Mon Ami is a horror movie disguised as a buddy comedy, think ‘Fargo’ meets ‘Dumb & Dumber’. Cal and Teddy, two former best friends, try to rekindle their friendship by hatching a plan to kidnap their boss’ daughter Crystal. But with Crystal’s family hot on their trail and Teddy’s wife growing suspicious,both their plans and their relationship is tested as everything falls apart around them.
In the words of Raindance Film Festival:
“Canadian writer/director Rob Grant’s followup to his 2009 cult hit Yesterday is a dark comedy with a very serious bite.” Two hardware store wage slaves, Cal (Scott Wallis) and Teddy (Mike Kovac), decide to take revenge on their boss by kidnapping his blond daughter Crystal (Chelsey Reist) and holding her for ransom.”
What follows is a hilarious series of gaffes and romps where every conceivable thing that can go wrong for these two, does – redefining the concept of ‘criminally dumb’. Rob Grant has a lot to say with this flick. He isn’t afraid to challenge viewers and their sense of comedy, pushing a wacky concept to the extreme. And yet the film always stays just this side of credible, which keeps the climax both entertaining and tense.
Mon Ami’s world premiere at July’s Montreal Fantasia earned it the plaudits that could see this micro budget feature earning cult status. Reminiscent of both Fargo and Very Bad Things, the pitch black darkness of this comedy is sure to win it die-hard fans on this side of the Atlantic too. Watch this movie and you’ll get sucked into an uproarious debacle of a kidnapping film that has as much to say about friendship as it does about idiotic amateur criminals. An ideal night out.”
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‘My Real Story‘
Rob Grant was born and raised in North Vancouver, BC, Canada. He attended the Capilano University’s Motion Picture Production Program before continuing on to earn a Bachelor’s of Arts in Philosophy from the University of British Columbia. He gained knowledge of the film industry through working in the editing department on such features as CABIN IN THE WOODS, THE A-TEAM, TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN, and most recently 20th Century Fox’s DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. While working full time in the editing department, Rob used his free time to write, direct and edit three feature films. His debut film YESTERDAY, a 16mm zombie flick shot when he was just 21, played at Fantasia and Fantastic Fest as well as Internationally on the festival circuit. His sophomore effort pushed boundaries as a horror movie disguised as a buddy comedy called MON AMI, which received widespread acclaim on the festival circuit and glowing reviews from such sites as Variety, The Examiner, and Film Threat. It was picked up by Cinedigm and is now available on VOD. His third and soon to be released film, DESOLATE, is an experimental return to no-budget filmmaking, shot with no crew and no script and is about a young man coming to grips with reality after a horrible breakup with his long-term girlfriend. He is now currently one of only five director’s chosen for this year’s Canadian Film Centre’s Director’s Lab and is workshopping his next project about a lovable loser and his two friend who discover through an act of bullying on prom night that they has the ability to ‘respawn’ after they die, just like in the video games they play from the safety of home.