Archive for the ‘How Eunice Got Her Baby’ Category

SITTING ON THE EDGE OF MARLENE in Good to Go at Female Eye

June 9th, 2012

The latest draft of Sitting on the Edge of Marlene  has been selected for the Good to Go program at the Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto. The festival runs from June 20 – 24 and “Marlene” will have a few scenes read as a tasty teaser at 1:00 on June 22, 2012 at the Novotel in Toronto.

…in other news, How Eunice Got Her Baby was given a nice nod in The Toronto Film Scene online magazine.

WIDC Award for “Sitting on the Edge of Marlene”

April 18th, 2011

Ana Valine has won the Women In The Director’s Chair Feature Film Award, valued at $120,000 in kind towards production of her first feature film, “Sitting on the Edge of Marlene”. Valine wrote the screenplay (which is based on Billie Livingston’s novella) and will direct.


Eunice Wins at Women in Film Festival

April 15th, 2011

“How Eunice Got Her Baby” was awarded the 1st place Legacy Award at the Women in Film Festival in Vancouver in March.

The cash award is generously sponsored by Deboragh Gabler of Legacy Filmworks, Vancouver.

Eunice plays Vancouver & London

March 3rd, 2011

How Eunice Got Her Baby is playing Sunday March 6 at 3:30 at VanCity in Vancouver in the Women in Film Festival.

She is also crossing the sea to play in the Bird’s Eye View Festival in London, UK on Friday March 11 at 6:15 pm

Northwest Film Festival – How Eunice Got Her Baby

November 1st, 2010

Eunice will screen at the Northwest Film & Video Festival:

Sat, Nov 6, 2010
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Thu, Nov 11, 2010
at 8:45 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Eunice deemed too “dark” for opening night.

October 26th, 2010

So…sadness. But we’re going to turn this frown upside down!

At the 13th hour, the night before opening, we got a note. Eunice is too “dark” for an opening night celebration; it has been decreed. I’m not sure I agree – I always thought that little movie was about love and family strength but there you have it. Quite a kerfuffle.

I had to laugh after I got back on my feet. Too dark? Wait until they get a load of the next one! Sure, people die and stuff, but it’s always about love.  Sweet love.

Eunice will be screened, instead, on Friday night at 7:00.

Eunice loves St John’s. Go get em, girl!!

“How Eunice Got Her Baby” plays opening night Gala at the St. John's Women's Film Festival

October 23rd, 2010

St. John’s Women’s Film Festival 2010

Venue: OPENING NIGHT GALA – Arts and Culture Centre
Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Time: 8:00 pm

Director/Réalisateur: Ana Valine
Producer/Producteur: Jordan Gross, Kristin Somborac
Writer/Scénariste: Dane Clark, Linsey Ann Stewart
Country/Pays: Canada
Running Time/Durée: 16 min

Fresh from the Canadian Film Centre, this hard little gem comes with a parental advisory. Children are best left at home for it, but adults will surely appreciate the excellent story-telling skills at work here. Director Ana Valine – about whom we are going to hear a lot more – and her talented writing team have crafted a bold, harsh fable about a young woman with starry dreams and a fair measure of hard luck. Living in small-town Canada can do that to you. Flo is like a young Courtney Love, but without the benefits. Flo’s life changes one night when a handsome bad boy walks into the groc & conf and holds her up at gunpoint. They have a much shorter ride than Bonnie and Clyde, and with no one to run from but themselves. Enter Eunice. Opening night hero Gordon Pinsent narrates in his typically whiskey-throated way – all velvet, no ice.

Northwest Film Festival screening of “How Eunice Got Her Baby”

October 19th, 2010

“How Eunice Got Her Baby” will be screening on opening night at the Northwest Film Festival in Portland, November 5.

Eunice at Nickelfest, St John’s Telegram Review

June 24th, 2010


Last updated at 9:47 AM on 24/06/10

Nickel: Night Two



The Telegram

How Eunice Got Her Baby: Directed by Ana Valine, the film follows two sisters – Eunice (Vivien Endicott Douglas) and Flo (Kate Corbett). Eunice is good, Flo is bad. Eunice ends up with a baby, but not in the conventional way. Corbett’s sexually- charged, renegade performance is wildly riveting. You can’t help but become immersed in her ‘F*** society’ attitude and streaky black crack-whore eyeliner. There’s a romanticism and desperation to her character that makes you want her to be alright. This Goldie Hawn look-alike makes those Alicia Silverstone Aerosmith videos seem like the CBC Sunday Night Movie.

Another two nominations and an award for Eunice – Leos

June 10th, 2010

How Eunice Got Her Baby was nominated for “Best Short Drama” and “Best Direction” at the Leo Awards in Vancouver, BC, bringing home the award for “Best Direction”!