@Distillery District

INDUSTRY DAYS 2024

JULY 18th, 2024

JULY 18th, 2024 | 6:30pm cocktail | 7:30pm panel | Distillery District (Outdoor - Birra Moretti Cinema)

From Scream to Screen: Fantastic Films & Horror in Focus

The panel discussion will delve into various aspects of the horror genre, from the initial script creation to the intricate process of costume design and the worldwide distribution of horror films. Attendees will have the opportunity to gain insights into the development of horror over time, the latest trends, and the resurgence of older narratives featuring distinguished industry experts such as Andrea Niada (director of “Home Education”), Vincenzo Natali (director of “Cube” and “Splice”), and Alex Kavanagh (costume designer for “Saw” and “Resident Evil: Afterlife”).

MEETING POINT: BIRRA MORETTI ACTIVATION

MODERATOR & PANELISTS:

Chris Alexander
Journalist, Producer and Film Critic
Andrea Niada
Director of “Home Education”
Alex Kavanagh
Costume designer for “Saw” and “Resident Evil: Afterlife
Vincenzo Natali
Director of “Cube” and “Splice”

JULY 4th, 2024

JULY 4th, 2024 | 6:00pm cocktail | 7:00pm panel | Distillery District (Outdoor - Birra Moretti Cinema)

From the Bookstores to the Box Office

Developing a book adaptation comes with no shortage of complexities from keeping the original text’s integrity to catering to audiences. Join us as we delve into the artistry and challenges of transforming literature into cinematic storytelling, exploring how adaptations continue to captivate audiences while honoring the timeless appeal of beloved literary works.

MEETING POINT: 34 DISTILLERY LANE

MODERATOR & PANELISTS:

Nick Iannelli
MODERATOR. Senior Vice President, Take 5 Productions
Fabio Mollo
Director
Sherren Lee
Director
Neri Marcorè
Director and Actor
Ken Cancellara
Producer

JUNE 28th, 2024

JUNE 28th, 2024 | 9:00pm | Distillery District (Outdoor - Trinity Theatre)

Distillery District as a Cinematic Set

The Distillery District has been home to countless movie sets including X-Men, Blues Brothers 2000, Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosity, and many more. To learn more about the district’s adaptability and history, join award-winning producer Miles Dale, production designer Paul Austerberry, and film critic Radheyan Simonpillai in a panel discussion. Following the conversation, there will be a screening of the Academy Award winning film, “The Shape of Water.”

MODERATOR & PANELISTS:

Radheyan Simonpillai
MODERATOR. Film Critic for CTV. Pop Culture Columnist for CBC
Miles Dale
Producer, Academy Award Winner for “The Shape of Water”
Paul Austerberry
Production Designer

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