We talk with filmmaker Colm McCarthy about his boundary pushing, critically acclaimed zombie thriller and coming of age story The Girl with All the Gifts, opening theatrically in select cities and on VOD this weekend.
Post-interview at the Thompson Toronto ahead of their red carpet premiere at Midnight Madness on September 13, 2014.
Midnight Madness is in a realm all to itself, and Toronto International Film Festival programmer Colin Geddes has been visiting that reality since before he realized he would ever end up involved in the festival. Geddes credits the program, and the festival at large, as his “film school” that ended up training him to become a programmer–a role he never imagined for himself when he went to the first-ever Midnight Madness in 1988.
While dramas, documentaries and tearjerkers rule the day at the Toronto International Film Festival, it’s the bloody, supernatural and action-packed films that rule the nights at TIFF, and that’s thanks to Midnight Madness.
Stars at the Toronto International Film Festival rarely know what to make of the madness that is, so appropriately, Midnight Madness.
During last year’s festival, actresses Erin Cummings, America Olivo, and Canadian Julia Voth–who walked the red carpet for their indie cult film, Bitch Slap–couldn’t believe the overwhelming response from fans.
Earlier today the Toronto International Film Festival confirmed that Daybreakers, Ethan Hawke‘s latest film, had been chosen to screen during this year’s Midnight Madness.
The film, which was directed by Peter and Michael Spierig, is set in 2019 after a plague has turned most of the Earth’s population into vampires.