It’s been a while since we’ve done an “Around Town” feature, so to kick off our latest we decided to feature local actress Sandy Sidhu, whose first feature was one of the highest viewed of the bunch.
Since her last feature she’s scored some great roles and has started her own production company. Currently she has a role in Preggoland, which will be screening at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
We caught up with Sandy one sunny afternoon and these are the resulting photos.
More information on Preggoland:
Directed by festival favourite Jacob Tierney (The Trotsky), this saucy, sharply-written comedy-drama about a boozing, live-at-home thirtysomething (screenwriter-star Sonja Bennett) who finds her world turned upside down when she lies about being pregnant.
Ruth (Sonja Bennett) leads a fairly typical teenage life: she lives with her dad (James Caan), works as a cashier at the local grocery store, experiments with drugs and alcohol, parties hard, and sleeps in regularly. The only problem is that Ruth is thirty-five years old. To make matters worse, she no longer has anything in common with her closest friends, all of whom are at various stages of parenthood or pregnancy and are openly critical of Ruth’s lifestyle. And after her debauched behaviour at a baby shower, she is promptly and unceremoniously defriended.
When Ruth’s sister Hillary (Lisa Durupt), the favoured daughter, announces she is trying to have a baby, Ruth spontaneously blurts out that she is pregnant — which is, naturally, a complete lie. Though she tries to back out of the fib early on, it soon becomes far too attractive to keep up the farce, not least due to the fact that she finds herself being warmly re-embraced by her friends.
Photographer: Sara Rogers photography
MU/Hair: Leah Roberts (Makeup Art By Lease)