GONE SOUTH: HOW CANADA INVENTED HOLLYWOOD

By Leslie D. BLAND

LESS BLAND PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2014

A funny and investigative look at the long history and major influence Canadians have had on the development of American pop culture.

Festivals
& Awards

The Valley Film Festival 2014
Documentary
Hamilton Film Festival 2014
Documentary
Sunscreen Film Festival West 2014
Documentary
Glendale International Film Festival 2014
Best Documentary
Edmonton International Film Festival 2014
Documentary
Florida Documentary Film Festival 2014
Documentary
Victoria Film Festival 2015
Documentary
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • CANADA, USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 91 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Leslie D. BLAND
    • Writer(s)
    • Ian FERGUSON
    • Producer(s)
    • Leslie BLAND (Less Bland Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • The feature length comedic documentary Gone South: How Canada Invented Hollywood is a funny and investigative look at the long history and major influence Canadians have had on the development of American pop culture. It features exclusive celebrity interviews and classic archival images from the very beginnings of Hollywood right through to the present day. Gone South presents an historical overview of the influence of Canadians in Los Angeles as well as thematically linked interviews with current Canadians working in Hollywood. The documentary presents the argument that without the slow and subversive influence of Canada, Hollywood as it is known would not and could not exist. Canadian celebrities interviewed include Howie Mandel, David Foster, Alan Thicke, Alex Trebek, Shannon Tweed, Monty Hall, Arthur Hiller, Ted Kotcheff, Neve Campbell, Tommy Chong, Dave Thomas, Will Sasso, Harland Williams, David Shore, and Erin Karpluk.
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