Stills
VANCOUVER PREMIERE - Stress Position plays May 23, 28, 30 and June 6th at the Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver). Get half price tickets to any screening here: http://igg.me/at/stress/x/342697

VANCOUVER PREMIERE - Stress Position plays May 23, 28, 30 and June 6th at the Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver). Get half price tickets to any screening here: http://igg.me/at/stress/x/342697

VANCOUVER PREMIERE - Stress Position plays May 23, 28, 30 and June 6th at the Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver). Get half price tickets to any screening here: http://igg.me/at/stress/x/342697

VANCOUVER PREMIERE - Stress Position plays May 23, 28, 30 and June 6th at the Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver). Get half price tickets to any screening here: http://igg.me/at/stress/x/342697

The Rules

1. No severe pain
2. No permanent physical damage
3. Nothing illegal

How bad could it be?

Inspired by a flippant remark about the treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, filmmaker A.J. Bond made a bet with his close friend and longtime collaborator, actor David Amito, to see which of them could withstand a week of psychological torture at the hands of the other.

Shot in an avant-garde ‘torture chamber’ in an isolated warehouse under the supervision of associate producer Marguerite Moreau, what begins as a bizarre and darkly humorous Reality TV scenario gradually spirals out of control, testing the limits of their friendship and exposing an unsettling connection between filmmaking and torture…

Participants

A.J. BOND – Writer/Director:
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A.J. began his film career as an actor appearing in several Canadian films including Gary Burns’ Kitchen Party and Anne Wheeler’s Better Than Chocolate. In 2003, A.J. graduated from the UBC Film Programme where he produced and edited the award-winning short, Why the Anderson Children Didn’t Come to Dinner (TIFF ’03). A.J. began working as a producer on several successful short films including The Saddest Boy in the World (TIFF ’06) and The Patterns Trilogy (TIFF ’06) both with director Jamie Travis. A.J. formed the production company The Siblings in 2006 with Amy Belling to produce his debut as a writer and director, the award-winning short film Hirsute. The short premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2007 and went on to play at over 50 film festivals around the world. Hirsute was nominated for 7 Leo Awards and won 9 film festival prizes. A.J. has been invited to attend both the Berlinale Talent Campus and TIFF Talent Lab as an emerging writer/director. His most recent short film, the mystery/fantasy Madame Perrault’s Bluebeard, was selected to screen Coup de Coeur at the 2011 Cannes Short Film Corner. Stress Position is A.J.’s debut feature film. He is currently developing the psychological thriller Wisteria.

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DAVID AMITO – Executive Producer:
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David started his acting training at the Methodica Acting Studio in Vancouver. He continued at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York and the Carter Thor Studio in Toronto. David has starred in a number of Off-Broadway productions, including Eveningland, by director Michael Ryan. David also wrote and starred in his own original play, Love & Lamb, which premiered at the Repertory Theatre in New York. David has starred in multiple short films, including the title role in the film Detective Mark Waters, directed by Michael Laicini, which won multiple awards, including Best Fiction Film at the Montreal International Film Festival. David starred in an episode of National Geographic’s Breakout series, as George Rivas – Ringleader of the Texas Seven. Most recently David wrote and starred in the award-winning short film Beware Pickpocket. David has collaborated with director A.J. Bond on several projects, including the short film Repeat and the one-man show Every Woman I Slept With Before I Met You, which was selected as one of the Patrons’ Picks at the Toronto Fringe Festival in 2011.

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MARGUERITE MOREAU – Associate Producer:
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Marguerite is an LA-based actress with a long slate of roles in film and television. Marguerite began as a child actress with a recurring part on Blossom in 1994 and 1995. She guest starred in several TV series such as Boy Meets World and 3rd Rock from the Sun. She also appeared in the Mighty Ducks series of films. After graduating from Vassar College with a B.A. in Political Science in 1999, she returned to acting, starring in the cult comedy, Wet Hot American Summer, as well as playing the role of Jesse in the 2002 film, Queen of the Damned, based on the bestselling novel by Anne Rice. Other credits include the lead role in the TV miniseries Firestarter 2: Rekindled, succeeding Drew Barrymore in the role of Charlie McGee. In 2003’s Runaway Jury she played opposite Gene Hackman. In 2008, she appeared in the horror film The Uninvited, as an agoraphobic woman tormented by malevolent spirits. Marguerite has had numerous guest spots on popular television shows, including Lost, The O.C., Monk, CSI: NY, Brothers & Sisters, Parenthood, and Mad Men, among others. Most recently Marguerite starred in the independent drama Caroline and Jackie, which premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. 

