The High Cost of Living Wins Best Canadian Feature!
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Rookie Director rocks the Rendez-vous du Cinéma Québécois
Deborah Chow wins prestigious Super Ecran Award
for her debut feature The High Cost Of Living
(Montreal – March 2, 2011) Deborah Chow’s The High Cost of Living – a jarring psychological drama about death, loss and guilt, starring Zach Braff (Scrubs) and Isabelle Blais – won the Super Écran award for Best Screenplay for a 1st or 2nd feature at the Rendez-vous du Cinéma Québécois this week.
The festival jury selected Chow’s directorial debut out of 19 eligible films, and cited Chow for “the quality of her writing, the originality of the treatment and the mastering of the intrigue.”
The award, which carries a $5,000 prize, was selected by a jury consisting of: Actor Patrick Hivon; Editor and Albert-Tessier/Prix du Québec 2011 award-winner Werner Nold; and actor Daniel Pilon.
The triumph at the Rendez-vous du Cinéma Québécois follows The High Cost of Living’s auspicious debut at the Toronto International Film Festival this past September, which honoured the film with the TIFF/SKYY Vodka Award for Best First Canadian Feature, and later in the year the film was chosen as one of Canada’s Top 10 Films of the year.
TRIBECA to distribute THE HIGH COST OF LIVING in US.
Tribeca Film have acquired US distribution rights to THE HIGH COST OF LIVING. Their release will commence on April 20th with a Video on Demand release of the film.
The VOD window will run from April 20 to June 23, 2011.
The film will also be released theatrically in LA at the Laemmle Sunset 5 from May 13 to 19.
Tribeca Film, supported by Founding Partner American Express®, brings you the best of independent and foreign film (including titles from the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival) on demand, in theaters, online, and on DVD wherever you are.
DEBORAH CHOW`S THE HIGH COST OF LIVING WINS THE SKYY Vodka AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN FIRST FEATURE FILM.
(Toronto – September 19, 2010) Deborah Chow wins big out of the gates for her first feature film, landing herself with the coveted prize of Best Canadian First Feature, which no doubt offers a huge boost in the launching of her career.
Deborah’s dark drama – also written by her – centre’s on the burgeoning relationship between an unlikely pair. Nathalie (Isabelle Blais) is expecting her first child and Henry (Zach Braff) is on his way to his next drug deal. Their paths fatefully collide one night in an event that irrevocably changes their lives.
“Just getting into the festival was a feat unto itself–and so it’s a crazy unexpected privilege to win this award,” says a beaming Deborah. “There were so many great Canadian first features in the festival this year, that it’s truly an honour to receive this award amidst such outstanding company.”
The SKYY Vodka AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN FIRST FEATURE FILM also carries a cash prize of $15,000.
“We are thrilled to have our film complimented by the prestigious SKYY Vodka Award for Best Canadian First Feature,” says Filmoption VP Andrew Noble. “This is an important acknowledgement of Deborah Chow’s talent, dedication, and skill, that she has brought to her directorial debut. This award will help The High Cost of Living receive the recognition it deserves around the world!”
The High Cost Of Living is produced by Montreal based Suki Films Inc. by veteran producers Kimberley Berlin and Susan Schneir. It was produced with the financial assistance of Telefilm Canada, the Quebec Film and Television Tax Credit program and the Canadian Film and Television Production Tax Credit program. Produced in association with The Movie Network and Movie Central.
A video interview with Zach Braff.
“Scrubs” star Zach Braff is no stranger to challenging roles, but shooting his newest film in the heart of Montreal’s winter was one of the most demanding experiences of his career. The High Cost of Living star sits down with Tribute’s Bonnie Laufer at the Toronto International Film Festival to discuss the merits of Montreal bagels and the effortless chemistry with beautiful co-star Isabelle Blais.
Porté par la belle et touchante performance d’Isabelle Blais, candidate probable (et souhaitée) à un Jutra d’interprétation, le drame The High Cost of Living, présenté en première au Festival de Toronto, entraîne le spectateur au coeur d’une histoire marquée du sceau de la douleur, de la culpabilité et de la rédemption.
Last night I saw The High Cost of Living with Zach Braff, which was surprisingly good.
Toronto Sun Article on US actors in Canadian Films.