LAVENDER

by Ed Gass-Donnelly
LAVENDER

Informations

Nation: Canada, USA

Year: 2016

Length: 92'

34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

After losing her memory in a car accident, Jane is prompted by her therapist to visit her childhood home. But a sneaking suspicion creeps up on the woman. She used to think she never met her parents, but what if they had died because of her? [cg]

Director

Ed Gass-Donnelly

Ed Gass-Donnelly

Ed Gass-Donnelly (Toronto, Canada, 1977) began his career as a theatrical director, after which he dedicated himself to film at the beginning of this century. After making a few shorts, in 2007 he debuted in feature films with This Beautiful City, which was presented at various international festivals, including the ones in Toronto and Karlovy Vary, and received numerous awards, including Best Film at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. The following movie, Small Town Murder Songs (2010), was selected in competition at Torino Film Festival, where won the FIPRESCI Award. Then he directed the American horror movie The Last Exorcism (2013), from a script by Damien Chazelle, and The Determinist (2014, codirector Kat Germain).

Filmography:
Polished (cm, 2002), Dying Like Ophelia (cm, 2002), Pony (cm, 2002), Pink (cm, 2003), This Beautiful City (2007), 60 Seconds of Regret (cm, 2009), Small Town Murder Songs (2010), The Last Exorcism (The Last Exorcism - Liberaci dal male, 2013), The Determinist (coregia/codirector Kat Germain, cm, 2014), Lavender (2016).

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Ed Gass-Donnelly
soggetto, sceneggiatura/story, screenplay
Colin Frizzell, Ed Gass-Donnelly
fotografia/cinematography
Brendan Steacy
montaggio/film editing
Dev Singh
scenografia/production design
Oleg M. Savytski
costumi/costume design
Anne Dixon
musica/music
Sarah Neufeld, Colin Stetson
suono/sound
Peter Clements
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Abbie Cornish (Jane), Diego Klattenhoff (Alan), Justin Long (Liam), Dermot Mulroney (Patrick)
produttori/producers
Ed Gass-Donnelly, David Valleau
produzione/production
South Creek Pictures, 3 Legged Dog Films


contatti/contacts
Ambi Distribution
Lilla Soria
l.soria@ambidistribution.com
www.ambidistribution.com

Director statement

“I have such a mixed response to the word ‘horror.’ The Others was definitely a big influence. I’m not really a horror fan, per se. Even though I appreciate some great movies that happen to be scary, I’m not really a fan of the genre. […] But what I liked about The Others was just that it was such a rich world of performances. […] The other movie that influenced my film was The Shining. There were times when I thought we were inadvertently referencing The Shining. It wasn’t outright plagiarism, but the shot of the girl in the hall is sort of like Kubrick’s classic center frame. I think it’s just where our tastes tend to go. We try to find things that we find to be creepy and unsettling.”

Synopsis Learn more

After losing her memory in a car accident, Jane is prompted by her therapist to visit her childhood home. But a sneaking suspicion creeps up on the woman. She used to think she never met her parents, but what if they had died because of her? [cg]

Director All about direction

Ed Gass-Donnelly

Ed Gass-Donnelly

Ed Gass-Donnelly (Toronto, Canada, 1977) began his career as a theatrical director, after which he dedicated himself to film at the beginning of this century. After making a few shorts, in 2007 he debuted in feature films with This Beautiful City, which was presented at various international festivals, including the ones in Toronto and Karlovy Vary, and received numerous awards, including Best Film at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. The following movie, Small Town Murder Songs (2010), was selected in competition at Torino Film Festival, where won the FIPRESCI Award. Then he directed the American horror movie The Last Exorcism (2013), from a script by Damien Chazelle, and The Determinist (2014, codirector Kat Germain).

Filmography:
Polished (cm, 2002), Dying Like Ophelia (cm, 2002), Pony (cm, 2002), Pink (cm, 2003), This Beautiful City (2007), 60 Seconds of Regret (cm, 2009), Small Town Murder Songs (2010), The Last Exorcism (The Last Exorcism - Liberaci dal male, 2013), The Determinist (coregia/codirector Kat Germain, cm, 2014), Lavender (2016).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Ed Gass-Donnelly
soggetto, sceneggiatura/story, screenplay
Colin Frizzell, Ed Gass-Donnelly
fotografia/cinematography
Brendan Steacy
montaggio/film editing
Dev Singh
scenografia/production design
Oleg M. Savytski
costumi/costume design
Anne Dixon
musica/music
Sarah Neufeld, Colin Stetson
suono/sound
Peter Clements
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Abbie Cornish (Jane), Diego Klattenhoff (Alan), Justin Long (Liam), Dermot Mulroney (Patrick)
produttori/producers
Ed Gass-Donnelly, David Valleau
produzione/production
South Creek Pictures, 3 Legged Dog Films


contatti/contacts
Ambi Distribution
Lilla Soria
l.soria@ambidistribution.com
www.ambidistribution.com

Director statement Read more

“I have such a mixed response to the word ‘horror.’ The Others was definitely a big influence. I’m not really a horror fan, per se. Even though I appreciate some great movies that happen to be scary, I’m not really a fan of the genre. […] But what I liked about The Others was just that it was such a rich world of performances. […] The other movie that influenced my film was The Shining. There were times when I thought we were inadvertently referencing The Shining. It wasn’t outright plagiarism, but the shot of the girl in the hall is sort of like Kubrick’s classic center frame. I think it’s just where our tastes tend to go. We try to find things that we find to be creepy and unsettling.”