OPERATION AVALANCHE

by Matt Johnson
OPERATION AVALANCHE

Informations

Nation: USA

Year: 2016

Length: 93'

34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

1967, the Cold War. The CIA suspects there is a Russian spy at NASA trying to sabotage the Apollo program. It sends in two young undercover agents who pretend to be directors interested in filming the Space Race. But what the two agents discover is much more shocking than the existence of a Russian spy: the U.S. government is hiding a secret about the Apollo program that could change history and it will stop at nothing before the program is completed. [cg]

Director

Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson (Toronto, Canada) studied film at York University. He cocreated the series Nirvana the Band the Show (2009) and in 2013 directed The Dirties, which received numerous awards, including the Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative at the 2013 Slamdance Film Festival. Operation Avalanche is his second feature.  

Filmography:
Nirvana the Band the Show (serie tv/tv series, 2009), The Dirties (2013), Operation Avalanche (2016). 

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Matt Johnson
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Matt Johnson, Josh Boles
fotografia/cinematography
Jared Raab, Andrew Appelle
montaggio/film editing
Curt Lobb
scenografia/production design
Chris Crane
costumi/costume design
Jona Ballaran
musica/music
Jay McCarrol
suono/sound
Matt Chan
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Ray James (se stesso/himself), Josh Boles (se stesso/himself), Owen Williams (se stesso/himself), Matt Johnson (se stesso/himself), Krista Madison (Julie)
produttori/producers
Matt Johnson, Matthew Miller, Lee Kim
produzione/production
XYZ Films, Resolute Films and Entertainment, Zapruder Films coproduttore/coproducer
Jared Raab
distribuzione/distribution
Movies Inspired


contatti/contacts
Movies Inspired
Stefano Jacono
stefano.jacono@moviesinspired.com

Director statement

“After shooting The Dirties I wanted to see how someone like Matt [one of the two protagonists, who had also starred in Johnson’s previous movie, editor’s note] would behave if he had real power. I have always been fascinated by ambition and the limits people are willing to overcome to chase after power, and these seemed like interesting topics to deal with. My friendship with Owen also changed over time, partly because of these problems, and I wanted to bring it to the screen before it completely faded away.”

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1967, the Cold War. The CIA suspects there is a Russian spy at NASA trying to sabotage the Apollo program. It sends in two young undercover agents who pretend to be directors interested in filming the Space Race. But what the two agents discover is much more shocking than the existence of a Russian spy: the U.S. government is hiding a secret about the Apollo program that could change history and it will stop at nothing before the program is completed. [cg]

Director All about direction

Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson (Toronto, Canada) studied film at York University. He cocreated the series Nirvana the Band the Show (2009) and in 2013 directed The Dirties, which received numerous awards, including the Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative at the 2013 Slamdance Film Festival. Operation Avalanche is his second feature.  

Filmography:
Nirvana the Band the Show (serie tv/tv series, 2009), The Dirties (2013), Operation Avalanche (2016). 

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Matt Johnson
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Matt Johnson, Josh Boles
fotografia/cinematography
Jared Raab, Andrew Appelle
montaggio/film editing
Curt Lobb
scenografia/production design
Chris Crane
costumi/costume design
Jona Ballaran
musica/music
Jay McCarrol
suono/sound
Matt Chan
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Ray James (se stesso/himself), Josh Boles (se stesso/himself), Owen Williams (se stesso/himself), Matt Johnson (se stesso/himself), Krista Madison (Julie)
produttori/producers
Matt Johnson, Matthew Miller, Lee Kim
produzione/production
XYZ Films, Resolute Films and Entertainment, Zapruder Films coproduttore/coproducer
Jared Raab
distribuzione/distribution
Movies Inspired


contatti/contacts
Movies Inspired
Stefano Jacono
stefano.jacono@moviesinspired.com

Director statement Read more

“After shooting The Dirties I wanted to see how someone like Matt [one of the two protagonists, who had also starred in Johnson’s previous movie, editor’s note] would behave if he had real power. I have always been fascinated by ambition and the limits people are willing to overcome to chase after power, and these seemed like interesting topics to deal with. My friendship with Owen also changed over time, partly because of these problems, and I wanted to bring it to the screen before it completely faded away.”