September 12th, 2013       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Article courtesy Metro News Canada: Toni Collette says she feels somewhat disheartened by the male-dominated world of filmmaking and is pleased about the group of women driving her new feature, “Lucky Them.” Screening at the Toronto International Film Festival, the movie – about a journalist trying to track down a former musician-boyfriend in order to pen an article on him – boasts a female screenwriter (Emily Wachtel), director (Megan Griffiths) and executive producer (Joanne Woodward). “I don’t want to be sexist commenting on it, but you know I have to say I’m getting to a point where I am frustrated by the male dominance in this industry, so (this team) was a good thing, and is a good thing and there should be more women doing it,” Collette said in an interview. “I think we’re all pretty proud to have worked on something so female-oriented – not that it’s just for women, this movie. … All the right people came together.” “Lucky Them” features Collette as troubled Seattle music critic Ellie Klug, who is under pressure from her boss (Oliver Platt) to land a big story. In her quest to find her former flame, she’s joined by Charlie, an eccentric aspiring documentary maker (played with aplomb by Thomas Haden Church). The complete article can be read here.




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