Amazon Falls

Amazon Falls was made by director Katrin Bowen after the funding fell through for her first feature, a bigger-budget romantic comedy.  Instead of letting this setback get her down Katrin got together with screenwriter Curry Hitchborn, and the two banged out the script for the film in two weeks.  It was made on a shoestring budget with all volunteer crew in 12 days.  Amazon Falls had its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this past fall.

Amazon Falls tells the story of a faded B-movie actress, Jana, who refuses to give up her dream of being a star. But the clock is ticking.  She is on the cusp of forty and it’s now or never. Despite her best efforts to live clean and expand her skills, Jana is ultimately overcome by the burden of a dream in a business that would seem to punish more for virtue than for vice.  Faced with perpetual futility and diminishing returns, when is it time to finally let the dream go?

Here is an excerpt from an interview I did with Katrin.  In it Katrin speaks about her inspiration for the film.

Amazon Falls will be playing in theaters across Canada starting in Toronto on March 18th.  If you buy a ticket to any of the screenings opening weekend, you get a free ticket to the opening party.  For more details on the screening click here.

Amazon Falls will be playing in other cities across Canada including Vancouver April 14-22nd.

For more details visit the Amazon Falls website : or click “LIKE’ on the Amazon Falls Facebook page.


~ by carayeates on March 15, 2011.

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