unofficial homepage dedicated to Elias Koteas
synopsis is taken from the
A film within a film, this is a contemporary story of
the making of a historical epic about the Armenian
holocaust from 1915 to 1917, which killed. 1.5 million
people. The story line follows how making the film
transforms the life of an 18-year-old man hired as a
driver on the production.
This is another Atam Egoyan-produced/directed/written
project and there appear to be several of Atom's
'regulars' in the movie, including Bruce Greenwood and
Arsinée Khanjian (Atom's wife).
Elias has done several films with Atom,
The Adjuster and
Exotica as well as co-star Bruce Greenwood.
The movie was filmed around Calgary and
Toronto, Canada and is in limited release. Elias won a
Genie award for his performance!
Here's more information on the film from
Alliance Atlantis films (distributor).
"If Atom invites me to
play in his sandbox, that's all the motivation I
need to go to work. He creates a truly unique
working environment unseen in other parts of the
industry. Over the years, he has fathered a family
of actors, designers, technicians and crew who will
drop everything else they are doing to come and work
-- Elias on Atom Egoyan