The Theatre Bizarre

The Theatre Bizarre

July 08, 2011 01:40 ET

World Premiere for a Montrealer at Fantasia

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - July 8, 2011) - The one who in 2008 won the Cinema Academy contest, over thousands of applicants, for the lead role of Bob Cash in the late Marcel Béliveau's Georges-Henri T. est décédé (trans. Georges Henri T. Has Died) is coming back to us from New York with a lead role in the very anticipated horror film, The Theatre Bizarre, which will have its world premiere in Montreal at the Fantasia International Film Festival!

James Gill is from a Montreal single mother family who to realize his greatest dream had to work in bars for many years so as to study in New York City at one of the most prestigious acting schools there is - The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. Upon graduation, he made his New York City stage debut as Andrei in Chekhov's The Three Sisters, directed by Lear deBessonet. Then got lead roles in three more plays and four feature films.

The Theatre Bizarre is a horror anthology based on the Grand-Guignol Theatre in Paris and directed by seven great horror film directors (Richard Stanley, Buddy Giovinazzo, Karim Hussain, David Gregory, Douglas Buck, Jeremy Kasten and Tom Savini). Gill is the star of Savini (the Godfather of Gore)'s segment and has none other than the seductive horror celebrity Debbie Rochon for co-star. Gill already appears in numerous magazines in the US, Canada and France such as Fangoria and Mad Movies. It's also his photo which is used to represent the film in the Fantasia program guide.

Gill has a busy year ahead of him, awaiting the premieres of his three other films. He can be seen in the action-packed film Jobert's Painting, directed by action veteran Derrick Judge Early, as the Parisian organized crime boss Jean Dubois who goes to New York to get his escaped wife and daughter back. Then, he will steal the hearts of audiences in Love Eterne, directed by Joseph Villapaz. Gill will appear as Quinn, a sensitive and empathetic young man who has lost everything. With nothing to lose, he makes a rash decision to find true love. But will it be at the cost of his life-long friendships? Finally, he will blow your mind in the sci-fi/thriller Powerplegic, directed by Francis X DeGennaro, a dark feature which has a humorous twist, garnering comparisons with A Clockwork Orange. The latter should have its premiere at the New York Horror Film Festival this Fall.

Despite the fact that Béliveau's project fell short, Gill never gave up and here he is the star of a film which will open one of the biggest film festivals of its kind: FANTASIA.

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