Director: John PaizsWriter(s): John Paizs
Star(s): John Paizs, Eva Kovacs
One of the quirkiest and funniest films ever made in Canada, Crime Wave follows neophyte screenwriter Steven Penny (Paizs), a strangely silent young man who aspires to make the best “colour crime films” imaginable. But Steven has one major problem: He’s only good at writing the beginnings and endings of movies. With the help of a young neighbour (Kovacs) and the mysterious “Dr. Jolly,” Steven struggles to beat his writer’s block.
“Paizs’s midnight-movie-going, crowd-pleasing aesthetic comes with a personal vision.”
— Mark Peranson, Take One
Since filming the widely-praised Crime Wave in his native Winnipeg, Paizs has directed Top of the Food Chain and Marker, and has worked on such TV series as Kids in the Hall, The Adventures of Shirley Holmes and John Woo’s Once a Thief. He is currently the director in residence at the Canadian Film Centre.
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