Slamdance books Canadian films for competition

Dane Clark and Linsey Stewart's 
I Put A Hit On You and the doc Elliot will contend among other first-time international filmmakers.

The Slamdance Film Festival has booked the writer/directors Dane Clark and Linsey Stewart’s 
I Put A Hit On You and the Canadian documentary Elliot into its upcoming competition.

Clark and Stewart’s theatrical feature debut, which stars Sara Canning and Aaron Ashmore, will compete in the narrative film competition, with a dark romantic comedy about a brokenhearted woman who teams up with her ex-boyfriend to stop the hitman she accidentally hired to kill him.

I Put a Hit on You, which is to receive a world premiere at Slamdance, was shot in Toronto.

There’s also a world bow for Elliot, from director/screenwriters Matthew Bauckman and Jaret Belliveau, about Elliot Scott, who dreams of becoming Canada’s first action hero with his third low-budget action film, Blood Fight.

The documentary, like I Put a Hit on You, received crowd-funding to complete film financing.

Slamdance’s feature competitions showcase work by first-time filmmakers without U.S. distribution.