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Pretty Dangerous

 
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"Find what you love and let it kill you"

 

Pretty Dangerous (2015) This intimate portrait of Seleziya "Sparx" Esho finds the pro wrestler confronting a personal obsession and the strain it puts on both her body and her family.

 

Directed by: Dan Laera

Written by: Dan Laera & Jeff Reynolds

Produced by: Jeff Reynolds

Cinematographer: Matthew Read

Picture Editor: Brandon Hurd

Sound Recordist/Mixer: Zach Duchin

Music Composed by: Joel Ruscinski, Daniel Paul Baptista & Josh Michael

 

Produced in the Film & Television Production Program at Humber College School of Media Studies

 

 
 

Toronto youth shorts film festival

Innis town hall

august 8th, 2015

nominated: best director (non-fiction)

nominated: audience choice

 

Montreal World film festival

CINÉma cineplex odeon quartier latin

september 1st & 2nd, 2015

 

HIGHWAY 61 FILM FESTIVAL

"DOC fest" AT PINE TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

OCTOBER 3RD, 2015

WINNER: 1st prize documentary short

 

TORONTO INDIE DOC FILM FESTIVAL

the revue cinema

OCTOBER 4TH, 2015

 

ITSA FILM FESTIVAL

Sonora Opera Hall

November 15th, 2015

 

TIFF CANADA'S TOP TEN FILM FESTIVAL

TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX

JANUARY 15TH, 2016

 

BRONX INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The Studio THeatre

JANUARY 30th, 2016

 

dam short film festival

the boulder theatre

february 10th, 2016

 

Cinedeporte OAXACA SPORTS FILM FESTIVAL

Centro Carl Rogers

march 3rd, 2016

 

vaughan film festival

cineplex cinemas colossus vaughan 

may 18th, 2016

 

BUFFALO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

HALLWAYS contemporary arts centre

OCTober 8th, 2016

 

Manhattan independent film festival

The Producers Club

october 8th, 2016

Winner: Best Documentary Short Film

 

barrie film festival

uptown theatre

October 15th, 2016

WINNER: 3rd place in simcoe county category

 

Hamilton Film Festival

Staircase Café Theatre

November 12th, 2016

 

 

 

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writer & Director

Dan Laera

Dan Laera is a producer, director, and writer based in Toronto, Canada. His passion for film began at a young age, when his father introduced him to kung-fu and monster movie classics. He is in his 3rd year at Humber College in the Film & Television Production program and a graduate of York University’s film program with a BA in Cinema & Media Studies in 2013. He is currently developing several short film projects and commercials.

 

 

 

writer & producer

Jeff Reynolds

Jeff Reynolds is a Canadian filmmaker based in Toronto. Growing up he devoured television and movies and now it's time for him to dive into the world of cinema. Jeff is soon to be a graduate of the Film & Television Production Program at Humber College School of Media Studies and has seen success in writing and producing short films. He is currently developing several short film and commercial projects for release in 2016, as well as his first feature film project which he is planning to direct.

 

PICTURE EDITOR

BRANDON HURD

Brandon Hurd is a Picture Editor and Writer based in Toronto, Canada. Growing up he had a fascination with post-production and graphic design and now is an established user of Avid Media Composer and the Adobe Creative Suite. Brandon uses these tools to craft stories and create his art. Brandon is in his final year at Humber College School of Media Studies in the Film and Television Production program and a graduate of Durham College’s Advertising and Marketing program. He is currently developing several short film and commercial projects in 2016.