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MURDER... AT THE CIRCUS!
Murder...at the Circus! is a modern take on the old silent horror film. Told through vivid colour, and a lush soundscape, the film peeps into the melancholic world of a travelling circus. After months on the road, the drudgery of circus living is turned on its head one fateful night, when an eerie presence starts to meddle with the show! There is murder no doubt, but who is killer? And furthermore, is it a crime!?
The Filmmakers: Lesley Marshall and Matt Miwa are....
An Ottawa-based performance and filmmaking team. Lesley is a local hero, launching her production company MAVN June 6th, 2017 and Matt is a director actor currently touring The Tashme Project (in collaboration with Julie Tamiko Manning) across Canada to rave reviews. Having collaborated together on various projects since 2007, Murder at the Circus marks their 2nd short narrative video after the successful sex farce Captain Sorelski and the Women in Search of Space Gold (2011).
Murder has been a labour of love for Lesley and Matt, who have been working on this project for the past 5 years. Shot on a wing and a well-executed prayer, principle photography was completely in the summer of 2012, and we two have been piecing this film together in our spare time ever since. We received a Cultural Equity Grant from SAW Video for initial start-up and funds were used for equipment rental and production. Finally, after many experiments, transformations and grit, our rough cut is ready for the diamond polisher!
OUR GOAL.... is only $700! But this will go a long way > colour correcting, sound mixing, promotion and submissions to festivals! Help us for as low as $10! Everything helps :) A lot of people have contributed to this project and if we can raise even more dollars we can offer honourariums to people who donated their time or worked for reduced fees. See the work of Pascale Arpin our title designer, hear the original musical score by Michael Dubue, foley by Eric Larock, illustrations by Stefan MacDonald-Labelle, and motion graphics by Emily Pelstring... Our actors include: Megan McLeod, Genevieve Morin, Simon Lalande, Emilie Dugas, Thalia Cherrie, Maryl Morris, Paul Davis, Louis Emond, Marie France Courtemanche, Jeremy Latawiec and Dave Norman, Isobel Morin, and last but certainly not least, Ottawa Legend Phil Caracas of Harry Knuckles and Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter fame!