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The Other Half

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103 minutes – Drama
Festival release date: March 2, 2016, SXSW
Release date: December 2, 2016
Canadian distributor: Mongrel Media

Nickie Bellow (British actor Tom Cullen) is a self-destructive drifter, ever mourning the disappearance of his younger brother. Having abandoned a life of promise in his native UK, he has spent the inaugural years of adulthood drowning grief in alcohol and violence. By the 5th anniversary of his brother’s disappearance he has reached his nadir – fired from his menial job, he is poised once again for an aimless life. Then he meets Emily (Tatiana Maslany) and the two form an immediate, inseparable bond – it is love at first sight deepened by a shared sense of sorrow. Enamored with each other, they expedite the standard rituals of a ‘normal’ relationship. Drunk on the intoxication of an accelerated young love, they consume each other ravenously, accustomed to the fleeting and transitory, untrusting of permanence. After a short amount of time, his PTSD and her bipolar disorder surface complicating their new-found intimacy. They have a connection deeper than anything they could have imagined; it’s the two of them against the world. For Nickie and Emily, time does not heal all wounds, but could real love indeed conquer all?

Also see: Director & screenwriter Joey Klein talks about The Making of The Other Half.



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Crew:
Producer:Nicole Hilliard-Forde
Jonathan Bronfman
Joey Klein
Executive Producer:

Hussain Amarshi
Tom Cullen
Jay Firestone
Mark Gingras
Jennifer Kawaja
John Laing
Tatiana Maslany
David Miller
Vanessa Piazza
Julia Sereny

Line Producer:

Lori Fischburg
Georgina Lopez

Director:

Joey Klein

Screenwriter:

Joey Klein

Cinematographer:

Bobby Shore

Editor:

James Vanderwater

Composer:

Tom Cullen
Joey Klein

Production Designer:

Chris Crane

Art Director:

Zoysia Mackenzie
Brian Sidel (Set Decoration)

Costume Designer:

Anya Taraboulsy

Cast:Roles:

Tom Cullen
Tatiana Maslany
Henry Czerny
Suzanne Clément
Mark Rendall
Deragh Campbell
Allison Brennan
Diana Bentley
Emmanuel Kabongo
Maxwell McCabe-Lokos
David Christo
Trevor Hayes
Nancy Palk
Kaleb Alexander
Zachary Hilliard-Forde
Christian Smith

Nickie
Emily
Jacob
Marie
Sammy
Anna
Club Gal
Kristin
Officer James
Maitre D’
Waiter
Bruised Man
Katherine
Johnny
Tommy
Hooded Boy