The Action Starts At Cut + The Pineville Heist @ Staircase Cafe Theatre, Hamilton [5 November]

The Action Starts At Cut + The Pineville Heist

10:00 - 14:00

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Staircase Cafe Theatre
27 Dundurn St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8R3C9
Workshop + Film Double Bill!


For 12 years Chambers has been teaching filmmaking at a practical film school in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. He has presented at events across Canada, Australia, England and the USA.

In stand-up style with heavy doses of humour, Chambers educates and inspires in a 90-minute interactive presentation that includes:

— How to break in to the film business
— Producing and directing tips
— Balancing the Business with the Art
— Appreciation of the craft
— Life on set: War Stories and Movie Stars


«Wonderful presentation. The way Lee Chambers presents – his personality — is very engaging and easy to listen to. He has a way about him that make you want to be a filmmaker!»
Jon Diack — Producer Noggin Sauce Pictures

«Fabulous… it was inspirational and educational!»
Paul Weston — Legendary Stuntman (Rogue One, Aliens, Superman)

«The presentation was absolutely amazing!»
Trevor Murphy, Award winning CayFilm director

Canadian writer, producer and director LEE CHAMBERS graduated from the Leeds Metropolitan University Film Program in the United Kingdom and he has worked on television shows for the BBC and feature films for Miramax. His short film work has been Executive Produced by top industry filmmakers such as Paul Haggis and David Cronenberg and he was nominated for a Director’s Guild of Canada Ontario Award in 2011 for a short film made with Roger Corman. Chambers theatrically released his debut feature film, The Pineville Heist, which has so far been selected by over 50 festivals, winning dozens of awards and nominations.

THE PINEVILLE HEIST (Lee Chambers / 90min / CANADA)

Fourteen year old Aaron stumbles into the aftermath of a five million dollar bank heist gone wrong. Hiding under a canoe, Aaron partially catches the murder of one of the robbers. In the chaos he sneaks away with the money and heads straight for the closest place of safety, his high school. Terrified, Aaron tells his shocking tale to Amanda Becker, his drama teacher, but it doesn't take long for one of the psychotic robbers to show up. In the locked down school the pair are relentlessly pursued in a quest to get the money back and wipe out the evidence.

The Pineville Heist is based on the screenplay by Todd Gordon & Lee Chambers. Script consultants included a (former) Senior VP of Production at Universal Pictures and the author of the Screenwriter's Bible.
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