He Lies, he kills. But other than that, he’s perfect.
PLEASE KILL MR. KNOW IT ALL
A film by Sandra Feldman and Colin Carter
Opens in Toronto
for an exclusive engagement starting May 17, 2013
The Royal – 608 College St.
A comedy of digital-age errors, Please Kill Mr. Know It All offers a New Media twist on the good old “advice column.” Except in this case, bad advice could lead to murder.
The dark romantic-comedy from Sandra Feldman and Colin Carter stars Lara Jean Chorostecki (TV’s Hannibal) as Sally, a cynical young wannabe novelist who pays the rent by ghost-writing a local advice column under the pseudonym Mr. Know-It-All. So far, so comfortably anonymous. Her carefully-constructed charade falls apart, however, when some of Mr. Know-It-All’s advice is so spectacularly well-received, it gets the enthusiastic endorsement of a celebrity talk show host (Colin Mochrie), a plug that drives the column’s online popularity through the roof and makes Sally’s “sock puppet” go viral.
The problem is, of course, that Mr. Know-It-All doesn’t exist, and it’s up to Sally to fill in the blanks. To that end she submits a sketch of a man she saw at the movie theatre. Unfortunately, that man is Albert (Jefferson Brown), a mob hit-man whose life of work is decidedly hampered by being recognized as Mr. Know-It-All everywhere he goes.
To make matters worse, some of Sally’s advice is taken to heart by the girlfriend of Albert’s mob boss (Al Sapienza) and she leaves him. Albert’s next assignment: kill this Mr. Know-It-All. Except that it’s him, technically speaking. And he’s begun to feel a mutual attraction for the truth-challenged columnist who got him in this mess.
Co-director Feldman said the offbeat story began as a writing exercise with her filmmaker friend Ian Mah. “He had writer’s block, and wrote me a couple of lines and said, ‘Finish this off.’ You could write anything you want but you had to finish what was written. So he started off with a hitman, and I created Sally. And after a while, he went on with his story and I went on with mine, and we went our separate ways. Our movie is a hitman romantic comedy, and his ended up a psycho thriller.”
A mob comedy with heart (and bullets), Please Kill Mr. Know It All was directed by Sandra Feldman (A Touch Of Grey) and Colin Carter (the documentary Fight For The Planet). Breakthrough Entertainment is handling domestic and foreign sales.
About Breakthrough Entertainment:
Headquartered in Toronto, Breakthrough Entertainment Inc. (BEI) is a leading global producer and distributor of acclaimed primetime comedy and drama series, as well as factual entertainment, theatrical motion pictures documentaries, television movies, family entertainment and children’s animation. As one of Canada’s largest television production and distribution companies, BEI has licensed programs to major broadcasters in over 200 territories. With a catalogue of over 3000 half-hours of programming, the company handles distribution as well as worldwide pre-sales, co-productions and third-party acquisitions. In addition to its dedicated program development, production and distribution divisions, Breakthrough’s digital media division ranks among one of the industry’s most respected producers of high quality digital entertainment including websites, and online, mobile, ITV and iphone games. www.breakthroughentertainment.com