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AMY BELLING – Producer/Cinematographer:
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Amy Belling is a BAFTA award-winning, Leo award-winning and Genie-nominated producer whose production credits include Jamie Travis’ acclaimned shorts Why The Anderson Children Didn’t Come to Dinner (TIFF 2003) and The Saddest Boy in the World (TIFF 2006), Genie nominated Regarding Sarah (2006), Comic-Con award-winning Hirsute (TIFF 2007), Madame Perrault’s Bluebeard (Clermont-Ferrand 2011), and Mina Shum’s Hip Hop Mom (2011). She associate produced the 2006 theatrical feature Mount Pleasant, co-produced the mid-length documentary Dissolve (2009), and produced the recently wrapped docu-fiction feature film Stress Position (2012). An alumnus of the Berlinale Talent Campus and TIFF Talent Lab, Amy is also the recipient of several career achievement awards including the 2007 Kodak Image Award, the 2009 Daryl Duke Scholarship and the 2010 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award at UBC. Amy recently completed her Masters at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles.

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JESSICA CHEUNG – Producer:
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Jessica is a graduate of the Producer’s Lab at the Canadian Film Centre and holds a BA in Film Production from the University of British Columbia. Since graduating she has worked in both film and television industries. An award-winning producer, she has worked on numerous shorts that have successfully screened at international film festivals such as the Toronto International Film Festival, Montreal World Film Festival and Austin Film Festival. Her recent works include The Anachronism, which garnered 6 Leo Awards, including Best Short Drama, and the short films Voodoo and Oliver Bump’s Birthday. Jessica has recently wrapped her first feature, A.J. Bond’s Stress Position and is in post production on the feature documentary The Backward Class, with writer/director Madeleine Grant.

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Credits

WRITTEN + DIRECTED BY:
A.J. Bond

STARRING:
David Amito
and Marguerite Moreau

PRODUCED BY:
Amy Belling
Jessica Cheung
A.J. Bond

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:
Constantine Carmichel
David Amito
Amy Belling
A.J. Bond

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY:
Amy Belling

PRODUCTION DESIGNER:
Lauren Meyer

ART DIRECTOR:
Matthew Gordon Long

EDITOR:
Adam Locke-Norton

LOCATION SOUND:
Jordan Sy

SOUND DESIGNER:
Kevin Hamilton

COMPOSER:
Dan Werb

Produced with the participation of
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© 2013 The Siblings + Sagebrush Ventures Inc.

FULL CREDIT LIST

Details

YEAR:
2013

RUNTIME:
79 minutes

SHOOTING FORMAT:
HD Colour

ASPECT RATIO:
16x9/1.77:1

RELEASE FORMAT:
DCP/HDCAM

SOUND:
5.1/Stereo Lt/Rt

LANGUAGE:
English

COUNTRY:
Canada

© 2013 The Siblings + Sagebrush Ventures Inc.

View + Download Hi-Res STILLS
View + Download the PRESS KIT
Stream + Download the SCORE

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VANCOUVER PREMIERE - Stress Position plays May 23, 28, 30 and June 6th at the Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver). Get half price tickets to any screening here: http://igg.me/at/stress/x/342697

VANCOUVER PREMIERE - Stress Position plays May 23, 28, 30 and June 6th at the Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver). Get half price tickets to any screening here: http://igg.me/at/stress/x/342697

VANCOUVER PREMIERE - Stress Position plays May 23, 28, 30 and June 6th at the Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver). Get half price tickets to any screening here: http://igg.me/at/stress/x/342697

VANCOUVER PREMIERE - Stress Position plays May 23, 28, 30 and June 6th at the Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver). Get half price tickets to any screening here: http://igg.me/at/stress/x/342697

The Rules

1. No severe pain
2. No permanent physical damage
3. Nothing illegal

How bad could it be?

