Killing Ruth – The Snuff Dialogues Playing at the Festival de cinéma de Québec

Killing Ruth – The Snuff Dialogues Playing at the Festival de cinéma de Québec

Submitted by Nicholas Kinsey

Silver Wave Film Festival, Fredericton 2011
Montreal World Film Festival 2011
Festival de cinéma de Québec 2011

September 28 at 20:15PM at the Auberge St-Antoine
September 29 at 13:00PM at the Auberge St-Antoine
September 29 at 18:00PM at Cinema Le Clap
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Cast: Irena Huljak, Dee Wallace (ET), Kevin Jackson (Hero) and Patrizio Sanzari
Writer / Director: Nicholas Kinsey
Thriller – Canada – 2011 – English – 131 min.
35mm prints / HDCAM SR / Dolby 5.1 surround
All territories available.

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The Silver Wave Film Festival of New Brunswick is honouring the writer-director Nicholas Kinsey by selecting his two recent feature releases to open and close their festival. The comedy Leatha Acidents will play at the opening gala presentation on November 3 and the thriller Killing Ruth will play at the closing ceremony on November 6, 2011.

Killing Ruth tells the story of Ruth Keeley. After killing an elderly woman in a nursing home, Ruth befriends the woman’s neighbour (Dee Wallace) and a strange relationship develops between the two women. In their conversations Ruth reveals her life as a contract killer. Based on the real life story of Ruth K., codename for a Canadian hit woman from New Brunswick who killed numerous people all over the Eastern seaboard from Maine to Florida according to a 2004 FBI report.

She was particularly adept at burking elderly patients in rest homes and employed the garotte and revolver. Rumours have it that she threw in the towel in 2008 after the disappearance of her handler – a bail bonds operator in Maine.

The Croatian-born Toronto actress Irena Huljak is one of the best young actresses in Canada today and her performance in the film is quite extraordinary. The American actress Dee Wallace has over 100 feature credits including appearances on The Agency, Crossing Jordan, The Perfect Husband: The Scott Petersen Story, Cold Case and E.T.. Kevin Jackson is one of the finest black American actors of his generation having played opposite Dustin Hoffman and Whoopi Goldberg. The superb cast is directed by the award-winning Quebec feature director Nicholas Kinsey (Leatha Acidents, Women Without Wings, Short Change).

The writer and director is Nicholas Kinsey, a Canadian of English origin, born in Ontario and raised in England. Kinsey is a highly versatile writer-director-producer. His knowledge of the industry is wide-ranging, having been a director of photography, a scriptwriter, a film editor and a feature film director. His director credits include Short Change (1989), Women Without Wings (2002), Leatha Acidents (2010), Fire Watch and the TV drama series Cottage in America in post-production. His producer credits include the features Lakefront (2004), The Backup Man (2006), and Stray Dogs in post-production.

The film is a Carlton Films /Cinegraphe Productions feature collaboration produced by Nicholas Kinsey and Doug Sutherland and shot in Eastern Quebec and New Brunswick. The cast includes Patrizio Sanzari, Susan Corbett, Constantine Kourtidis, Daryl Taylor, Doug Sutherland, Paul Burke, Christian Bako, TJ Cheslea, Michaela Barnes, Aldo Terelli, Sam Croitoru, Barry Hatt, Margo Hayes, Kathryn Ann Keery, Pat Rogers, Shawn Fitch and Sebastian Maclean. Crew credits include casting by Josa Maule and Julie Matthews, production management and coordination by Andrée Tousignant and Pascale Pomminville, production design by Andrew Long, photography and editing by Nicholas Kinsey, costumes by Judith Cyr, makeup by Tammy-Lou Pate, continuity by Véronique Lefort, first assistant director Doug Sutherland, camera assistants Steve Currie and Daniel Greenwood, sound recording by Jordan Roherty and Robert Gemmell, lighting by Gary Beatty, and original music by Ralf Cassidy Bindels. Post-Production was completed at Deluxe Labs in Toronto with sound mixing at Studio Expression in Quebec City.

For further information: Call Carlton Films office at 418-652-3345 or cellphone: 418-956-5194 /email: / /

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