Indiecan Entertainment Acquires END OF DAYS, INC.by director Jennifer Liao and screenwriter Christina Ray
Toronto, Canada – May 11, 2015 – Indiecan Entertainment has acquired the Canadian and US distribution rights to END OF DAYS, INC., a darkly comic feature film with a supernatural spin marking Jennifer Liao’s feature directorial debut, which recently premiered at the USA Film Festival in Dallas, Texas.
The ensemble film, written by Christina Ray (Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning), stars Mark O’Brien (Republic of Doyle), Carolyne Maraghi (Picture Day), Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (Kim’s Convenience), Janet Porter (The Listener), Anna Ferguson (Heartland), Yulia Petrauskas (Nikita), and Paulino Nunes (The Strain) as Mr. Godfrey.
The creative team also includes director of photography Benjamin Lichty (How To Change The World), production designer David Orin Charles (Meatballs), editor John Nicholls (Make It Pop), and costume designer Jenn Burton (Skating to New York). END OF DAYS, INC. was produced by Sandy Kellerman and Jennifer Liao, with financial support from Telefilm Canada.
“This is a highly original and entertaining film with a distinctive style that also happens to have been written, directed, and produced by female filmmakers,” says Indiecan Entertainment’s Avi Federgreen. “It’s a unique and exciting addition to Indiecan’s slate.”
The acquisition presents a reunion of sorts, as Liao was the producer of a previous Indiecan title, Sex After Kids. “I know firsthand how tireless Avi is in championing Canadian independent films and their filmmakers. We’re in great hands and we look forward to getting to work bringing END OF DAYS, INC. to audiences across North America,” Liao adds.
END OF DAYS, INC. puts a supernatural spin on a workplace shutdown to darkly comic and chilling effect. It's the last day of business before Godfrey Global Inventory shuts down for good, and the enigmatic Mr. Godfrey (Nunes) and his officious sister Esther (Ferguson) invite the company's downtrodden staff– Jason (O’Brien), Janet (Maraghi), Mort (Lee), and Misty (Porter) –to a farewell party where they are to receive their final paycheques. Instead, they are bribed into working one last night, wherein they discover that processing the last of their “inventory” may lead to cataclysmic consequences.
END OF DAYS, INC.’s trailer launches today, and the film is expected to hit theatres in early 2016 after its run on the festival circuit.
Social Media Links:
END OF DAYS, INC. Trailer: https://vimeo.com/127351282
END OF DAYS, INC. on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/EndOfDaysInc
END OF DAYS, INC. on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GodfreyGlobal
END OF DAYS, INC. Official Website: http://www.godfreyglobal.com
Jennifer Liao on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/averagejenn
Indiecan Entertainment Website: http://www.indiecanent.com
Indiecan Entertainment on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/indiecanent
Indiecan Entertainment on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IndiecanEntertainment
JENNIFER LIAO recently made her feature directorial debut with END OF DAYS, INC., which she also produced (with Sandy Kellerman) under her company Believerville Productions. Her 6 short films as director, writer, and/or producer, including What You Eat, have screened at over 25 festivals worldwide, and aired on TV on CBC, Bravo!, and Air Canada in-flight. Jennifer also produced (with Jeremy LaLonde) the feature film Sex After Kids, nominated for 7 Canadian Comedy Awards, and wrote for the online storytelling project Crushing It! A Social Media Love Story (Story2.OH). In 2007, she was awarded the inaugural WIFT-Toronto CBC Business of Broadcasting Mentorship. Jennifer is currently a Creative Consultant on Karen Walton and Strada Films’ TV adaptation of Ian Hamilton’s Ava Lee novels, in development at CBC. jenniferliao.com
INDIECAN ENTERTAINMENT focuses on independent, low-budget films. As a distributor, Avi Federgreen follows the same principle that earned him his reputation as a filmmaker; bringing Canadians films they want to watch. Aside from the traditional distribution route, INDIECAN leans heavily on digital delivery. INDIECAN helps films find more opportunities with audiences through TV, Netflix, iTunes, websites, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms. INDIECAN’s vision is to not only support indie production but to encourage the viewing of quality indie films by North American audiences. Indiecanent.com