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100 minutes – Satirical Comedy
Release date: October 14, 1994
Canadian distributor: Libra Films Inc.

Meant to be a spoof of the way the government fund films in Canada, Paint Cans is also a lesson in dealing with the language of bureaucracy. Wick Burns is a government official with all the self-motivation and personality of a robot. His newest project is to find funding for a small art film, “Paint Cans.” It was directed by a former film school classmate Vittorio Russo, played by Bruce Greenwood, and produced by the oily tongued Neville Lewis, played by Andy Jones. Everyone at the film fund hates this film, but simply saying no is not the bureaucratic way. Instead they try to get other agencies to fund the film. The story also introduces elements of Burn`s personal life including his relationship with his disapproving father, Maitland (Don Francks) and a fledgling romance with Arundel, a journalist played by Robyn Stevan that he meets in Cannes.



Crew:
Producer:

Paul Donovan

Executive Producer:

Paul Donovan
Michael Donovan

Director:

Paul Donovan

Screenwriter:

Paul Donovan

Cinematographer:

Leo Krizan

Editor:

David Ostry

Composer:

Marty Simon

Cast:Roles:

Chas Lawther
Martha Burns
Bruce Greenwood
Andy Jones
Paul Gross
Ann-Marie MacDonald
Neve Campbell
Kelly-Ruth Mercier
Jennifer Overton
Jim Swansburg
Michael McManus
Don Francks
Lex Gigeroff
Shelley Wenaus
Adam Westerback
Robyn Stevan
Nigel Bennett
Glenn Wadman

Wick Burns
Melda
Vittorio Musso
Neville Lewis
Morton Ridgewell
Inge Von Nerthus
Tristesse
Tamanee
Anna (as Jennie Overton)
Waiter
Jeff
Maitland Burns
Oliver
Morgan Musso
Tartufo
Arundel Merton
Bryson Vautour
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