First still of “88” !

Have a look at an exclusive first still from “88: The Movie” with Christopher Lloyd, Kyle Schmid and Katharine Isabelle.

Kyle Schmid @ 88 still (1)

Katharine Isabelle & Kyle Schmid in “88”

Synopsis : In a roadside diner, a young woman comes to with no idea where she is or how she got there. Split between two timelines, she is taken on a violent journey as she seeks out the person responsible for her lover’s death.

Production wrapped for “Skyscraper”

Principal photography has wrapped on “Skyscraper” (working title), a thriller shot on location in Niagara Falls, Canada and the newest genre film investment for Breakthrough Entertainment which will also distribute the feature worldwide.

Produced by WANGO Films, “Skyscraper” follows a group of young paranormal investigators who get more than they bargain for when they hunt down a high profile haunting in an abandoned Skyscraper. The film stars John White (American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile and American Pie Presents: Beta House, Boy Toy, The Kennedys); Evan Williams (Degrassi: The Next Generation, The Border, GreyGardens, Instant Star, Being Erica); and Lauren Collins (Degrassi: The Next Generation, Kroll Show).

Following on the heels of such titles as Antisocial and The Drownsman, “Skyscraper” continues Breakthrough Entertainment’s commitment to forging partnerships with independent film producers to bring high quality genre titles to the international film marketplace.

“We are delighted to be working with WANGO Films and its principals Tim Doiron and April Mullen, two talented filmmakers who bring to “Skyscraper” an exciting track record of creativity and success. Our investment in “Skyscraper” reflects Breakthrough Entertainment’s mandate of working with the indie production community to back compelling and innovative genre film projects. As with WANGO Films and  “Skyscraper”, we look forward to attracting top creative talent to Breakthrough and delivering the best in genre entertainment to the global film community,” said Peter Williamson, a partner in Breakthrough Entertainment.

Skyscraper is the newest feature for WANGO Films, the indie formed in 2005 responsible for the cult comedy Rock, Paper, Scissors: The Way of the Tosser, the 70’s style comedy Gravy Train and the horror feature Dead Before Dawn 3D. WANGO’s latest production, ‘88’ is a fast paced revenge thriller starring Katharine Isabelle and Christopher Lloyd, featuring Michael Ironside and Jesse McCartney.

Skyscraper is directed by WANGO Films co-founder April Mullen who also stars in the film.  Mullen’s directorial credits include 88, Dead Before Dawn 3D, Rock, Paper, Scissors: The Way of the Tosser and GravyTrain.  As an actress, Mullen last starred as a lead in the HBO series Good God.

Executive Producers of Skyscraper are Nat Abraham, Ira Levy, Michael McGuiganand Peter Williamson.  Producers are Tim Doiron, April Mullen and James van der Woerd.  Writers are Jeremy Doiron and Mike Doiron.

Skyscraper is a gritty, paranormal thriller that marks the beginning of a brand new chapter for us at WANGO Films. We are thrilled to be embarking on the journey and to be working alongside the amazing team at Breakthrough,” said Doiron.

April Mullen & Tim Doiron : Canadian Success Story

Tim Doiron and April Mullen were interviewed by First Weekend Club during the Cannes Film Festival this year.

They are actors who decided to take control of their destiny and started making their own films. Now, they have four feature films under their belts, all with theatrical distribution, putting out a new film every two years.


April & Tim are in Cannes !

Two years ago, April Mullen & Tim Doiron were in Cannes for the first media screening of “Dead before Dawn” (see our former report).

April Mullen & Tim Doiron-Cannes Film Festival-Telefilm Canada 17.05.2014


Our team is back in Cannes ! They were one of the 57 “Not Short on Talent” filmmakers who took part of  a Speed-dating session at the Festival on May 17th.

Ellen Dubin guest of ‘Smartasses Magazine Radio’

Smartasses Magazine Radio‘ kicks off their second annual “Brianna Garcia Week” with actress Ellen Dubin (‘Dead before Dawn’) and the guest of honor herself, Brianna Garcia.

Smartasses Radio

Smartasses Magazine Radio is hosted by voice actor Johnny Video (Journey To Mt. Fuji – 2012, Cheery Point – 2012), and Smartasses CEO & owner Jackie. It streams live every Monday night from 7-9 PM ET as part of the Smart Mark Radio Network.

Canada’s Stars Of the Awards Season

Telefilm Canada, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television and the Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles, in collaboration with Bell Media and the Toronto International Film Festival, co-hosted a tribute celebrating Canadian excellence in the film and television industries. The event took place in Los Angeles on Thursday, February 27th at L’Ermitage Beverly Hills.

April Mullen & Tim Doiron @ Canada's Stars of the Awards Season LA 27.02.2014 (2)


The guests include Canadian Academy Awards nominees, select Canadian Screen Awards nominees, and other high-profile Canadian talent.

This year’s event in Los Angeles marks the first year in which the Academy Awards and Canadian Screen Awards nominees are brought together in a true partnership of Canadian talent. Canada’s key organizations and supporters are joining forces to elevate talent and filmmakers and placing them on a global stage.

Talent and filmmakers attending included : April Mullen, Tim Doiron, Kyle Schmid and Brittany Allen from “Dead before Dawn“.

Filmmakers April Mullen and Tim Doiron talk scares and laughs in “Dead before Dawn” !

Canadian Director April Mullen breaks new ground as the first female filmmaker to make an independent 3D film. She and screenwriter Tim Doiron decided to make the whole film with the 3D aspect in mind.

Get ready to laugh and scream along with a great cast of actors that includes the iconic Christopher Lloyd in this film described as “Shawn of the Dead meets Goonies”!

Source : Canadan Film Review


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