The Red Carpet was rolled out last night at TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX in Toronto for the Premiere of Toronto Filmmaker Natty Zavitz‘s ACQUAINTED. The Drama centers on two former high school classmates who cross paths again one day at a bar and the sparks ignite. Reluctantly, they reveal to one another that they are in committed relationships and what unfolds is a refreshing conversation set against a Toronto backdrop, about shifting views on monogamy and generational identity. The story is semi-autobiographical and stars a Cast filled with accomplished Toronto talent including Giacomo Gianniotti (Grey’s Anatomy), Laysla de Oliveira (Locke & Key), Rachel Skarsten (Batwoman), Jonathan Keltz (Entourage), Raymond Ablack (Narcos) and more. The stars came out to fete the Film’s premiere with a Q&A moderated by George Stroumboulopoulos, followed by an Afterparty at the Maverick Condos VIP Registration Event Space.
A who’s-who of Toronto Entertainment were present including Tyrone Edwards (E! News), DVSN, Aaron Poole (Salvation), Dillon Casey (Remedy), Paula Brancati (Degrassi: The Next Generation), Dalmar Abuzeid (Anne with an E) and several more.
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Zavitz tells the audience about his love for the City and how his Film is a reflection of such. “Toronto’s the best and I love being Torontonian”, he says. “I feel like I haven’t seen Toronto on-screen like the way I experienced it. This whole Cast is Torontonian. The Soundtrack is as well (with contributions from Daniel Caesar, Charlotte Day Wilson and DVSN). Most of Cast lives in L.A., works in L.A. and came home to make a story about our City.”. On whether or not he feels the Film is “Canadian” Zavitz states, “It feels more Torontonian than Canadian I think.”.
Giannotti who currently is working in L.A., has made a point of supporting this Film to the fullest, flying-in between filming to both make the Movie and promote it. To him, the Film is a statement of what it means to be a person. “We have a lot of pressures as human beings on this planet to be relationships and to think of ourselves in a certain way. So we thought this Film beautifully explores all that and how you process that. It’s about being a human being.”. Giannotti, along with his friend Keltz not only star in the Film, but also serve as Producers.
See some Snaps from the night, including the Afterparty sponsored by Nobis. Stars also sipped on George Clooney‘s Casamigos Tequila.
L to R: George Stromboulopoulos, Rachel Skarsten, Natty Zavitz, Laysla de Oliveira, Giacomo Gianiotti, Raymond Ablack
A71 Films release ACQUAINTEDFriday, April 5, 2019 in Toronto and Vancouver.
From the Writers of The Hangover, 21 and Over is set on Jeff Chang‘s (Justin Chon) 21st Birthday, which also happens to be the night before his big Medical School Exam. His Buddies decide to take him out for a wild night out on the town, which potentially could destroy his entire future. Miles Teller, Jonathan Keltz, Skylar Astin and Sarah Wright also star, while Jon Lucas and Scott Moore write and direct.
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Jeff Chang (Justin Chon) is a straight-A College Student whose Best Friends Casey (Skylar Astin) and Miller (Miles Teller) surprise him for a visit on his 21st Birthday. Throwing aside his books for once, the Boys decide to go on a wild night of Debauchery. One thing though, Jeff has his Medical School Interview the next morning. Uh-oh.
21 and Over is directorial debut from The Hangover Writers Scott Moore and Jon Lucas. The Comedy also stars Toronto’s own Jonathan Keltz, Sarah Wright, Francois Chau, Daniel Booko and Dustin Ybarra. Fans of last year’s Box Office Hit Project X should love this!
21 and Over opens in theatres March 1, 2013 via eOne Films in Canada and Relativity Media in the U.S.