Mississauga Star-studded Movie needs a Kickstart


Published December 30, 2012 at 11:29 pm


Mississauga’s The Dot Film Company ran by two Mississauga brothers Gerry and Christian Lattmann recently completed principal photography on their third feature film THE BIRDER with quite the star power behind it.

THE BIRDER was co-written by Theodore Bezaire and Mike Stasko, and directed by Bezaire.

The film showcases the great talents of Tom Cavanagh (ED, Scrubs, Trust Me), Mark Rendall (30 Days of Night, Childstar), Oscar Nominated Graham Greene (Dances With Wolves The Green Mile) and Hollywood funny man Fred Willard (Anchorman, Best in Show, WALL-E).

THE BIRDER, is a revenge comedy set inside the world of bird-watching. Cavanagh plays mild mannered high-school teacher and avid birder Ron Spencer. Ron is up for the Head of Ornithology position at the park, but loses it to a younger, hipper rival named Floyd Hawkins, played by Toronto’s Jamie Spilchuk. This sets Ron off into a tailspin and he decides to smear Floyd’s perfect image with the help of a former student Ben Conner (Mark Rendall).


Telefilm Canada developed the project since concept stage and supported the film in Production. “It took six years to line up the dots,” said by Mississauga producer of The Dot Film Company Gerry Lattmann, “we had some very interesting things happen along the way and the fact that we are now in post-production is testament to the project’s merit.”

“This movie came together with all kinds of great people who made sacrifices to make this movie from the heart” said by Mississauga associate producer of The Dot Film Company and head of construction Christian Lattmann.

Tom Cavanagh added, “It’s a smart script, just explosions of joy to play, small little dry beats it’s a wry, witty, dark comedy that we’re so proud to be doing”.

The film is set for a 2013 release through Union Pictures. The producers are making plans to submit the film to notable film festivals before its official release. Now in post-production the film has launched a Kickstarter fund raising campaign to complete the film. To learn more about the film and the Kickstarter campaign click here.

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