FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Toronto, October 26, 2007 – Panic Pictures Inc. is pleased to announce that its supernatural drama, THE CHAIR, recently took home the BEST FEATURE FILM award at Shriekfest in Los Angeles, and the BEST HORROR/SCI-FI FILM trophy at The Eugene International Film Festival. What makes this double win unique is that the film, directed and edited by Brett Sullivan (Ginger Snaps: Unleashed) screened simultaneously in LA and Eugene on Friday, October 5 to packed houses of appreciative fans.
Before exhibiting in Los Angeles and Eugene, THE CHAIR had its WORLD PREMIERE at the 2007 Montreal World Film Festival in the Midnight Slam Program. The film also screened at Terror Film Festival in Philadelphia on October 21 where it grabbed two Claw Award nominations: BEST FEATURE FILM and BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY. THE CHAIR will next seat audiences at the Blood-Disgusting Film Festival over HorrorHound Weekend in Indianapolis from November 16-18.
The film was shot almost entirely on location in Mr. Sullivan’s 120 year-old Victorian home in Toronto’s Annex Neighbourhood and photographed with the Panasonic DVX-100 by Kiarash Sadigh. The film marks the screen debut of Alanna Chisholm (DANIELLE) and Lauren Roy (ANNA) in the starring roles. Paul Soren, Nick Abraham, Nickolas Tortolano and Adam Seybold round out the cast.
Mr. Sullivan, along with Agent/Producer Douglas Patterson and Screenwriter/Producer Michael Capellupo, formed Panic Pictures in late 2005, and THE CHAIR is the company’s debut feature. With this film they set out to meld iconic images, akin to those in recent Japanese horror films, with a strong sense of western storytelling. Financed by a group of Canadian businessman self-dubbed The Thursday Night Poker Club, and with the generous help from the Toronto film community, THE CHAIR is truly an independent Canadian film.
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