Random Acts of Violence

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80 minutes – Horror

Language: English
Festival release date: September 19, 2019 (Fantastic Fest)
Release date: July 31, 2020 (Online, Digital)

Production company: Elevation Pictures, Manis Film, (in association with) Kickstart Productions
Canadian distributor: Elevation Pictures
U.S. distributor: Shudder (August 20, 2020, Online)

Comic book creator Todd Walkley (Jesse Williams), his wife Kathy (Jordanna Brewster), assistant Aurora (Niamh Wilson) and best friend, Hard Calibre Comics owner Ezra (Jay Baruchel), set out on a press tour to announce the launch of their final issue of a comic book based on a real-life serial killer called Slasherman. They visit the town where Slasherman wreaked havoc twenty years earlier. Upon their arrival, a series of new murders unfold… murders that look eerily familiar to imagery in Todd’s Slasherman comics. It soon becomes clear that a crazed fan is using Todd’s Slasherman as inspiration for the killings and as the bodies pile up, and Todd’s friends and family become victims themselves, Todd will be forced to take artistic responsibility.

Adapted from the graphic novel of the same name by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti, Random Acts of Violence is directed and co-written by Jay Baruchel. It explores the idea of legitimizing cruelty, and the fact that monsters are not merely monsters, they are broken people. Stretching from one end of the emotional spectrum to the other, it holds a mirror up to art, society and violence.



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Crew:
Producer: Jay Baruchel
Randy Manis
Noah Segal
Executive Producer:

Jonathan Bronfman
Matt Code
Matt Foster
Ken F. Levin
Jean-Charles Levy
Jason Netter
Jimmy Palmiotti
Sandra Singer
Jesse Williams
Lisa Wolofsky

Co-Producer:

Ariella Naymark

Supervising Producer:

Andrew Bronfman

Director:

Jay Baruchel

Screenwriter:

Jay Baruchel
Jesse Chabot

Cinematographer:

Karim Hussain

Editor:

Andrew Gordon Macpherson

Composer:

Wade MacNeil
Andrew Gordon Macpherson

Production Designer:

ichelle Lannon

Art Director:

Sophie Ward

Costume Designer:

Linda Muir

Cast:Roles:

Jay Baruchel
Jesse Williams
Jordana Brewster
Simon Northwood
Niamh Wilson
Isaiah Rockcliffe
Clark Backo
Victoria Snow
Eric Osborne
Nia Roam
Aviva Mongillo
Wade MacNeil
Amir Sám Nakhjavani
Kyle Gatehouse
Mark Andrada
McKale Thompson
Julia Knope
Cyrus Aazam
Peter Schoelier
Stacie Dunlop
Oude-Reimerink

Ezra
Todd
Kathy
The Man
Aurora
Young Todd
Todd’s Mother
Borden
Adam
Megan
Hannah
Gary
General Store Clerk
Fan
Awkward Fan
Small Boy
Young Woman
Young Man
Homeless Man
Singer Duo
Vanessa