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Edison & Leo

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79 Minutes – Comedy, Animation
Festival release date: September 4, 2008 (TIFF)
Release date:
DVD release date: August 18, 2009
Production company: Perfect Circle Productions
Canadian distributor: TVA Films

Shot in stop-motion animation and based on an original story by George Toles, Edison & Leo is a fairytale-gone-wrong about inventor George T. Edison—a man obsessed with progress and invention—and his electrified son Leo and one fully charged coming of age story. George, whose voice is supplied by Powers Booth, is a man obsessed with progress and invention, and the conquest of all knowledge that the world has to offer. So complete is his obsession that it allows him to lie to himself, his family, and to justify his own destructive, yet entertaining, behavior. When his youngest son Leo, himself a victim of his father’s inventions, meets his first love Zella, she challenges him to discover the truth about himself and his father. Leo, voiced by Gregory Smith, has an electrical charge constantly running through his veins due to a tragic accident in his Dad’s laboratory, and so he must learn to control the power inside of him and then confront a truly ‘larger than life’ father.

Edison & Leo had its world premier on September 4, 2008 as the Opening Film of the Canada First section of the Toronto International Film Festival.



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Crew:
Producer:Dean English
Karen Powell
David Valleau
Executive Producer:

William Vince

Co-Producer:

Marc Stephenson

Director:

Neil Burns

Screenwriter:

Daegan Fryklind
George Toles

Cinematographer:

Brian Johnson

Editor:

Joseph Fitzpatrick

Composer:

Michael Richard Plowman

Production Designer:

Erik Whittaker

Art Director:

Gary Young
Carl Whittaker (Set Decorator)

Costume Designer:

Siobhan Gray

Cast:Roles:

Powers Boothe
Gregory Smith
Carly Pope
Jay Brazeau
Ben Cotton
Aiden Drummond
Brian Drummond
Colin Murdock
Quinn Lord
Venus Terzo
Ashley Michaels
Jacqueline Samuda
Scott McNeil
Carmen Moore
Claire Renaud

George T. Edison
Leo
Zella
Samuel
Faraday
Young Faraday
Braken-Carl
Gokul
Young Leo
Lotte
Helka
Toni
Batchelor
Ute
Young Zella