Kevin Wallace

Kevin Wallace’s Lordly Dream

Since 2001 J.R.R. Tolkien‘s epic The Lord of the Rings has been a hot topic from one side of the world to the other. Peter Jackson’s gigantic trilogy certainly had a lot to do with the renewed interest, but that interest has been sustained far longer than your average film. Then again, this isn’t just any story – this is one of the English language’s most compelling tales, and so it only makes sense that someone should endeavor to take that story even further.

That someone happens to be England’s own Kevin Wallace.

Setting the Stage: 30th Toronto International Film Festival

The 2005 Toronto International Film Festival officially kicked off with the opening press conference held in the magnificent Imperial Room at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel (which was a pleasant relief as most press conferences in previous years have been held in woefully small venues making for a very crowded event) – which was appropriate given the fact that the announcements being made and the folks making them were as large and respect-worthy as the venerable old Imperial Room.