NOW Magazine - The Movie comically chronicles the history of Toronto's #1 weekly. The film series (9 five-minute episodes) is.
NOW Magazine – The Movie comically chronicles the history of Toronto’s #1 weekly. The film series (9 five-minute episodes) is part documentary and part mockumentary.
The movie uses archive footage and photos, as well as interviews with some of Canadaís most interesting personalities form entertainment, politics, and social activism (including Margaret Atwood, David Miller, Ron MacLean & Jim Cuddy). The documentary traces the 25 year history of NOW.
On the occasion of NOW’s 25th anniversary party, a group of NOW employees (played by some of Toronto’s best improv actors) put on a cabaret show for invited guests. The show was such a hit that NOW CEO Alice Klein (played by NOW CEO Alice Klein) writes a wine-soaked cheque to finance a full-length Fringe Festival remount.
NOW Magazine – The Movie blurs the lines between true stories of NOW’s often turbulent, always impressive history and a making-of mockumentary that chronicles the rise and fall of an ambitious stage production.
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NOW Magazine – The Movie will be released in nine segments – one per week starting October 15.
Oct. 15 Episode 1: Introducing Marty/NOW’s first days
Oct. 22 Episode 2: The 25th anniversary party
Oct. 29 Episode 3: Now – The Musical is born
Nov. 5 Episode 4 – ‘Hearsing the Parts
Nov. 12 Episode 5 – That’s Classified
Nov. 19 Episode 6 – There’s a Party in my Mouth
Nov. 26 Episode 7 – Organic Collective Horseshit (I don’t get it)
Dec. 3 Episode 8 – Shut it down
Dec. 10 Episode 9 – NOW – The Musical is dead
Dec. 17 Full movie released
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Marty Adams, Ashley Botting, Walter Boscariol,
Kelly Clipperton & Jim Clayton
Brian Francis, Becke Gainforth, Jen Chan, Bill Malcolm,
Stacey Reardon, Wayne Roberts, Scott Nisbet,
Michael Hollett, Alice Klein, Susan G. Cole, Deb Matheson.
& Special Guests
Margaret Atwood, Moe Berg, Jim Cuddy, Jake Gold, Sarah Harmer,
Dave Meslin, David Mirvish, David Miller, Ian Blurton, Olivia Chow,
Howard Moscoe, Rob Stephaniuk, Alison Sealy-Smith,
Lauren Hollett, Jules Hollett, Marie Larsson
Jian Ghomeshi, Zak Werner, John Kastner
Brian G. Smith
Brian G. Smith, Michael Hollett, Alice Klein,
Brian Francis, Deb Matheson, Scott Nisbet, Shari Hollett
Brian Smith, Shari Hollett and the cast
Brian Smith, Shari Hollett, Chris Earle,
Brian Francis, Michael Hollett, Alice Klein
Peter Riddihough, Robert MacDonald, Darryl Gold,
Brian Smith, Doug Raby, Mitch Belman
Peter Riddihough, Darryl Gold,
Brian Smith, Mitch Belman
Brendan Woods, James Thompson, Stephen Quammie
Web Episode Editors
Scott Ramirez & Nikolai Efimov
Marie Larsson and Toronto Sprouts,
The Toronto Second City Training Centre