A new film, The Philanthropist by Massey filmmaker Jayson Stewart, is being filmed locally.
Stewart says the short film came to him in a dream and filming will take place in May in Espanola and Gore Bay featuring a small main cast.
The Philanthropist is strongly influenced by the surreal worlds of David Lynch (Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, Lost Highway, etc.), a lot of Stephen King’s short stories and Neil Gaiman’s American Gods.
Like a lot of their works, this short film, with a small cast featuring Dylon Whyte, Autumn Buratynski, Heather Stevenson and Liliane Chrétien, deftly peels back the real world we know to expose something…different, something dangerously beautiful.
“For some characters in the film, their problems in life are solved and they walk away with immense riches,” explains Stewart. “For others, they choose a more sordid life and never return from their meeting with The Philanthropist.”
And, if you want to be a part of it, there is a way. Walk-ons are needed and anyone who would like such a role is invited to mark Mother’s Day in May on their calendar. Filming will take place at the old log cabin behind OK Tire that day. Around&About will have more details closer to the date.
A couple of thousand dollars is needed to cover the costs of making the film, so the public can contribute by donating to the IndieGoGo campaign and earn film credit, on line and in print as well as in the film, and some other perks.
To find out more, go to: http://igg.me/at/philanthropist
Poster provided by Jayson Stewart