The movie will premiere at the VIFF Vancity Theatre on September 24th at 6pm. The Premiere Launch Event will be presented by the Directors Guild of Canada and the VIFF Vancity theatre. It will premiere as the showcase feature for the Art House Theater Day. The evening will begin with a mixer at the lounge at 6pm followed by a special screening of behind-the-scenes footage and music videos created by We Are The City for their album with the same name Violent. The Amazing Factory film makers and We Are The City band members will introduce VIOLENT at 9pm, followed by a Q&A with their creative team.
Amazing Factory Productions Inc. partnered with the renowned Vancouver band, We Are the City, to produce VIOLENT. The plan was set in motion to write, produce and release a feature film as a companion piece to the band’s album. It showcased in 2014 as Perspective Canada Official Selection at the Festival de Cannes and was Official Selection at several other high profile festivals including Karlovy Vary, San Sebastian, and Los Cabos as well as the Canada Top Ten Film Festival by TIFF.
Winner of 19 awards including Best Canadian Film and Best BC Film at VIFF 2014 and subsequently named Best BC Film of the Year by the Vancouver Film Critics Circle and winner of 8 LEO Awards, VIOLENT is the debut feature from Andrew Huculiak, best-known as the drummer for the Vancouver-based rock band, We Are the City and was created to coincide with the release of the album of the same name.