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Survival-Thriller NUMB Debuts in Canadian Indie Film Series

On the heels of its Whistler and Busan screenings, BC-set thriller NUMB is set to kick off its theatrical run with the Canadian Indie Film Series at Landmark Cinemas across Canada on March 2, 2016, opening theatrically March 4 in Toronto, New Westminster, Kelowna, Nanaimo, and more cities to follow, announced distributor A71 Entertainment on February 17.

Canadian director Jason R. Goode’s feature film debut follows a couple in financial distress who discover a set of GPS coordinates that promise to lead to stolen gold. They must team up with a pair of mysterious hitchhikers to enter the remote winter wilderness and recover the coins.

"We're absolutely thrilled to be working with A71 Entertainment to bring NUMB into theatres across Canada," says Goode. "Their Canadian Indie Film Series is a really innovative way to get the film screening in communities all across Canada. And to have the film screening for weeklong engagements in at least nine cities has exceeded all our expectations."

Goode had the marketplace in mind from the earliest stages of development, and says he's hopeful the film will find a significant audience.

"As a Canadian filmmaker, having your film play in theatres across the country is amazing," he adds. "I couldn't be more thrilled."

Goode (photo right) and his producer Dylan Jenkinson demonstrated their perseverance, pursuing the story over several years, before filming in the Okanagan one year ago with producer Robyn Wiener.

Numb, which was written by Andre Harden, stars British fan favourite Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica, Law & Order UK), Stefanie von Pfetten (Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Cracked), Aleks Paunovic (Personal Effects, This Means War), Marie Avgeropoulos (The 100) and Colin Cunningham (Falling Skies).

The Canadian Indie Film Series is a national initiative helmed by A71 Entertainment, aimed at screening a Canadian independent film the first Wednesday of select months throughout the year at Landmark Cinemas and in additional indie theatres across the country.

Find out more about the Vancouver film screenings on this Facebook event page.

By Katja De Bock
Photos courtesy of Jason R. Goode. S
creenshot lensed by Jan Kiesser, asc | csc

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