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Film based on #1 Bestseller by Irvine Welsh, writer of Trainspotting

Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy

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Fiction Features
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Production year: 
June, 2011
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Rob Heydon is an award-winning filmmaker whose credits span directing, writing, and producing. Heydon was born in Toronto, Canada. Currently, Mr. Heydon is producing and directing Ecstasy by Irvine Welsh. Also, his video for Edwin's Alive, won the Juno Award for Best Music Video and People's Choice Award, MuchMusic Video Awards.

Mr. Heydon’s co-produced with Allen Yamashita a number of ride-films. After producing over 100 music videos and commercials Heydon shot the film Go Further starring Woody Harrelson and Rippin, a documentary on snowboarders. Rob’s work was featured on Ninjatune Recordings Zen TV. At the Canadian Film Centre, he produced the short films Save My Lost Nigga Soul and Stories from the Land of Cain.

He produced the documentary on Jeff “The Dude” Dowd the inspiration for the Coen Brothers’ film The Big Lebowski.

Heydon has attended workshops: Strategic Partners, Mannheim Meetings and Producers Network and L’attelier, Cannes Film Festival.

Film director: 
Rob Heydon
Rob Heydon
About the Producer: 
Ecstasy Film Inc. is currently developing a number of other projects which it intends to produce as international co-productions. These projects are adaptations of award-winning books and best-selling novels to be adapted by award-winning screenwriters. We have chosen to option and develop these books for they are topical, controversial, entertaining and enlightening. Our slate reflects films with themes, plots and stories that have universal social issues underlying the stories. We believe these social issues have great importance in the idea that films can inspire discussion, as well as civic awareness, global engagement and positive social change. Ecstasy Film Inc. is producing Ecstasy based on Irvine Welsh’s book. In 1996, the same year that saw Trainspotting achieve massive international success (grossing over US$70 Million at the box office). Ecstasy debuted as the No. 1 Bestseller all over the world, and was translated into twenty languages. The feature-length film Ecstasy is an adaptation of a short story (entitled The Undefeated) taken from this narrative collection. In Spring 2012, we will be shooting Gaza starring Academy Award Winning Actress Helen Mirren as a Canada/UK Co-production, Directed by Emmy Award Winner Philip Martin and Written by Emmy Award Winner Frank Deasy. Rob Heydon co-produced Greyfriars Bobby, a UK film, which came to Canada for post-production and significant cost savings. The company takes the time to develop scripts fully, prior to seeking financing. Ecstasy Film Inc. has been awarded script development financing from The Movie Network’s Harold Greenberg Fund, CTV, CTF, NOMF and others.
Irvine Welsh (Book) Screenplay : Rob Heydon, Ben Tucker, Additional Scenes by Paul McCafferty, Matt MacLennon
Jeremy Munce
Film photographer: 
Brad Hruboska, Juan Montalvo
Valentin Pricop
Craig McConnell
Art Director: 
Dean O'Dell
Marie Grogan Hales
Eric Deros
Cast 1: 
Adam Sinclair
Cast 2: 
Kristin Kreuk
Cast 3: 
Billy Boyd
Cast 4: 
Carlo Rota
Cast 5: 
Stephen McHattie
Film synopsis: 
A Transformational Love Story from the love of Ecstasy to the ecstasy of Love. Ecstasy debuted as the No. 1 Bestselling book all over the world, and was translated into twenty languages. The feature-length film Ecstasy is an adaptation of a short story (entitled The Undefeated) taken from this narrative collection.
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Over $1 Million
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35 mm
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Dolby SR
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Intandem Films
114 Charing Cross Rd., London, UK
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