Eclipse


1h 35m 1994

Brief Synopsis

Set during the fortnight preceding a total eclipse of the sun, ten Toronto residents come together in love, desire and need. Brian, a repressed businessman, picks up Henry, a young Asian hustler, but later resumes a volatile affair with Sylvie, his sardonic, Quebecoise housekeeper. In English as a S

Film Details

MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Erotic
Romance
Release Date
1994
Production Company
National Film Board Of Canada; Ontario Film Development Corporation; Rafy; TTlTfilm Canada
Distribution Company
Strand Releasing
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

Set during the fortnight preceding a total eclipse of the sun, ten Toronto residents come together in love, desire and need. Brian, a repressed businessman, picks up Henry, a young Asian hustler, but later resumes a volatile affair with Sylvie, his sardonic, Quebecoise housekeeper. In English as a Second Language school, Sylvie meets Gabriel, a sensitive Central American refugee who later has a rendez-vous with Sarah, the Venezuelan-born wife of his immigration lawyer. At home with her husband Norman, Sarah attempts to address the concerns she has about their relationship. The next day, Norman finds himself in a hotel room with Angelo, an androgynous-looking teenager who later meets Michael, a jaded artist. In a forest outside the city, Michael visits with his best friend Jim, with whom he had an affair many years before. In a crowded gay disco on the eve of the eclipse, Jim is accosted by Carlotta, a wild bargirl who wakes up the following morning in Henry's bed.

Crew

Andrew Ainsley

Office Assistant

Nigel H Akam

Camera Trainee

Christine Alevizakis

Production Manager (Additional Photography)