Inspired by a flippant remark about the treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, filmmaker A.J. Bond made a bet with his close friend and longtime collaborator, actor David Amito, to see which of them could withstand a week of psychological torture at the hands of the other.

Shot in an avant-garde ‘torture chamber’ in an isolated warehouse under the supervision of associate producer Marguerite Moreau, what begins as a bizarre and darkly humorous Reality TV scenario gradually spirals out of control, testing the limits of their friendship and exposing an unsettling connection between filmmaking and torture…

Participants

A.J. BOND – Writer/Director:
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A.J. began his film career as an actor appearing in several Canadian films including Gary Burns’ Kitchen Party and Anne Wheeler’s Better Than Chocolate. In 2003, A.J. graduated from the UBC Film Programme where he produced and edited the award-winning short, Why the Anderson Children Didn’t Come to Dinner (TIFF ’03). A.J. began working as a producer on several successful short films including The Saddest Boy in the World (TIFF ’06) and The Patterns Trilogy (TIFF ’06) both with director Jamie Travis. A.J. formed the production company The Siblings in 2006 with Amy Belling to produce his debut as a writer and director, the award-winning short film Hirsute. The short premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2007 and went on to play at over 50 film festivals around the world. Hirsute was nominated for 7 Leo Awards and won 9 film festival prizes. A.J. has been invited to attend both the Berlinale Talent Campus and TIFF Talent Lab as an emerging writer/director. His most recent short film, the mystery/fantasy Madame Perrault’s Bluebeard, was selected to screen Coup de Coeur at the 2011 Cannes Short Film Corner. Stress Position is A.J.’s debut feature film. He is currently developing the psychological thriller Wisteria.

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DAVID AMITO – Executive Producer:
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David started his acting training at the Methodica Acting Studio in Vancouver. He continued at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York and the Carter Thor Studio in Toronto. David has starred in a number of Off-Broadway productions, including Eveningland, by director Michael Ryan. David also wrote and starred in his own original play, Love & Lamb, which premiered at the Repertory Theatre in New York. David has starred in multiple short films, including the title role in the film Detective Mark Waters, directed by Michael Laicini, which won multiple awards, including Best Fiction Film at the Montreal International Film Festival. David starred in an episode of National Geographic’s Breakout series, as George Rivas – Ringleader of the Texas Seven. Most recently David wrote and starred in the award-winning short film Beware Pickpocket. David has collaborated with director A.J. Bond on several projects, including the short film Repeat and the one-man show Every Woman I Slept With Before I Met You, which was selected as one of the Patrons’ Picks at the Toronto Fringe Festival in 2011.

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MARGUERITE MOREAU – Associate Producer:
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Marguerite is an LA-based actress with a long slate of roles in film and television. Marguerite began as a child actress with a recurring part on Blossom in 1994 and 1995. She guest starred in several TV series such as Boy Meets World and 3rd Rock from the Sun. She also appeared in the Mighty Ducks series of films. After graduating from Vassar College with a B.A. in Political Science in 1999, she returned to acting, starring in the cult comedy, Wet Hot American Summer, as well as playing the role of Jesse in the 2002 film, Queen of the Damned, based on the bestselling novel by Anne Rice. Other credits include the lead role in the TV miniseries Firestarter 2: Rekindled, succeeding Drew Barrymore in the role of Charlie McGee. In 2003’s Runaway Jury she played opposite Gene Hackman. In 2008, she appeared in the horror film The Uninvited, as an agoraphobic woman tormented by malevolent spirits. Marguerite has had numerous guest spots on popular television shows, including Lost, The O.C., Monk, CSI: NY, Brothers & Sisters, Parenthood, and Mad Men, among others. Most recently Marguerite starred in the independent drama Caroline and Jackie, which premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. 

