Attending this event

Leon Marr

Director and Screenwriter, LEON MARR, is internationally recognised for his acclaimed feature film, Dancing In The Dark, which was the Official Selection at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, Toronto Festival of Festivals, New York, and twenty other festivals around the world; as well as the winner of three Genie Awards, including Best Adapted Screenplay. He also has a lengthy career in television production. Most recently, he directed, co-wrote and produced, The Second Time Around, a love story for the ageless”.

Other feature projects currently in development include: Finale, a psychological thriller which received development funding from Telefilm Canada; Say A Prayer For Me, a psychological thriller which received funding from Telefilm Canada, the OMDC and FUND; Zero Tolerance, an environmental thriller; If Looks Could Kill, an environmental drama; The Wolf and The Crow, a dramatic love story; Half-Way There, a romantic comedy; and Drone, a political thriller. He is also collaborating on a Prime-Time Dramatic TV Series – Leaving Normal.

His Screenplay Consultant credits include: Best Friends (Goldie Hawn & Burt Reynolds), directed by Norman Jewison; and Iceman, produced by Norman Jewison and directed by Fred Schepsi.

Sherry Soules

As a Screenwriter and Producer,SHERRY SOULES has been developing and promoting a slate of feature films and TV series. Most recently, she Co-Wrote and Produced the feature film The Second Time Around  A love story for the ageless”. Other feature projects currently in development include: If Looks Could Kill, an environmental drama; The Wolf and The Crow, a dramatic love story, which received development funding from the Canadian Screen Training Centre; Half-Way There, a romantic comedy; Drone, a political thriller; Finale, a psychological thriller which received development funding from Telefilm Canada; Say A Prayer For Me, a psychological thriller which received funding from Telefilm Canada, the OMDC and FUND; and Zero Tolerance, an environmental thriller. She is also collaborating on a Prime-Time Dramatic TV Series – Leaving Normal, and is writing a Historical Drama TV SeriesThe Little Duchess.

She co-directed, wrote and produced the short film Orange Sarong (2006). She is a published trade and travel writer, an aspiring poet and director, and has over twenty years of experience as a Marketing Executive.

Linda Thorson

LINDA THORSON is multi-talented actress whose career spans screen, stage and television; in Britain, the United States and Canada. Throughout her lengthy career, she has won numerous awards for her strong and versatile performances.

On television she made her indelible mark as the adventurous Tara King in the now cult British series, The Avengers, playing the lead with Patrick Macnee – a role which earned her both a BAFTA and Le Prix Triumph awards.

She has appeared on Broadway in numerous productions and received the Theatre World Award for her performance in Steaming, and The Drama Desk Award for Noises Off.  She was recently in productions of August: Osage County and Other Desert Cities. In London’s West End, her titles include being a member of the original cast of the longest running comedy – No Sex Please, We’re British.

Other film work includes Sweet Liberty, as Michael Caine’s wife; The Other Sister, as Diane Keaton’s best friend; Half Past Dead, with Steven Seagal, The Man on the Train, with Donald Sutherland; and in Ken Russell’s Valentino opposite Rudolph Nureyev.

In addition to her ongoing work as both actor and, now, theatre producer, Linda is also a spokesperson for Doctors Without Borders.

Films screening at this event

The Second Time Around

Director
Leon Marr
Cast
Linda Thorson, Stuart Margolin
Country
Canada
Year
2016
Duration
107 min

Katherine Mitchell didn’t think she would fall in love again after the death of her husband, certainly not with someone as abrasive and grumpy as Isaac Shapiro. But after breaking her hip and convalescing in a retirement residence, against her will, she soon discovers that Polish tailor Isaac shares her passion for music and the happiness it brings. Heartwarming and thoroughly romantic, The Second Time Around shows it is never too late to fall in love and start over.

Memory Songs

Director
Lucy Kaye
Country
UK
Year
2016
Duration
12 min

When your memory fades, your grip on reality becomes fragile and the sense of self slowly slips away. In a synagogue hall in North West London, a group of elderly people gather to find release. Using music and song they try to reconnect with themselves. Through the poetic use of poignant personal photographs and carefully assembled voiced-over memories, this film takes us into the emotional heart of these people, coping with the onset of Dementia.

Grand Jury Prize, Heart, Mind and Soul Award, Rhode Island Film Festival 2017