Allison Crowe's touring year – including concerts in Europe and Canada, as well as ballet, and theatre productions – is wrapped up at home and focus turns to film projects involving the internationally acclaimed musician.
The World Film Premiere of the Peter Buckle-directed "A Corner Brook Tidings" charmed this month, and Rogers Television brings the joy of this PB Productions documentary "featuring Allison Crowe and you" home for the holidays, broadcasting the one-hour special (on Rogers Cable 9) from December 17 through 23, 2012. (Created with assistance from the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council, more info is @
Don Bradshaw of NTV, Canada's Superstation, caught up with the Crowe as she enjoyed a little piano-time outside Santa's workshop, in the North Pole (aka the Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre) where the pair discussed an upcoming movie venture (
Allison Crowe's "Tidings" recording of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" is soundtrack to a movie trailer – just released for "The Pardon", a dramatic motion picture to be released in 2013:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe9yC13crc0">"The Pardon" is directed by Tom Anton, produced by Tom Anton, Sandi Russell, Jacqueline George and Blair Daily. The film stars Jaime King ("Sin City", "Hart of Dixie"), Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee John Hawkes ("Winter's Bone", "Lincoln", "The Sessions"), Jason Lewis, M.C. Gainey, T.J. Thyne, Tim Guinee, Leigh Whannell and John Valdetero. A powerful story of love and despair, hope and redemption, "The Pardon" is based on an actual murder case tried in the State of Louisiana in the 1940s
Along with release of the trailer, the movie's official website is online @ http://www.thepardonmovie.com/">http://www.thepardonmovie.com It contains: images from the film's narrative, as well as historical clippings; a blog; news items; - and music is coming. There's word on the talented cast and crew - including the husband-and-wife director-writer team, Tom Anton and Sandi Russell (who previously paired up to create 2005's "At Last" - a romance set in pre-Katrina Louisiana).
Alternating currents of the flesh and the spirit witnessed in the trailer are channeled by Hollywood veteran Blair Daily – whose editing and post-production supervision credits include work on several Barry Levinson films eg. "Good Morning Vietnam", "Rain Man", "Bugsy", "Avalon", "Wag the Dog" and "Man of the Year". Daily also worked on "Quiz Show" with Robert Redford and "Adventures in Baby Sitting" with Chris Columbus.
To catch Allison Crowe's take on a much-loved song, you can watch "The Pardon" trailer via the official movie site, and, as well, it's on YouTube, and packing a wallop @