• Passchendaele



    Dir: Paul Gross. Canada. 2008. 114minsAnyone confronting the horrors of trench warfare in the First World War has to acknowledge the long shadows cast by seminal classics All Quiet On The Western Front and Paths Of Glory. Paul Gross’s ambitious Passchendaele doesn’t try to compete. Instead, ...

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    Toronto to kick off with premiere of Paul Gross's Passchendaele


    The 2008 Toronto International Film Festival will open with the gala world premiere of Paul Gross's Passchendaele on Sept 4.Canadian film-maker Gross wrote, directed and produced and also stars. The prolific actor previously directed 2002's Men With Brooms.Niv Fichman (Blindness), Frank Siracusa and Francis Damberger co-produced. Passchendaele is a Rhombus ...

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    Gross starts shooting $20m WWI epic Passchendaele


    Actor-director-screenwriter Paul Gross has begun shooting his WWI drama Passchendaele in Calgary, Alberta. Produced by Niv Fichman of Rhombus Media, Frank Siracusa of Whizbang Films and Francis Damberger of the Damberger Film and Cattle Company, the $20m, 45-day production will follow the exploits of Canadian soldiers leading up to one ...

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    Paul Gross in the saddle for William Phillips' Gunless


    Fresh from the success of his WWI epic Passchendaele, Canadian actor Paul Gross has signed for the lead in writer-director William Phillips' Gunless, a fish-out-of-water tale of a US gunslinger in the distinctly unwild Canadian West. The project will be coproduced by Toronto's Rhombus Media and Vancouver's Brightlight Pictures. Rhombus ...

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    Passchendaele to screen for Canadian troops in Afghanistan


    Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) opener Passchendaele will be presented to Canadian military personnel serving in Afghanistan at an advance screening Oct. 3 in Kandahar. The WWI saga is released across Canada Oct. 17 through Alliance Films. Paul Gross, writer, director and star of the film, said the screening acknowledges ...

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    Passchendaele to open Toronto Film Festival on Sept 4


    Paul Gross' WWI epic Passchendaele will open the 33rd Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday, September 4. Written, directed and produced by Gross, who also takes the lead role, the film is coproduced by Niv Fichman, Frank Siracusa and Francis Damberge. The film also features Caroline Dhavernas, Gil Bellows and ...

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    Passchendaele wins Best Picture at Canada's Genie Awards


    Paul Gross’ WWI epicPasschendaeletook six awards, including best picture, as the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television announced the 2009 Genie Award winners in Ottawa on Saturday.The film, which premiered at Toronto in 2008, also won the prizes for art direction, costume design, sound editing and overall sound. It was ...

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    Passchendaele passes $1m mark in Canada after a week


    TIFF 2008 opener Passchendaele has grossed $1m (C$1.38m) after its opening week in Canada on release through Alliance Films. Written and directed by and starring Paul Gross, the WWI-set epic opened on 202 screens across the country. The film was a distant second at the national box office behind 20th ...

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    Dir/scr. Paul Gross. Canada, 2015, 120 mins.

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    Canada's Telefilm anoints Gross, Martinelli, Vince for slate development


    Telefilm Canada has selected three Canadian production companies for its Slate Development Pilot Program (SDPP): Gabriella Martinelli's Capri Films, Paul Gross' Whizbang Films and Robert Vince's Keystone Pictures.Financed under the Canadian Feature Film Fund (CFFF), the slate development pilot program was established last year to match Canadian producers with Canadian ...