"The Last Night" (2014)
Written, Produced & Directed by Louisa Phung
A pair of lovers share a bittersweet last kiss.
Chelah is a native Vancouverite born into a wildly creative family. Avoiding the large shoes of her artist father, Canadian folk legend Valdy, Chelah took the scenic route to her chosen craft of acting. After dabbling in modelling and acting straight out of high school, Chelah’s desire to travel took her to South East Asia, India, Australia and Europe with work in restaurants, design and event production supporting her hobby of globetrotting. In 2002 Chelah found her place by committing with conviction to life as an actor. She began intense training with Larry Moss, Ivana Chubbuck, John Cassini, Ben Ratner & at Lyric School of Acting. She has since appeared in multiple films, TV series and over 75 commercials. With a talent working under the lights and in front of the lens, Chelah continues to strive forward to the next challenge. She is currently producing a documentary about her father, which began shooting in March 2014, and continues to contribute whatever she is able to other budding filmmakers. Chelah also places great importance in mentoring younger actresses to empower them moving forward in a sometimes difficult industry and works passionately to raise both money and awareness for animal welfare.
Mike Dopud was very thrilled to be cast this past August in the first season of MISTRESSES, a new series for ABC staring Alyssa Milano, and Jes Macallan. Mike plays the European business tycoon named Olivier Dubois. As well Mike can be seen in the feature HALO 4: FORWARD UNTO DAWN where he plays the stern General Black. You will spot Mike in the new X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. You will also see Mike in the feature SKIN TRADE a dark, gritty movie about human trafficking as Goran. Mike Dopud is currently working on Hallmark’s CEDAR COVE where he plays Cedar Cove’s private investigator Roy Mcafee and he can be seen on the SYFY series CONTINUUM as part of Liber 8, the intense Stefan Jaworski. Aside from appearing on MISTRESSES, Mike has had lead roles on such television series as SGU as Varro, the critically acclaimed Canadian show DURHAM COUNTY where he played the loyal detective Glen Stuckey, and on the MTV series KAYA where he played a no-nonsense business manager of the band Crossing Coldwater, of which, his daughter is the lead singer. Mike has also had recurring roles on NBC’s GRIMM, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, and most recently on USA’s COVERT AFFAIRS to name a few.
Mike was nominated for a 2013 Leo Award in the “Best Performance by a supporting Actor” Category for his portrayal of Mike Anderson in TASMANIAN DEVILS as well as “Best Performance by a Lead Actor” in the 2013 Action on Film International Film Festival for his moving portrayal of ‘Agamemnon‘ in the feature CHAINED. Mike can also be seen in the features released in the last couple of years called THIS MEANS WAR, and MISSION IMPOSSIBLE:GHOST PROTOCOL. Some of his other film credits include GODZILLA, 300, CAESAR: RISE OF THE APES, IN THE NAME OF THE KING, WHITE NOISE and ROLLERBALL.
Director of Photography: Andrew Coppin
Andrew Coppin is a cinematographer based in Vancouver, Canada.
His first dramatic feature, IMANI, was filmed in Uganda and premiered at the Berlinale. It has won many international awards, including five for Best Picture (African Movie Academy Awards, Zanzibar International Film Festival, Cairo International Film Festival, Afrykamera African Film Festival Poland, and Vues D'Afrique Montreal). 40 DAYS AT BASECAMP was a feature length documentary filmed at Mount Everest Base Camp, for which Andrew was awarded a Leo in 2012 for Best Cinematography in a Documentary. It was the opening film for the Banff Mountain Film Festival, and was the 2nd most popular Canadian Film when it premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival. Other projects include webisodes for AMC's THE KILLING, Lisa Jackson's SNARE, several projects for the National Film Board, and award winning short films, among others.
Andrew learned much of his craft assisting and operating for Canada's top cinematographers for years, mostly on high budget American productions and Canadian features. He is supported by filming experience in 16 countries and as many years of camera work.
THE LAST NIGHT is Andrew's first collaboration with Louisa Phung.
Editor: Ian MacLeod
Ian studied film at Carleton University and Vancouver Film School and has been working in film and video production for 15 years as a writer, director, and award winning and in-demand film editor. His concise and emotionally resonant storytelling has earned him two Canadian Cinema Editors award nominations and the projects he has worked on acclaim from around the world. Ian has collaborated on a number of films, web series, shorts, documentaries, music videos, and is also the co-founder of the irreverent tech and culture blog Spackler.
Composer: Marc Rogers
Quebec-born, Toronto-based bassist Marc Rogers is active in a wide variety of musical styles and projects. Known for both his electric and acoustic bass playing, he has performed and/or recorded with a diverse group of artists including Norah Jones, The Philosopher Kings, Kreesha Turner, Nikki Yanofsky, Fefe Dobson, Anjulie, Susan Tedeschi, Kate Schutt, Sunshine State, Joe Lovano, Mike Stern, Kenny Wheeler, Lewis Nash, Terri-Lynn Carrington, Kelly Jefferson, K’naan, Rahzel, Bowfire, Holly Cole, and many others. He has recorded and written music for film and TV including Journey to the Center of the Earth, Highlander, Zoe Busiek: Wild Card, the L Word, Lie With Me, and Saint Ralph, as well as ads for Samsung, Visa, Sears, and Advil. Marc endorses Yamaha basses and Acoustic Image amplifiers and is an occasional contributor to the bass column in Canadian Musician magazine. He currently maintains a busy touring and recording schedule.