Ubisoft Presents Fantasia 2008

A Multitude of Guests at Fantasia Festival 2008

June 26th, 2008 17:00:00

Montreal, Thursday June 26th, 2008 – As our crowds have come to expect of us, the Fantasia Festival will be host to more than 50 special guests coming from the four corners of the globe (guests are mentioned in order of screening date):

Kim Nguyen (Canada) – Director // TRUFFE – World premiere – Opening film – July 3rd.

Céline Bonnier (Canada) – Actress // TRUFFE – World premiere – Opening film – July 3rd.

Pierre Lebeau (Canada) – Actor // TRUFFE – World premiere – Opening film – July 3rd.

Jean-Nicolas Verreault (Canada) – Actor // TRUFFE – World premiere – Opening film – July 3rd.

Michčle Richard (Canada) – Actress // TRUFFE – World premiere – Opening film – July 3rd.

Gordon Liu (Hong Kong) – Actor // DISCIPLES OF THE 36TH CHAMBER – Montreal premiere – July 5th.

Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni (USA) – Actress // MOTHER OF TEARS – July 5th.

Trevor Matthews (Canada) – Actor and producer // JACK BROOKS : MONSTER SLAYER – Montreal premiere – July 5th.

Patrick White (Canada) – Producer // JACK BROOKS : MONSTER SLAYER – Montreal premiere – July 5th.

Matt Brulotte (Canada) – Editor // JACK BROOKS : MONSTER SLAYER – Montreal premiere – July 5th.

David Scott (Canada) – Special FX artist // JACK BROOKS : MONSTER SLAYER - Montreal premiere – July 5th.

Rodger Grossman (USA) - Director // WHAT WE DO IS SECRAND, Montreal premiere – July 6th.

Victor Pineiro (USA) – Screenwriter and producer // SECOND SKIN - Montreal premiere – July 6th and 8th.

Juan Carlos Pineiro-Escoriaza (USA) – Director // SECOND SKIN - Montreal premiere – July 6th and 8th.

Bill Plympton (USA) – Creator // IDIOTS AND ANGELS, Canadian premiere – July 9th.

Andrew van den Houten (USA) – Producer // HOME MOVIE, World premiere – July 10th and 13th.

David Blyth (Nouvelle-Zélande) – Director // BOUND FOR PLEASURE, North-american premiere – July 11th // TRANSFIGURED NIGHTS, North-american premiere – July 11th.

Frank Henenlotter (USA) – Director and co-screenwriter // BAD BIOLOGY – Canadian premiere – July 11th.

R.A. Thorburn (USA) – Producer and co-screenwriter // BAD BIOLOGY – Canadian premiere – July 11th.

Marc Walkow (USA) – Film historian, DVD producer and co-director of the New York Asian Film Festival // A COLT IS MY PASSPORT – July 11th // VELVAND HUSTLER – July 12th // GANGSTER VIP – July 14th.

Zach Passero (USA) – Director // WICKED LAKE – Canadian premiere – July 12th.

John Carchiandta (USA) – Producer // WICKED LAKE – Canadian premiere – July 12th.

Carl Morano (USA) – Producer // WICKED LAKE – Canadian premiere – July 12th.

Tak Sakaguchi (Japan) – Stunts coordinator // TOKYO GORE POLICE – Canadian premiere – July 12t. // Director and actor // BE A MAN! SAMURAI SCHOOL, North-american premiere – July 13th.

Isao Karasawa – Actor // BE A MAN! SAMURAI SCHOOL – North-american premiere – July 13th.

Stephen Goldmann (USA) – Director // TRAILER PARK OF TERROR – Canadian premiere – July 13th.

David Howard (England) – Director and screenwriter // FLICK – North-american premiere – July 14th.

Rik Hall (England) – Producer // FLICK – North-american premiere – July 14th.

Jeremy Thomas (Canada) – Director, screenwriter and actor // THE END - Montreal premiere – July 15th.

Sean Donelly (USA) – Director // I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW - Montreal premiere – July 15th.

Eric Shapiro (USA) - Director and screenwriter // RULE OF THREE – World premiere – July 16th.

Rhoda Jordan (USA) - Actress and screenwriter // RULE OF THREE - Premiere mondiale – July 16th.

Yam Laranas (Philippines) – Director // THE ECHO – World premiere – July 17th.

The Kidnapper Films Team (Canada) – Directors and producers // WHO IS K.K. DOWNEY? – Canadian premiere – July 17th.

Michael Manasseri (USA) – Director // BABYSITTER WANTED – Canadian premiere – July 17th.

Darren Lynn Bousman (USA) - Director // REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA – World premiere – July 18th.

Nicolas Renaud (Canada) – Director // LA BĘTE DU LAC – July 18th.

Robert Mailer Anderson (USA) – Co-producer and co-screenwriter // PIG HUNT, World premiere – July 19th.

Banjong Pisanthanakun (Thailand) – Director // 4BIA, International premiere – July 19th // ALONE - Montreal premiere – July 20th and 21st.

Parkpoom Wongpoom (Thailand) – Director // 4BIA, International premiere – July 19th // ALONE - Montreal premiere – July 20th 21st.

Yongyoot Thongkongtoon (Thailand) – Producer // HANDLE ME WITH CARE – North-american premiere – July 18th // Director // 4BIA, International premiere – July 19th.

Paween Purijitpanya (Thailand) – Director // 4BIA, International premiere – July 19th.

Aummaraporn Phandintong (Thailand) – Actress // 4BIA, International premiere – July 19th.

Ryuhei Kitamura (Japan) – Director // MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN – World premiere – July 19th.

Éric Bilodeau (Canada) – Director // HUNTING GROUNDS – Montreal premiere – July 19th.

James Isaac (USA) – Director // PIG HUNT, World premiere – July 20th.


INTERNATIONAL JURY MEMBERS :

John Anderson (USA) – Film comment for the WASHINGTON POST, VARIETY, NEWSDAY, FILM COMMENT and the NEW YORK TIMES and author of I WAKE UP SCREENING. // 2008 feature film jury member.

Jérôme Rougier (France) – Theatrical marketing manager and acquisitions assistant for WILD BUNCH. // 2008 feature film jury member.

Tim League (USA) – ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE CINEMA theater chain founder and co-founder AUSTIN FANTASTIC FEST co-founder. // 2008 First features jury member.

Anna Feder (USA) – BOSTON UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL director. // 2008 International short films jury member.

Don May Jr. (USA) - SYNAPSE FILMS president. // 2008 International short films jury member.