Actress and comedian Chelsea Peretti (Brooklyn 99, Big Mouth) makes her feature film leading debut in the hilarious anti-rom-com Spinster. Directed by Andrea Dorfman (Heartbeat, How To Be Alone), Spinster is distributed by Game Theory Films in Canada and available on iTunes Canada and Vimeo on Demand NOW as well as in the US and UK through Vertical Entertainment.
Anchored by Peretti’s signature humour, the film follows her character Gaby who “wants desperately to find love. Recently dumped and on the brink of forty, she feels she doesn’t matter to anyone. Her best friend is pre occupied with her kids, her family doesn’t get her and running her own catering business, mostly weddings, serves as a constant reminder of the love that has eluded her. Gaby’s greatest fear, that she’ll end up a lonely and pathetic spinster, seems to be her destiny. After a frenzy of dating leaves her exhausted and demoralized, Gaby admits she might never find love and must create a Plan B. Gaby begins to build a meaningful and connected life. But when a chance romantic encounter with Mr. Right threatens to uproot her, she realizes the value of her life, even if it doesn’t involve romance.”
Shot on location in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Spinster’s all-star cast also includes Susan Kent (This Hour Has 22 MInutes, Trailer Park Boys), David Rossetti (Diggstown, Trailer Park Boys), Bill Carr (The Mist) and Nadia Tohen (Mr. D).
“The film’s writer, Jennifer Deyell, and I wanted to turn the romantic comedy on its ear and make it less about chasing someone else and more about falling in love with yourself,” said Andrea Dorfman, Director, Spinster. “The concept that women can’t be happy and alone at any age, but specifically in their 30s and 40s, is simply untrue. There’s beauty, and a lot of comedy, in forging your own path and I hope that the film resonates with anyone in a similar situation.”
Spinster made its world premiere at the Whistler Film Festival in 2019, where Chelsea Peretti received the Trailblazer Award, presented to an actor, writer or director who has blazed a unique and inspiring trail for themselves in film and who continues to engage audiences with meaningful, impactful work.
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