Stay Girl

Stay Girl

Stay Girl

Stay Girl

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Session Note

Exploring grand themes of identity, technology, and family, Stay, Girl is a dramedy about "a family of humans etc." When their beloved dog becomes terminally ill, the Isaac family begins to dissolve as they each undergo a journey to discover themselves.

PITCHING TEAM:

Daniel Beirne
Dan Beirne is a writer and actor living in Toronto. He has co-written and produced two award-winning web series (The Bitter End, Dad Drives) and is developing multiple series with writer-comedian Mark Little for sites like Cracked.com and College Humor. Dan is also currently developing a horror film about Black Friday, a fantasy film about the land of imaginary friends, and a half-hour comedy called Primed about a head-down Conservative minister thrust into the spotlight. Dan also continues to write fiction for Said the Gramophone, one of TIME's Top 25 Blogs of 2009. As an actor, Dan's past films include Beat Down, On The Road, The Trotsky, Sorry, Rabbi, and I Heart Doomsday, for which he was awarded Best Male Performance at the 2010 Fantastic Planet Film Festival.

Aisling Chin-Yee
Aisling Chin-Yee is both filmmaker and producer at Prospector Films. She's produced such films as Last Woman Standing, Three Mothers, and Sorry, Rabbi. She is currently in post-production on the short film Sound Asleep and the feature film Rhymes for Young Ghouls, both due to release Fall 2013. She is in development on her own documentary Colour, as well as several feature films and documentaries.

John Christou
John Christou is an award winning producer and founder of Prospector Films. He's produced multiple films, including Last Woman Standing, Up The Yangtze, File Under Miscellaneous, The Colony and Sorry, Rabbi. He is currently in post-production on the short film Sound Asleep and the feature film Rhymes For Young Ghouls.

Jacob Tierney
Jacob Tierney has worked as a professional actor since the age of six. His feature debut as a writer/director, Twist, a modern take on Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, starred Nick Stahl, Michèle-Barbara Pelletier and Gary Farmer and premiered at the Venice Film Festival. Twist received Genie nominations for best adapted screenplay, as well as for Best Actor and Supporting Actor, and won the Genie for Best Original Song. Most recently he wrote and directed The Trotsky (Alliance/Tribeka) the comedic story of a Montréal high school student convinced he is the re-incarnation of Leon Trotsky, starring Jay Baruchel, Michael Murphy, Emily Hampshire, Colm Feore and Saul Rubinek; and Good Neighbours (Alliance/Magnolia) a film noir set during the Quebec referendum of 1995, starring Baruchel, Hampshire, Scott Speedman and Anne Marie Cadieux. Both films premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. The Trotsky received the Genie, WGC and Canadian Comedy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Tierney most recently directed the pilot for the CBC's "Gavin Crawford's Wild West", and is in development on the original screenplay American Music, for Park Ex Pictures.