Elevation Pictures partners with Cineplex Entertainment and Landmark Cinemas to offer free admission to HYENA ROAD this Remembrance Day
Toronto, ON – November 5, 2015 – Elevation Pictures, a leading Canadian distribution company, has partnered with Cineplex Entertainment and Landmark Cinemas to offer free admission to watch the Canadian war film HYENA ROAD this Remembrance Day.
HYENA ROAD, features Rossif Sutherland ("Reign"), Allan Hawco ("Republic of Doyle"), Christine Horne ("Lost Girl") and Paul Gross, who also wrote and directed the film. It follows the story of three men caught at the intersection of modern warfare — an intelligence officer from the Canadian Armed Forces, Pete Mitchell (Gross), whose mission is to guarantee the construction of a supply road in the heart of Taliban territory in Afghanistan; Canadian Armed Forces sniper, Ryan Sanders (Sutherland), who leads a team protecting the crews building the road; and a local Afghan warrior, The Ghost (Neamat Arghandabi), who has left war behind, but gets tangled up in the conflict to settle a personal score.
“In 2010 I was invited by the Canadian Armed Forces to visit our troops in Afghanistan. The experience had a profound effect on me, one that led to the film, Hyena Road,” said Gross. “At every step on the winding path to the completed film, our soldiers were involved. While the film was made for our country at large it can also be said it was made for our men and women in uniform and their families. It is our hope that it will stand as a legacy to their sacrifice for generations to come.”
HYENA ROAD opened across Canada on October 9 and had the biggest opening for a Canadian film this year to date. The film will be available on DVD/Blu-ray and On Demand in early 2016.
The films charitable partner Wounded Warriors Canada (WWC), who specializes in supporting Veterans and their families who are living with operational stress injuries, is supporting the screenings to create additional awareness. The partnership is intended to help educate and inform the public about the challenges facing our Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans and their families who return from operations.
"Hyena Road has fostered a national discussion about Canada’s significant military contribution in Afghanistan,” said Wounded Warriors Canada Executive Director, Scott Maxwell. “The film continues to help raise important awareness about operational stress injuries like PTSD and the need to support our ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans and their families.”
Across Canada on November 11 there will be late matinee screenings in select Cineplex Entertainment locations and 4:00 p.m. screenings in select Landmark Cinema locations, tickets available at the box office. For a full list of theatres and show times please visit www.cineplex.com or www.landmarkcinemas.com. For more information on Wounded Warriors and how to donate please visit www.woundedwarrior.ca
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Paul Gross pictured with members of the Canadian Armed Forces in a still from HYENA ROAD
About Elevation Pictures: Founded in 2013, with finance partner Teddy Schwarzman of Black Bear Pictures, Elevation Pictures has already established itself as one of Canada’s leading film and television distribution companies. Elevation’s team of seasoned production and distribution executives, including co-presidents Laurie May and Noah Segal, are committed to bringing a robust film and television slate to audiences with both commercial and critical appeal. For more information, visit elevationpictures.com
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