'Never Saw It Coming': An interview with film director Gail Harvey and producer Marina Cordoni

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'Never Saw It Coming'

Never Saw is Coming is a thriller in the style of Alfred Hitchcock that will challenge viewers to question their own values. 

Keisha Ceylon is a psychic. At least, that's what she passes herself off as. She watches the news for stories of missing family members and by the way, she charges for this service, and likes to see the money up front. Keisha's latest mark is a man whose wife disappeared a week ago. So she pays a visit to her troubled husband and tells him her vision. The trouble is her vision just happens to be close enough to the truth that it leaves this man rattled. And it may very well leave Keisha dead.

This led Gail Harvey and Marina Cordoni and Face2face host David Peck to talk about the cement ceiling for women, hope, communication and hard work, people management and collaboration, pushing boundaries, and why women in the industry have faced so many different challenges than men and why sometimes we need permission to laugh.

Marina Cordoni is the Founder and Producer of MCE Inc. a Toronto based production company and film sales agency. In the nineties, Cordoni worked for various entertainment companies including the film division of PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, where she handled pre-sales and completed picture sales in various foreign territories on major independent hits including 4 Weddings and a Funeral, Dead Man Walking, Fargo and Sleepers. She was also instrumental in building a feature film production and foreign sales division at Toronto based Breakthrough Entertainment between 2008- 2013. Recent Producer credits include the latest feature from Gail Harvey Never Saw It Coming (based on the Linwood Barclay novel) and The Butler Brothers.

Gail Harvey is an award-winning film director who has studied under Norman Jewison, Wim Wenders, Arthur Penn and Daniel Petrie. Harvey has a 25-year history in the feature film industry, starting as a stills photographer on more than 100 films undertaken by all major studios in the United States and Canada. She won an international reputation by creating deep and insightful work that helped her transcend the traditional role of the on-set stills photographer. Her appeal stems from an ability to capture, in a single frame, the enduring presence and complex personalities of her subjects. 

Never Saw It Coming is produced By: Marina Cordoni & Gail Harvey with executive producers: Linwood Barclay, Jay Firestone, Steven Pasternak, Danny Webber, Michael Forsey

Image Copyright: Marina Cordoni & Gail Harvey. Used with permission.


For more information about David Peck’s podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit his site here. With thanks to producer Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.

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