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

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