All She Wants
Directed by Laura Borealis
73 minutes, Digital Video
Shot in April 2001, completed in October 2001
Faster Pussycat by Russ Meyer meets Safe by Todd Haynes in this dramatic comedy about Toronto excess. Women clad in excess fur and leather plot to beat the competition in shopping and shagging. "Jade", played by Fiona Highet, has a crisis when she is diagnosed with candida and her lust for forbidden food and pleasure turns her into a killing machine.
Biography and Filmography of the Director
Laura Borealis (born sept 5 1967) Boston. Raised in Waterloo and Toronto.
BFA NSCAD 93, MFA Art Institute of Chicago 96
All She Wants was written, produced, directed, shot, acted, edited and scored by Laura Borealis. No stranger to multi media art, she has been an internationally exhibiting artist, performer of her original music and recording artist, a music video director for bands such as Sebadoh, the SuperFriendz, Eric's Trip, and Thrush Hermit, photographer and a writer.
In her first feature length movie, All She Wants, Laura Borealis combines her various talents to expose her view of fur-loving 4x4-driving Toronto. A star-studded cast includes accomplished actress Fiona Highet, rock stars Andrew Scott, Patrick Pentland (from Sloan), Rick and Tara White (from Elevator), Cecil Seaskull, Julie Doiron, Greg Tymoshenko (from Leather Uppers), local art darlings Jinhan Ko and Jenifer Paparro and many more. The party scene includes Bob Wiseman among others. The remainder of her cast includes a real stockbroker, a real pilates instructor, her acupuncturist, her in-laws, her brother's best friend, and a woman she met in pre-natal class.
Her previous films have been made in art contexts, either in installations, documented performances, or group art video screenings. Laura married herself on video in 1990, explored loneliness to shocking and comedic heights in her MFA exhibit. Some influences on Laura's film are Crispin Glover's What is it?, Russ Meyer, Woody Allen, Family Viewing by Atom Egoyan, Showgirls , Stanley Kubrick, Aaron Spelling, Hiroshima, Mon Amour. Laura Borealis plans on continuing to make affordable feature films on Digital Video, and editing them at home. She has more screenplays developing. She has a daughter with Greg Tymoshenko and lives in Toronto. Laura, Greg and Fiona Highet all play in a band together performing Laura's original material. Laura has renamed her band Jupiter Tapes and is independently releasing a new CD on Oct 16 2001 at the Cameron House. Many of the songs appear on the soundtrack of All She Wants.
www.lauraborealis.com contains music videos, songs, art, news and reviews.
Cast of All She Wants
directed by Laura Borealis
Isaac Alonso as pilates instructor
Stacey Atkinson as Ram's muse and financial backer
Kate Boothman as Suedešs fan
Laura Borealis as Ruby
Ben Chambers as Mr. Jade
Marcia Connely as Jade's sister
Julie Doiron as the nanny
Greta Ferguson as the doctor
Tisha Fontaine as Suedešs fan, Jade's confidante
Ian Garratt as singing coach
Jin Han Ko as Winky
Phlis MacGregor as Jade's sister's friend
Jenifer Paparro as Suede's art dealer
Molly Parker as Suedešs fan
Patrick Pentland as shiatsu masseur
Shali Rassouli as nurse and acupuncturist
Tim Rayner as Stockbroker
Andrew Scott as Suede
Cecil Seaskull as Amber
Fred Tymoshenko as Jade's father
Greg Tymoshenko as Ram
Sasha Tymoshenko as Pearl, Jade's daughter
Julie Wheler as Suede's model and waitress at restaurant
Rick White as Drummer for suede and ramšs band
Tara White as Suede's fan
At Suede's Party
Rebecca and Stefanie Mendoza
Andre from the Deadly Snakes
Back From The Slaughter Crew List
Writer, Director, Producer, Editor: Laura Borealis
DOP: Laura Borealis (for scenes with Laura: Paul McNulty, Greg Tymoshenko, Fiona Highet, Andrew Scott)
Sound Editor: Malcolm Sweeny
Music: Laura Borealis, Greg Tymoshenko
Costumes: Tisha Fontaine at Liberty, and actor's own.