A drug-addicted hooker and an alcoholic deadbeat find each other at rock bottom in this raw-com
Northern Banner Releasing
Directed by Jeremy LaLonde
Starring an all top-tier Canadian cast:
Aaron Abrams, Tommie-Amber Pirie, Kristian Bruun, Tony Nappo, Jonas Chernick, Ennis Esmer, Scott Thompson, Jessica Greco, Teresa Pavlinek
OPENS IN CANADA – DECEMBER 7:
Calgary – Globe Cinema
Ottawa – Mayfair Theatre
Toronto – Carlton Cinemas
Director Jeremy LaLonde, and Actor Tommie-Amber Pirie will be on hand at the Carlton Cinema in Toronto, opening weekend to do a post Q+A on the Friday and Saturday screenings.
US and Canada ON DEMAND release, December 25, 2018
Owen (Aaron Abrams) is a social non-starter, jobless, homeless, reduced to sleeping on a mattress in the boiler room of his disgruntled brother Kevin’s bar, and down to his last five dollars.
One day, while smoking the remnants of a cigarette he picked up off the street, he meets Lacie (Tommie-Amber Pirie), a hooker still wearing the hospital gown she was given when she was treated for a drug overdose.
Oh, and the five dollars? Owen stole it from Lacie’s bra when he discovered her comatose and drooling in the bar washroom.
Call it love-hate at first sight. And call it The Go-Getters, a raw, antic and profane award-winning comedy from director Jeremy LaLonde (How To Plan An Orgy In A Small Town, Baroness von Sketch Show). The movie – which was named Best Comedy Feature at the Cinequest San Jose Film Festival – stars an all-Canadian, all-superb cast including Aaron Abrams (Hannibal) as Owen, Tommie-Amber Pirie (Below Her Mouth) as Lacie, and Kristian Bruun (Orphan Black) as Kevin.
The Go-Getters follows the F-bomb dropping couple as they argue their way through schemes to get out of town and take over the house in Brockville currently occupied by Lacie’s grandmother. Their plan is to raise the $98 in bus-fare whether they have to beg, borrow or steal (but mainly steal).
“Our writers, Aaron Abrams and Brendan Gall, first started writing this as a pissing contest to see who could make the other laugh the hardest,” says director LaLonde. “After years of people loving it but saying the project was too risky, it was passed along to producer Jordan Walker, who loves edgy material, and he passed it along to me. It was always written for Aaron to star, and we were lucky to get Tommie-Amber Pirie, who brought her cuss-filled A-game every day.”
“And after all the worry about the risk, it got the best test screening results of any of our films.“
“The central message is that life is tough and it can punch you in the face. But you can’t stop trying. The world belongs to the go-getters.”
Rounding out the exceptional cast are Tony Nappo (Born To Be Blue), James Cade (Blue Mountain State), Christine Horn (Hyena Road), Scott Thompson (Kids in the Hall), Ennis Esmer (Blindspot), Amy Jo Johnson (Flashpoint), Suresh John (Mr. D), Kate Hewlett (The Girlfriend Experience), Jonas Chernick (Borealis) and Teresa Pavlinek.
The Go-Getters is distributed in Canada by Northern Banner Releasing, and will be available on digital December 25. Merry Christmas!
About Northern Banner Releasing
Northern Banner Releasing is Raven Banner Releasing’s specialty distribution arm with a singular vision to distribute quality, award-winning indie films. Northern Banner’s past releases include: Jeremy LaLonde’s How To Plan An Orgy In a Small Town; Kevan Funk’s Hello Destroyer; winner of Cannes Un Certain Regard – The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki, Cannes Critic’s Week Grand Prize winner – Mimosas; Rob Reiner’s LBJ starring Woody Harrelson; Academy Award nominated Embrace of the Serpent; Black Cop; North Mountain; and Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts.