* OPENING FILM *
Kate Stone's a workaholic. She hates kids. She hates most social situations, because she doesn't know what to do with her arms. So when her estranged brother Joe tracks her down to watch her awkward and bullied 12 year old niece Maddie, Kate thinks babysitting for the week can't get any worse -- until Maddie runs away to become a juggalo.
NOTE: There will be a short Q&A with Laura Steinel (writer, director) after the screening, moderated by Nicole Stamp
RUN TIME: 83 minutes
PREMIERE STATUS: Canadian Premiere
DIRECTOR: Laura Steinel
PRODUCERS: Suezanne Naegle, Kathryn Giorano
SCREENWRITER: Laura Steinel
LEAD CAST: Taylor Schilling, Bryn Vale, Brian Tyree Henry, Jessie Ennis, Kate McKinnon
AWARDS / NOMINATIONS:
• Nominee, SXSW Grand Jury Award (Narrative Feature) – SXSW Film Festival 2018
• Nominee, SXSW Gamechanger Award – SXSW Film Festival 2018
• Nominee, Audience Award (American Independents) – AFI Fest 2018
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR – Laura Steinel
Writer/director Laura Steinel's most recent work includes FAMILY, starring Taylor Schilling. Additionally, she sold her spec WOMEN IN BUSINESS to Fox, which she is also attached to direct. On the TV side, Laura is developing BUCKLE BUNNIES for HBO with Gloria Sanchez and Julie Darmody, based off the short story by Elizabeth Gilbert.
Moderated By Nicole Stamp
TELEVISION HOST, ACTOR, DIRECTOR, WRITER
NICOLE STAMP is a television host, actor, director, and writer. Stamp has been both the host and director for "Inside Between"- a Netflix aftershow for CityTV, "AllianceLive" for Alliance films, and "The SPACE" for TVOntario, which won 2 Gemini Awards among 6 nominations. She has also hosted 6 seasons of the classic academic gameshow "Reach For The Top", and interviewed A-list Hollywood talent for the Toronto International Film Festival. Stamp's acting credits include roles on "The Handmaid's Tale", "In Contempt", "The Expanse", "Odd Squad", and "Carmilla", a Canadian Screen Award-winning webseries with over 70 million views on YouTube. Stamp has also voiced characters in 20+ cartoons, including titles for Jim Henson Company, CBC, Cartoon Network, and Disney XD, and plays a major motion-capture role in the videogame "Assassin's Creed Origins". As a writer, Stamp has worked on the new Peanuts series (a collaboration between DHX, Apple and NASA), written the educational kids' series "The Incredible Adventures of EnviroGirl" for TVOntario, and her essay, "What Decent Men Can Do After #MeToo" was shared over 70 thousand times on Facebook, then commissioned by CNN where it ranked among the top articles of 2017. Stamp lives in Toronto and holds a Guinness World Record for playing dodgeball for 36 hours without sleeping- an accomplishment she does not recommend.