Murder in Passing is the first-ever transmedia whodunit series for commuters, with new daily, 30-second episodes on Pattison Onestop’s Toronto subway screens, and online, January 7 to March 1, 2013.
Written and directed by John Greyson, Murder in Passing is shot in the film noir style. I first started thinking about a murder mystery for commuters back in 2007, and even started discussing it with John back then. It’s taken over 5 years to bring this idea to fruition. John has done an amazing job and I’m very excited to finally have this project on our screens!
Visit www.murderinpassing.com to catch up and listen to the operatic ‘fugues’ composed by David Wall. Follow our citizen detective’s blog posts, and find daily clues online, through twitter, and in the Metro newspaper. Follow the clues and solve the mystery of Murder in Passing!
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Bike courier Mars Brito (Chase Joynt– Akin, Everyday to Stay) has been murdered … and everyone in the town of Passing B.C. is a suspect! The extensive roster of suspect characters include his keen green bike boss (Moynan King – Mothering, Trace), his troubled train conductor fiancé (Erin Bardua – Lucy, The Threepenny Opera by Kurt Weill), the ambitious Chemistry Professor (Nina Arsenault – 40 days and 40 Nights, The Silicone Diaries), Passing’s anti-bike Mayor (Arsinee Khanjian – Cruel and Tender, Ararat) and the CEO of an SUV manufacturer (Guierllmo Verdechia – The Adventures of Ali & Ali; bloom, Fronteras Americanas) with Gramsci issues. Detective Epicene (Alexander Chapman – Fig Trees, Sugar, After Alice, Lilies), harbouring secrets of her own, must untangle a bewildering conspiracy involving bikes, cars, opera, gender and corporate green-washing to expose the murderer.
John Greyson’s award-winning films/videos include Fig Trees, Lilies, and Zero Patience. David Wall is an award-winning composer and lead singer of the Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band. Co-Producer, Anneli Ekborn acclaimed shorts and features include TIFF-winner, Big Girl. Co-Producer Sharon Switzer has been producing art and film projects for public screens since 2007.
Murder in Passing was commissioned by Art for Commuters and Pattison Onestop, is a Future Cinema Lab/Greyzone Production supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Canada Council for the Arts.
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