Film ex­plores the­ory of jerks

Nova Sco­tia pro­vides $237,000 in fund­ing

The Welland Tribune - - ENTERTAINMENT -

HALIFAX — The Nova Sco­tia gov­ern­ment has an­nounced fund­ing of al­most $237,000 for a pro­fanely ti­tled doc­u­men­tary about jerks.

The movie, by Halifax’s John Walker Pro­duc­tions, is about how peo­ple around the world be­come jerks and the frus­tra­tion they cause oth­ers.

It’s based in part on a New York Times best­seller by Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia-Irvine phi­los­o­phy pro­fes­sor Aaron James.

Both the movie and book are en­ti­tled A--holes: A The­ory.

A syn­op­sis pro­vided by John Walker Pro­duc­tions calls it “an in­tel­lec­tu­ally provoca­tive and ex­is­ten­tially nec­es­sary film.”

“John Walker ex­plores James’ the­o­ries and rec­om­men­da­tions us­ing clips sourced from Hol­ly­wood and news ar­chives, com­bined with vox pop and ru­mi­na­tions with key ob­servers.”

Nova Sco­tia Busi­ness Inc. an­nounced fund­ing Tues­day of $236,911, based on an el­i­gi­ble Nova Sco­tia ex­pen­di­ture of $816,935 through the Nova Sco­tia Film and Tele­vi­sion Pro­duc­tion In­cen­tive Fund.

The money goes to such costs as labour, goods or ser­vices pur­chased from a Nova Sco­tia-based sup­plier. The fund re­placed the province’s lu­cra­tive film tax credit, which had been cred­ited for a thriv­ing film and TV pro­duc­tion in­dus­try.

Ann Bernier of John Walker Pro­duc­tions said they are cur­rently in the process of com­plet­ing fi­nanc­ing. The Cana­dian Press

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