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A GROUNDBREAKING MUSICAL DRAMA ABOUT A SCIENTIST WHOSE OWN GENETIC HISTORY THREATENS HER CAREER, HER LAB AND HER LIFE.

“Are you ready to kick the ass genomic?”

Dr. Lynn Magnusson is a brilliant geneticist racing to isolate a cancer-causing gene. All that’s standing in her way is competition from a well funded French lab, a ticking biological clock that leads to a risky office romance, and her own fears that she might carry the same Huntington’s gene that killed her mother. Based on the award-winning play by Electric Company Theatre, The Score explores the human elements and revolutionary implications of the rapidly advancing world of genetics and uses humour, music and dance to transform scientific ideas into universal themes of identity, freedom and creation.Visit The Score website at www.thescorethemovie.ca.

“Adventurous views will want to know The Score, an ambitious item that succeeds on a number of challenging levels – without breaking too much sweat about it.”   — Ken Eisner, Variety

Format: 24p High Definition, Dramatic Musical, English and French
Running Time: 84 minutes
Writer: Kevin Kerr, Jonathon Young, David Hudgins, Kim Collier
Writer/Director: Kim Collier (Director), Kevin Kerr (Co-Director), Jonathon Young (Co-Director)
Producer(s): Leah Mallen, Trish Dolman
Co-Producer(s): Lori Lozinski

CAST:

Jane Perry
Jonathon Young
Kevin McNulty
Alessandro Juliani
Lois Anderson
Diana Coatsworth
Tom Butler
Suleka Mathew
JR Bourne

Available on DVD

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

Awards & Nominations

2006 Awards & Nominations

  • GEMINI NOMINATIONS: Best Photography in a Comedy, Variety or Performing Arts Program or Series and Best Original Music Score for a Program or Mini-Series.
  • Nominated for Best Musical Score in a Feature Length Film – Leo Awards
  • Nominated for Best Movie of the Week – Banff Television Awards

Festivals

2006 Screenings

  • INPUT – Taipei, Taiwan

2005 Screenings

  • Puerto Vallarta Film Festival – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Vancouver International Film Festival – Vancouver, BC

MEDIA ITEMS

Download The Score press kit. (PDF, 56 kb)

FINANCING

Produced in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; Produced with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian Cable Industry; CTF: Licence Fee Program; Telefilm Canada: Equity Investment, Produced with the participation and contribution of Genome Canada; With the assistance of The government of Canada Film or Video Production Tax Credit Program, CanWest Independent Producer’s Fund; the Province of British Columbia Film Incentive BC. Developed with the participation of British Columbia Film and with the financial participation of Rogers Telefund.