Canvas

 

Previously named Residuum, Canvas is the story of an artist struggling to find a coherent aesthetic and balance his love for art, a woman, and his brother. Inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s letters to his brother Theo, it is an epistolary piece set in modern day Chicago.

 

It's Official!

Canvas has been picked up for distribution by with Tom Cat Films / Summer Hill Films. 

 

Mackenzie Wiglesworth
Casey Chapman

CAST

 

 

Casey Chapman originally helms from South Carolina and moved to Chicago after receiving a degree in theatre performance. Chapman won the best actor award at the International Film Awards Berlin (IFAB) film festival and New York City Independent Film Festival in 2013 for his performance in "Mother's Milk" directed by Edward Pionke. Along with staring in Residuum, he can be seen in "City of Lust" which is currently on all VOD platforms. He just wrapped production on "Hell Town" by directed by award winning directors Steve Balderson and Elizabeth Spear. His short film "Esperanto" which he co-wrote and stared in played at the Bloomsbury Film Festival, and he can also be seen in the short film "Trupiak" by StudioBema productions. Chapman is also heavily active in the Chicago theatre scene performing in over 30 productions in 9 years. He has originated roles in 3 world premieres with the avant garde -European influenced Trap Door Theatre, as well as working with Profiles Theatre, Bailiwick, Oracle, Broken Compass, Black Elephant, marketing with Chicago’s Goodman Theatre, and more. He is currently attached to star in director Edward Pionke's third feature film "Asymptotes".

 

Michael Peters

Michael Peters is a Chicago-based actor, proud to make his feature film debut as Tom in RESIDUUM. As a stage actor he has appeared in dozens of theatrical productions, including Joseph Jefferson Award-winning turns in The Hypocrites' production of CABARET and THE HISTORY BOYS at TimeLine Theatre. He's also a proud co-founder and ensemble member of The New Colony, a devised theater company focusing on new works, and winner of Broadway in Chicago's Emerging Theater Award in 2011. A 2005 graduate of Columbia College Chicago, he is recently married, and resides on Chicago's Northwest side with his new wife. IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5460179/?ref_=tt_ov_st

Greg Callozzo

Mackenzie Wiglesworth's truthful performance as Kim in Mother's Milk won her 2 best actress nominations and 1 win. She moved from Kansas to Chicago to pursue theatre and film after completing her theatre degree at the University of Kansas.  After Wiglesworth’s Chicago stage debut in Euphoria Productions’ Republic County, she was featured in the Chicago Filmmaker’s student short, “Who Will Save Us Now?”.  Wiglesworth next worked with Toasty Woasty Productions on the web series, “The Doc Kings”.  Other web series credits include, “Classholes” , and “Beeswax”.

Vanessa Hughes

Vanessa Hughes well repected and critcally acclaimed Chicago-based actress who is proud to be working on Esemplastic's second film Residuum. Vanessa made her first appearance with this wonderful company as Claude's mother in Mother's Milk. Selected stage credits include: Blithe Spirit (Violet Bradman), Six Dead Queens & An Inflatable Henry (Anne Boleyn), Comedy of Errors (Courtesan), Servant of Two Masters (Smeraldina), Perseus and Medusa (Dane), Twelfth Night (Olivia) and The Real Inspector Hound(Cynthia Muldoon) . You can also hear Vanessa’s voice on the soundtrack for Even Trade (www.imdb.com). She holds a BA from Valparaiso University, is a company member of Piccolo Theatre and is represented by BNB Chicago.

 

Jimmy Chung

Jimmy Chung is a professional sleight of hand artist, musician, comedian and actor who has been on stages nationwide and in films/commercials worldwide. For more information visit: JimmyChungTalent.com

Greg Callozzo is a writer-performer based in Chicago, trained at Boise State University, DePaul University, the Second City Conservatory, iO and Annoyance. He's a member of Under the Gun Theater's performing ensemble, Sqeeze Play. He most recently appeared as the 1950s Host in Dream Theater Company's original show, Women! A Comedy (d/ J. Menekseoglu). Prior to that he played Gerard DePardieu in the absurdist work from the writing team of LoTruglio-Showalter-Wain, SEX a.k.a. Wieners and Boobs (d/ A. McMahon). He has directed pieces for Dream Theater Company and Under the Gun Theater. He loves his beautiful wife Susan and amazing kids Veronica and Peter for supporting him whenever "dad's doing another project."