Sharon Alexander

Trainee Art Director

Hussain Amarish

Producer'S Assistant

Hussain Amarshi

Assistant

Lori Anastacio

Trainee Assistant Director

Lori Anastacio

Other

David Antoniuk

Craft Services

David Bailey

Set Production Assistant

Miroslaw Baszak

Director Of Photography

Tim Bewcyk

Dailies

Tim Bewcyk

Grip

Ian Bibby

Gaffer

Paul Boucher

1st Assistant Camera

Mike Bray

Best Boy

Simon Brown

Set Production Assistant

Bruno Bryniarski

1st Assistant Director

Natalie Card

Set Production Assistant

Fiona Ciglen

Set Production Assistant

Loretta Clark

Office Coordinator

Sylvain Cournoyer

Makeup

Sylvain Cournoyer

Hair

Brent Craig

1st Assistant Camera

Geoffrey Creighton

Set Production Assistant

Patricia Cuccia

Props Master

Richard Daley

1st Assistant Camera

Tamara Deverell

Art Director

Ray Dumas

1st Assistant Camera

Stephanie Duncan

1st Assistant Editor

Robin Eecloo

Production Bookkeeper

Marcus Elliot

1st Assistant Camera

James Fantin

Set Production Assistant

Lisa Fernandez

2nd Assistant Camera

David Findlay

Video Segment Producer

Joan R Fisher

Legal Services

Chris Fitzgerald

Set Production Assistant

Rob Fletcher

Dailies

Rob Fletcher

Boom

David Forsythe

3rd Assistant Director

Camelia Frieberg

Producer

Andrew Gainor

Locations Assistant

Robert Gardiner

Generator Operator

Aline Gilmore

Wardrobe Assistant

Aline Gilmore

Costumes

Remo Giralto

Assistant Production Manager

Remo Giralto

Location Manager

Shannon Grinnell

2nd Assistant Camera

Bill Hawkey

Dailies

Bill Hawkey

Grip

David Horton

Sound Mixer

David Horton

Sound

Reni Hoz

1st Assistant Camera

Jenifur Jarvis

Wardrobe

Lisa Jensen

Location Manager

Tammy Jones

Set Production Assistant

Sandy Kaplansky

Publicist

Sandy Kaplansky

Director'S Assistant

Jason Klein

Set Production Assistant

Gail Koob

Locations Assistant

Ron Koperdrad

Set Production Assistant

Michann Lau

Craft Services

David Lavergne

Boom

David Lavergne

Dailies

Delia Leandres

Craft Services

Patrick Lefebvre

Assistant Decorator

Robin Len

Esl Video Graphics

Mark Lewis

Swing Electric

Suzanne Link

2nd Assistant Editor

Dylan Macleod

Swing Electric

Susan Maggi

Editor

Mary Maruna

Set Production Assistant

Diane Mazur

Assistant Makeup

Jeff Mccartney

Dailies

Jeff Mccartney

Grip

Michael Mcshane

Set Decorator

Edward Mikolic

Dailies

Edward Mikolic

Gaffer

Denis A Mildner

Assistant Decorator

Susan Moore

Locations Assistant

Drew Mullin

Set Production Assisant

Andrew Munger

Location Manager

Friday Myers

2nd Assistant Director

Robin Neinsten

Craft Services

Charlene Olson

Production Manager

Anna Pafomow

Assembly Editor

Ken Pickett

Key Grip

Jeremy Podeswa

Screenwriter

Jeremy Podeswa

Producer

Joyce Poon

2nd Assistant Editor

April Poppe

Production Coordinator

John Rahal

3rd Assistant Makeup

Erica Schengili Roberts

Boom

Erica Schengili Roberts

Dailies

Patrick Robinson

2nd Grip

Darren Sacks

Set Production Assistant

Chirayouth Saysana

Boom Operator

Regine Schmid

Associate Producer

Dima Shafiq

Craft Services

Robert Sheridan

Set Production Assistant

Wayne Snell

Art Assistant

Robert Standish

Trainee Assistant Director

Dan Stephenson

Set Production Assistant

Selene Stilesky

Script Supervisor

Selene Strilesky

Continuity Supervisor

Grazyna Szawlowski

Assistant Props

Wolfram Tichy

Executive Producer

Ernie Tollar

Music

Michelle Topola

Art Assistant

David Wharmsby

2nd Assistant Editor

Christopher Williamson

Office Assistant

Sarah Willinksy

Continuity

Sarah Willinksy

Dailies

Tamara Winston

Wardrobe Assistant

Anu Yadav

Office Assistant

Film Details

MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Erotic
Romance
Release Date
1994
Production Company
National Film Board Of Canada; Ontario Film Development Corporation; Rafy; TTlTfilm Canada
Distribution Company
Strand Releasing
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States Fall October 13, 1995

Released in United States February 1995

Released in United States January 1995

Released in United States July 1995

Released in United States July 2000

Released in United States June 1995

Released in United States March 1995

Released in United States November 17, 1995

Released in United States September 1994

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 9-20, 1995.

Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.

Shown at London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival March 18-31, 1995.

Shown at New Directors/New Films in New York City March 17 - April 2, 1995.

Shown at OUTFEST '95: The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival July 6-16, 1995.

Shown at Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival July 6-16, 1995.

Shown at San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival June 9-18, 1995.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Perspective Canada) September 8-17, 1994.

Released in United States January 1995 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Special Screenings) in Park City, Utah January 19-29, 1995.)

Released in United States February 1995 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 9-20, 1995.)

Released in United States March 1995 (Shown at London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival March 18-31, 1995.)

Feature directorial debut for Jeremy Podeswa who graduated from the American Film Institute's Center for Advanced Film Studies (Directing Fellowship).

Began shooting June 1, 1993.

Completed shooting July 12, 1993.

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at New Directors/New Films in New York City March 17 - April 2, 1995.)

Released in United States June 1995 (Shown at San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival June 9-18, 1995.)

Released in United States July 1995 (Shown at OUTFEST '95: The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival July 6-16, 1995.)

Released in United States July 1995 (Shown at Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival July 6-16, 1995.)

Released in United States July 2000 (Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.)

Released in United States September 1994 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Perspective Canada) September 8-17, 1994.)

Released in United States Fall October 13, 1995

Released in United States November 17, 1995 (Quad Cinema; New York City)