Tru Love

IMDB ProfileTru Love Press KitTru Love Facebook WebsiteProduction Company: TomGirl Films
Genre: Romance / Drama
Production Type: Feature Film
Running Time: 96 mins
Year: 2013

Cast: Shauna MacDonald, Kate Trotter, Christine Horne and Peter MacNeill.

Director: Kate Johnston & Shauna MacDonald
Producers: Shauna MacDonald, Kate Johnston, Chris Luckhardt and Matthew Gorman
DoP: Maya Bankovic

A TomGirl Films presents a romantic drama film titled Tru Love. Produced by Shauna MacDonald, Kate Johnston, Matthew Gorman & Willowood Films Chris Luckhardt, this award winning feature film has screened at 40 film festivals worldwide and is scheduled to be released on DVD/Blu Ray & VOD in November 2014 in Canada by Indiecan and worldwide by Wolfe Distribution.

TRU, 37, is a serial bed-hopping lesbian who cannot commit to a relationship or a job for long.

Restless by nature and wounded by the past, she seems to live from pillar to post, from mattress to mattress, bobbing along through life with no anchor to ground her. To add to this, she is late for everything. She gets by on her wits, her considerable good looks and charm — but at her age, it is all starting to wear a little thin.

Then she meets ALICE, 60, a beautiful widow, who has come to town at the last minute to visit her daughter, a too-busy corporate lawyer. SUZANNE, 35, is Tru’s friend.

Tru agrees to meet Alice and let her into Suzanne’s house, for which she mysteriously has a key. Sparks fly and Alice and Tru begin forging an unlikely friendship…and more. Suzanne, who has a deeply conflicted relationship with her mother and a complicated and a secret past with Tru, becomes increasingly alarmed at the growing bond between Tru and her mother.

After Suzanne witnesses an intimate moment between them, feeling jealous and threatened, she tries to sabotage the budding romance. But it backfires, as Tru Love is hard to contain….building to an explosive climax.

Awards (As of Dec 15, 2014)

  • Best Narrative Feature Film – Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2014
  • Best Actress (Kate Trotter) – Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2014
  • Best Feature Film Audience Award – Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival 2014
  • Emerging Canadian Artist Award – Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival 2014
  • Best International Feature Film – Film Out San Diego Film Festival 2014
  • Best Actress (Kate Trotter) – Film Out San Diego Film Festival 2014
  • Best Feature Film Audience Award – Out Film CT: Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2014
  • Best Feature Audience Award – Out Takes New Zealand Film Festival 2014
  • Best Feature Audience Award – Gaze Film Festival 2014 (Dublin, Ireland)
  • Best Feature Film Audience Award – Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2014
  • Best Woman’s Feature Audience Award – North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2014
  • Best Actress (Kate Trotter) – Iris Prize Festival 2014
  • Best Dramatic Feature Film – QCinema: Fort Worth’s Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival 2014
  • Best Feature Film Audience Choice – Reel Q Pittsburgh Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2014

Film Festival Appearances(As of Dec 15, 2014)

