I love when people make things happen in Saint John.
Adriano Silva, Nelson Hum, Kyle Willis ans Gary Stackhouse (plus many, many others) star in the second full length film from Let Em Laugh Productions.
The opening is this weekend (plus another in June) at the Saint John Theater Company BMO Rehearsal Hall. Friday and Saturday is sold out – but there are still tickets available for June 4th and 5th! You can pick up your tickets here: TICKETS
I hope you enjoy the interview below with Elaine Shannon, Producer of the Divorce.
Hi Elaine! Tell me about yourself and what you do!
Besides being a Mom to three busy teens and married to a Marine Engineer I am the Producer and Host of Simply Zen for the Bell Aliant Community One Network. This 30 minute bi-weekly show is how I give back to my community. Every episode touches on an aspect of wellness and it highlights many of the amazing people in our community that are also of service to others to promote wellness. I am so inspired by the guests.
In addition to the TV show I am wrapping production of the Divorce Movie, an independent feature length film that was produced in and around Saint John with a total of 20 locations and over 100 people in cast/crew in a time frame of just under 5 months to film. We have now almost completed post production and will be screening the film May 23/24 June 4/5 at the Saint John Theatre Company to friends and family. We will be submitting the film to film festivals in the next few weeks. From TIFF to Sundance and the Atlantic Film Festival and many niche comedy festivals.
I am also part of the Production team for the Movie Owl River Runners that was chosen as one of the films for the Indiecan10K Challenge. We have 8 months to produce a film with only 10k that we have to raise in an indiegogo campaign. There are 7 films in the challenge from across Canada.
These projects I am currently working on are like a dream to me. I get to use my organizational and project management skills in a creative environment with amazing people…and I get to work with my family on all of my projects.
Tell me about the film – what’s it about?
It is a road trip movie with four main cast and their adventures on a guys weekend to help their buddy take his mind off the divorce.
What is your role in The Divorce film?
My role in the movie is Producer, Production Manager and so many more titles…it is a volunteer project so we are all wearing many hats.
The film opening is this weekend at the Saint John Theatre Company BMO Theatre
What can the audience expect?
We are actually having 4 screenings of the film May 23/24 June 4/5 at the Saint John Theatre Company. The 23rd/24th is sold out. These screenings will help us through feedback from the audience on any changes that we need to do before the festival applications go out and it is also to help raise much needed funds to cover the costs for audio. All of the movie expenses have been covered out of pocket by Rob Parsons the writer/director however the audio is around $5000 and that is something that we need help with financially.
I never really know the answer to that question.
What I do know is it will be fun, it will involve amazing talented people and I will be LIVING life to the fullest and mostly following the breadcrumbs.
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