Two brothers hold an intervention for their alcoholic mother and discover they may be standing in each other’s way more than her addiction.
Writer/director: Jonathan Lawrence
Producers: Jonathan Lawrence, Jordan Popowich
It is with great honor and esteem that we showcase this project as part of the NSI Online Short Film Festival.
As a team, this project has and continues to be a labour of love. As a director, I had the opportunity to work alongside the most brilliant collaboration of cast and crew whose boundless talents radiate throughout the film.
We want to thank you for this opportunity to be included alongside the infinite cinematic talent that Canada has to offer. We hope you enjoy our exploration of film.
About Jonathan Lawrence
As a graduate of the University of Winnipeg honours acting program, Jonathan has appeared in The Distance From Here, Henry V and Monsieur D’Eon is a Woman.
He was also seen in the University of Winnipeg’s 2009 Winnipeg Fringe Festival production of A Doll’s House, and in Commedia with Skyline Theatre during the Winnipeg Fringe Festival 2010.
Jonathan re-visited the University of Winnipeg in 2011 as assistant director of the third-year theatre honours show Machinal.
On the film scene, 2010 marked appearances in his first feature, How To Save A Life, as well as in the pilot episode for sitcom It’s All About The Angle with Karoma Productions.
In 2013 Jonathan appeared in the independent feature Contract Player before stepping into the director’s chair himself, shooting his first feature film When the World was Flat which he also wrote and co-starred. The film has gone on to receive accolades including best of fest and best actor at the Helios Film Festival.
Most recently Jonathan can be seen in BentNeck Films web series The Book Club and Millworth on Shaw TV.
Blackout marks the second film by Jonathan Lawrence.