BOREALIS now available in US on DirecTV

Borealis, starring Jonas Chernick, Joey King and Kevin Pollak, is now available on DirecTV in the US, starting Dec. 3, 2016. The film will also be available on Dish Echostar, Microsoft, Hoopla, Amazon Video Direct, Google Play, iTunes, Steam, Vudu TVOD & YouTube in the US starting Dec. 23. Borealis was the Opening Night Film of the 2016 Brooklyn Film Festival, and screened across Canada in 2016, where it is now available on iTunes, PPV, VOD, Pay TV and on Air Canada flights.

Borealis to Close the Hell’s Half Mile Film Festival

After opening the Brooklyn Film Festival and screening at the Shanghai International Film Festival, “Borealis” has been programmed as the Closing Night Film at the Hell’s Half Mile Film Festival in Bay City, Michigan. In addition to the prestigious slot, “Borealis” has been nominated for four jury awards at the festival: Best Actress (Joey King), Best Supporting Actor (Kevin Pollak), Best Screenplay (Jonas Chernick) and Best Feature Film. The film screens on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at the State Theater.

Borealis announced as Opening Night Film of Brooklyn Film Festival

Borealis, starring, written and produced by Jonas Chernick, and directed by Sean Garrity, has been announced as the Opening Night Film of the 19th annual Brooklyn Film Festival, in Brooklyn, New York. The Brooklyn screening, which will be the film’s US premiere, will occur on June 3, 2016 at the Wythe Hotel. Chernick, Garrity, stars Joey King, Kevin Pollak and Emily Hampshire will all be in attendance.


Borealis Wins Best Director & Best Actress at Canadian Film Fest

Borealis picked up two awards at Toronto’s Canadian Film Festival this weekend, for Best Director (Sean Garrity) and Best Actress (Joey King). The film opens theatrically in Canada starting on April 8, in Toronto, at the Carlton and Kingsway Cinemas. It opens the following week, April 15, in Winnipeg at Grant park Cinemas, and rolls out across the country after that. 

Borealis To Screen at Canadian Film Festival Before Opening Across Canada

Borealis will screen as part of the 2016 Canadian Film Festival, in downtown Toronto on March 31. The next week, on April 8, it will open theatrically at the Carlton and Kingsway Cinemas in Toronto, before opening at Winnipeg’s Grant Park Cinema on April 15. The film will make its way across Canada, in several other cities, including a May 27 run at Ottawa’s Mayfair Theatre. Borealis recently was nominated for a 2016 Canadian Screen Award, and won a Special Jury Mention at the 205 Vancouver International Film Festival. 

Borealis awarded Special Jury Mention at Vancouver International Film Festival

The 2015 Vancouver International Film Festival jury awarded a Special Honourary Mention to Borealis, citing the amazing performance by lead actress Joey King (White House Down, The Conjuring). The film, co-starring, written by and produced by Jonas Chernick, was in competition at the festival this month, during its Canadian festival run. King’s performance has been garnering rave reviews from the press and the public alike. Borealis will be released theatrically across Canada in early 2016.

Borealis to world premiere at Montreal World Film Festival

Jonas Chernick wrote, produced, and stars in the comedic drama feature film Borealis, which will have its prestigous world premiere at the Montreal World Film Festival on Saturday, Sept. 5 at 4:30 p.m. at the Quartier Latin 12 Cinemas. The film will encore the next day at 7:00 p.m. Borealis also stars Joey King (White House Down, The Conjuring, the upcoming Independence Day 2) and Kevin Pollak (The Usual Suspects, A Few Good Men) and is directed by Sean Garrity (My Awkward Sexual Adventure). The Montreal World Film Festival is ranked by the FIAPF as the only A-List festival in Canada.



Borealis starts shooting in Winnipeg, Canada

Comedic-drama road movie Borealis started shooting today in Winnipeg, Canada, with stars Jonas Chernick, Joey King (White House Down, The Conjuring), and veteran comic legend Kevin Pollak (The Usual Suspects, A Few Good Men) in the lead roles. The feature is the fifth collaboration between writer / producer Chernick and director Sean Garrity, who’s last film was 2012’s My Awkward Sexual Adventure.  Continue reading

Borealis announces Jonas Chernick, Joey King and Kevin Pollak as stars

Announced today in The Hollywood Reporter, Canadian indie film Borealis will star writer/producer JonasChernick, teen star Joey King (White House Down, The Conjuring), and veteran comic legend Kevin Pollak (The Usual Suspects, A Few Good Men) in the lead roles. They join a previously announced cast that includes Emily Hampshire (My Awkward Sexual Adventure), Cle Bennett (Barney’s Version), Jake Epstein (Degrassi) and Greg Bryk (A History of Violence). Continue reading


My Awkward Sexual Adventure wins two Canadian Comedy Awards

Last night at the Centerpointe Theatre in Ottawa, My Awkward Sexual Adventure picked up the award for Best Female Performance in a Feature for Emily Hampshire’s portrayal of Julia Bowe, and Best Direction in a Feature for Sean Garrity at the 14th Annual Canadian Comedy Awards. Hampshire was in attendance to accept her award, while writer/producer/star Jonas Chernick accepted Garrity’s award on his behalf.

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