Edsville
Created & Produced by James O'Regan
 
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Another film by James O'Regan: Shooters

Edsville
 

What happens when an innocent young couple stumbles upon a town of Ed Sullivan impersonators!

Fifteen years in the making! Well alright, fifteen years to the DVD on demand. This award winning theatrical comedy was released in 1990 with its smash world premiere at the Festival of Festivals in Toronto.

In this DVD, you will find the TV version of Edsville (14 min), which played in Canada on the CBC network, with a 15% share and 1.02 million viewers, beating all CBC comedies by factor of three.

You will find the 35mm version (14:05) with a wide screen aspect ratio. This print was one of three that 10,000 people saw in theatres across Canada. There is slight wear and tear damage, which soon clears up as the reel unfolds. We replaced the original mono optical soundtrack, which sounded awful from deterioration, with a stereo soundtrack.

You will find two interviews: one by Mike Duffy (4:32) on CTV's Sunday Edition with James O'Regan and Stuart Clow; the other, a radio interview, by the late Peter Gzowski (8:00) on CBC Radio's Morningside with Alan Marr and James O'Regan. Added to the Gzowski interview are production stills of the two weekend shoot.

We, at A Really Big Production Inc., have been waiting 15 years for the CustomFlix business model. Many fans have written for VHS copies and we've tried to accommodate but at $40 a copy, we felt bad about selling them. We are thrilled with the CustomFlix price, $14.95, and its capability to serve our fans.

In fact, we are thrilled to have this opportunity to connect directly with fans of Edsville. We hope you have as much fun watching it as we did making it.

Remember to visit www.jamesoregan.com/Edsville/ to see details about the film.

Enjoy.



Televised Broadcasts:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 1990
YLE Finland, 1991

Reviews:
"Director Alan Marr's wryly funny 14-minute short is a one-trick pony. But what a trick, what a horse! A short film is the tiny perfect way to tell this bizarre story." - Jam Movies

"..perfectly paced and acted, right down to the facial twitch." Valerie Gregory - Edmonton Sun

"...overwhelming silliness..." "...a delight... insane... fun." Marc Horton - Edmonton Journal

"...the most anticipated flick at this year's filmfest [Festival of Festivals]..." George Anthony - Toronto Sun

"...the horror in Edsville is rare and refined..." Peter Gzowsksi - CBC Morningside

"...whimsical... nifty..." John Haslett Cuff - Globe & Mail

"One of the funniest shorts..." Sarah Evans - Now Magazine

"..long on craft and cleverness..." "... a whimsical delight..." Bruce Kirland - Toronto Sun

"...an hilarous Canadian short..." Michele Hall - CBC Halifax Arts & Entertainment

"..a crazy town..an ideal retreat from reality... wowed sellout crowds at Toronto's Festival of Festivals... very bizarre... very funny..." Mike Duffy - Sunday Edition

"On the lighter side ... Alan Marr's "Edsville"... The 14-minute film ends just as the joke begins to run out of steam." Stephen Holden - New York Times

Cast:
Stuart Clow, Kathleen Laskey, Gerry Mendicino, James O'Regan, Peter Van Wart, Alan Feiman, Pierre Trudel

Awards:
Jabega de Oro - Best Short Comedy - Torremolinos, 1991
Golden Sheaf Nomination - Best Short Live Action - Yorkton 1991
Genie Award Nomination - Best Short, 1991

Film Festivals:
Theatrical Premiere at the Festival of Festivals, 1990

Atlantic Film Festival, 1990

Festival of New Canadian Cinema, Indianapolis, 1990

Goteborg Film Festival, Sweden, 1990

Festival Internacional de Cine de Comedia de Torremolinos, Spain, 1991

Portland International Film Festival, 1991

Tampere Short Film Festival, 1991

10th Santa Fe Film Expo, 1991

Cleveland International Film festival, 1991

Minneapolis Rivertown Festival, 1991

Canadian Film Celebration, Calgary, 1991

Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival, 1991

Sydney Film Festival, 1991

Title #228515
Format: DVD-R