‘Canadian Strain’ film overcomes many hurdles, including COVID-19

Toronto filmmaker Geordie Sabbagh faced many hurdles with his new comedy “Canadian Strain,” starring Jess Salgueiro as a cannabis dealer grappling with legalization.

He had a tiny $10,000 budget and just nine days to shoot. Between writing, directing and working a corporate job, he also took on housekeeping tasks such as providing food for the minimal crew, even cleaning the toilet on set.

Not to mention the time all his props and costumes spilled out onto a busy downtown street, stopping traffic and streetcars while he and producer Ashleigh Rains picked them up.

Or when the Ontario government changed its approach to the cannabis regulation and distribution system in summer 2018, and Sabbagh had to quickly rewrite the ending so it would make sense.

by Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press
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