Elijah the Prophet is the Canadian Short Screenplay Competition’s 2010/11 winning screenplay. The story of Elijah, the pious, chumy and alcoholic prophet, whose yearly antics have graced Jewish households for ages. Unfortunately for the childlike servant of God, not everyone understands drunk driving is, for him, a divine right, which soon causes him to get in trouble with the law.
Elijah: Art Hindle
Gemini winner best known for his work in The Brood and Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
Officer Murphy: Melanie Nicholls-King
Best known for her starring role in Rookie Blue and from her role as Cheryl on HBO’s The Wire.
Constable Jackie: Tonya Lee Williams
Two time Daytime Emmy nominee known for her work in The Border, Poor Boy’s Game, She’s the Mayor and Young and the Restless.
Brian Levy: Carlos Diaz
Gemini-nominated funny man known for getting laughs in Showcase’s Cra$h & Burn and hit comedy Rent-a-Goalie.
More casting announcements coming soon!
Producer: David Cormican
Founder of CSSC and Head of Development / Executive Producer for Minds Eye Entertainment, Executive Produced $15M Faces in the Crowd w/Milla Jovovich and Michael Shanks, $19M The Tall Man w/ Jessica Biel and Stephen McHattie and currently working on a $3.4M zombie slasher film 13 Eerie with Oscar winner and director Roger Christian (Alien, Star Wars, Battlefield Earth)
Director: James Cooper
His last short film played a half dozen film festivals across North America.
Writers: Zachary & Jesse Herrmann
Their hilarious script won the 2010/11 Canadian Short Screenplay Competition and launched this project into action.
Director of Photography: Alwyn Kumst
Genie & Gemini nominated, known for his work shooting shots like Degrassi, The Dresden Files and Fear Itself.
Sound Editor: Alan Hardiman
Two time Genie nominee best known for his run on Relic Hunter, Kids in the Hall, Twilight Zone and countless other TV and film projects.
Picture Editor: Laurence Cohen
Edited and directed films that have premiered at Cannes, Worldwide Short Film Festival, Atlantic Film Festival, Calgary International Film Festival, Edmonton International Film Festival, Yorkton Film Festival, Tulsa International Film Festival, New York International Children’s Film Festival, also worked on the vfx for Thor, Captain America: First Avenger and Gulliver’s Travels.
Casting Director: Carmen Kotyk
Gemini award winner for Achievement in Casting for The Englishmen’s Boy, Carmen has cast numerous projects, including Bruce McDonald’s Hardcore Logo 2, Gemini-nominated comedy Insecurity, and films starring Milla Jovovich, Jessica Biel and more.