TIFF announces a surprise Special Presentation of <em>Biosphere</em> screening September 10 in the Visa Screening Room at the Princess of Wales Theatre

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September 2, 2022

TIFF announces a surprise Special Presentation of Biosphere screening September 10 in the Visa Screening Room at the Princess of Wales Theatre

Film still of Sterling K. Brown and Mark Duplass in Biosphere

Photo credit: Nathan M. Miller

TORONTO — TIFF is excited to announce Biosphere, the directorial debut from award-winning producer Mel Eslyn and produced by Duplass Brothers Productions, will have its World Premiere on September 10 at 2:30pm as a surprise Special Presentation at the 47th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival.

Eslyn has been the long-time president of Duplass Brothers Productions, producing some of the company’s most acclaimed films and TV projects including Room 104, The Lady and the Dale, the Indie-Spirit winner 7 Days, The One I Love, and Language Lessons. She also collaborated on and produced a number of the late Lynn Shelton’s films, including Your Sister’s Sister and Outside In.

“I can’t wait for Toronto audiences to take the ride that Biosphere offers,” said Cameron Bailey, CEO of TIFF. “Mel Eslyn, Mark Duplass, and Sterling K. Brown have crafted a completely original movie that dazzles with its audacity. It just has to be seen.”

Set in the not-too-distant future, Biosphere follows the last two men on Earth as they adapt and evolve to save humanity. The film is co-written and directed by Eslyn and stars Brown and Mark Duplass, the latter of whom also co-wrote the film. Executive producers are Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass, and the producers are Zackary Drucker, Mel Eslyn, Maddie Buis, and Shuli Harel.

Tickets for this special screening go on sale to TIFF Members on September 3 and to the public on September 5 at tiff.net/tickets.

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The Toronto International Film Festival takes place September 7–17, 2023.

TIFF will respect SAG-AFTRA protocols regarding the participation of its members at the Festival.

The Toronto International Film Festival takes place September 7–17, 2023. Tickets are on sale now at tiff.net.

About TIFF
TIFF is a not-for-profit cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world through film. An international leader in film culture, TIFF projects include the annual Toronto International Film Festival in September; TIFF Bell Lightbox, which features five cinemas, learning and entertainment facilities; and innovative national distribution program Film Circuit. The organization generates an annual economic impact of $200 million CAD. TIFF Bell Lightbox is generously supported by contributors including Founding Sponsor Bell, the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada, the City of Toronto, the Reitman family (Ivan Reitman, Agi Mandel and Susan Michaels), The Daniels Corporation and RBC. For more information, visit tiff.net.

TIFF is generously supported by Lead Sponsor Bell, Major Sponsors RBC, Visa, and BVLGARI®, and Major Supporters the Government of Ontario, Telefilm Canada, and the City of Toronto.

TIFF is grateful for the generous support of the 2022 festival from the Government of Canada through FedDev Ontario and Telefilm Canada.

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