#FIRSTLOOK: “SON OF A CRITCH” NOW FILMING IN NEWFOUNDLAND
From the Producer of Schitt’s Creek, Andrew Barnsley and Project 10 comes SON OF A CRITCH, based on the Best-Selling Memoir by Mark Critch. The Series, filming now in Newfoundland, will star Critch, Malcolm McDowell and Benjamin Evan Ainsworth!
“Son of a Critch” is the hilarious and very real story of 11-year-old Mark coming of age in St. John’s, Newfoundland in the 80’s. It’s a heartfelt window into the life of a child – much older inside than his 11 years – using comedy and self-deprecation to win friends and connect with the small collection of people in his limited world. With production starting today in St. John’s, Newfoundland, the comedy stars Mark Critch as his father and Benjamin Evan Ainsworth (Pinocchio) as young Mark. Ainsworth can currently be seen as one of the leads in the limited series “The Haunting of Bly Manor” for director Mike Flanagan on Netflix, and stars as Pinocchio opposite Tom Hanks in Walt Disney Pictures’ upcoming live action remake of Pinocchio for director Robert Zemeckis. Additionally, Claire Rankin (Molly’s Game) has been cast as Mark’s mother, Mary, alongside newcomers Sophia Powers and Mark Rivera, who are cast as classmates of young Mark. Golden Globe nominee Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) to star as Pop.
The Series arrives in Canada on CBC January 2022. Lionsgate will handle global distribution.
(Photo/video credit: CBC)