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cold side of the pillow(????)post production 

Executive Producer Attila, Magali Gauthier

Producers Attila, Magali Gauthier, Shawn Derricks, Cineworks

Writers Attila, Alan Smithee

Director Attila

Stars Jennifer Huva, Attila, Kevin Richardson, Juniper Omoniyi, Denis Simpson, Diane Siemens, Tanis Parenteau, Kirby Rae 

Genre drama

Tagline

-you cannot save a life, you can only prolong it

-there's no such thing as too late... that's why we invented death

-this film is based on true events

Synopsis The true life events of four friends; Elizabeth(Jennifer Huva), Edward(Attila), Sophie(Juniper Omoniyi), and Darrel(Kevin Richardson), come to screen with a story of self-discovery, pain of friendship, love of loss; where these four friends discover that each of them has an obstacle which stands in their way of being truly happy; because they had all the time they needed... Until age caught up with them.

Time feature

Links UBCP/ACTRA, William B. Davis Centre for Actors' Study

Languages English, French(subtitles)

Location Canada, America

Production Dates April 2004 - present

Shoot Dates January 2007; February 2007(4, 5, 10, 11); March 2007(10, 11); April 2007(20, 21, 22, 23); May 2007(4, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 27); June 2007(14); November 2007; 2009

Release Dates

Awards 

Content Coarse Language, Alcohol and Drug Use, Violence, Nudity and Sexuality, Rated 18+

 

VIDEOS                                                  STILLs

TRIVIA                                             

-"CSOTP" (2006), English Working Title

 

-"Cold Side" (2017), English Series Title

 

-"Cold Side of the Pillow" (2007), English Complete Title

 

-"Le Coté Froid de l'Oreiller" (2014), French Complete Title

 

-"A Párna Hideg Oldala" (2014), Hungarian Complete Title

 

-30% of the script is quotations from famous or non famous authors or anonymous authors.  This plays into the obsession of the character Edward; but also mirrors the OCD

of the character Elizabeth.

 

-The original trailer was created in 2007 in hopes to release the film that year.  The release has been delayed due to technical problems. since 2009.

 

-development began in early 2004.

 

-the second cut came in at 4 1/2 hrs (2010).

 

-the first cut of the film came in at 6hrs; give a few minutes (2009).

 

-due to major complications(program failure, for example) the film was put on delay (2007).

 

-crazy credit: "Male daughter", this is the directors sense of humor, but it also plays into the film and the hundreds of nuances included

 

-director(Attila Kállai) can be seen in the nightclub scene walking around in the crowd, along with lead actors Jennifer Huva and Juniper Omoniyi.

 

-In 2010 filming(there were only a few scenes left to shoot with actor and personal friend Denis Simpson, but scheduling conflicts kept arising) to complete all outstanding scenes with actor Denis Simpson was delayed once again and incompleted, as actor Denis Simpson passed away.  His final scenes were not completed and the task of re-working the script was at hand.

 

-The lead character Edward is suffering from a terminal illness-in a twist of art imitating life(script was based on true events) and life imitating art(lead actor Attila's life); the actor/producer/director Attila who portrays Edward is also fighting an illness(since 2013).

 

-Lead actor Attila never intended on being in the film.

 

-A lot of the lead cast and crew joined in as Background Performers in the nightclub scene.

A tripod keeps appearing in the film, and so much so that eventually the crew kept placing the tripod in the scenes as a "Tripod".  The Tripod has been credited.  They have also given names to the rest of the film equipment; such as Jose and Jos-B.

 

-One of the final scenes of the film had to be shot weeks later, and the lead actress Jenifer Huva painted her nails which could be seen in the shot.  So the director-connecting it to her character just simply asked Jennifer to pull her sleeves over her fingers and play the scene like that.

 

-The end of the film there is one credit which in an anti-credit; this is not usual but it has been seen before in Scream (1996).  The credit reads "JORDAN GRUYER - NO THANKS whatsoever"; this was because this actor walked out in the middle of shooting deciding he was no longer interested in performing what was written in the script and decided to begin to change what was written; and as further discussion went on about sticking to the script, eventually the actor left and did not return any phone calls.  To save the shoot and thousands of dollars, Producer Attila was recasting 4 roles at midnight, six hours before call time.  Eventually what came out of the situation was actor Kevin Richardson was cast who ended up also working on their next project "F.Y.T."(2008).

