A Sweet Release
Posted: October 22
TRAILER PARK PRODUCTIONS AND TOPSAIL PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCE THAT THE THIRD TRAILER PARK BOYS FEATURE FILM WILL BEGIN PRODUCTION IN MARCH 2013
(Halifax, NS) - Trailer Park Productions and Topsail Productions are pleased to announce that actors John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells and Mike Smith have signed on for a third Trailer Park Boys feature film. They will reunite with director Mike Clattenburg with production slated to begin in March 2013.
“We are all extremely pleased to be working together again on another Trailer Park Boys film,” says producer Barrie Dunn. “Although it’s been four years since our last film, Ricky, Julian and Bubbles are as popular as ever, even expanding internationally, and we’re delighted to bring them back to the big screen.”
“We’ve had incredible support from fans worldwide,” says Wells. “I love playing Ricky and we’re all excited to play the Trailer Park Boys again on screen with the amazing cast and crew."
The producers had hoped to commence production on the film this October but scheduling conflicts made it necessary to postpone the project until the spring.
“Having to reschedule was actually a blessing in disguise,” says producer Mike Volpe. “The extra time allows us to get all our financing in place before shooting begins and gives all our creative departments more time to prepare.”
Originally the concept of creator/director Clattenburg, Trailer Park Boys began as a short film starring Tremblay (Julian) and Wells (Ricky). It debuted to rave reviews at the 1999 Atlantic Film Festival. The premise: a camera crew chronicles the boys’ adventures living in the Sunnyvale Trailer Park in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
Recruiting Mike Smith (Bubbles) to complete the haphazard trio, the idea spun off a mockumentary‐style show, which ran for seven seasons and produced two TV specials on Showcase (2001‐2008). The show was Showcase’s highest‐rated Canadian program and airs in over 15 countries. Guest stars included Rush’s Alex Lifeson, Sebastian Bach and Rita MacNeil.
Ricky, Julian and Bubbles’ first full‐length film Trailer Park Boys: The Movie hit theatres in 2007 and the follow up Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day served as a finale to the series in 2009.
As with the two previous Trailer Park Boys features, Alliance Films will distribute this film in Canada.
SABS Note of Noteworthiness
One of the projects Robb Wells aka Ricky was working on during the break was the feature film BEAT DOWN. You can check out a cool interview with Robb and his castmates click here for that.