CANADIAN ACTOR QUINN LORD MAKES HIS TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL DEBUT
Canadian youth actor Quinn Lord makes his debut at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival with two films, THE HOLE screening September 12, 2009 and THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS screening September 18.
[USPRwire, Thu Sep 03 2009] Canadian youth actor Quinn Lord is set to make his debut at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival with two films. First, Quinn can be seen in THE HOLE, directed by Joe Dante and starring Nathan Gamble and Haley Bennett screening on September 12, 2009. Next, he can be seen in the highly anticipated THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS, directed by Terry Gilliam on September 18, 2009. Both films are slatted for late 2009/2010 releases.
Quinn shares, “I really loved playing my character in ‘The Hole;’ it’s totally opposite to who I really am, so it was a challenging role, but crazy, fun and a challenge. It’s pretty cool that it is in 3-D and a thrilling family film like one of my favorites, ‘The Goonies!’ I am so excited to have two different films at the film festival, and I am really looking forward to seeing them both.”
To date, Quinn has appeared in over twenty-five film and television productions including roles on top television programs such as BLADE, STARGATE SG-1, THE L WORD, and SUPERNATURAL. He has also appeared in over twenty-five national and international commercials. Additionally, Quinn was nominated for a Young Artist Award in 2008 for his recurring role on the hit television series SMALLVILLE. Some of Quinn’s most notable film work to date includes appearing in the dramatic feature film THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE alongside Oscar winners Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro, DECK THE HALLS with Danny DeVito and Matthew Broderick, and his voice work, starring as the lead voice “Linus” in PEANUTS for Warner Bros. and as the top billed lead voice “Jason” for three seasons in 3-2-1 PENGUINS!
In addition to his two films premiering at TIFF, Quinn can be seen in the Warner Bros. feature film TRICK ‘R TREAT, an anthology of four Halloween-related horror stories, starring as the lead role of “Sam” out on DVD and Blue Ray on October 6, 2009. Quinn also recently finished shooting SECOND CHANCES, opposite actress Melissa George for Movie Central/Movie Network – due out in 2010.
Quinn Lord is represented by Lena Lees at Play Management, and Thor Bradwell and Bonnie Liedtke at William Morris Endeavor (WME) Entertainment.
For more information or for media inquiries with Quinn Lord, please contact Jordyn Borczon at MLC PR at 818-706-8080 or Jordyn@monaloring.com.
ABOUT THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The Toronto International Film Festival ranks among the most prestigious international film festivals in the world. For ten days, film lovers, filmmakers, industry professionals and media watch the best in new cinema from established masters and new talent. As one of the world’s most important cultural events, the Festival consistently strives to set the standard for excellence in film programming. Audiences are exposed to the work of emerging talent and masters of the cinema craft from around the world. Up-and-coming Canadian filmmakers gain unparalleled insight into the workings of the international market. Media from around the globe converge on the Festival, creating buzz and stirring excitement over films and the talent behind them. Film buyers and other industry professionals, meanwhile, can choose from extensive additional screenings and specialized industry programming that empowers them to make informed business decisions for days and months ahead. The Festival also provides excellent resources and networking opportunities for film-industry professionals and buyers. From the efficiency and dedication of the Festival’s staff and volunteers to its vast contribution to the culture and economy of the City of Toronto, the Toronto International Film Festival has earned its long-standing reputation as a leader in the international film community.