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The Missing me(2011)

Executive Producers Attila(as Attila Kállai), Neva Glass(as Yana Yaseneva), Gregory Sorokin

Producers Attila(as Attila Kállai), Neva Glass(as Yana Yaseneva), Gregory Sorokin, UBCP

Directors Neva Glass(as Yana Yaseneva),  Attila(as Attila Kállai), (segment "Arundel Mansion")

Stars Jen Viens, Sharon Mason, Al Mason, 

Writers Neva Glass(as Yana Yaseneva), Julia Nazarova

Genre drama, lgbt, romance

Tagline There are so many places to escape to...

Synopsis Bars. Empty beaches. Forgotten memories. There are so many places to escape to. The lives of two women places in a mental care facility open and close showing the opposition between their dreams, reality, unconsciousness, and sleepless minds.

Time 15 minutes

Links QueerFest, Toronto Indie Can Film Festival, Blue Eye Designs

Language English(spoken/subtitles), French(subtitles), Russian(subtitles)

Location Canada

Production Dates Fall 2009 - August 16, 2011

Shoot Dates Fall 2009 - April 13, 2010

Release Dates

-March 29 2014, internet(Russian subtitles versions)

-March 29 2014, internet(director's cut)

-May 2013, internet

-September 25, QueerFest 2011(Saint Petersburg, Northwestern Federal District of Russia)

-August 26/27 2011, Toronto Public Screenings(Toronto, Ontario)

-August 16 2011, cast/crew/media premiere(Vancouver, British Columbia)

-October 1 2010, Indie Can Film Festival 2010(Toronto, Ontario)

Awards Official Selection Indie Can Film Festival 2010, Official Selection QueerFest 2011

Content Images of Alcohol Use and Smoking, Rated 13+

 
 

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TRIVIA                                             

-The project began in 2009.

 

-This is Yana Yaseneva's(credited as) first film as a director.

 

-Attila and Yana have worked together eleven as of 2011.

 

-Some of the cast and crew stayed on location over night; as the space they were shooting in is a hotel.

 

-Sharon Mason auditioned for Attila in 2006 for "Cold Side of the Pillow", but there were not roles suited to her at the time. Attila liked her so much he was convinced that he 
wanted to make something with her; so he later contacted Sharon and told her that there were no roles her, but he will remember her and when the appropriate project appears, that he will call her.  When Attila did call she was "very surprise", as people always say they do this or that-but with Attila he keeps his word. He never forgot her.

 

-References the 1986 film "Coffee and Cigarettes", which has numerous personal and public connections to Producer Attila Kállai and Director Yana Yaseneva.

 

-The film started out originally as a short 3 minute project; the "Bar Scene" which was the recreation scene of the short film "Coffee and Cigarettes" from 1986. Which only had a cast of three, starring: Attila Kállai, Dana Gavanski, Ana Nikolic.

 

-Al Mason(John Van Essence) and Sharon Mason(Pat Van Essence) are a married couple off screen; and this was the first time they has ever performed together on screen.

 

-Original script title: "Van Essence.  The Missing Me" (2009).

 

-On the DVD cover, the word unconsciousness is misspelled.

 

-Crew member Jorge Orellana is credited in having numerous positions in the end credits; for one of those credits his name was misspelled-to utter horror of the Producers. "We apologize, and regret that your name was misspelled.".

 

-At the opening credits, there is a personal dedication from the director Yana: "To Nikki and Jewel as if they were still alive".

 

-At the end credits there is another personal message from the director Yana: "this film was inspired by and dedicated to JULIA N. NAZAROVA".

 

-A poem by Sylvia Plath is used in the film; this is how the credit reads at the end: "Poem by SYLVIA PLATH, "Mad Girl's Love Song", 1951.".

 

-An estimated budget of 10, 000$.

 

-Shot in Vancouver, Canada/North Vancouver, Canada/New Westminster, Canada

REVIEWS/PRESS                              

Cast                                               

(segment "The Missing Me")

JEN VIENS - Jewel's Voice

MARCELA HUERTA - Marcela Gavanski

DANA GAVANSKI - Jewel Gavanski

SHARON MASON - Pat Van Essence

AL MASON - John Van Essence

TABY KOOHI - Care Aide

ANGELINA CHRISTOPHER - Nurse

BECKY E. SHRIMPTON - Care Aide

ANA NIKOLIC - Nikki

ATTILA(as ATTILA KÁLLAI) - Bartender

BRIAN COOK - Young John

LARA ISAACSON - Young Pat

JULIAN LeBLANC - Waiter

(segment "Arundel Mansion")

TABY KOOHI - Mother

ANGELINA CHRISTOPHER - Wife

PETER RUPP - Bartender

SEAN MATHIESON - Son

MARIA CUNDARI - Daughter

LAURA MITCHELL - Female Guest

DEREK BEDRY - Male Guest

ROB POELVOORDE - Husband

BOBY BURROWS - Father

OKSANA KOULINITCH - Female Diner

JORGE ORELLANA - Bartender

IAN FULTS - Narrator

Crew                                              

(segment "The Missing Me")

