Award-Winning Indie Life & Death heads to Whistler for Canadian Premiere

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Josh Hope's indie dark comedy has made an impressive splash on its 20 city tour this fall. Winner of 12 awards and a total of 30 nominations, it's listed as a notable favorite among a string of Oscar-worthy films starring the likes of Bryan Cranston, Cate Blanchett, Susan Sarandon and Tom Hardy.


Los Angeles, CA., United States., November 22, 2015 - (PressReleasePoint) -

The Life & Death of an Unhappily Married Man will be making its Canadian debut at one of the world's premiere film festivals appearing in the company of multiple films with Oscar buzz. The 15th annual Whistler Film Festival includes 89 films from 19 countries. 

Various blogs and publications from Indiewire to Straight.com give a nod to Life and Death as being a highlight of the festival which, according to Pique News, includes 17 world premieres, 12 Canadian premieres, and 5 North American premieres. Other notable films include The Meddler (Susan Sarandon), Legend (Tom Hardy) and Todd Haynes' Cannes favorite Carol (Cate Blanchett).

Life and Death boasts its own popularity along the indie film festival circuit after it's world premiere this past spring. It's currently a winner of 3 Best Feature Film Awards, 3 Best Director Awards, 2 for Best Score, 2 Audience Awards, Best Editing, as well as the Sydney Indie Film Fest 'Extra Mile Award' along with a total of 30 nominations including an Indie Spirit Award. The movie is written and directed by up and coming filmmaker Josh Hope. 

Based on a true story, the film follows a disillusioned man (Tommy Beardmore) who, after both his marriage and career abruptly end, hits the road to find out where his life went wrong. Beardmore (Chicago PD, Shameless) has been praised for an honest and courageous performance, winning Best Actor, Actor of the Year, and Best Actor Nominee. The dark comedy also stars Rusty Schwimmer (The Perfect Storm, North Country) and D'Arcy Fellona (Gossip Girl) along with an extensive supporting cast. Producers at Olive Entertainment are currently accepting offers from worldwide distributors. Beardmore is repped by Aspire Talent Management and The Mine Agency in New York City. 

Tommy Beardmore in Josh Hope's The Life and Death of an Unhappily Married Man
 

Life and Death screens Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 1PM Village 8 Cinema, Theatre 6. Whistler Film Festival takes place from December 2-6, 2015 in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. Tickets and other information can be found at www.whistlerfilmfestival.com. 




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