Benjamin Nicholson

Benjamin Nicholson is an actor, known for Thriller Theater! (2011), Void (2014) and Decrypted (2012). Imdb link: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4053637/ 

Amy Rapp

Amy has been acting in Chicago for over a decade, with companies including TimeLine, InFusion, Profiles Theatre, Victory Gardens, Collaboraction, and New Leaf Theatre. Her film work includes commercials and several feature films, most recently the SAG feature “Tonight’s Special.” During and since graduating from The Theatre School at DePaul, Amy studies acting under Catherine Head and Peggy Roeder. She can be seen in the upcoming pilot "The Incident", and on stage in "The Barber of Seville" at the Lyric Opera and "Folkbound" with Duplicity Ensemble. website: www.amyrapp.com

Mark ViaFranco

An alumni of the Juilliard School he has landed and centralized himself in the Chicago theater and film community. He has preformed and understudied at the Goodman Theater, Victory Gardens Theater. He has been featured in several national commercials and stars in the feature length film "Heaven is Hell". Happy to have a cammio in Residuum he would like to thank the entire cast and crew.

CREW

Edward Pionke
Writer/Director
Craig Harmer
Director of Photography
Josh Timmer
Audio Recorder
Alyson Lyon
Makeup Artist
Dana Scott
Camera B Operator

CREDITS

Stephen Ormand …………………………………………Casey Chapman

Christina Mesuda..…………………………………..….Mackenzie Wiglesworth

Thomas Ormand  ………………………………………..Michael Peters

Vanessa ……………………………………………………….Vanessa Hughes

Jacoby …………………………………………………………Chris Boykin

Victor ………………………………………………………….Jeremy Clark

Prostitute …………………………………………………..Hannah Phelps

Anthony ………………………………………………………Anthony Freeman

Nude Model ……………………………………………….Anya Clingman

Waiter 1 ……………………………………………………..David Wrigley

Waiter 2 ………………………………………………….….Gabe Franken

Julia …………………………………………………………….Brianna Baker

Dale ……………………………………………………….……Jimmy Chung

Mark ……………………………………………………….….Greg Callozzo

Man at Art Fair………………………………………..….Mark ViaFranco

Girlfriend at Art Fair …………………………………..Amy Rapp

Carol Ryan ………………………………………………….Carol Ryan

Woman at Carol Ryan’s tent ………………………Stacey Heeb

2nd Man at Art Fair …………………………………….Benjamin Nicholson

Waitress …………………………………………………….Lydia Ellis-Curry

Opera - Pinkerton ……………………………………..Nicholas Tonozzi

Opera - Suzuki …………………………………………..Alexandra Tanico

Opera - Butterfly ……………………………………… Emily Becker

 

 

Contributing Artists

Carol Ryan

Nancy Jensen

Carlos E. Jimenez

Fidel Rodriguez

Kevin Peleschak

Adam Marcus Nardi

 

 

Line Producer ……………………………………………….Carla Englof

Production Coordinator ……………………………….Stacey Heeb

Production Manager  ……………………………………Ray Rittenberry

Locations Manager ……………………………………….Daniel De Fore

Set Director ……………………………………………………Will Huddleston

Casting Director …………………………………………….Katie Pryor

Script Supervisor ……………………………………………Kara Davison

Audio Recorder ……………………………………………..Joshua Timmer

Sound Studio Audio Recorder ……………………….John Abbey

Camera B Operator ……………………………………….Dana Scott

Back-up Camera B Operator …………………………Patrick Donoghue

Gaffer …………………………………………………………..Frank Rozik

Sound Engineer …………………………………………….Roger Walski

Beauty Make-Up Artist …………………………………Alyson Lyon

Second Beauty Make-Up Artist …………………….Stephanie Bobowski

Third Beauty Make-Up Artist ………………………..Kalousheio Marshell

 

 

 

 

 

Edited By

David Holcombe

 

 

 

 

Original Score By

Petter Wahlback

 

 

 

 

Director of Photography

Craig Harmer

 

 

 

 

Written, Produced and Directed by

Edward Pionke

 

 

Special Thanks To

Dennis Rowe

Greg Schertler

Jessica Lawheed

Vincent Shade

Bonnie White

Coronado Performing Arts Center

Bucktown Art Fair

Esemplastic LLC had a VIP private screening of Residuum on June 22, 2015 at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago.


 

Check out some of the candid shots of the night!

All photos by Kyle Schlegel

 

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