43: Borealis (2015) with Tricia Lee
Not wanting to miss our opportunity to discuss 2015’s Borealis with the terrifically busy director Tricia Lee, Becky flies solo this week. We get serious about selling a drama as a comedy, writer/director collaboration dynamics, what the point of the director actually is, and how to audition without behaving like a jerk. We’ve got lots of behind the scenes info on this one for not only the movie, but filmmaking in general, so grab yourself a fresh squeezed juice, rent Borealis on iTunes, and join us for an insider look at Canadian indie filmmakers.
On this week's show
Director and producer of award-winning films SILENT RETREAT (Best Canadian Feature –Toronto After Dark) and CLEAN BREAK (Best Drama Feature – Atlanta Horror Film Festival), Making a big splash in the genre community, she has fans all around the world awaiting her next film. “Toronto-based director Tricia Lee is turning out some of the best horror to emerge out of the Great White North” (Bloody Disgusting) and that’s “to say nothing of being a woman playing in what is very much a male dominated sandbox” (TwitchFilm).
Tricia is the founder and CEO of the feature film production company A Film Monkey Production Inc. in Toronto.
Other past projects include Searching For Wonder (Reel Asian Charles Street Video Pitch Award Winner, Bravo!FACT grant and NFB FAP award); Paper Tulips (CFTPA Corus Young Filmmaker Initiative); and the Bravo!FACT Marv Freetell’s Wedding Day (Special Jury Award at Houston Worldfest). She won The N Youth Drama Pitch at the Banff Television Festival and the Kodak Audience Choice Award for the TV series pitch Waiting in the Wings. She placed second at the SUNTV Convergence Pitch at the WIFT Summit for her Street Racing PSA that offered mentorship to youth. Tricia was selected to participate in the NBC Universal Development Incubator for the feature script Lost Souls. She has also worked as a field producer/director for Kids CBC and Fraud Squad on Discovery Channel and produced the Ontario Arts Council short The Old Ways, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Blood Hunters tells the story of a single mother who wakes up in the basement of a medical facility only to discover that everyone around her is dead and she is somehow nine months pregnant. As she struggles to escape, she encounters other survivors, each with their own secret. Together they must unlock the mysteries of the facility which will take them to the brink of death and beyond.