Bang Bang Baby wraps principal photography

NSI Features First-developed film Bang Bang Baby, from writer/director Jeffrey St. Jules and producer Daniel Bekerman, has wrapped principal photography in Toronto.

Bang Bang Baby is a 1960s-style musical about Stepphy (Jane Levy) who lives in the sleepy town of Lonely Arms with her alcoholic father, played by Peter Stormare. Stepphy’s dream of escaping to a better life on the stage and screen seems to be coming true when rock star Bobby Shore’s (Justin Chatwin) car breaks down in Lonely Arms. When the town creep tells Stepphy that the local chemical factory is leaking dangerous purple fumes that can cause human mutations, she becomes obsessed with hiding the dark secret from Bobby.

“Jeffrey and Daniel have been working on this project since 2005,” said Melissa Kajpust, NSI’s director of programming. “We’re so proud that Bang Bang Baby is being made. It’s an exciting project and it’s gratifying that NSI Features First helped them get to this point.”

“NSI Features First was a great opportunity to learn about the industry and get a grasp on how feature films get made. There was so much invaluable advice from all of the industry experts,” said Bang Bang Baby writer/director and NSI Features First grad Jeffrey St. Jules. “It’s often very difficult to get that first film made, and every film has its own unique challenges – NSI was great at treating each film as its own entity with its own route to being realized.”

Bang Bang Baby is a Scythia Films/JoBro production with the participation of Telefilm Canada and The Harold Greenberg Fund. It was developed through NSI Features First in 2005-06 by producer Larissa Giroux and writer/director Jeffrey St. Jules.

About NSI Features First

NSI Features First is a development training launch pad for producer/writer teams looking to produce their first or second feature film with strong commercial appeal. Find out more about NSI Features First.

NSI Features First is funded by Presenting Sponsor Telefilm Canada; Program Partners The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation and Shaw Media; Supporting Sponsor Entertainment One; Actors Support Sponsor The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation; Bursary Sponsor ZoomerMedia; Industry Partner The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television (ACCT) and Provincial Sponsor Alberta Film.

About the National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI)

Renowned for having given many emerging filmmakers, television writers and producers their first breaks, the National Screen Institute provides training and production support through courses like NSI Totally TelevisionNSI Drama PrizeNSI New VoicesNSI Features FirstNSI Lifestyle & Reality Series ProducerMovie Central Script to Screen and NSI Aboriginal Documentary.

NSI also offers exposure through the NSI Online Short Film Festival and provides vast resources and support to those in the film, television, and digital media industry at nsi-canada.ca.

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