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World Premiere of Short Film "Standstill" - Official Selection at Calgary International Film Festival

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Official Selection 20th Calgary International Film Festival - Standstill (2019)
Selection for the 20th Calgary International Film Festival marks the short film's launch on the festival circuit

MONTREAL - EntSun -- Flyer Films is proud to announce that Standstill, written and directed by Katia Shannon, will have its world premiere at the 20thCalgary International Film Festival. The 12-minute short film stars Victoria Diamond (Bellevue, Game of Death) and Mark A. Krupa (The Wild Hunt, Rhymes for Young Ghouls).

Anchored in Katia Shannon's own life experience as a type 1 diabetic, Standstill delves into the harrowing isolation that comes with being misunderstood. Expressing her greatest fear, the film proposes an impressionistic and visceral portrait of the fine thread that people living with diabetes navigate on a daily basis to stay alive.

''I wanted to challenge myself in conveying these intimate and intense sensations visually.'' said Shannon. ''I made the choice to never explicitly mention diabetes in the film, because when something happens in the real world, you never have the luxury of providing context. I wanted to rely on performance and Victoria (Diamond) was incredible. She has such range and truly carries you into this film.''

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Standstill is lensed by cinematographer Derek Branscombe (How Tommy Lemenchick Became A Grade 7 Legend, The Colour of your Lips), produced by Katia Shannon and co-produced by Gareth Brown.

Financed through the Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Québec (CALQ) Emerging Artist program; the production is also grateful for the support it has received from key partnerships with MTL Grandé, Difuze, Film Laurentides, Star Suites, Outpost, Boisbriand Municipality, ID Vision Films, DGC and ACTRA to bring this film to life.

The film will premiere on Sept. 21st 2019 at 2:45pm MST and screen again on Sept. 24that 6:30pm MST at the Calgary International Film Festival in the Shorts Package: Thunder Road. Tickets are on sale here: https://www.calgaryfilm.com

Synopsis: A fight to get through the gridlock becomes a fight for survival for Amanda as her body comes to a standstill.

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Electronic Press Kit available at: https://www.flyerfilms.org/standstill
Trailer available at: https://youtu.be/4tUEFUs1zbY

Festival Website: https://www.calgaryfilm.com/films/2019/standstill/

Gareth Brown

Source: Flyer Films
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