I had an insightful and funny chat/interview with Canadian filmmaker Albert Nerenberg about “Let’s All Hate Toronto“, a film he and Rob Spence (also acted as Mr. Toronto in the film) co-directed which will be screened at the 2007 Calgary International Film Festival.
Albert and I talked about how the idea of the film came about, how he and Rob pitched it to CBC, some of the filming challenges when “Toronto Appreciation Day” was held by Mr. Toronto across Canada, technical details of the film making (budget, film or HD, the importance of negotiating good distribution agreements) and many other interesting topics.
Screening info: Sat, Sept 22, 6:45pm The Plaza (please click this link to confirm the latest info). Note: Albert plans to attend the screening.
Here is a trailer of the movie.
And here is a YouTube video of the big long line up to watch “Let’s All Hate Toronto” at the Toronto International Film Festival.
As a side note to small independent filmmakers and aspiring filmmakers, it is quite easy to create and post YouTube videos like the above “line up” video to capture the buzz and help promote the film for future sales. If you are not doing this kind of promo, the question is why not?!