'Being Canadian' Documentary Goes to Candy Factory Films

Megan Raney Aarons
'Being Canadian'

Mike Myers and Seth Rogen appear in Robert Cohen's film, which will be released in September.

Candy Factory Films has acquired U.S. and worldwide rights to the Robert Cohen’s documentary Being Canadian, which offers a humorous view of what it is to be Canadian.

The film, which will be released theatrically in New York City and Los Angeles on Sept. 18 and also offered on VOD, includes appearances by such famous Canadians as Mike Myers, Seth Rogen, Martin Short, Howie Mandel, Michael J. Fox, Will Arnett, Cobie Smulders, Rush and Eugene Levy.

Written and directed by Cohen, the film was produced by the filmmaking team The Sibs (Colin Keith Gray and Megan Raney Aarons) and executive produced by Michael Souther, Teza Lawrence and Michael LaFetra, for Amaze Film + Television, in association with Grainey Pictures.

Candy Factory Films acquired the doc after its international debut at the recent Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto. "When Candy Factory Films went to the last Hot Docs festival, we anticipated picking up a hard hitting doc about brutal war crimes," Candy Factory Films CEO Jason Ward said. "Instead we picked up this completely unexpected documentary about Canadians."

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