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Love is Work

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75 minutes – Drama
Release date: November 4, 2005
DVD release date: February 5, 2008
Canadian distributor: Sullivan Entertainment

Think love is easy? Ask anyone who has contributed to the divorce rate statistics. Love is Work takes a close look at some of the intense moments in the lives of ten people, five couples, as it explores the universal themes of love, money, sex, death, birth and fame. Shot without retakes by two cinematographers in about five hours, the cast is a combination of actors and non-actors, all of them friends of director-actor, John Kalangis. They worked without a script and the final result is an edited version of their improvisation as to how their characters would react to events and situations as they arose from a general story outline. Set in a restaurant, the couples, at different tables, begin slowly but quickly move into deeper emotional territory. We eavesdrop on an author’s (Ryan McVittie) suspicions about his lover’s (Kathryn Zenna) faithfulness, and a man’s (Kalangis) concern for an (off-screen) special needs boy that seems to outweigh his need for his fiancee (Joa Gamelin). At another table things go from bad to worse when the woman (Shauna MacDonald) clearly up for a wild night of sex realizes her younger lover (Fabrizio Fillippo) isn’t so sure. Love is Work was the winner of a the People`s Choice Award at the 2005 Whistler International Film Festival and spent much of 2006 making the rounds of various film festivals including Calgary, Edmonton and Kingston. It received a Special Jury Prize for Best Ensemble Cast at the 2006 Canadian Filmmakers Festival. It was finally released in 2007.



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Crew:
Producer:Christopher Binney
Executive Producer:

Alan Burke
Jean Burke
Ken Prue

Director:

John Kalangis

Screenwriter:

John Kalangis

Cinematographer:

James Griffith
Luc Montpellier

Editor:

Roland Schlimme

Composer:

John Mark Sherlock
Richard Underhill

Cast:Roles:

Fab Filippo
Shauna MacDonald
Kathryn Zenna
Ryan McVittie
Natalie Radford
Scott McCord
Meredith Vuchnich
Joa Gamelin
Kyree Vibrant
John Kalangis

Victor
Celia
Samantha
Charlie
Zoe
Shaun
Katherine
Sarah
Harley
Terry