NRFF Amsterdam – Film of the Week
Genre:- Social Drama
Time:- 10 min
Country of Origin:- Canada
Writer / Director:- Chris Tolley and Laura Mullin
Key Cast: –
Andrew Moodie, Araya Mengesha, Amon Beckles, Beryl Bain
ABOUT THE FILM
Based on the true story.
The mother of 18-year-old Amon Beckles relives the moments that led to his gang-style murder in Toronto, at the funeral of his best friend. The film was created from interviews with Amon’s mother, Nadia Beckles.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER
Laura Mullin and Chris Tolley are the founding members of EXPECT, an award-winning multi-arts performance company dedicated to producing cutting-edge, original, multi-disciplinary productions that explore modern urban life. Formed in 1996, the company’ s mission is to is to engage, empower and inspire people through the performing arts by telling engaging narratives in unique and compelling ways.
“AWAKE” the play was staged at Toronto Fringe and Next Stage Festival. It received 4/4 stars in the Toronto Star and NOW Magazine, and was a NOW Critic’ s Pick, and the second highest grossing show at the Fringe Festival. “AWAKE, the film” is supported by the Canada Council and the Toronto Arts Council, and is now part of an international circuit of film festivals.
Mullin and Tolley also founded and produced the urban NOISE Festival, an annual urban arts Festival that ran for seven years in Toronto and featured top performers including July Black and Drake. In 2014 Expect launched Beats + Intentions, an annual emerging arts ensemble that brings diverse artists to create an integrated arts performance at Nuit Blanche.
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