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

AMY BELLING – Producer/Cinematographer:
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Amy Belling is a BAFTA award-winning, Leo award-winning and Genie-nominated producer whose production credits include Jamie Travis’ acclaimned shorts Why The Anderson Children Didn’t Come to Dinner (TIFF 2003) and The Saddest Boy in the World (TIFF 2006), Genie nominated Regarding Sarah (2006), Comic-Con award-winning Hirsute (TIFF 2007), Madame Perrault’s Bluebeard (Clermont-Ferrand 2011), and Mina Shum’s Hip Hop Mom (2011). She associate produced the 2006 theatrical feature Mount Pleasant, co-produced the mid-length documentary Dissolve (2009), and produced the recently wrapped docu-fiction feature film Stress Position (2012). An alumnus of the Berlinale Talent Campus and TIFF Talent Lab, Amy is also the recipient of several career achievement awards including the 2007 Kodak Image Award, the 2009 Daryl Duke Scholarship and the 2010 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award at UBC. Amy recently completed her Masters at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles.

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JESSICA CHEUNG – Producer:
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Jessica is a graduate of the Producer’s Lab at the Canadian Film Centre and holds a BA in Film Production from the University of British Columbia. Since graduating she has worked in both film and television industries. An award-winning producer, she has worked on numerous shorts that have successfully screened at international film festivals such as the Toronto International Film Festival, Montreal World Film Festival and Austin Film Festival. Her recent works include The Anachronism, which garnered 6 Leo Awards, including Best Short Drama, and the short films Voodoo and Oliver Bump’s Birthday. Jessica has recently wrapped her first feature, A.J. Bond’s Stress Position and is in post production on the feature documentary The Backward Class, with writer/director Madeleine Grant.

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Credits

WRITTEN + DIRECTED BY:
A.J. Bond

STARRING:
David Amito
and Marguerite Moreau

PRODUCED BY:
Amy Belling
Jessica Cheung
A.J. Bond

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:
Constantine Carmichel
David Amito
Amy Belling
A.J. Bond

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY:
Amy Belling

PRODUCTION DESIGNER:
Lauren Meyer

ART DIRECTOR:
Matthew Gordon Long

EDITOR:
Adam Locke-Norton

LOCATION SOUND:
Jordan Sy

SOUND DESIGNER:
Kevin Hamilton

COMPOSER:
Dan Werb

Produced with the participation of
image

© 2013 The Siblings + Sagebrush Ventures Inc.

FULL CREDIT LIST

Details

YEAR:
2013

RUNTIME:
79 minutes

SHOOTING FORMAT:
HD Colour

ASPECT RATIO:
16x9/1.77:1

RELEASE FORMAT:
DCP/HDCAM

SOUND:
5.1/Stereo Lt/Rt

LANGUAGE:
English

COUNTRY:
Canada

© 2013 The Siblings + Sagebrush Ventures Inc.

View + Download Hi-Res STILLS
View + Download the PRESS KIT
Stream + Download the SCORE

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The Rules
Participants
Trailer
Details

Screenings

• VANCOUVER PREMIERE – Stress Position plays May 23, 28, 30 and June 6 at the Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver). Get half price tickets to any screening here: http://igg.me/at/stress/x/342697

• TORONTO PREMIERE! – Stress Position opens April 18 at the Carlton Cinema (20 Carlton Street, Toronto).

• Stress Position is screening in Cyprus as part of the Cyprus International Film Festival on Saturday, October 19.

• Stress Position is screening in LA as part of the Lady Filmmakers Film Festival on Sunday, September 29.

• Stress Position is screening in Oaxaca, Mexico as part of the Global Feature Competition at the Oaxaca Film Festival on Wednesday, September 25.

• Stress Position is screening in Arizona as part of the Arizona Underground Film Festival on Saturday, September 14.

• Stress Position is screening in Las Vegas as part of the Las Vegas Film Festival on Sunday, July 21.

• Stress Position is screening in Portland, OR as part of the Northwest Tracking Series on Thursday, June 13.

• Stress Position is one of three finalists for the Cine Gear Expo Film Competition, screening on the Paramount Studios Backlot in LA on Thursday, May 30.

• Stress Position will have an exclusive festival preview at Sci-Fi-London on May 5, 2013. Director A.J. Bond will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening.

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