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PAST PRODUCTIONS

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

ORIGINAL MUSIC

Kevin Hearn

Byron Wong

 

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

 

 

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