I was at the Premiere Party for Amazon Falls last night at the venerable but still sexy Bovine Sex Club (where everyday is Halloween), and it turns out there was more to celebrate than just the screenings at TIFF. The crowd included Rob Stefaniuk, he who brought the world Suck, last year's TIFF sensation.
Also interesting is that Amazon Falls' producer/director, Katrin Bowen, in real life worked for Troma Studios - I've interviewed her former boss and studio co-head Lloyd Kaufman a couple of times in years past.
From a media release:
TIFF’s Provocative “B-Movie Actress” Saga Signs A-List Sales Agent Craig Adlard and Final Cut Films
(Sept 11, 2010 --- Toronto) Katrin Bowen’s Amazon Falls - the gritty reality-inspired tale of an actress who won’t quit the chase for fame - made its world premiere at TIFF, and now has its release future in some of the surest hands in the business.
“Financial expertise - especially in the film business - is priceless,” says Amazon Falls director Katrin Bowen. “Even rarer is the ‘moneyman’ who unabashedly loves film. We’re thrilled to have Craig Adlard and Final Cut Films representing Amazon Falls, my first film. Their enthusiasm for movies dovetails nicely with a work that I know will resonate with filmgoers and buyers.”
“I have experience with many leading film and TV providers all around the world, and have been associated with the Toronto International Film Festival for years. I’m thrilled to be representing Amazon Falls to domestic and worldwide buyers at this ultimate film marketplace,” says Craig.