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William, a respected artist who lost everything after his divorce, arrives in Montreal on a job prospect. When the job falls through he then is saved and forms an erotic friendship and exposes his soul with a young woman named Paulette.
William, un artiste respecté qui a tout perdu après son divorce, arrive à Montréal sur une perspective d'emploi. Lorsque le travail tombe à travers, il est alors enregistré et forme une amitié érotique et expose son âme avec une femme nommée Paulette
William , un respetado artista que perdió todo después de su divorcio, llega a Montreal en una perspectiva de trabajo . Cuando el trabajo cae a través de él a continuación, se guarda y se forma una amistad erótica y expone su alma con una llamada Paulette
Winner of Many International Awards
ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS
MARK PENNEY, Writer / Director / Producer
Mark directed the highly acclaimed 2004 independent feature The Right Way at the age of 21. Prior to that, he directed various shorts film and hundreds of hours of television programming for Canadian networks. While attending Seneca College and York University, he worked on the Academy Award-winning film Chicago and the critically acclaimed Narc. The Right Way premiered at the prestigious Venice Film Festival, and – along with touring the international festival circuit – had limited North American theatrical release. The Globe and Mail heralded the film as “the birth of a great new director.” Mark also directed an experimental film called Life in 2007, The Beautiful Risk in 2013. Mark is also in development on many feature films which includes Utopia & Calla Lilly.
ABOUT THE CAST
SHAUN BENSON / “William Murphy”
Benson was born in Guelph, Ontario. He is the son of Eugene Benson, an English professor and a prolific novelist, playwright and librettist. He summered at YMCA Camp Kitchikewana on Beausoleil Island where he held the position of Music Coordinator (where he went by the alias MC Benson) and later held the esteemed position of Music Director (under the alias Shaun Benson, MD). Highlights of his Kitchi career include directing Les Misérables and a memorable street fight with Perry "Hound-Dog" Grassic.
Benson played the role of Dr. Steven Lars Webber on the soap opera General Hospital from 2004 to 2005.
Shaun Benson took on the role of Dr. Steven Webber, formerly Steven Lars, in September 2004. Shaun began studying the arts from a very young age, including piano, ballet and modern dance. After graduating from the University of Western Ontario (where he appeared in many college productions) with a bachelor of science in chemistry/biochemistry, Shaun decided to become an actor and trained at the George Brown College Theater School in Toronto. He went on to appear in numerous acclaimed theater productions in and around Toronto.
He made his television debut as a series lead on the critically acclaimed series The Associates, which led to another lead for the W Network on Just Cause. In addition to various independent and experimental films, Shaun appeared opposite Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson in K-19: The Widowmaker.
He is also a 4th degree black belt in Shorin Ryu Karate Jitsu (as of June 5, 2010). He is part of the Legacy Shorin Ryu Karate Jitsu Association based out of St.Thomas led by Gary Legacy.
Recent television appearances include Cold Case, The Unit, and Tornado Valley. In 2012 he starred in the IMAX 3D documentary film Flight of the Butterflies and in French comedy Populaire. In 2013 he landed the coveted lead role of William Murphy in Mark Penney's The Beautiful Risk.
In addition to acting, Shaun plays bass, acoustic guitar and keyboards for the LA-based rock band ANALOG SMITH.
ELIANE GAGNON / “Paulette”
Eliane was born in Montréal,Quebec. She became interested in acting and films at the age of 13. She made her television debut at the age of 18, through the very popular Quebec show Ramdam, in which she played Kim Bellavance, a bright and energetic girl during five seasons,
Eliane expanded her craft by attending numerous acting workshops with Danielle Fichaud and Jean-Pierre Bergeron from 2006 to 2012. Eliane moved from the small screen to the big screen. Which included feature films Behind Me, directed by Raphael Ouelett, and Jo pour Jonathan, directed by Maxime Giroux. Her performances were pointed out for their truth and their intensity.
In 2012, she landed the lead role of Emiliana Cyr in Louis Cyr. Eliane landed her first english lead role in Mark Penney's The Beautiful Risk in which she plays the troubled character Paulette.
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