Canadian director Maxime Giroux is preparing to present to the world his second feature film, Jo pour Jonathan. This independent film made with a budget of $90,000 will be presented in competition at the Locarno International Film Festival in the Concorso Cineasti del presente (Filmmakers of the Present Competition) this coming August.
The story was penned by Giroux himself and Alexandre Laferrière.
We follow Jo, a guy who lives in the shadow of his big brother. They are both juvenile criminals who are interested in illegal street racing. Eventually, they'll get into it.
The film stars up-and-coming actor Raphaël Lacaille, as well as Jean-Sébastien Courchesne and Vanessa Pilon. A longtime collaborator, Director of Photography Sara Mishara once again joined forces with Giroux on this project.
Finally, no release date has been confirmed, but the producers say that it should happen in early 2011.