october, 2017

This is a repeating event

mon02oct7:00 pmROOM FOR RENT7:00 pm

Event Details

Director/Writer: Matt Atkinson | 89-mins. | Canada | 2017 | Comedy | TRAILER

Edmonton Premiere! Mitch Baldwin (30) is in a deep rut. He lives with his parents and has no intention of leaving. At 18, Mitch won the County Lottery, $3.5M dollars. Twelve (12) years later he’s broke, has no friends or love life, and is a laughing stock. With his dad retiring, talk of selling the house pushes tensions to a breaking point. Mitch convincingly suggests renting their spare room for extra cash. Tentative, his parents agree. Quickly, a charming, yet peculiar stranger shows up at their front door willing to pay cash – this is Carl Lemay (40). Mitch sets rules for Carl, but the family’s routine is instantly upset. Mitch notices mysterious details about Carl; his car’s license plates are missing, his back story is vague, and he seems set on pushing Mitch out of his comfort zone. Yet Mitch is disarmed by Carl’s charm and confides in him about some of his regrets. To Mitch’s dismay, Carl begins to use the information to undermine Mitch and expose his faults. A battle of wits breaks out and turns into all-out war involving deception, humiliation, spying and revenge. The question is how far are these two prepared to go?

Director’s Statement:
If I had to choose one major lesson I learned while making this film, it’s that persistence breeds luck. Two days before principal photography we lost our main location, the backdrop for ninety percent of our story, we had talent in hotels, the proverbial ship was leaving the harbour. My team and I hit the streets in search of a new location. We knocked on doors, drove up and down streets, made calls, peeked over fences; it was looking very grim. We were thirty hours out from cameras rolling, when a kind woman watching us all scramble around her neighbourhood offered that we take a look at her house. What we walked into was essentially what you see in the film, our set, fully formed, as if it had been dressed and waiting for us all this time. That’s luck, persistence and luck, and I’m sure none of us will ever forget it. ROOM FOR RENT is my debut feature as writer/director. I’m so proud of the film we were able to make. I was extremely fortunate to have such talented collaborators, from our team of producers and financiers, to our production team, post production team, and of course our cast. The resulting film is hopefully a compelling reflection of all the dedicated work from those involved, and hopefully a fun ride for audiences.

Production Company: El Duo Motion Pictures
Distributor: D Films
Official Website: http://RoomForRentMovie.com
Age appropriate for: 16+ (Coarse language)
Language: English


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