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Don’t Talk to Irene

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Michelle McLeod in a publicity still for the 2017 film Don't Talk to Irene.

82 minutes – Comedy
Festival release date: September 13, 2017 (TIFF)
Release date: September 29, 2017 (Toronto)
Canadian distributor: Search Engine Films
Production company: Alyson Richards Productions / Lithium Studios


Irene is 16, overweight, friendless and tired of being a loser. She’s determined that this year is going to be different—Irene is going to become a cheerleader. But when she’s suspended on her first day back at school (the result of a cruel prank) Irene, along with her cruellest bullies, Robbie and Sarah, must endure two weeks of community service at the local retirement home. There Irene befriends a grumpy retired boxer who teaches her that when you get knocked down, you have to get back up again. She assembles a misfit group of seniors and hashes a brilliant plan – if she can’t be a cheerleader, she’ll be the next best thing: a choreographer. She signs the seniors up to audition for her favourite reality show “Dance Crew”. Keeping the plan a secret from the retirement home and her mother, Irene transforms the retirement home from a lifeless community into something surprising, fearless and alive. But what she doesn’t know is that jealous Robbie and Sarah secretly plot their revenge—and they will stop at nothing to kill Irene’s dreams.

Don’t Talk to Irene had its World Premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).



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Crew:
Producer:

Alyson Richards
Mike MacMillan

Executive Producer:

Alyson Richards
John Bain
Ed Gernon
Mark Gingras
John Laing

Line Producer:

Brendan Brady

Director:

Pat Mills

Screenwriter:

Pat Mills

Cinematographer:

Paul Sarossy

Editor:

Tiffany Beaudin

Composer:

Erica Procunier

Production Designer:

Cailin Bator

Costume Designer:

Kendra Terpenning

Cast:Roles:

Michelle McLeod
Bruce Gray
Anastasia Phillips
Scott Thompson
Geena Davis
Alex Steele
Aviva Mongillo
Elizabeth Jeanne le Roux
Grace Munro
Ryan Allen
Kyla Kane
Deborah Grover
Joan Gregson
Tracey Hoyt
Andy Reid
Darrell Faria
Tariq Azees
Jacob Switzer
Ian Downie
James Fry
Christopher Persaud
Romeo Carere

Irene
Charles
Lydia
Barrett
Herself
Rachel
Sarah
Spectator
Student
Cop
Kelly
Ruth
Millie
Principal Firestone
Tesh
Top Talent Showdown Host
School Teen
Jock
Mr. Spence
Tony
Classroom student