NEVA GLASS(as YANA YASENEVA) - Writer(story/screenplay)/Director/Cinematographer/Producer/Camera/Stills/Editor/Executive Producer

ATTILA(as ATTILA KÁLLAI) - Assistant Director/Producer/Executive Producer/Editor/Casting Director/Production Manager

SHAWN DERRICKS - Assistant to Mr. Kállai/Assistant to Atka Films/Casting

MARIA CUNDARI - Assistant Director/Casting Assistant/Catering/Craft Services/Production Assistant

JULIA NAZAROVA - Writer(monologues)

GREGORY SOROKIN - Stills/Producer/ Executive Producer

ROSS KELSAY - Co-Producer/Instructor

GLYNN BALL - Producer/Associate Producer/Very Special Thanks

MYRNA BALL - Producer/Associate Producer/Very Special Thanks

TEA BUECHNER - Associate Producer

SERGE CHUBINSKY-ORLOV - Composer/Musician/Sound Editor

PIERRE CRUZ - Director of Photography/Gaffer

RONELL LANDRY - Assistant Camera

JORGE ORELLANA - Set Designer/Lamp Operator/Grip

SARAH MARIE - Lamp Operator

JENNA MITCHELL - Gaffer/Grip/Dolly Grip/Best Girl

J.J. MAH - Grip

SIMON PERTILE - Key Grip/Lighting Technician/Best Boy/Driver: equipment

GREGORY CUKROV - Voice Casting and Direction/Production Assistant/Casting Assistant

KIMBERELY SIEMENS - Casting Assistant

CHANTAL CLARKE - Casting Assistant

YORIS BOSMAN - Casting Assistant

BERNIE YAO - Casting Assistant

RUBEN CASTELBLANCO - Casting Assistant

DARREN SUTTON - Casting Assistant

NAHIDA HUSSAIN - Costume Designer

BRE TERANISHI - Makeup Department Head

MAGGIE ANDREWS - Hair Department Head

SHAWN YEO - Boom Operator

ETIENNE PAIEMENT - Boom Operator/Sound Mixer/Assistant to Producers

OLIVIER MARTIN - Dialogue Editor/Sound Designer

KERSTEN TENNERT - Re-Recording Technician/Sound Editor/Voice Over Recordist/Voiceover Mixer

IGOR MAXIMENKO - Sound Engineer

OKSANA KOULINITCH - Caterer/Production Assistant

LESLEY BRADY - Very Special Thanks

TANYA MOSSYAGINA - Special Thanks

OLGA DEVANEY - Special Thanks

DAVID C. JONES - Special Thanks

ARUNDEL MANSION - Special Thanks

LEO'S CAMERA - Special Thanks

CUSTOM COLOR - Special Thanks

CAPILANO UNIVERSITY - Thanks

INNER LIFE PROJECT - Thanks

MAGALI GAUTHIER - Subtitler
SILLYCOD PROD - Subtitles by

ATKA FILMS - Executive Production/Production Company/Casting/Catering/Post-Production Facilities/Marketing And Promotion/Premiere Event Organizer/Distributor

NEVA PROD. - Executive Production/Production Company

UBCP/ACTRA - Produced in Cooperation

FLIQIO - Distributor

(segment "Arundel Mansion")

ATTILA (as ATTILA KÁLLAI) - Director/Executive Producer/Producer/Writer

NEVA GLASS (as YANA YASENEVA) - Producer/Camera/Stills/Editor/Executive Producer

SHAWN DERRICKS - Assistant to Mr. Kállai/Assistant to Atka Films/Casting

MARIA CUNDARI - Assistant Director/Casting Assistant/Catering/Craft Services/Production Assistant

GREGORY SOROKIN - Stills/Producer/ Executive Producer

GLYNN BALL - Producer/Associate Producer/Very Special Thanks

MYRNA BALL - Producer/Associate Producer/Very Special Thanks

TEA BUECHNER - Associate Producer

GREGORY CUKROV - Voice Casting and Direction/Production Assistant/Casting Assistant

SERGE CHUBINSKY-ORLOV - Composer

IAN GUSTAFSON - Gaffer

KIMBERELY SIEMENS - Casting Assistant

YORIS BOSMAN - Casting Assistant

BERNIE YAO - Casting Assistant

RUBEN CASTELBLANCO - Casting Assistant

CHANTAL CLARKE - Casting Assistant

IGOR MAXIMENKO - Music Mixer

IAN FULTS - Voice Over Recordist

OKSANA KOULINITCH - Caterer/Production Assistant

LESLEY BRADY - Very Special Thanks

DAVID C. JONES - Special Thanks

ARUNDEL MANSION - Special Thanks

ARUNDEL MANSION - Special Thanks

LEO'S CAMERA - Special Thanks

CUSTOM COLOR - Special Thanks

CAPILANO UNIVERSITY - Thanks

INNER LIFE PROJECT - Thanks

BLUE EYE DESIGNS - Costumes

ATKA FILMS - Executive Production/Production Company/Casting/Catering/Post-Production/Facilities/Marketing And Promotion/Premiere Event Organizer/Distributor

NEVA PROD. - Executive Production/Production Company

UBCP/ACTRA - Produced in Cooperation