Markham Street Films Presents

Trapped in a prison-like school, 16-year old Vivien keeps to herself and sticks her neck out for no one. Until she is reunited with Sophia: the former friend who betrayed her. Together, the girls embark on a dangerous search to uncover the horrifying truth behind their imprisonment. Soon running for their lives, the girls must save themselves or die trying.

Level 16 stars Katie Douglas (Mary Kills People) as Vivien, Celina Martin (Adventures in Public School) as Sophia, Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries) as Ms. Brixil, and Peter Outerbridge (The Expanse) as Dr. Miro. They are joined by Alexis Whelan, Amalia Williamson, Josette Halpert, Kiana Madeira, Sydney Meyer and Joelle Farrow .

Level 16 is written and directed by Danishka Esterhazy (Black Field, H & G) and produced by Markham Street Films Inc. Cinematography is by Samy Inayeh (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency), production design is by Diana Magnus (Cube²: Hypercube), with costumes by Jennifer Stroud (I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House), and editing by Jorge Weisz (April’s Daughter).

Production funding from: Telefilm Canada, CBC’s Breaking Barriers Fund, the Shaw Rocket Fund, the OMDC Film Fund, Ontario and Federal Tax credits, and Markham Street Films.

LEVEL 16 was developed with the participation of Telefilm Canada, the National Screen Institute - Canada NSI Features First programme in association with Telefilm Canada and the Brian Linehan Charitable foundation, the Harold Greenberg Fund, WIFT and the NBC Universal Incubator.

Since Judy Holm and Michael McNamara launched Markham Street Films Inc. in 2002, they have created 5 feature films, 2 short films and over 50 hours of documentary. In 2015, MSF produced and distributed Big News From Grand Rock. In 2016, MSF produced the feature documentary Celtic Soul with Jay Baruchel (This is the End) and short film Bird (Molly Parker, director). In 2017, MSF produced YA thriller Level 16 with writer/director Danishka Esterhazy and is financing her next film, Jagged Winter. MSF is also financing the adventure film Sailor Girl, directed by Anita Doron (The Breadwinner) and the comedy The Return of The Fabulous 7.


contact: jholm@markhamstreet.com


Level 16

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