Writer, Actor, Producer Clayton Garrett of the film 21 Brothers

Clayton Garrett’s InterviewAir Date:

May 24, 2013

Show #119

Clayton Garrett, actor, writer & Producer of the film 21 BROTHERSClayton began in the early 90’s working as a actor in Kingston, Ontario. As a young man, 541073_10151267478065132_360887531_nhe cut his teeth under the direction of Canadian theatre legends Gordon and Valerie Robertson and learned the ropes in a “show must go on” style of approach reminiscent of renaissance guild theatre, but with the fast pace production schedule of a Vaudevillian theatre.There he managed to play everything from Shakespeare to Becket. In the mid 90’s he studied more formally with the
Players Academy in Toronto, Canada at the Equity Showcase. He has since continued to work as an actor with many theatre companies over the years on numerous productions, largely in south eastern Ontario. In 2009

Clayton has been recognized by the Eastern Ontario Drama League for his ensemble work in a production of Side Man. Clayton has appeared in many short films over the years including Moviola’s award winning short Anxious for Love (2007) where he played Marcus.

While in Toronto, Clayton worked as a Stage, Television and Film Carpenter building and designing for a Toronto based Scene House. During his time there he worked on Nickelodeon’s Harriet the Spy, TV’s Dudley the Dragon and numerous stage productions in the Toronto area.

In 2010 he started, with his partners, the Kings Town Players a commercial theatre company in Ontario. Kings Town Players is about to begin its fourth season of performances.

He directed and adapted to stage the 1968 movie Night or the Living Dead giving a modern voice and spin to the cult classic using mixed media to tell the grim tale. Clayton just premiered his play Mercutio and His Brother Valentine this year, a skewed and unique take on the Shakespeare
classic Romeo and Juliet entitled. He is currently adapting this to the screen.

553828_10150740178265132_910915872_nIn 2011 a film called 21 Brothers was shot where Clayton was a producer, actor and the screenwriter. This film was shot in unique style from beginning to end in a single take and in 2012 it was recognized by Guinness World Records as the Longest Uncut Film. The film is currently in distribution.

21 Brothers has been recognized by Guinness as the longest uncut film in the world! ‘The longest uncut film is 21 Brothers (Canada 2012) which runs for 91 minutes 8 seconds (excluding opening and end credits) and was produced by 21 Brothers Productions in Elginburg, Ontario, Canada and premiered in the Grand Theatre in Kingston, Ontario, Canada on 6 July 2012′

KINGSTON – ON  The producers of 21 Brothers are very excited to announce their new Guinness World Record!

21 Brothers has been recognized by Guinness as the longest uncut film in the world! ‘The longest uncut film is 21 Brothers (Canada 2012) which runs for 91 minutes 8 seconds (excluding opening and end credits) and was produced by 21 Brothers Productions in Elginburg, Ontario, Canada and premiered in the Grand Theatre in Kingston, Ontario, Canada on 6 July 2012′

This film tells the story of Canada’s 21st battalion as they prepare for the Battle of Flers-Courcelette on 15th September, 1916. This World War I drama has been inspired by actual events and takes place in real time. 21 Brothers follows Sgt. Reid as he gets his platoon ready in the final 90 minutes before all “hit the bags”. Not only must he prep the platoon but he is forced to deal with all the difficulties of daily life in trench on the Western Front.

21 Brothers has enjoyed success on the festival circuit and will be showing at the Free Thinking Film Fest in Ottawa as well as a special Remembrance Day showing at the Hamilton Film Festival on Nov 11th, 2012-10-22

21 Brothers is also available in VOD format through Telus,Rogers, Shaw, Sasktel, Mts and for download through iTunes and Google

For additional information, please contact ; Krista Garrett at garrettkrista0@gmail.com or at 613-876-2144

Clayton Garrett’s Interview

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