Columbus Avenue Pictures presents Pop, written and directed by award winning filmmaker Ryan O'Toole. This stylish and contemporary film explores the seemingly predetermined life and expectations of young Leslie, as told through brief moments and vignettes of a single day.
Pop focuses on themes of identity, insecurity, artistic integrity, familial rivalry and the constantly changing perception of what it means to be "cool". These themes are communicated through Leslie, the film’s young pop-chanteuse protagonist, as she struggles to decide what her next career move will be. Her worries are brought to the forefront by the presence of her little brother, Paul, who has not found the same commercial success as Leslie, but has been celebrated by critics and highbrow tastemakers. Leslie’s deep seeded, sometimes crippling self-doubt leads to a nightmarish film that pins Leslie’s surroundings against her.
Writer and actress Emily Bosse takes the lead as Leslie, supported by Seger Dow in the role of her brother, Paul.
Producer Jillian Acreman is pleased to announce longtime collaborator Jesse Anthony as Director of Photography.
Principal photography November 2013.
Risks and challenges
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