WEXFORD PLAZA

by Joyce Wong
WEXFORD PLAZA - WEXFORD PLAZA

Informations

Nation: Canada

Year: 2016

Length: 80'

34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

Betty works as a security guard in a desolate and depressing shopping mall. Besides the jaded panorama of her days, the fact that she is doesn’t fit society’s norms about bodyweight certainly doesn’t help her find her soul mate, who she unsuccessfully looks for using a social networking dating app. One day, at the mall, she meets Danny, who also has a load of problems, and it’s love at first sight. Unfortunately, things get complicated when a photo of a scantily dressed Betty becomes more public than expected. [rm]

Director

Joyce Wong

Joyce Wong

Joyce Wong (Canada), based in Toronto, graduated from York University with a BFA in Film Production in 2007 and participated in the Berlinale Talent Lab in 2008. Her work has been supported by the Canada Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council. Awards she has won include: Cinesiege Film Festival’s Best Fiction Short Award (2006) for Banana Bruises; ReelWorld Film Festival’s Outstanding Canadian Short Award (2008) with Souvenirs from Asia; and WIFT-T’s Most Innovative Film by a Female Director Award (EmBodying Toronto, 2009). Her films have screened at festival such as Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival, San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival and Hong Kong International Film and Video Awards. Recently, she completed an artist residency at Brooklyn’s Uniondocs Centre for Documentary Arts, producing an interactive experience titled Gentrification Guilt Meter.

Filmography:
Banana Bruises (cm, 2006), Souvenirs from Asia (cm, 2007), EmBodying Toronto (coregia/codirector Sonia Hong, cm, 2009), Wexford Plaza (2016).

Cast and Credits

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Joyce Wong
fotografia/cinematography
Maya Bankovic
montaggio/film editing
Darby MacInnis
scenografia/production design
Adam Belanger
costumi/costume design
Sarah Lake
suono/sound
Ian Reynolds
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Reid Asselstine (Betty), Darrel Gamotin (Danny), Ellie Posadas (Celine), Francis Melling (Rich)
produttori/producers
Harry Cherniak, Matt Greyson, Joyce Wong
produzione/production
Highway 401 Films


contatti/contacts
Highway 401 Films
Matt Greyson
mattagreyson@gmail.com

Synopsis Learn more

Betty works as a security guard in a desolate and depressing shopping mall. Besides the jaded panorama of her days, the fact that she is doesn’t fit society’s norms about bodyweight certainly doesn’t help her find her soul mate, who she unsuccessfully looks for using a social networking dating app. One day, at the mall, she meets Danny, who also has a load of problems, and it’s love at first sight. Unfortunately, things get complicated when a photo of a scantily dressed Betty becomes more public than expected. [rm]

Director All about direction

Joyce Wong

Joyce Wong

Joyce Wong (Canada), based in Toronto, graduated from York University with a BFA in Film Production in 2007 and participated in the Berlinale Talent Lab in 2008. Her work has been supported by the Canada Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council. Awards she has won include: Cinesiege Film Festival’s Best Fiction Short Award (2006) for Banana Bruises; ReelWorld Film Festival’s Outstanding Canadian Short Award (2008) with Souvenirs from Asia; and WIFT-T’s Most Innovative Film by a Female Director Award (EmBodying Toronto, 2009). Her films have screened at festival such as Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival, San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival and Hong Kong International Film and Video Awards. Recently, she completed an artist residency at Brooklyn’s Uniondocs Centre for Documentary Arts, producing an interactive experience titled Gentrification Guilt Meter.

Filmography:
Banana Bruises (cm, 2006), Souvenirs from Asia (cm, 2007), EmBodying Toronto (coregia/codirector Sonia Hong, cm, 2009), Wexford Plaza (2016).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Joyce Wong
fotografia/cinematography
Maya Bankovic
montaggio/film editing
Darby MacInnis
scenografia/production design
Adam Belanger
costumi/costume design
Sarah Lake
suono/sound
Ian Reynolds
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Reid Asselstine (Betty), Darrel Gamotin (Danny), Ellie Posadas (Celine), Francis Melling (Rich)
produttori/producers
Harry Cherniak, Matt Greyson, Joyce Wong
produzione/production
Highway 401 Films


contatti/contacts
Highway 401 Films
Matt Greyson
mattagreyson@gmail.com