Cascade in the Soo
by Staff Editors
(July 15, 2021 – Sault Ste. Marie, ON) Edge Entertainment co-founders and producers Rosalia Chilelli and Jennifer Pun have announced the start of production on the wilderness thriller, Cascade. Directed by Egidio Coccimiglio (Compulsion) and co-starring Sara Waisglass (Ginny & Georgia, Degrassi: Next Class, Degrassi: The Next Generation), CSA Best Actor nominee Joel Oulette (Trickster, Monkey Beach, Chateau Laurier), and Greg Bryk (Departure, The Handmaid’s Tale, Bitten), the feature is being shot in and around Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and will continue until July 30, 2021.
Cascade, based on a screenplay by Ed Mason, follows 17-year-old, Alex (Waisglass), a teen on the cusp of college, grappling with her decision to leave her small-town life and her troubled relationship with her outlaw biker father Nick (Bryk) behind. While on a wilderness hike with her boyfriend, Jesse (Oulette) and friends Vince and Em, they stumble upon a crashed plane filled with cocaine. But when Vince helps himself to the drugs, the teens spiral into a world of escalating violence. To survive, Alex weaponizes her ingenuity, forcing her to outwit a ruthless gang and face an enemy far worse than drug smugglers.
“We are thrilled to have Ginny & Georgia breakout talent Sara Waisglass lead our incredible cast including rising star Joel Oulette and veteran actor Greg Bryk in our wilderness thriller that pits teens against gangs, and a daughter against her father amidst the stunning backdrop of the northern boreal forest. Cascade is a major milestone for our Sault Ste. Marie-based company and furthers our mandate to produce high quality, character-driven projects with local crews and international appeal,” said Producers Rosalia Chilelli and Jennifer Pun.
Cinematography is by Diego Guijarro (OK Computers, Islands, Beyond Moving), production design by Rose Legacé (Baroness Von Sketch Show, Tall Boyz), costume design by Nola Chaters (The Corruption of Divine Providence, The Christmas Club, Trouble in the Garden) and editing by Roger Mattiussi (Frankie Drake Mysteries, The Indian Detective, Fido).
Cascade is funded by the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, Ontario Creates, Canadian Federal and Ontario Provincial Tax Credits, Cultural Industries Ontario North, and Prime AD AB. It will be distributed in Canada by levelFILM and release is slated for late 2022/early 2023.
SOURCE: Edge Entertainment.