If you post the following link on a popular social media site (like Twitter, Facebook, etc) and mention "Stress Position", you are eliggible for half price tickets to the film:
Half price tickets redeemable at any screening of Stress Position between April 18-24 at the Carlton Cinema in Toronto, or May 23-31 at the Vancity Theatre in Vancouver, on a first come, first serve basis (aka, show up early and bring your IndieGoGo name and receipt with you to the theatre).
If you prefer, posting the link also makes you eligible for the online screener perk.
Or if you just want to donate, please do so through the "Online Screener Pre-Order" perk. Thanks!
More about the film:
A Documentary? An Experiment? Reality TV? Torture Porn?
What the f#$% is Stress Position?
Find out on April 18 at the Carlton Cinema and May 23 at the Vancity Theatre.
FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY!
★ Winner Best Supporting Actor (David Amito) - 2013 Las Vegas Film Festival
★ Winner Best Cinematography (Amy Belling) - 2013 Las Vegas Film Festival
★ Winner Best Experimental Film - 2013 Lady Filmmakers Film Festival
★ Winner Best Supporting Actor (A.J. Bond) - 2013 Lady Filmmakers Film Festival
★ Best Editing Nominee (Adam Locke-Norton) - 2013 Canadian Cinema Editors Awards
★ 1 of 3 finalists for the Cine Gear Expo Film Competition at Paramount Studios, L.A.
"TWISTS AND TURNS THAT SURPRISE AND HORRIFY"
"FASCINATING AND THRILLING"
"A NEARLY FLAWLESS DEBUT FEATURE"
- Film Bizarro
"CAN ONLY BECOME INCREASINGLY RELEVANT"
- Electric Sheep Magazine
TORONTO CANADA, April 1, 2014 - The award-winning debut feature from writer, director A.J. Bond, Stress Position, opens in Toronto at the Carlton Cinema on April 18, 2014 with further expansion in the following weeks, including Vancouver on May 23, 2014 at the Vancity Theatre. Stress Position is a genre-bending feature film about two close friends who make a bet to see which of them can withstand a week of psychological torture at the hands of the other.
How bad could it be?
The Rules: 1. No severe pain 2. No permanent physical damage 3. Nothing illegal
Inspired by a flippant remark about the torturous enhanced interrogation techniques used by the U.S. military at Guantanamo Bay, director A.J. Bond and his friend and longtime collaborator, David Amito, designed personalized torture regimes aimed at breaking each other's will, but without causing any severe physical pain. Set entirely in and around an avant garde torture chamber custom built in an isolated warehouse, the film captures the surprising trajectory of the experiment from both sides of the cell as the two friends play both victim and oppressor, not to mention actor and director.
Marguerite Moreau makes a special appearance behind the scenes in her capacity as associate producer, overseeing the competition and keeping the participants honest. What begins as a bizarre and darkly humorous Reality TV scenario gradually spirals into an alarming study of control, obsession and the search for truth. Stress Position is a thought provoking feature film debut by writer- director A.J. Bond, charting the dissolution of a friendship while exposing the unsettling connection between filmmaking and torture.
Stress Position is produced by The Siblings; A.J. Bond and Amy Belling along with Jessica Cheung, with the participation of Telefilm Canada.
About The Siblings:
Writer and director A.J. Bond and producer and cinematographer Amy Belling formed The Siblings in 2007, though the two have been collaborating for over 10 years. In 2003, they graduated from the UBC Film Program where they produced the award-winning short, Why the Anderson Children Didn't Come to Dinner (TIFF '03), followed by The Saddest Boy in the World (TIFF '06), both with director Jamie Travis. Belling produced and shot Bond's directorial debut in 2007, the award winning short film Hirsute (Won Best Sci-Fi Film at Comic-Con '09, TIFF '08) and Madame Perrault's Bluebeard, which premiered at Clermont-Ferrand in 2011 and was selected out of the Cannes Short Film Corner for a special Coup de Coeur screening. The Siblings have just completed their first feature film, Stress Position, produced with the financial participation of Telefilm Canada, and are now prepping the psychological thriller Wisteria with development support from the National Screen Institute's Features First program, the Canadian Film Centre Features program and Telefilm Canada.