REVIEWS/PRESS                              

Cast                                               

JENNIFER HUVA - Elizabeth  @JenniferHuva

ATTILA - Edward Hubert  @actorAttila

JUNIPER OMONIYI - Sophie  

KEVIN RICHARDSON - Darrel Nash  @TheKevinJosef

DENIS SIMPSON - Father David

TODD OBERG - Tom/Justine Tyme

DIANE SIEMENS - Christine Hubert

HAMISH CAMERON - Lawrence Brookworth @HamishSr

TANIS PARENTEAU - Rayne  @TanisParenteau

LAUREN ROBERTSON - Angelica

GAEL ALLEN - Elizabeth Age 60

JIMMY ANDERSON - Drug Buyer

STEPHEN ARCHIBALD - Psychiatric Doctor

ISTVAN LAZLO BÉKÈSSY - Himself(archive footage)

BOBBY BURROWS - Mr. Huber/Dancing Man

DR. BEATZ - Dr. Beatz

DALJ BRAR - David Male

MISU BURNS - Young Christine Hubert

ALEXANDRA CADMAN - "Male" Daughter

JOE CALLIHAN - Driver in Accident

ERIN CAMERON - Waiting Room Female

CLAIRE CARRERAS - Impatient Girl

AURORA CHAN -  Psychiatric Nurse

KENNETH CHAN - Psychiatric Nurse

KYLE  CHRISTENSSON - Alex Moore

NATHAN DASHWOOD - John

ROBERT L. DUNCAN - Bartender

MAGALI GAUTHIER - Girl Entering Bar

WADE GIBB - Womanizer

MIKE GILBERT - Shirtless Waiter

SUE GORTCHEVA - Waitress

MARTIN HALLAT - Drug Dealer

JEREMY KULYK - Paul

GREG LANDUCCI - Mr. Hubert

MAZY LANDUCCI - Edward 6 Months

TESS LAURAN - Pregnant Mother

CSILLA MARKUS - Thunder

BRENDA MATTHEWS - Dr. Leslie Male

JACQUELINE OHM - Dancing Nurse

DOMONIK PANE - Guy with Camera

JUSTIN PARKER - DJ

KOSAR PARVEEN - Phone Girl

TYE PROCTOR - Suicide Watch Nurse

KIRBY RAE - Fun Ride Patient/Mary

PAUL DAVID RICHTER - Dr. Jack Kevorkian

KEN SIEMENS - Bouncer

TRIPOD - Tripod

GRÉGORY VILLAIN - Bruce/Dancer

IVAN WANIS-RUIZ - Brandon Male

TBA - Edward Age 12

TBA - Elizabeth Age 12

ALLAN SMITHEE - Police Officer

ROBERTO ESPINEZA - Masked Dancer

ESAU FOMPEROZA - Masked  Dancer

CHARLOTTE HANSEN - Masked  Dancer

JOHN LEON - Masked  Dancer

KRISTIEN MICHAEL - Masked  Dancer

FAST MOLLY - Masked  Dancer

NICHOLAS POINT - Masked  Dancer

JANA RAE TOM - Masked  Dancer

JENNIFER HUVA - Masked Dancer

KARINA ALCALÁ - Dancer

NATASCHA BEHRENS-RISTOW - Dancer

GREGGAR CAMPBELL - Dancer

ELVIS CHAN - Dancer

CHRISTOPHER DOUCET - Dancer

ROB ERICKSON - Dancer

DAYNA FURST Dancer/Nurse

JENNIFER GREENE - Dancer

MELANIE HAIMERL - Dancer

JAMIE HARO - Dancer

DANIEL HEARNDEN - Dancer

IDRIS RASHAUD HUDSON - Dancer

NAHIDA HUSSAIN - Dancer/Nurse

CHLOÉ JACQUETY - Dancer

SEAN JOHN - Dancer

MARCO LEUZZI - Dancer

HANK MARSHALL  -Dancer

NATASSJA PHILPOT - Dancer

ALEXIS DELA RENAUDIERE - Dancer

COLTON RICE - Dancer

CLAUDIA RONZIGUEZ - Dancer

CAROLINE RUMEL - Dancer

MARC SCHAPER - Dancer

Crew                                              

ATTILA - Writer/Director/Editor/Executive Producer/Producer/Camera/DOP/Stunt Choreographer/Production Coordinator/Soundtrack(performer: "So Complicated", "A Song 4 U")/Stunts/Casting Director

