Award winning director and film maker Matthew Marshall assisted as part of crew in principle filming of a feature film being shot in St Thomas, Ontario recently. The film is written and directed by Meg Howald and her company Gyspy Cob Studio Films in association with Court Films which is owned by Mason Buchko who is the director of Photography on the film.
Meg Howald is an art history and creative writing prof at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario and has lived in three provinces, and two continents. And of course, by the hemlines of the Aegean, the Bay Fundy, the St. Lawrence, and the Great Lakes. Meg is represented by Solstice Publishing that has released Meg’s first two e-Novels: Are But Shadows and Expatriate Bones. In the fall, 2013 Solstice is releasing her third novel, The Drowning of Margaret Hannah. She describes her novels as socio-psychological mysteries, teased by fate and haunted by irony.
Gold Fish Bowl starts on an ordinary evening before dinner, Mara Winter (Tanisha Sinclair) snaps for seventeen seconds of uncontrolled rage. Targeting Derek, the narcissistic husband, her mechanized fingers reach around his neck and tighten. The Goldfish Bowl is about Mara Winter finding her way past that night of family violence through therapy with Dr. Hart Cane, an unorthodox psychologist, and coming face to face with her own mannequin existence.
Mara Winter is everyone who struggles for freedom in an apartheid life. She asks herself, “How did I ever get to this intersection – you know the one, where sanity runs north and south and insanity east and west. And I hung a left and went west for seventeen seconds of pure madness.” Even though she malfunctions within the walls of her fish bowl existence, she swims a marathon upstream earning the right to laugh and love while doing it.
Marshall participated in shooting the film opening where Derek Winters (Christopher Golovchenko) is laying on the floor having been attacked by something one and a Gold Fish Bowl laying beside him with Gold Fish flopping around outside their bowl. Along with the scenes that will tell the story through Flash back of what lead to those events where we fist find Derek Winters.
Marshall participated in Filming on Saturday June 11th and then again on Sunday June 12th. Marshall hopes to participate in a few more days during principle production provided the his schedule allows it.
Currently Marshall is finishing up post production on his latest short film Tuned In under the banner of 12 Disciples in association with Productionmark and m & s Marshall Productions. The short film was written by Marshall and stars Marley Cabral out of London as Emma a teenager that break house rules having her cell phone at the dinner table and is grounded by her parents played by Corina Leatherdale and Jamie Rainbird. The theme of the film is Are You Listening?