My pics of Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan “The F Word” World Premiere Q&A 2013 Toronto Film Festival

On Saturday, September 7, 2013 I attended the gala World Premiere of The F Word at the Toronto International Film Festival. The sold-out event was held in the 1250-seat Ryerson Theatre. The film was a selection in the Special Presentation section.

Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan star as Wallace and Chantry, two young Torontonians who meet a party and immediately feel the sweet spark of attraction. There's one little problem, though. She's taken. Still, their magnetism is undeniable, begging the question...can two straight opposite sex hopeless romantics be "just friends?" It's the setup for a sweet rom-com that's also a loving postcard from Toronto.

Canadian director Michael Dowse is perhaps best known to festival audiences as the man behind the extremely wacky Fubar (Sundance 2002) and even wackier Fubar: Balls to the Wall, which played the Ryerson in 2010 as part of TIFF's Midnight Madness program of genre films. He wrote, directed, produced, edited, and served as cinematographer on the first. For the sequel, he was writer, director, and producer. For The F Word, he hangs up a few hats and "only" takes on the role of director, as the source material is rich indeed. The movie is based on a play by Michael Rinaldi and T.J. Dawe, adapted for the screen by Elan Mastai. The film was shot by Dutch cinematographer Rogier Stoffers (The School of Rock, Disturbia, Lakeview Terrace) and edited by Yvann Thibaudeau (Fear of the Dark, Everything is Fine) with an original score by A.C. Newman. The F Word is a Canada/Ireland co-production.     

The F Word is being distributed in the US by CBS Films. Entertainment One is the Canadian and UK distributor.

Director Michael Dowse was introduced by TIFF Senior Programmer Steve Gravestock prior to the screening, where they were joined by stars Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Megan Park, and Adam Driver, along with screenwriter Elan Mastai. All returned afterward for a lively Q&A.

Here are some pictures I shot during the intro and Q&A:

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Larry Richman

Larry Richman

For 20 years I was a professional in the entertainment industry, from commercial broadcast radio in America's fourth largest market to band management to record production. But my passion is independent film, and I spend much of the year traveling to film festivals to see indies and meet the actors, directors, and others responsible for creating them. I'm a writer, photographer, and videographer, currently serving as Senior Vice President for Media & Technology and Public Relations at PROnetworks as well as Editor at

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