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STRAIGHT UP

VIDEO CLIP

DRAMATIC TELEVISION SERIES

13x30 mins | 16mm


Straight Up is a gritty, emotion-packed series that breaks old barriers and sets new standards. Shot in high-contrast, hand-held camera style each episode focuses on a unique group of teenagers – strangers to each other but connected by the neon glare of a local fast food restaurant. The stories move from arcades and malls, schools and local hangouts while the characters grapple with rumors, reputations, sexuality, friendships and their own mortality. As Straight Up delves further and further into these stories we come closer to understanding what motivates touches and moves each of the characters.

WRITERS GUILD OF CANADA AWARD

Andrew Rai Berzins

GEMINI FOR BEST DIRECTION

Jerry Ciccoritti

GEMINI FOR BEST YOUTH ACTOR

Sarah Polley

GEMINI NOMINATIONS

Best Dramatic Series.

 

 

CREDITS

CO-PRODUCED BY

Back Alley Film Productions and Alliance Films

CREATED BY

Janis Lundman and Adrienne Mitchell

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

Robert Lantos
Janis Lundman
Adrienne Mitchel

SUPERVISING PRODUCERS

Christine Shipton
Eric Norlen

WRITTEN BY

Graeme Manson
Michael Melski
Andrew Rai Berzins
Kris Lefcoe
Karen Walton

STORY CONSULTANT

Al Magee

DIRECTED BY

Jerry Ciccoritti
Adrienne Mitchell

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Barry Stone

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

Gordon Barnes

Produced with
the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Telefilm Canada and the Cable Production Fund.

ORIGINAL MUSIC

Kevin Hearn
Byron Wong

 

 

SELECTED CAST

 

Evelyne Anders
Mona Atwell
Morpheus Blak
Marc Cohen
Nicole Crozier
Sasha Dindayal
Dyson Forbes
Omari Forrester
Tamara Gorski
Suzanne Hatim
Erin Hicock
Kirk Lewis
Noam T.C.S. Lior
Shawn Mathieson
Merwin Mondesir
Justin Peroff
Sarah Polley

 

 

DISTRIBUTION

 

Distributed by:

AllianceAtlantis
920 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ont
M4W 3C7
(416) 967-1141
www.allianceatlantis.com

 

 

PRESS

Download PDF format press clippings:

Broadcast week
Feb 24 - March 1

Calgary Herald
Feb 19 1996

Calgary Sun
Feb 18 1996

Globe and Mail
Feb 19, 1996

Maclean's
Feb 19 1996

Media Watch
February 1996

SUP Quotes

Toronto Star
Feb 19 1996

Toronto Star
March 30 1996

Toronto Sun
Feb 19 1996

TV Times
Feb 16 1996

What Magazine
Feb 1996