Last summer, Hollywood came to Orillia as local writer/director Jake Horowitz’s feature film debut was shot in town. David Hewlett (The Shape of Water, Stargate: Atlantis, Cube) Dylan Everett (Degrassi, Supernatural, Pure), Niamh Wilson (Saw Franchise, Giant Little Ones), and Stevie Joffe (Alias Grace) descended on all parts of Orillia as they filmed Who You Know. After dazzling audiences at film festivals around North America, Who You Know is coming to the Orillia Opera House with its cast and crew for a screening that’s sure to be quirky, charming, surprising, and completely entertaining. Join, David, Jake, producer Jane Loughman, and more faces from the film as they present Who You Know followed by a Q&A.
The film follows Cole, an aspiring screenwriter who decides to write his most ambitious script to date by plotting out a whimsical rom-com relationship with Haley, the daughter of his screenwriting idol, all in hopes of meeting her legendary father and getting a leg up in showbiz. As Cole realizes he has written himself into a corner both morally and romantically, Who You Know delves into insights of ambition, desire, and regret, as it takes a comedic and oftentimes heartbreaking look at what it takes to succeed in art, life, and love in the modern world.