For immediate release: January 19, 2016
Media Contact: Mika Lirette, Publicist
EDMONTON – Director Dylan Pearce of Romantic Adventure/Comedy 40 Below and Falling, has been nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Limited Series.
"I'm speechless after hearing about the Canadian Screen Award nomination
for Best Director for 40 Below and Falling. A huge thank you to the
amazing cast and Alberta crew, their work is the reason behind my nomination,” says Pearce.
The independent film was produced on a small budget, but filmed with complex native 3D technology. It stars actors Jewel Staite (Firefly, The Killing) and Shawn Roberts (Resident Evil, X-Men) along with a superb
Canadian support cast that includes Cindy Busby (Heartland, Cedar Cove), Shaun Johnston (Heartland), Mark Meer (Mass Effect 3) and Hollywood trained grizzly bear Whopper from Innisfail, Alberta.
40 Below and Falling tells the story of Kate Carter (Jewel Staite), a small town school teacher who is moving back to the big city for her wedding. When a blizzard strikes, her flight gets cancelled and the roads are shut down, leaving Kate no choice but to hop on the back of a surly stranger named Redford’s (Shawn Roberts) snowmobile. As they battle the winter elements together and their adventures unfold, Kate slowly starts to question the choice she has made about the man she is set to marry.
The film was made in Edmonton and across Alberta by Producer Andrew Scholotiuk (Baby Blues, I Think I Do), Executive Producers Darren Arsenault (Baby Blues, I Think I Do), Brad Ferguson, Pierre-Andre Rochat, Roma Roth, Associate Producer Jim Dorey and a diverse Canadian cast and crew. Produced in association with EFF Media Investments and with the assistance of the Government of Alberta Media Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Tax Credit Program, and DARO Films. 40 Below and Falling is one of the first romantic adventure/comedies to be shot in both 3D and 2D.
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