I Like Movies

the debut feature film from Chandler Levack

Socially inept 17-year-old cinephile, Lawrence Kweller (Isaiah Lehtinen), gets a job at a video store where he forms a complicated friendship with his older female manager.

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Key Cast & Crew

Cast

 

Isaiah Lehtinen, Lawrence Kweller

Isaiah Lehtinen was born and raised in Nanaimo, British Columbia before moving to Vancouver, where he fell in love with acting at a young age after responding to an open call on Craigslist. He went on to book roles in projects including The Good Doctor and Story of a Girl before stealing scenes in the Russo Brother’s Deadly Class (SyFy, now on Netflix) and the Quibi series When the Streetlights Go Out. In 2021, Isaiah also starred in the short film River Boy Blues which was met with critical acclaim at the Festival du Nouveau Cinema.

 

Romina D’Ugo, Alana

CSA best actress nominee Romina D'Ugo is a first-generation Canadian, and proud daughter to Italian immigrant parents. Her career began when she landed a supporting role in the Universal Pictures film How She Move. She became a household name when she earned a spot as one of the Top 20 dancers on So You Think You Can Dance Canada and went on to star opposite Justin Chatwin in the feature film, Funkytown. In 2010, Romina also starred in MTV’s original movie Turn The Beat Around for which she was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Canadian Screen Awards. She also choreographed for Margot Robbie and Cara Delevingne in the DC Comics film Suicide Squad in 2016.

 

Krista Bridges, Terri Kweller

Krista Bridges is one of the most acknowledged and respected actresses in Canada. She has worked in both American and Canadian film and television, playing a wide range of leading and supporting roles. Her feature film credits include Astronaut opposite Richard Dreyfuss and The Boat House, directed by Hannah Cheesman. Other past works include starring roles in Narc, opposite Jason Patrick and Ray Liotta; Goliath opposite Andrea Roth; The Colossal Failure of the Modern Relationship opposite Enrico Colantoni, as well as credits in Workin’ Moms (CBC), Transplant (CTV), The Expanse (Syfy) and Schitt’s Creek (CBC). She can soon be seen in the new anthology series for FOX called Accused.

 

Percy Hynes White, Matt Macarchuck

Percy Hynes White has been acting since the age of two, starting with performances in various short films in and around his hometown of St John’s, Newfoundland. He also appeared in Don McKellar’s The Grand Seduction, which premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Percy’s feature film credits include Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb; Our House opposite Thomas Mann and Nicola Peltz; Milton’s Secret, with Donald Sutherland; and Rupture, opposite Noomi Rapace. He also was the lead in Edge of Winter, opposite Joel Kinnaman and Tom Holland. The feature film Cast No Shadow, in which Percy played the lead role, earned him two awards – Best Actor at the 2014 Atlantic Film Festival and the Rising Star Award at the 2014 Edmonton International Film Festival. Select television credits include two seasons as series regular on The Gifted for FOX, a spin-off series in the universe of Marvel’s X-Men, a role on Jordan Peele’s reboot of the cult classic The Twilight Zone for CBS: All Access.  Percy also plays a series regular role on Pretty Hard Cases for CBC, and recently wrapped season one as a series regular on Tim Burton’s Addams Family spin-off series WEDNESDAY for Netflix.

Crew

Chandler Levack, Writer/Director, Producer

Chandler Levack grew up in Burlington, Ontario, and lives in Toronto where she studied cinema at the University of Toronto and screenwriting at the Canadian Film Centre. She has directed numerous music videos, earning two JUNO nominations, and is a veteran journalist and critic who has earned several National Magazine Awards for publications that include The Globe & Mail, The Village Voice and Maisonneuve. Her short film We Forgot to Break Up (2017) premiered at TIFF and SXSW. I Like Movies is her feature debut.

 

Lindsay Blair Goeldner, Producer

Lindsay Blair Goeldner is a film producer and karaoke enthusiast based in Toronto. Her producing credits include Learn to Swim (TIFF), There’s No Place Like This Place, Anyplace (Hot Docs, CBC), Death Valley (Fantasia), and upcoming projects Queen Tut and Streams Flow from a River. After completing the Producer's Lab program at the Canadian Film Centre in 2019, she teamed up with fellow alum Shant Joshi to join Fae Pictures as the Director of Production. In her spare time, she recommends films on TikTok.

 

Evan Dubinsky, Producer

Evan Dubinsky is a Toronto-based events and media producer. He's produced concert and comedy events in Montreal, Toronto and Los Angeles and has music supervised several films including Goon, The F Word, Black Conflux and Random Acts of Violence. He's currently a senior programmer for the POP Montreal Music Festival and has several film and television projects in development. I Like Movies is his first feature film credit as a producer.

 

Rico Moran, Cinematographer

Rico Moran is a Salvadorean-Canadian cinematographer from the prairies of Western Canada. Based in Tkaronto, he lends his photographic sense of composition and sharp eye for detail to find the most memorable ways to tell a story. His work has shown at festivals around the world, most recently at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival with Pleasure Garden by Rita Ferrando.

 

Simone Smith, Editor

Simone Smith is an award-winning editor. In 2014, she attended the Canadian Film Centre’s Editor’s Lab. Since then, she's been working in film and television, with previous credits including Firecrackers, Never Steady, Never Still, and the Amazon original series The Lake.

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