Writer/Director Bruce Sweeney’s newest feature film “Crimes of Mike Recket” will be screening its world premiere at the Contemporary World Cinema at TIFF. The film will can be seen in theatres starting today, September 11th, and on Thursday, September 13th.
“Crimes of Mike Recket” is a neo-noir detective story that subverts the conventions of the genre with humor and subtlety. Mike Recket, played by Nicholas Lea, (V, Continuum, The X-Files) is an unemployed realtor who seduces and defrauds writer Leslie Klemper (played by Gabrielle Rose--Robson Arms, Sisters & Brothers, The Sweet Hereafter). He steals her heart and the only thing of value she has: her house. “Crimes Of Mike Recket” is a behaviorally - based police procedural about family fallout, police methodology, and sociopathic tendencies.
Nicholas Lea has had a long career on both sides of the border, perhaps best known for his role in “The X-Files”. This film gave him the chance to work closely with director Bruce Sweeney to develop the title character of Mike Recket. Recket's wife in the film is played by Agam Darshi, who has previously starred in the Syfy series "Sanctuary" and CTV's "Dan for Mayor". She has also worked with Sweeney in the past--in the Leo-nominated indie film "Excited". In "Crimes of Mike Recket", Agam's character is in a passionate, but volatile relationship with Mike. She wants to keep her family together, but when she discovers that he may have committed a horrible crime, she makes the decision to leave.
Sweeney's latest film is sure to live up to his reputation of creating lasting indie gems.