takes away any chance of them ever getting back together.
I Put a Hit on You is a darkly comedic, lo-fi romantic thriller. More importantly, it's an honest exploration and deconstruction of a relationship over one really tense and confusing night.
Principal Photography is set to begin November 19th, 2012. (Yes, soon. Save us from robbing a bank.)
WE'RE THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE OUR CAST!
Ray will be played by the mansome Aaron Ashmore (Warehouse 13, Smallville)
Harper will be played by the lovely Sara Canning (Primeval: New World, The Vampire Diaries)
And they're in our movie.
Why This Team?
Our Back Story
In 2010 a little bit of magic happened. Just a tiny bit, but it launched us on our current trajectory. Writers/Directors/Lovers Dane Clark & Linsey Stewart hit up Producers/Part-Time Lovers Mike MacMillan and Jordan Gross about making a short film. Or maybe two. Insanely - they agreed to jump in.
The films had heart, told intimate little stories, advanced the teams interest in exploring the nuance of relationships and more than anything, we're actually proud of how they turned out.
Watch Them If You Want:
*Vimeo Staff Pick (November 2012)
*Short Of The Week (November 2012)
*Best Short - Calgary International Film Festival (2011)
*Best Short - Canadian Film Festival (2012)
*Best Directors, Fiction - Yorkton Film Festival/Golden Sheaf Award (2012)
*Best Film Nomination- Canadian Comedy Awards (2012)
*Best Short & Emerging Filmmaker Nominees - Yorkton Film Festival(2012)
*Cannes Short Film Corner/Telefilm - Not Short On Talent 2012
*Atlantic Film Festival (2012)
*Worldwide Short Film Festival (2012)
*Calgary International Film Festival (2012)
The natural progression for us was a feature. It started from a very honest place: don't ask permission to make movies. Take control. Tell your story. So - with your help - that is exactly what we plan to do. We've crafted a screenplay designed for our low budget approach. We've gathered some of our favourite filmmakers to the team.
And we're ready to shoot.
Cast & Crew Screening Extravaganza
In May 2013, all supporters at the $50 and above will be invited out to the cast and crew screening of I Put A Hit On You. Join us at a gallery in downtown Toronto for an exclusive screening (before everyone else gets a chance to see it), drink complimentary drinks, meet everyone involved with the film, dance like a maniac and hang out with the stars. It promises to be an amazing night, a night designed around thanking YOU, our fantastic supporters.
No Cash But Still Want To Help ?
We've been there. Or we are there. Or... we totally get it.
You can help us spread the word by posting this message on Facebook, Twitter, email or even snail mail if that's your thing. Whatever you can do we appreciate it.
ALSO - we need Aeroplan points! It'll be a huge help to getting our actors around. If you can provide a round trip in Canada flight, you claim the $1000 dollar perk for your generosity.
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