After a year of festival submissions, I’m happy to finally share our final film online for all to see! Thank you to all our supporters, IndieGoGo backers, and everyone who helped make this film possible.
For my first time directing anything, I’m really proud with how this turned out. However, that being said, let’s move on to our next project! In the famous words of, William Faulkner, “Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
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.
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