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September 02, 2014



SASKATOON, September 2, 2014 – The Shape of Rex is now available for rent or purchase on iTunes, including a subtitled version in French (Retrouver Rex), and will soon also be available on other Video On Demand platforms.


The film is Factoria Films first feature. In July it was screened in Spain at the Madrid International Film Festival where it was nominated in three categories: Best Feature, Best Actress (Vivien Endicott-Douglas) and Best Music. In May it earned multiple nominations in France at the St. Tropez International Film Festival, including Best Film, Best Lead Actress (again for Endicott-Douglas), and Best New Directors for first-time co-directors Layne Coleman and Bill Hominuke, who also co-wrote and co-produced..


The Shape of Rex has screened at numerous festivals across North America, winning the Award of Excellence at the Canadian International Film Festival in Vancouver, and the Award of Merit at both the Indie Fest in La Jolla, California and the Route 66 Film Festival in Springfield, Ill. It also was nominated as Best Feature film at both the Kansas International Film Festival in Kansas City, Kansas, and the Green Bay International Film Festival in Wisconsin. Last fall it was in competition for the Discovery Award as Best First Narrative Feature at the Calgary International Film Festival.


With a narrative that toggles between the 1980s and the present day, the film is rooted in a reckless romance between 16-year-old Rose (Endicott-Douglas) and Rex (Brett Donahue), a hot-blooded older boy who has a summer job as a disc jockey. They meet again years later, both comfortably married with children. Rex (Ryan Hollyman) is now a lawyer, Rose (Monica Dottor) a stained glass artist. In the name of “unfinished business,” they cautiously embark on an affair that cannot possibly end well, one that never escapes the chilly shadow of a horrific secret that they share. As their respective spouses (Lorne Cardinal and Aviva Armour-Ostroff) confirm their suspicions—he with measured rage, she with withering contempt—two marriages are put to the ultimate test.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: theshapeofrex.com