  • Raindance Film Festival (London, UK) – Sept 26 – Oct 6, 2013
  • BFI Flare: London LGBT Festival – March 20-30, 2014
  • Boston LGBT Film Festival – April 3-12, 2014
  • Torino Gay & Lesbian Film Festival – Apr 30 – May 6, 2014
  • Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival – May 2-11, 2014
  • Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival – May 21-25, 2014
  • Fairy Tales Presentation Society Calgary – May 23-31, 2014
  • InsideOUT Toronto LGBT Film Festival – May 22 – June 1, 2014
  • Out Takes New Zealand Film Festival – May 22 – June 16, 2014
  • LGBT Movie Night Bend, Oregon – May 26, 2014
  • Immaginaria International Women’s Film Festival (Rome, Italy) – May 31, 2014
  • FilmOut Sand Diego Film Festival – May 30 – June 1, 2014
  • Out FIlm CT: Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival – May 30 – June 7, 2014
  • OUT Twin Cities Film Festival (Minnesota) – June 4-8, 2014
  • TLVFest: Tel Aviv LGBT Film Festival – June 7-16, 2014
  • Frameline: San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival – June 19-29, 2014
  • Bent Lens: World Pride TIFF and InsideOut – June 24-27, 2014
  • Kansas City Gay & Lesbian Film + Video Festival – June 27 – July 1, 2014
  • Feast Festival (Adelaide, Australia) – June 27 – July 6, 2014
  • Gay Cinema Summer Series (Detroit) – July 2, 2014
  • Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival – July 28, 2014
  • Gaze International LGBT Film Festival (Dublin, Ireland) – July 31 – Aug 5, 2014
  • Out on Screen: Vancouver Queer Film Festival – Aug 14-24, 2014
  • North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival – Aug 15-24, 2014
  • Arts Quest Center (Bethelem, PA) – Aug 26, 2014
  • Taiwan Queer Film Festival (Taipai City) – Sept 25-28, 2014
  • Long Beach Q Film Festival – Sept 12-14, 2014
  • Cinefest/Sudbury International Film Festival – Sept 13-21, 2014
  • Some Prefer Cake Film Festival (Bologna, Italy) – Sept 17-21, 2014
  • Cinema Diverse: The Gay and Lesbian Film Festival of Palm Springs – Sept 18-21, 2014
  • Eau Queer Film Festival (Wisconsin) – Sept 24-28, 2014
  • Catalina Film Festival (California) – Sept24-28, 2014
  • MIX (Copenhagen, Denmark) – Oct 3-12, 2014
  • Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Festival – Oct 3-11, 2014
  • Reel Q Pittsburgh Lesbian & Gay Film Festival – Oct 10-18, 2014
  • Louisville LGBT Film Festival (Kentucky) – Oct 17-19, 2014
  • Inside OUT Ottawa LGBT Film Festival – Oct 23-26, 2014
  • Cineffable Film Festival (Paris, France) – Oct 30 – Nov 2, 2014
  • Rehoboth Beach Film Festival (Delaware, USA) – Nov 5-9, 2014
  • Utah Film Center (Salt Lake City, Utah) – Dec 18, 2014
Tru Shauna MacDonald Claire Rachael Ancheril
Alice Kate Trotter James Jerritt Boyce
Suzanne Christine Horne Jaimie Anna Cyzon
Richard Peter MacNeill Angie Tattiawna Jones
Gray Alexander Chapman Scott Duff MacDonald
Directors/Writers Kate Johnston Director of Photography Maya Bankovic
Shauna MacDonald “A” Camera Operator Maya Bankovic
Producers Shauna MacDonald 1st Assistant “A” Camera Matt Steadman
Kate Johnston 2nd Assistant “A” Camera Zachary Zaza
Chris Luckhardt “B” Camera Operators Bruce William Harper
Matthew Gorman Sue Johnson
Co-Producers Jessica Adams 1st Assistants “B” Camera Alex Leung
Vanessa Chiara Godfred Adjei
Associate Producer Kathleen Harquail Daily Assistant Cameras Kenta Tomeoki
Executive Producers Kate Johnston Colin Vaillancourt
Shauna MacDonald Dean Senecal
Christopher Cordell Stedicam Operator Daniel Abboud
Chris Agoston Key Grips Devin Myler
Pino Halili Jordan Oram
Alexander Johnston Briana Blades
Jane Johnston Arnold Caylakyan
Allen Ormerod Best Boy Grips Luke Saagi
Jamie Stagnitta Jack Saillard
Justin Young Sean Singh
Line Producer Chris Luckhardt Gaffer Bruce William Harper
Production Manager Jessica Adams Daily Gaffers Dan Whitton
1st Assistant Director Derby Crewe Jeff Hanley
2nd Assistant Director Andrew Moir Ben Dundas
Daily 2nd Assistant Directors Mackenzie Hartridge Best Boy Electric Josh Ary
Mario Scenna Electrics Courtney Bruneau
3rd Assistant Director Heather Young Shea Pellow
Script Supervisor Tomas Street Swings Koadie Preston
Production Designers Olga Barsky Tony Law
Sonia Hong Ashley Landry
Set Decorator Nina Noferesti Data Management Technician Conrad Konert
Set Dresser Sarah Lake Still Photographers Michelle Belsky
Costume Designer Ginger Martini Steve Blackburn
Key Makeup Artist & Hair Stella Margaritis Paul Orenstein
Assistant Makeup & Hair Laurel C. Kelly Sound Mixer Roman Alexander Buchok
Composer Patric Caird Boom Operators Andrew Chung
Editor Tiffany Beaudin Andrew Reid
First Assistant Editor Katie Mitchell Colourist Jason Zukowski
Location Manager Kipling Harrop Music Licensing Christine Leslie

Special Thanks:
Gordon Pinsent

Camera Equipment provided by
PS Production Services

Catering Provided by
Blazing Kitchen

Location Equipment Provided by
Willowood Films

Post Production Facilities Provided by
Red Square Motion

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