WINNIPEG - Manitoba’s film industry has a lot to celebrate despite ongoing public health orders, and a proud Winnipeg father is celebrating that success Hollywood-style.
Shot in Winnipeg in September of 2019, director Ilya Naishuller’s “Nobody” tells the story of Hutch Mansell, played by Breaking Bad actor Bob Odenkirk, a man trying to protect his family when his dark past returns to haunt him. Along with other famous actors is local 9-year-old actress Paisley Cadorath, who plays one of Hutch’s children.
The film was released for rent in digital format this past weekend after grossing $34 million worldwide, and Paisley’s dad was so proud of his daughter he kicked off his family’s debut screening with an introductory event.
Cory Cadorath says he managed to snag an actual red carpet online at the last minute, rolled it out, and celebrated Paisley’s big career step with a red carpet gala.
The film features downtown Winnipeg and the exchange district in many scenes, something else the family was proud to see. Paisley’s not stopping at “Nobody” though. She’s reportedly still auditioning for upcoming roles, and working hard to train further as an actor, which lately has often had to involve virtual classes held over video chat.
“Nobody” is one of several major made-in-Manitoba films to hit the big screen. Most of the town scenes in “Run” were filmed in Selkirk, and Winnipeg is also featured prominently. And in January five students from Sisler High School were told their animated film “Cops and Robbers” had been nominated for the 93rd Academy Awards, which will be held this coming Sunday.