Sunday, October 15, 4:00 pm
Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. W., Barrie, screen 1
Written and Directed by: Ingrid Veninger
Cast: Charlotte Salisbury, Delphine Roussel, Lucinda Armstrong Hall, Christopher Bolton and Maxime Robin
Canada / 2017 / Drama / PG / 85 min.
“Veninger is a director worth following, as she proves the value of women filmmakers and the great power of storytelling that they hold.”– Ilse de Mucha Herrera, Arts Scene
“Influenced by John Cassavetes and Mike Leigh, Canadian filmmaker Ingrid Veninger is developing an approach to her humanist form of dramatic cinema that is clearly all hers.” – Greg Klymkiw, Canadian Film Corner
Somewhere between Toronto and Parry Sound, between childhood and adolescence, 13-year-old Bea (Charlotte Salisbury) is on the edge of growing-up, and isn’t sure she likes what she sees, especially with her parents inching ever closer towards a divorce. This summer starts out feeling lonely, same as it ever was, until she meets the outspoken and boisterous Kate (Lucinda Armstrong Hall). Though Bea and Kate are seemingly opposites, they somehow fit together. Under Kate’s influence (and sometimes in spite of her), Bea starts to find her courage. But being brave has a price, especially when it means making a difficult choice between “never squealing” and speaking out. In the end, Bea stops being afraid, and in the process realizes that adults are sometimes just like kids, that best friends can be much more than friends and that, ultimately, love makes you stronger.
Many members of the Cast and Crew will be attending for a Q&A. After the screening at Uptown Theatre, join us a Pie Wood Fired Pizza (11 Victoria St.) for a meet and greet with many of the talent involved with the film, including:
CHARLOTTE SALISBURY (Bea) is from Windsor, Ontario. She is 16 years old and is currently in Grade 11. While Charlotte has appeared in many stage musicals, she is ecstatic to be making her film debut in the amazing Ingrid Veninger’s Porcupine Lake. Thank you so much for the opportunity
LUCINDA ARMSTRONG HALL (Kate) was 9 when starred in professional theatre productions Annie and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. She has been a TV series regular on Neighbours and has acted in two features, Now Add Honey and Predestination. Porcupine Lake is her first lead role and first indie film. Lucinda lives in Melbourne, Australia and loves to surf and kick goals with her all-girls football team, The Vampires.
DELPHINE ROUSSEL (Ally) was raised by her French immigrant parents in Ladner, BC. She studied at The Vancouver Film School and has a BFA from Ryerson University. Before becoming an actor, Delphine was a singer/songwriter in a Toronto shoegaze band called blueScreen.
HARRISON TANNER (Romeo) is a Toronto based actor and theatre artist. His work can be seen in Ingrid Veninger’s PORCUPINE LAKE (Toronto International Film Festival), Matt Tompkins’ HOWARD (Toronto Short Film Festival) and Adam Goldhammer’s WORST. DAY. EVER. (Sacramento Horror Film Festival, Canadian Film Festival). He is currently working on some independent short film projects and hopes to produce a film of his own in the upcoming months. Harrison earned a BFA from the Ryerson Theatre School in the Performance Acting program.
KERRI RUTLEDGE (LUCY)
Born and raised in Muskoka, Kerri Rutledge currently resides in the Parry Sound area. She was introduced to the film industry while living in Northern Ontario a few years ago. Kerri enjoyed having the opportunity to be a part of a variety of movies as a Background Actor, as well as, acting as a stand in for a lead actress in one film. After auditioning for a speaking role, in Porcupine Lake, she was thrilled to play the character of “Lucy.” An amazing experience to be involved in this very unique film. Kerri finds the industry both fun, and exciting, particularly when she hears the great, and talented Director, Ingrid Veninger of Porcupine Lake articulate, “Action!” What an amazing woman to have the pleasure of meeting and working with.
BRAD LINTON (Billy)
Brad is thrilled to have worked with Ingrid Veninger, having made his TIFF debut in “Porcupine Lake”. A graduate of the New York Film Academy, Brad spent two years in the city, where he filmed the feature “Buds” as well as performed in an Off Broadway production of “The Food Chain.” Brad returned to Toronto in 2014, where he has appeared in many local crime drama’s such as “Motives and Murders” and “Murder U.” You can catch Brad in the upcoming horror film “Family Game Night,” premiering in late 2017.
INGRID BERTO (extra)
Mactier, Ontario – As a grandmother love living and building in Muskoka. As an extra in Porcupine Lake, I added another fun skill to my experience under the great direction of Ingrid Veninger.
HALLIE SWITZER (Lola and Costume Designer)
CHRISTOPHER BOLTON (Scotty)
JACQUI BROWN (Norma)
DR. GEORGE KARASMANIS (Dr. Row)