An angry romantic comedy, Shot in the Face is a glimpse into the real hopes and doubts of a man out of sync with the mundane world.
Jerry doesn’t fit in, or want to, with conventional expectations, but he’s not quite able to break out of the world he has created. Jerry isn’t a normal person, and doesn’t care to pretend to be. Then he finds Erin, a woman who takes nonconformity a step further. She is the epitome of spontaneity and through her impulsive behavior, teaches Jerry that life does not have to be dull. The two go through a hilarious, chaotic night of weirdness that includes a couple of paranoid insurance scammers and a psychotic robber.
Shot in the Face is a story about learning to live without fear in a world intolerant of nonconformist behavior.
- 2005 Showcase
- Regina, SK Canada
- Best Hair (Grant Bray)
Bruce was born in Montreal and graduated with an English and Theater degree from Dawson College. A published poet, playwright, film and stage actor, Mr. Ramsay has lived and worked in Canada, The United States, Italy and Spain. During his stay in Toronto, Mr. Ramsay co-founded the Wildthyme Theater Company and authored the original play for voices, “Raising Harry”, performed by the comedy trio of Buck, Jeggs and the Bear. In Vancouver he appeared in the highly successful Station Street production of “Orphans”, and was nominated along with his fellow cast members for a Dora Mavor Moore award. Mr. Ramsay has since appeared in over fifty, radio, stage, television and film productions. He currently divides his time between Los Angeles and Montreal.
KATHARINE ISABELLE (“Erin”)
Katharine has enjoyed many varied successes in her acting career. She has been working in film and television since she was approximately eight years of age.
She portrayed the title character in the independent feature, “Ginger Snaps”, a film that has taken the world by storm. It has been reviewed as one of the best Canadian films ever. Katie has was also in the feature “Insomnia” opposite Al Pacino. Other feature films credits include “Disturbing Behaviour” and “Snow Day”. Katie also has extensive credits in various television series, including guest-starring roles in “The X-Files,” “First Wave” and “Davinci’s Inquest”, to name a few. Other television credits include the miniseries “Titanic” and the Lindsay Wagner movie of the week, “Voyage of Terror.”
NICHOLAS LEA (“The Robber’)
Nicholas Lea once considered becoming a professional soccer player, so it's not surprising that he didn't take up acting until he was twenty-five. Before that, he sold clothes and was the lead singer for a band called Beau Monde. When he did turn to the stage, the Canadian native studied at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, Charles Conrad Studios, and the Gastown Actor's Studio.
In a May, 2000 poll in the newspaper USA Today, readers chose Nic as the actor to break out into the action genre. His role as Krycek in “The X-Files” certainly fits that bill, as does his role in the mountain-climbing feature film “Vertical Limit” and his starring role in the John Woo syndicated series “Once a Thief.”
Born in New Westminster, British Columbia, Nic is known for his recurring role on the ABC series “The Commish,” as well as roles on “Highlander,” “Sliders,” “The Outer Limits” and “Lonesome Dove.” His feature film credits include “Lunch with Charles”, “The Tool Shed”, “Star 80”, “From Pig to Oblivion” and “American Boyfriends”.
Ben Ratner is an award-winning actor, writer, and director. Best known for starring in internationally acclaimed Canadian films such as “Fathers & Sons”, “Amazon Falls”, “Last Wedding”, and “Mount Pleasant”. Ratner also wrote, directed and co-starred in the feature film “Moving Malcolm”, which was awarded a First Film Special Distinction at The 2003 Montreal World Film Festival and won numerous awards at film festivals in Canada, the United States, and Europe. For television, he has over 75 credits, most recently guest-starring on series “Flashpoint”, “Endgame”, “The Haunting Hour”, and “Eureka”. He was a series regular on the television series “DaVinci's City Hall” and Stephen King's “Kingdom Hospital”.
As a director, Ratner has also helmed the popular series “Robson Arms” for CTV, and the short film “Power Lunch”, which premiered at the 2008 Vancouver International Film Festival. As a writer, Ratner is currently collaborating with some of the top creative talents in Canada to develop new projects.
A protégé of internationally renowned acting teacher and author (The Power of The Actor) Ivana Chubbuck, Ratner is a mentor, teacher, and coach to many of Canada's top actors. (imdb.com)
JOHN CASSINI (“Psycho Don”)
John Cassini is originally from Toronto and presently splits his time between Vancouver, Toronto, and Los Angeles. He has extensive television credits on Emmy award winning shows such as “NYPD Blue,” “The Practice,” “ER,” and a Gemini Best Actor Nomination for a Guest Star on “Davinci’s Inquest.”
Film Credits include “Seven” and “The Game”, both directed by David Fincher, Disney's “Alive”, Warner Bros' “Get Carter” with Sylvester Stallone, “Chain of Fools” with Jeff Goldblum, and Salma Hayek, “Motorcycle Gang” directed by John Milius, and “The Whol Shebang” with Stanley Tucci and Bridget Fonda, as well as several independents.
FRANK CASSINI (“Psycho Ken”)
Frank Cassini was born in Toronto, Canada to Italian immigrant parents. In 1982 he moved to New York City to pursue his passion of acting. It is there he honed and developed his skills as an actor. Among many stage credits, Frank was nominated for a Dramalogue Award in Los Angeles for THE JONES BOY, and was part of the second cast of the international hit, “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding” in New York.
Among his film credits include “Wasted” for MTV, “Everything that Rises” for Touchstone TV, “James Dean: An Invented Life” for TNT, “Masterminds” for SONY, the indie film “For a Few Lousy Dollars”, which he was nominated for a Best Actor LEO Award, and “Hole in the Sky” and “Johnny’s Girl”, both for ABC Hallmark. Early in his career Frank had the privilege to work with Norman Jewison on “Moonstruck” and Martin Scorsese on “Goodfellas”.
Frank’s numerous TV credits include Guest Starring roles in “Wolflake,” “Stargate,” “The Heart dept” (Pilot), “Cold Squad,” “The Fearing Mind,” “Davinci’s Inquest,” “NYPD Blue,” “Millenium,” “The X-Files,” “Outer Limits,” and his first professional TV job, “Miami Vice.”