Ed Gass-Donnelly

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January 2011 Ed Gass-Donnelly was selected as one of the top ten film makers to watch
January 2011 Ed Gass-Donnelly was selected as one of the top ten film makers to watch

January 2011 was selected as one of the top ten film makers to watch

Ed Gass-Donnelly (born August 17, 1977 in Toronto, Ontario) is an award-winning , screenwriter and producer. His work often explores themes of death, colliding worlds and the darker sides of . His characters are every-day people who are put in extraordinary situations and left to fend for themselves. Stylistically, Gass-Donnelly's films follow non-linear plot-structures with multiple .

Hailing from roots in the theatre, he has approached his films with an unapologetically hands-on approach, often serving as director, producer, writer, and editor. After making numerous short film and , Gass-Donnelly's , THIS premiered at the in 2007 and went on to be nominated for four Canadian (the ).

Ed Gass-Donnelly Filmography

2013 The Last Exorcism Part II
2010 Small Town Murder Songs
2009 60 Seconds of Regret (short)
2007 This Beautiful City
2003 Pink (short)
2002 Pony (short)
2002 Dying Like Ophelia (short)
2002 Polished (short)

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This Is The End

The comedy This Is The End follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Eventually, they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption.


Starring Guy Pearce and Maggie Grace and set in the near future, Lockout follows a falsely convicted ex-government agent, whose one chance at obtaining freedom lies in the dangerous mission of rescuing the President’s daughter from rioting convicts at an outer space maximum-security prison.

To compose a pop-and-folk-inspired score to match, director Josh Boone recruited members of the indie rock band Bright Eyes, Mike Mogis and Nate Walcott, who also contributed original songs

Stuck in Love

From first-time writer-director Josh Boone and Judy Cairo, comes a comically rich yet emotionally raw romantic comedy about a family of writers who have nearly lost the plot of their own love stories.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire follows on the heels of 2012’s blockbuster cinematic success, The Hunger Games – and takes the worldwide phenomenon sparked by Suzanne Collins’ best-selling books into a new chapter that deepens the story and propels it forward. Critically acclaimed, the first film introduced audiences to the intriguing dystopian culture of Panem.

Red Dawn

Red Dawn is a re-boot of the 1984 box office cult-classic hit film. Now under the direction of first-time director Dan Bradley, the 2012 release boasts a cast of Hollywood’s new up and coming actors


Charles “Buddy” Bolden grew up in New Orleans at the end of 19th century to forge a new kind of music. Fusing blues, ragtime, and gospel with an improvisational urgency anchored by his cornet’s sensual sound, Bolden “invented” jazz, one of America’s few indigenous art forms and its earliest and most important cultural export.