MAGALI GAUTHIER - Executive Producer/Producer/Assistant Editor/Camera/1st AD/Stills/BTS Camera/BTS Director/BTS Producer/BTS Interviewer/Music/2nd Unit Director/Casting Assistant

SHAWN DERRICKS - Executive Assistant/Co-Producer

ALAN SMITHEE - Writer

MIKE LEAHY - Camera

PAUL ELLINGTON - Behind the Scenes Camera/Special Thanks

KYLA ROCKINGHAM - Special Effects Make-Up

TRACY LAI - Special Effects Make-Up

CYNTHIA GOA - Special Effects Make-Up

AMBER MAKAR - Special Effects Make-Up

TODD OBERG - Key Makeup Artist/Key Hair Stylist/Costumer/Soundtrack(performer: "Night of My Life")

NAHIDA HUSSAIN - Costume Designer/Boom

DAYNA FURST - Costume Designer/Associate Producer/2nd AD/Boom/Dolly Grip

ERIKA HELELBRANDT - Costume Designer/Camera Operator(segment "Zombie")

JUSTINE ZHAO - 1st AD(segment "Bruce")

DOMONIK PANE - Stills/Associate Producer/B-Roll/BTS Camera/BTS Interviewer

JOE WALSH - Stills

GRÉGORY VILLAIN - Set Construction/Property Master/Wrangler/Musician

IDRIS RASHAUD HUDSON - Background Casting/Location Scout/Associate Producer/BTS Camera/BTS Director/BTS Interviewer/ BTS Producer

ROB ERICKSON - Associate Producer/Special Thanks

VERY REV. GLENN DION - Associate Producer/Grateful Acknowledgement

RON VAN STREUN - Associate Producer/Very Special Thanks

STEPHEN ARCHIBALD - Casting Assistant

TBA - Colorist

TBA - Sound Designer

TBA - Special Effects

TT - Composer/Dance Choreographer

TRANCE BLACKMAN - Musician

MATTHEW PRESIDENTE - Musician

TARA C. TAYLOR - Musician

JENNIFER HUVA - Soundtrack(performer: "So Complicated", "A Song 4 U")/Stunts

KEVIN RICHARDSON - Soundtrack(performer: "So Complicated", "A Song 4 U")/Stunts

JUNIPER OMONIYI - Soundtrack(performer: "So Complicated", "A Song 4 U")/Stunts

HAMISH CAMERON - Soundtrack(performer: "That's Life")

DALJ BRAR - Stunts

DIANE SIEMENS - Stunts

NATHAN DASHWOOD - Stunts

JEREMY KULYK - Stunts

GREG LANDUCCI - Stunts

KIRBY RAE - Stunts

BRENDA MATTHEWS - Stunts

IVAN WANIS-RUIZ - Stunts

JOE CALLIHAN - Stunt Driver

J LOUNGE - Special Thanks

WILLIAM DAVIS CENTRE FOR ACTORS STUDY - Special Thanks

WILLIAM B. DAVIS - Thanks

HOLY ROSARY CATHEDRAL - Special Thanks

UNNAMED MAKEUP ARTIST - Special Thanks

UNNAMED STAND-IN - Special Thanks

VANCOUVER FIREHALL No. 6 - Special Thanks

TOP OF VANCOUVER - Thanks

NEW IMAGE - Thanks

JOHN CRAIG - Thanks

KAYNE RELES - Thanks

ODYSSEY NIGHTCLUB - Very Special Thanks 

20 PLUS UNCREDITED DANCERS - Very Special Thank to all Dancers who printed their names unclearly and thus not credited

DANCERS - Very Special Thanks and Grateful Acknowledgement from Producers to our Dancers

ATKA FILMS - Executive Production/Production Company/Distributor/Casting/Catering/Crewing/Insurance/Props  @AtkaFilms

SILLYCOD PROD - Executive Production/Production/Catering

UBCP/ACTRA - Produced In Association With

CINEWORKS - Produced In Cooperation With

JUST ACT FILMS - Distributor

BLUE EYE DESIGNS - Clothing and Costumes

FASHION DAYNA - Wardrobe Provided By and Costumes

WILDLIFE THRIFT STORE - Props/Thanks