Official Selection of the Canadian Film Fest 2017
In the span of Lauren and Tom’s five-year relationship, they have never had a fight. Their sex life is fine. They get along fine. Everything points to marriage, until Lauren suddenly sees a lifetime of “just fine” yawning ahead of her, and it immediately makes her hungry for a better, fuller future. She just needs to decide what “better” really means.
DIRECTOR: Adam Garnet Jones
WRITERS: Adam Garnet Jones and Sarah Kolasky
CAST: Sarah Kolasky, Daniel Beirne, Richard Clarkin, Meredith Cheesbrough, Lindsay Leese, John Jarvis
Running Time: 77 minutes
Online Screener available upon request.
Interviews with Adam Garnet Jones and Sarah Kolasky available by request.
Adam Garnet Jones (Cree/Métis/ Danish) has been regarded as a filmmaker to watch, since “Cloudbreaker” premiered at TIFF in 2006. His films tell compelling stories that often touch on little-seen experiences in the Aboriginal and Queer communities. Over the last ten years, Adam has written and directed a series of award-winning films that toured the international film circuit from Toronto to L.A., Sydney, Berlin and Beijing. Not content to work only in film, Adam has also distinguished himself as a television writer. He wrote scripts for the series “Cashing In” and “Mohawk Girls." He also had a hand in creating the upcoming series, “The North End” with Big Soul Productions. He is currently developing “Wolf Joe”, a preschool series with TVO and Amberwood Entertainment.
Adam released his first dramatic feature-length film, “Fire Song”, at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2015. “Fire Song” went on to win the Air Canada Audience Choice Award at ImagineNATIVE, the world’s largest Indigenous Media Arts Festival. “Fire Song” also won the Audience Choice Award for Best Narrative Feature at Reel Out, the People's Choice Award for Best Film at Rainbow Reels, and both the RBC Audience Choice Award and the Jury Prize for Best Canadian Film at the Queer North Film Festival. It's now safe to say - “Fire Song” is an audience favourite! But even before the film was green-lit for production, the script for “Fire Song” won the WGC's Jim Burt Screenwriting Prize. “Fire Song” can be seen on Netflix USA.
Next up, Adam has completed his second feature-length film, Great Great Great, which will begin touring festivals in 2017.
Sarah Kolasky is an actor and producer from Toronto, Canada. She plays Lauren in the feature film Great Great Great, which she produced and co-wrote with her long-time collaborator, Adam Garnet Jones. She also produced and acted in the short film, “LIAR”, which premiered at the prestigious 2012 South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, TX. Other producing credits include the short films “A Small Thing” (TIFF ’08) and “Cloudbreaker” (TIFF ’06). Sarah is also the Chair of the Breakthroughs Film Festival, the only festival in Canada dedicated to showcasing short films by emerging female directors. She received a BFA in Film Studies from Ryerson University, and is one half of the sketch comedy duo Ex-Adults.
GirlBoy Productions is a creative partnership between Sarah Kolasky and Adam Garnet Jones. Since 2005, they have collaborated on several short films which have won awards, been broadcast on television, and screened at festivals all over the world. Past credits include “A Small Thing” (TIFF 2008) and “LIAR” (South by Southwest 2012). Great Great Great is their first feature film together.