Blind Dates provided for the ‘Random Acts of Romance’ theatrical premiere November 8th at the MAGIC LANTERN CARLTON CINEMA!

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For immediate release – Toronto, OCT, 2013 – Random Acts of Romance, director Katrin Bowen (Amazon Falls) has become matchmaker for the theatrical premier at the Magic Lantern Carlton Cinema in Toronto on November 8th

 Since Director, Katrin Bowen, will be in attendance for the opening weekend, she decided “What better way to honour the Random Acts of Romance within the movie than with some Random Acts of Romance in the Audience!” To participate, you just need to get a ticket for opening night, available for pre-sale at the Carlton Cinema, then contact Random Acts of Romance on Facebook with a message saying you want to be set up, and we will arrange your blind date. You meet at the movie, and there is an after party at the Blake House. What could be easier than that?

“It started on Facebook, hooking up my single friends to see the Random Acts of Romance, but then I thought, why not let everyone into the fun?!” says director and producer Katrin Bowen.

 Random Acts of Romance is a clever, insightful, and hilarious fast-paced comedy about modern relationships and the downright bizarre ways people express love – a perfect film for a first date!  Itsintense characters in extreme relationship situations bring the audience on an emotional rollercoaster. Punctuated by moments of uncomfortably illuminating hilarity, the characters confront situations we all identify with. Random Acts of Romance shows us that love is not perfect. It’s sloppy. It’s messy. It’s what makes us human.

Award winning Actors: Amanda Tapping, Zak Santiago, Robert Maloney, Laura Bertram, Ted Whittall and Sonja Bennett star in Bowen’s latest feature.

DAVID (Robert Moloney -The Odds) and HOLLY (Laura Bertram -Andromeda) are rich newlyweds who should be in love. When Holly accidentally runs over BUD (Katherine Isabelle -Endgame), a pot-smoking lesbian, who questions the couple’s passion for each other, she realizes that perhaps her marriage isn’t working. Meet MATT (Zak Santiago -Amazon Falls, V) and DIANNE (Amanda Tapping -Stargate, Sanctuary), the couple who met in college. Dianne was Matt’s teacher but it’s not going well now.  After a stoned conversation with his best friend, BUD, Matt goes all out to win back his wife but she’s more interested in RICHARD (Ted Whittall -Once Upon A Time), the heartless,  attractive millionaire who lives next door to BUD. Richard catches the eye of   David’s secretary, LYNNE (Sonja Bennett-Young People F**cking), a timid girl who likes to stalk.. The actors give daring and hilarious performances that resonate long after the film is over. Amanda Tapping gives the performance of her career!

Written by Jillian Mannion, Kevin McComiskie & Katrin Bowen, the film was beautifully shot by Brendan Uegama and edited by Franco Pante, with original composition by Step Carruthers and sound design by Stephen Hamm. The original soundtrack features some of Canada’s most electrifying indie pop bands.

Random Acts’ experienced and highly-talented production team has multiple films and awards under their belts; Executive Producers Avi Federgreen (Score: A Hockey Musical, One Week), Lindsay Macadam (The Entitled, Hard Core Logo 2) and  the Production team Katrin Bowen and Darren Reiter (Amazon Falls) Purple Productions and Bowen Arrow Productions produced Random Acts of Romance. The Film was made with the financial participation of Telefilm Canada through the Canada Feature Film Fund and produced in association with Super Channel. Additional financing was provided by the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit (CPTC), Film Incentive BC (FIBC) and Rogers Telefund.

Random Acts of Romance is nominated for four Leo awards including: Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Performance and Best Direction.  At the helm is visionary director Katrin Bowen. Based out of Vancouver, Katrin’s first feature film Amazon Falls, debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival (2010) to glowing reviews.  Katrin went on to win both the Best Debut Feature Award at the Female Eye Film Festival and the 2011 Artistic Achievement Award from Women in Film.  Amazon Falls garnered the 2011 Leo Award for Best Female Performance.   Katrin looks forward to bringing you her passion for storytelling with her second feature Random Acts of Romance.

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Katrin Bowen is Available Nov 8,9,10 in Toronto for Interviews prior and during theatrical premiere. Before that date she is available for long distance interviews. There will be a talk back with the director after the first weekend’s evening screenings.

Media Contact Toronto: Rosemary Doyle Zed House PR -Tel: (416) 845-9411 – rdoyle [at] zedhouse.com