Principal Photography begins on Benjamin Duffield Sci-Fi Film “DARWIN” Starring Molly Parker and Nick Krause
MONTREAL, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Montreal, Canada (June 3, 2014) – SUKI Films today announced that principal photography has commenced on ESC (Working title for Darwin), directed by Benjamin Duffield, The film is shooting in Sudbury Ontario, Canada.
The screenplay was written by Robert Higden. Kimberley Berlin and Susan Schneir are producing through their award winning SUKI Films banner (The High Cost of Living, The Good Lie), with Jason Jallet and Benjamin Paquette as producers through their Nortario Films Banner. Francois Garcia (John McAfee Biopic), Walter Klymkiw (The High Cost of Living, The Good Lie) are executive producing.
Darwin a young man living the technologically cloistered life of the future is forced out into the real world-discovers truths about that world and his own life that he never dreamed of.
“This is a great script that will be the foundation for an equally great film. This script stands up to some of the best examples of philosophical speculative fiction on film. Enormous narrative and visual potential exists in both the bleak concrete future in which Darwin starts out, and in the pastoral Eden he escapes to. This script is ultimately a unique story that makes a distinct and satisfying statement on technology and humanism.” as stated by The Harold Greenberg Fund.
SUKI Releasing is handling the film’s domestic distribution while Kathy Morgan International will handle sales to the rest of the world.
The film is produced in association with Northern Ontario Heritage Fund, Impact Future Media, Telefilm Canada, The Harold Greenberg Fund, Ontario Media Development Corporation, TMN, Corus and Super Ecran.
The film stars Molly Parker (House of Cards, The Firm) as Lillian, Nick Krause (The Descendants, Parenthood) as Darwin, Juliette Gosselin (Les Jeunes Loups , Martyrs) as Dara, Jordyn Negri as Beth, Daniel DiVenere as Steven, Cassidy Marlene Jaggard as Susie.
The behind-the-scenes creative team includes cinematographer Tobie Marier Robitalle, production designer David Blanchard, costume conception by Carmen Alie, and VFX by Digital Dimension producer Peter Skovsbo.
DARWIN is to be released in Theaters and multiple platforms in summer 2016.