Gilliam feature Tideland to receive world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival.
The prestigious Toronto International Film Festival recently announced that the made-in-Saskatchewan feature film Tideland tide·land
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Considered to be among the world's top directors, Gilliam and his producing team of Jeremy Thomas of Recorded Picture Company (Rabbit Proof Fence, The Last Emperor) and Gabriella Martinelli of Capri Films (Romeo+Juliet, M.Butterfly), chose Saskatchewan to produce the film due to the province's pristine locations, competitive financial incentives and its state-of-the-art production facility.
"It was a joy working in Saskatchewan," said director/co-writer Terry Gilliam. "The enthusiasm, hard work and good spirit of the crew made my experience pleasurable and memorable."
Co-producer Gabriella Martinelli agreed, "The province's locations, facilities, incentives and people made Tideland the perfect fit for this project."
Starring nine-year-old Jodelle Ferland (Kingdom Hospital, Wolf Lake Wolf Lake is a short-lived American television series that debuted on CBS on September 12th, 2001. Wolf Lake follows a pack of werewolves living in a Seattle suburb. Nine episodes were made before it was cancelled. ), Janet McTeer (Tumbleweeds), Jennifer Tilly (Bullets Over Broadway), Brendan Fletcher (Ginger Snaps) and Jeff Bridges (The Door in the Floor, The Big Lebowski), Tideland is a riveting fable about an abandoned girl's life and fantasies that introduces us to the extraordinary, suspenseful and surreal world of a precocious adolescent, Jeliza-Rose, escaping from the harsh reality of her childhood. The film is based on the novel by Mitch Cullin and was adapted for screen by Terry Gilliam and Tony Grisoni (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Brothers Grimm).
"We were delighted that Saskatchewan could deliver all of the creative and production needs for Tideland," says Valerie Creighton, SaskFilm CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. and film commissioner. "Tideland's world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival is sure to showcase Saskatchewan on the international stage."
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