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DAYDREAM NATION TELLS THE STORY OF A CITY GIRL WHO MOVES TO A SMALL TOWN AND BECOMES ENTANGLED IN A LOVE TRIANGLE BETWEEN HER HIGHSCHOOL TEACHER AND A STONER CLASSMATE. 

Seventeen year-old Caroline Wexler (Kat Dennings) has just moved to a tiny, nowhere town where an industrial fire burns ceaselessly and a serial killer is claiming young victims. When Caroline realizes she has nothing in common with the permanently stoned kids that populate her new school, she pursues the one person she connects with – her handsome young teacher, Mr. Anderson (Josh Lucas). A bizarre love triangle ensues between Caroline, Mr. Anderson, and a stoner classmate (Reece Thompson). A mash up of genres and tones, Daydream Nation is a coming of age story for the 21st century.

Anchor Bay Films and Joker Films Present A Screen Siren Pictures and The Film Farm Production
In Association with:
Lila 9th Productions
Format: HD, Colour, English
Running Time: Feature Film
Writer/Director: Michael Goldbach
Executive Producer: Tim Brown, Cameron Lamb, Sam Maydew, Aaron L. Gilbert
Producer(s): Trish Dolman, Christine Haebler, Simone Urdl, Jennifer Weiss
Consulting Producer: William Santor, Michael Olsen
Director of Photography: John Joffin
Production Designer: Renée Read
Casting: Judy K. Lee
Editor: Jamie Alain
Original Music: Ohad Benchetrit
Produced and Developed with the participation of: Telefilm Canada
Produced with the participation of: The Province of British Columbia Film Incentive BC
Produced in association with: Movie Central, A Corus Entertainment Company
Produced in association with: The Movie Network an Astral Media Network
Produced with the participation of: The Government of Canada Film or Video Production Tax Credit Program
Produced with the participation of: The Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit
Developed with the Assistance of: Astral Media The Harold Greenberg Fund
Development Support provided by: British Columbia Film

CAST

Kat Dennings
Reece Thompson
Josh Lucas
Andie MacDowell
Rachel Blanchard

For more information visit: www.daydreamnationmovie.com

Previous Screenings:

TIFF 2010 Friday Sept 10, 6pm & Saturday Sept 11, 12 pm
CINEFEST, SUDBURY Sunday, Sept 26, 2 pm
CIFF, CALGARY Saturday Oct 2 — Eau Claire 2 — 5 pm

Longtime Variety Magazine critic Joe Leydon ranks Daydream Nation as the #3 film of the year in his Top Ten Films of 2011!

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

Festivals:

Toronto International Film Festival 2010 – Opened CanadaFirst!
Whistler Film Festival 2010
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2011
Vail Film Festival 2011

Awards:

Genie Awards 2012
Nominated – Best Achievement in Cinematography

Leo Awards 2012
Won – Best Cinematography in a Feature Length Drama – Jon Joffin

Canadian Society of Cinematographers 2012
Won – Best Cinematography in a Theatrical Film – Jon Joffin

Leo Awards 2012:
Nominated – Best Feature Length Drama Christine Haebler (Producer) & Trish Dolman (Producer)
Nominated – Best Picture Editing in a Feature Length Drama – Jamie Alain
Nominated – Best Overall Sound in a Feature Length Drama – William Skinner
Nominated – Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Feature Length Drama – Ted Whittall

Vancouver Film Critics Circle 2012:
Nominated – VFCC Award – Best British Columbia Film