03. August 2015 · Comments Off on Murray Foster’s ‘The Cocksure Lads’ · Categories: Feature Films, Television · Tags: , , ,

murrayheadshot-2The Cocksure Lads, a band from England, come to Toronto on their first-ever North American tour. Ten minutes after arriving, they get into a fight over royalties and break up. The Lads scatter across the city, and spend the day drinking, fighting, meeting girls, falling in love, and searching for a claw-foot bathtub. Through it all they learn what it means to be a band – but can they patch things up before their big show that night?

Director Murray Foster was born in Toronto, attended the University of Toronto, obtaining a degree in English.  While he was there, he formed Moxy Fruvous with three high school friends.  He joined the band Great Big Sea in 2001.  Although a musician by profession, Murray has always had a keen interest for writing.  Although he dabbled in different forms of fiction he didn’t start screenwriting until he entered a local play competition.  After a collective called Filmcoop produced one of his short plays he was quickly pulled into the world of filmmaking in 2010. — official site

Foster pitched the film on the episode of CBC’s Dragons’ Den that aired on January 21, 2015.

The film opens as part of Canadian Indie Film Series in select Landmark cinemas across the country on August 7th (sneak preview on August 5th).  Here’s the trailer.

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