After a successful IndieGoGo campaign, we managed to raise $4025.00 for our short horror film The Acrylic. Our production weekend was busy, but everything went smoothly and extremely well. Friday want spent acquiring our equipment and putting together all our last minute details, including designing a set wall in the tiny apartment space we were shooting at (The Director’s Apartment.)
Day One we spent filming at the first apartment location, then we broke for lunch and moved to our beautiful Art Gallery at the Rebecca Gallery at 1011 Bloor Street West in Toronto’s West End Neighbourhood.
Day Two we had all hands on deck, as we worked on the climax of our film, featuring our monster in full make up.
I cannot thank everyone enough for their support on this project. From our hardworking production assistants, to our IndieGoGo backers, to the extremely talented cast and crew. I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am to bring this project to you when all is said and done.
Although the hard work of Pre-Production and Production are finished, we have officially started work on our Post-Production for this film. Stay tuned for special updates regarding this project, future projects, and even some chances to win prizes closer to our release date this Spring 2019.
It’s Monday Night. You’re probably at home, scrolling through your phones, browsing reddit, or perhaps you’re about to stumble upon this WordPress post of mine. Whatever you’re doing right now, please stop and consider what I’m about to say.
I’ve officially launched an IndieGoGo campaign for my upcoming film project “The Acrylic” … I’m making this film regardless of the amount of money I manage to raise, but your support in this would be so incredibly appreciated.
If I’ve ever worked with you whether it be our various retail jobs, or film projects, or maybe we’ve been friends for a very long time, you’ll know that I very rarely ask for anything. I’ve always been the people pleasure who wants nothing than to make others happy. However, this time I’m asking for your help. I’m asking for your support.
If you aren’t comfortable donating through IndieGoGo and you still want to help, please reach out to me. I’m making the best effort I can to make this dream of mine a reality. I’m done with the screenwriting competitions. I need to make films. I need to make my own films. And I need help.
It takes less than a few minutes to donate. If you’d rather share this campaign with your own friends, I’d appreciate that just as much. Help me spread the word for a project that I’m enormously passionate about bringing to life and showing all of you what it is I’ve been wanting to do for my entire life.
Lastly, we are very excited to announce the leading role of “ROSIE” has been cast! We are really looking forward to working with Athena Kaitlin Trinh on this film!
– – – Athena Kaitlin Trinh is a dora nominated, queer Chinese-Vietnamese actor, writer, and spoken-word poet. Athena attended the Claude Watson Arts Program at Earl Haig secondary school as a drama major, and is a recent acting graduate from the National Theatre School of Canada. With roots stemming from Brampton, Toronto, and Ho Chi Minh City, Athena celebrates her Chinese-Vietnamese heritage and dedicates herself to diverse, intersectional, and inclusionary art-making. For more information about athena and her upcoming projects you can visit her website at: http://www.athenakaitlintrinh.com
Playing the role of “THE CREATURE” in our upcoming film, actor Jarrett Siddall is no stranger to bringing strange creatures to life! Very excited to have you, Jarrett!
— Jarrett Siddall started his performance career as a dancer in Edmonton, Alberta where he worked with the Ukrainian Shumka Dancers and Citie Ballet. Jarrett came to Toronto ON in 2009 to attend The School of Toronto Dance Theatre. After graduating in 2012, Siddall joined Toronto Dance Theatre for five seasons. Jarrett now works with various independent choreographers and companies including Joe Ink, Peggy Baker, and Vazari Dance Projects. As an actor, Jarrett specializes in physical character work, stunts, and bringing creatures to life from behind prosthetic makeup. His most recent credit is the fairy creature from “Latched”, a short film by the Bokeh Collective that had it’s world premier at Tiff 2017. For more information about Jarrett and his upcoming projects you can visit his website at www.jarrettsiddall.com
As we creep closer to our production, we’re proud to announce our cast for our upcoming short film “The Acrylic” shooting this November.
Playing the role of “THE CURATOR” is actress Wendy German. Welcome to the team Wendy!
— Wendy German is an up and coming Canadian actress with work in film, television and theatre. Her most recent role as Alice in the short film, Sweet Revenge took top prize at the Just For Laughs, Eat My Shorts Film Festival in Montreal, Quebec in July of 2018. Recent theatre work includes Singing in the Rain with Windsor Light Music Theatre in May of 2018 and Anything Goes with Migration Hall, last fall. She is an avid supporter of arts and culture and looks forward to working with County House Pictures on several upcoming joint projects, including The Acrylic, a short film being shot this November in Toronto.
Asian Female Lead (20s – 30s) Not afraid to get covered in non-toxic kid-friendly black paint, minor screaming / physical contact involved.
Acrobatic / Body Model – Tall (20s – 30s) This is a Non-Gender Specific Role, however your body type must be slim (preferably tall). Must not be afraid of wearing full costume / painted with non-toxic kid-friendly black paint.
Gay / Bi / Trans Male or Female to play Eccentric Curator (40s-50s) Preferably a tall, skinny bald male, or any other person with unique body features.
Customer (Early 20s – 30s) Minor Speaking Role (could also double as background acting in other scenes).
Looking to shoot over the course of a 2-day weekend sometime end of September / Early October.
County House Pictures has announced a new short horror film The Acrylic, to be filmed and released by 2019. This marks the first film to be created by our production team. Stay tuned for more announcements regarding our new project. Please share and subscribe! Your support will be needed in the upcoming weeks!