An award-winning film that focuses on themes of toxic masculinity.

Pressure Play Film

Toronto, Canada.

The Director

The Film

Eric Bizzarri is an award winning filmmaker based in Toronto, with experience in both directing and producing, as well as writing his own content. Eric is a detail-oriented creative, passionate about making meaningful and timely pieces surrounding challenging topics like toxic masculinity, male-male abuse and sexual harassment. He has a strong background in marketing and film festival operations.

Pressure Play focuses on themes of toxic masculinity, specifically the way that many young male adults find themselves under pressure to “be” or “act” a certain way in order to be considered a man. This happens everywhere, constantly, and affects almost everyone.

Overview

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth. Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however a small line of blind text by the name of Lorem Ipsum decided to leave for the far World of Grammar.

She packed her seven versalia, put her initial into the belt and made herself on the way. When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove, the headline of Alphabet Village and the subline of her own road, the Line Lane. Pityful a rethoric question ran over her cheek, then she continued her way. On her way she met a copy.

Project

Waveform Concept Design

Client

The People Inc.

What We Did

Company Branding, Responsive Web Design

Pressure Play is a huge inspiration to Lomaga and Bizzarri because of its ultimate message.

Our Director of Photography (Julian Lomaga) pursued collegiate baseball in the United States at Louisiana State University of Alexandria. While being part of the sports atmosphere and lifestyle in Canada and the USA, he has experienced instances of a disproportionate, negative attitude within sports. 

This relation of film and sports fuels Lomaga’s cinematography and has brought to light Lomaga’s truth that within practicing, while doing what you enjoy and love on a daily basis, one must tune out any damaging negativity. Pressure Play is a huge inspiration to Lomaga and Bizzarri because of its ultimate message, tuning out an audience that is telling you otherwise and following your heart to do what you enjoy and strive to do best.

Pressure Play is showing on Apple TV+ and screened at the Canadian Film Festival 2020.