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Mourning Has Broken

Posted in Independent on January 29, 2015 by Mark Walker


Directors: Brett Butler, Jason Butler.
Screenplay: Brett Butler, Jason Butler.
Starring: Robert Nolan, Shaun Devlin, Karen Sazuki, Jen De Lucia, Robyn Kay Pilarski, Damien Gulde, Katy Stephen, Sara Miller, Mike Donis, Graham Kent, Brett Butler, Jason Butler, Michael Salesio, Kevin Scott, Graeme Boyce, Joann Nordstrom, Vittorio Cortese, Jane Pokou.

“Respect the big screen and fuck, fuck… Fuck the little screen. Respect silence… and listen to surround sound. Listen to others and, truly, go and fuck yourselves”

With the intention of focusing more on independent cinema, I found myself chatting with co-writer/director Brett Butler and he kindly invited me to view his film Mourning Has Broken. He informed me that the film was shot for only $1000 and the project was actually a part of a Toronto 1KWave Feature film challenge to write, shoot, edit, and deliver a feature film in 3 months. The idea was spearheaded and funded by Canadian Indie film Queen Ingrid Veninger and they impressively shot the entire film in 5 1/2 days with almost 30 locations.

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