This year’s CineCoup challenge features two projects by Ottawa filmmakers: Lucidity and Edith. The teams’ first challenge is to make a one-minute trailer to pique the interest of prospective fans. Both projects are genre pieces and both look promising. Both films could use some help in the early stages, so here’s a quick at the local CineCoup contenders:
Browsing the projects at CineCoup marks my first encounter with Edith, but the team features a trio of talents who have appeared in host of local productions ranging from small to significant. Director Claudia Jurt and teammate Peter Jurt previously collaborated on the short film Detention, which you can watch in full here. Claudia Jurt has also acted in several films including TheMaiden Danced to Death, The House at the End of the Street, and Ottawa cult hit Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter. Edith’s other credited teammate is actor/writer Olivier Surprenant, who also has the credit of House at the End of the Street to his Name as well as the recent found footage film American Descent. Jurt and Surprenant share the previous credit of the short film Addicted about a cast of Justin Bieber addicts. Edith is an original concept (as far as I know), but the teaser is slick, creepy, and very promising. The team probably has an edge on the local front since they’re really on the ball with the all-important social media campaigns that drive votes throughout the competition, and their network of experience probably helps, too.
Which CineCoup projects are you rooting for?
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