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Natasha Negovanlis (Carmilla) sits down with Michael Seater & Paula Brancati to chat about their new film Sadie’s Last Days on Earth. She tests whether or not they are good liars with a variation of Jimmy Fallon’s “Box Of Lies” game.



Scene Creek questioned Michael, Paula Brancati, and Morgan Taylor Campbell about the movie Sadie’s Last Days on Earth. Read Michael’s responses below:

Scene Creek: Where did you shoot the film?

Michael Seater: We shot at Etobicoke School of the Arts, which was the high school, where I went to high school, so it was pretty amazing. I never thought we would shoot there, and I wrote, like, the library scene, for instance. In the back of my head, the geography of how I wrote it was the library I went to high school in, all of a sudden, we’re filming there and I don’t have to change anything! It’s perfect. The club is one of my favourite bars in Toronto called Cold Tea, a small little place in Kensington Market. We brought in lots of Chinese lanterns, we tried to make it an extra funky place, even more than it is.

SC: How do you feel now that the world may, in fact, be coming to an end?

MS: I wanted to get to a place where the end of the world didn’t matter. What Sadie is trying to figure out is herself and finding acceptance within herself.

Read the whole interview here



On December 7th, Michael and Paula Brancati appeared on the radio show “Ward and Al” to talk about their movie Sadie’s Last Days on Earth. Listen to the full interview below!



Michael and Paula Brancati were both on The Social on December 7th to promote Sadie’s Last Days on Earth. Below are the pictures from the appearance and a way to watch it!

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Faze.ca spoke with Michael, Paula Brancati and Morgan Taylor Campbell in this interview about Sadie’s Last Days on Earth. Below are the parts directly related to the movie and Michael.

In Sadie’s Last Days On Earth, main character Sadie Mitchell suffers from severe anxiety. It causes her to think that the world is ending. Micheal Seater (writer and director) was struck by the idea of writing this coming-of-age story when he realized how the issue of anxiety was being raised more often.

“I had spent a little bit of time thinking about modern-day anxiety and talking with older generations, and I thought it would be a really interesting way to do a classic coming-of-age high school film, but about anxiety today. I just didn’t know how to tackle it,” Micheal said. “Then, I was hanging out with Paula Brancati, who I produced the film with, and Lauren Collins, who was on Degrassi, when Lauren said, ‘what about a teenage girl that is afraid of the apocalypse.’ In that moment, it all just clicked for me. It made sense to me because everything in high school feels like the end of the world. The actual world ending is the heightened anxiety.”

It was important to Michael that his characters showed their anxieties and fears as realistically as possible, so during the writing process, researchers were assembled to help create different levels of anxiety and insecurities that the characters in the movie would portray. “We had a really smart team across the board making sure that we brought the script to life with care. I would say this is a realistic portrayal of what any teenager in high school may be going through. In Sadie’s case, it is heightened and it’s quite crippling,” said Paula, who also plays Sadie’s teacher Connie. “It’s meant to be an honest depiction of her trying to figure it out, her wanting to feel free and not bound by the limitations of her anxiety.”

For Micheal, he met with friends who deal with their own anxiety and asked for their advice on making Sadie’s, and the rest of the characters’ feelings, seem genuine. “I would send them specific scenes and descriptions of feelings. I went to people who had real experience and asked if it made sense. Sometimes they would help me make it more real and other times they would say that it was exactly how it feels. That feeling of your heart getting all tense, your stomach getting in knots, and not being able to function so well, which was a huge help in giving the character a reality,” said Michael.

Morgan Campbell, who plays Sadie in the movie, did her own personal research and used her experience with anxiety to bring the character to life. “I’m big on research, and anxiety is something that I deal with myself. I feel that especially in the age, the modern world we live in, it effects what seems to be most people,” said Morgan. “It is really important for me to tell the truth and to tell this story accurately, especially because it is geared towards a younger audience. I think it is important to bring attention to this circumstance for younger people who are probably experiencing a lot of the same feelings Sadie goes through.”

Though Sadie may be the lead character, she isn’t the only one dealing with these feelings. Characters like Jack and Brennan, played by Munro Chambers and Clark Bako, show a less severe form of anxiety, but it still takes control of their everyday lives. Micheal said, “I wanted these other tidbits throughout the film where it was like, well I experience that everyday. That’s my anxiety, which is Bren’s need to fit in and be accepted or Jack and the crushing pressure from home that we don’t explore much, but you get a sense in the background that it’s a big part of his life, and Connie’s relationship is falling a part. So it’s trying to give all those little pieces that an audience can relate to.”

As the writer, Michael is closest to this movie and all that it could mean to its viewers, and says, “I would like the audience to take away from this film, more than anything, a sense of belonging in their own world. I would like them be able to look out in their own life and feel like they belong. That they have a place in their own world.”

Read the full article here



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Michael talked to MTV about his recent film, Sadie’s Last Days On Earth. It was also revealed that Sadie’s will be in Canadian and American theaters on December 9th, 2016.

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When you’re a teenager, any little thing can feel like the end of the world. But in Sadie’s Last Days on Earth, a high school girl prepares for the apocalypse — literally. Michael Seater, best known for playing Derek Venturi on Life with Derek, wrote and directed the new film that tackles teenage angst and the struggles of growing up.

Sadie’s Last Days on Earth follows Sadie Mitchel (Morgan Taylor Campbell) as she vows to complete her to-do list before the apocalypse draws near — except she’s the only one who believes it’s coming. “For a while I had been mulling over modern teenage anxiety as the theme for a film, but I didn’t know exactly how to tackle it,” Seater told MTV News about the film.

“And then one day,” Seater continued, “I was hanging out with Lauren Collins [from Degrassi: The Next Generation] and Paula Brancati [Seater’s film partner who plays Connie in Sadie’s] and Lauren looked at me and said, ‘I have an idea for a film: a teenage girl who’s terrified of the apocalypse,’ and boom! It all fell into place. It was the perfect metaphor for all the stresses and pressures of life in high school.”

Seater also revealed John Ralston, who played dad George on Life with Derek, has “a very odd and hilarious cameo” in the film. Between directing Ralston, his TV stepsister Ashley Leggat in People Hold On, and his TV stepmom Joy Tanner in Sly Cad, Seater is slowly making his way to directing the entire Venturi-MacDonald household.



Watch the trailer for Sadie’s Last Days on Earth – a movie directed, produced, and written by Michael.

 

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Here are the screencaps for Michael’s Sly Cad, a short he directed and starred in a few years ago. Note, these screencaps obviously contain spoilers. So if you want to watch it first, you can do that HERE

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So, I’m a bit late on this news (almost 4 months late, sorry, I was just made aware of it), but you can now rent/watch/download Sly Cad on vimeo. Sly Cad was the short film that Michael directed back in 2013 and premiered in 2014, starring him and Chloe Rose! (Joy Tanner aka Nora McDonald on Life With Derek also makes an appearance!)

SYNOPSIS
Jack, John, Jake, however you may know him, knows how to get by. He lives well, sailing on the wealth of mature women’s desires. He does this by following his strict Rules of a Sly Cad. Rules that will get in his way when he goes on a twenty-four hour adventure through city and woods with the young and enticing Gabi.

To rent, it is only $1. To buy/download, it is only $3! However, you do have to have a vimeo account to order, but only a standard (free) registration is required.

RENT / BUY / DOWNLOAD HERE
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