Principal photography on SLAXX, a slasher movie co-written and directed by Elza Kephart, begins today in Montreal, and will wrap on March 10.
Romane Denis has been cast in the lead role, playing Libby. Nominated for an IrisAward as Breakthrough Artistin 2018, Romane is known for her performances in Slut in a Good Way, Les Salopes or The Naturally Wanton Pleasure of Skin, and Les pays d’en haut. Sehar Bhojani (The Handmaid’s Tale, Sex and Ethnicity) plays Shruti, Brett Donahue (Bad Blood, Radius) and Stephen Bogaert (It, X-Men: Apocalypse) will portray Harold Landsgrove, the owner of the clothing store.
When a mild-mannered idealistic cashier of a trendy clothing store witnesses the grisly deaths of her co-workers at the hands (legs?) of a possessed pair of designer jeans, she must get to the bottom (ass?) of what’s driving SLAXX and try to stop the slaughter.
“I am so excited to shoot SLAXX in 2019! This is an idea co-writer Patricia Gomez Zlatar and I came up with in 2001- (yes that’s right 2001). 18 years later and here we are, fully funded and with a great cast and crew. SLAXX taught me a very important lesson: NEVER GIVE UP!” exclaimed Elza Kephart.
SLAXX was selected for the 2016 Fantasia Frontières Co-Production Market as part of Directed by a Woman pitch session – this is where Anne-Marie met Elza and Patricia. The film is backed by SODEC, Telefilm Canada, tax credits and private financing from Executive Producer Shaked Berenson through his financing and producing outfit Entertainment Squad.
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