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Principal Photography begins on Alain DesRochers Sci-Fi Film "ESC" Starring Molly Parker and Nick Krause


June 04, 2014 --

MONTREAL, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Montreal, Canada (June 3, 2014) -SUKI Filmstoday announced that principal photography has commenced on ESC, directed byAlain DesRochers(Nitro, Gerry) The film is shooting inSudburyOntario,Canada.

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The screenplay was written byRobert Higden.KimberleyBerlin and Susan Schneirareproducingthrough theiraward winningSUKI Filmsbanner (The High Cost of Living,The Good Lie), withJason Jallet andBenjamin Paquetteas co-producersthroughtheir Nortario Films Banner.Francois Garcia (John McAfee Biopic),Walter Klymkiw (The High Cost of Living,The Good Lie)are executive producing.

Darwin a young man living the technologically cloistered life of the future is forced out into the real world-discovers truths about that world and his own life that he never dreamed of.

"Thisis a great script that will be the foundation for an equally great film.This script stands up to some of the best examples ofphilosophical speculative fiction on film.Enormous narrative and visual potential exists in both the bleak concrete future in which Darwin starts out, and in the pastoral Eden he escapes to.This script is ultimately a unique story that makes a distinct and satisfying statement on technology and humanism."as stated byTheHarold Greenberg Fund.

SUKI Releasingis handling the film's domestic distribution whileKathy MorganInternational will handle sales to the rest of the world.

The film is produced in association with Northern Ontario Heritage Fund, Impact Future Media, Telefilm Canada,The Harold Greenberg Fund,Ontario Media Development Corporation, TMN, Corus and Super Ecran.

The film starsMolly Parker (House of Cards, The Firm)asLillian,Nick Krause (The Descendants, Parenthood)asDarwin,Juliette Gosselin (Les Jeunes Loups , Martyrs)asDara,Jordyn Negri as Beth, Daniel DiVenere asSteven, Cassidy Marlene Jaggard as Susie, and John McAfeeprovidingoff screen computer voice narration.

The behind-the-scenes creative team includes cinematographer TobieMarier Robitalle,production designerDavid Blanchard, costumeconception byCarmen Alie,andVFX by Digital Dimensionproducer Peter Skovsbo.

ESC is to be released in Theaters and multiple platforms in summer 2015.

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Media Contact: Christina Smith, Impact Future Media, (424) 238-2266, [email protected]

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