The Two Gay Geeks 🏳️‍🌈 have a chat with one of our favorite humans on the planet, Patricia Chica and her cohort, Kamal John Iskander. They are here to talk about a film they have been working on and is ready for the World Premiere, titled Montreal Girls. Patricia and Kamal tell us how the film came about and some of the challenges they faced in trying to make a film during COVID. It is fascinating as always to hear the process of making a film. To hear Patricia and Kamal talk about this film was magical. Have a listen, and we hope you enjoy this as much as we did.
 




About Patricia Chica

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Bernard Brault, CM


Everything Patricia Chica directs wins multiple awards, gets selected at numerous film festivals and generates rave reviews. This daring, vivid and non-conforming Canadian director, writer, producer, editor and Chi Energy acting coach has created over 60 hours of content and garnered numerous awards in her 20-year career.

A graduate from the Film Production department at Concordia University (with distinction), she specializes in high-quality character-driven content that depicts strong emotions, thought-provoking stories and a profound message. Patricia Chica is an alumna of TIFF Filmmaker Lab, Netflix-Banff Diversity of Voices program, CMPA Pre-Sales Pitches in L.A. program, Málaga MAFIZ Lab, SODEC_LAB in Cannes, as well as a recipient of the Temerty Family Fellowship – Share Her Journey Program.

Patricia Chica is a member of the Directors Guild of Canada, Canadian Media Producers Association, Canadian Cinema Editors, Women in Film, Film Fatales, and the Canadian Academy for Film and Television.


About Kamal John Iskander



Kamal John Iskander is an award-winning writer and director whose work has been lauded and reviewed in indieWIRE, Fangoria, FilmThreat, Starburst Magazine, and Rue Morgue. As a director, his film Jesus Comes To Town was an Official Selection in 30 international film festivals winning 7 awards. FilmThreat called it, “Black and white neo-noir glory… a delight to behold!” Picked up by Shorts International, it currently plays on SHORTS TV. His screenplay awards and accolades include Semifinalist and Quarterfinalist in the Academy Nicholl Fellowship, “Best International Screenplay” Winner (Oaxaca FilmFest Global Script Challenge), and Semifinalist (Scriptapalooza, Screencraft, BlueCat), and Second Rounder in the Austin Film Festival’s screenwriting competition.

Iskander lives in Los Angeles and has written over ten screenplays. His award-winning script collaboration, Montreal Girls was incubated in the TIFF Filmmaker Lab, has been financed by TELEFILM and SODEC, and was produced in Canada in 2020.

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About Montreal Girls



Montreal’s underground nightlife is legendary. Follow Ramy, a poet from the Middle East who is in Montreal for med school, and thanks to his partying cousin, meets two local girls and embarks on a relationship that shows him his destiny.
 
To know more about MONTRÉAL GIRLS, please visit the following links:

Official Website: www.MontrealGirlsMovie.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MontrealGirlsMovie
Instagram: www.instagram.com/MontrealGirlsMovie
Hashtags: #MontrealGirlsMovie #QuebecCinema
 

photo by Joshua Bilbao

 


 


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