Minus Lara (2nd Place)

MINUS LARA (4:12)
Canada, 2011 (shot on location in Regina, SK)

A teenage girl browsing an antique store comes across a seemingly magical synthesizer and is transported to a Russian Revolution era fantasy world filled with romance.

Writer: Surita Parmar (Toronto, ON)
Director: Rob King (Regina, SK)
SCROUNGER, HUNGRY HILLS, WITHOUT MALICE
Producer: David Cormican (Regina, SK)
Editor: Laurence Cohen (Los Angeles, CA)
Composer: Douglas Romanow (Toronto, ON)
Cast: Romina D’Ugo (Toronto, ON)
Made top 15 in So You Think You Can Dance Canada,
Gemini nominee, FUNKYTOWN, TURN THE BEAT AROUND,
HOW SHE MOVE
David Cormican (Regina, SK)
LULLABY FOR PI, DROP BOX, TEN FOR GRANDPA

FESTIVALS/SCREENINGS:
-2011 Yorkton Film Festival
Best of Saskatchewan nominee (Ruth Shaw Award)
-2011 Edmonton International Film Festival
-2011 Reel Rave International Film Festival
-2011 BRAVO!FACT (AIR DATE: TBD)

AWARDS:
-2009/10 Canadian Short Screenplay Competition, 2ND place
-2011 Yorkton Film Festival Best of Saskatchewan nominee (Ruth Shaw Award)
-2011 Best in Canada (Reel Rave)

FORMATS AVAILABLE:
-HD CAM
-DVD
-Secure Online Screener

CAST & CREW BIOS
ROB KING (DIRECTOR)

Rob King worked on a demolition crew, on the railroad, tended bar, wrote for newspapers and magazines and spent three years working with autistic children and as a psychiatric social worker. He has degrees in English and Psychology. He started writing fiction in high school. His short stories have appeared in Canadian Fiction Magazine, Grain and the anthology, More Saskatchewan Gold.

Rob got into film as a writer. He worked as a story editor on season five of the long-running series Road To Avonlea. His first screenplay, Scrounger, was based on his published story of the same title. It appeared on CTV. Rob then wrote the short film, Talker, which earned him an NSI Drama Prize. The film, which he also directed, was selected for screening at the Toronto Worldwide Short Film Festival and appeared on Geoff Pevere’s Independent Eye.

Rob’s love of storytelling and directing has led him to work across Canada and in Ireland. He won a Gemini as a producer on the series Incredible Story Studio, on which he also served as a writer and director. As a director, he has been nominated for several other Gemini and Genie awards, including the Claude Jutra award for directing.

Minus Lara Romina D'ugo Yorkton Film Festival official selection short film festival

Waltzing tuxedos dance period Fada Dance

Rob King is directing Bravo Fact short Minus Lara by Surita Parmar

Surita' Parmar CSSC 2nd place winning short film script

Fada Dancer Misty Wensel in Minus Lara with David Cormican

Cinamatographer Shaun Fulton prepares the lights camera action on the redcam

Shawn Fulon lights 'Minus Lara' Short Film

Classic Antiques Regina SK Warehouse district

Our brilliant location: The Classic Antiques on Broad Street in Regina, SK

Canadian Short Screenplay Competition directors

The Passing of the Torch: CSSC directors Laurence Cohen (Rusted Pyre) and Rob King (Minus Lara) (L to R)

Romina D'Ugo in Minus Lara written by Surita Parmar

Romina D'Ugo stars as Lara in Surita Parmar's 'Minus Lara'

Minus Lara Short Film Still Photography

Romina D'Ugo stars as Lara in Surita Parmar's 'Minus Lara'


Yorkton Film Festival #yff11 yff11 yorkton film fest nominee winner Best of Sask Ruth Shaw
Brav!FACT short film MINUS LARA by Surita Parmar

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