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Canadian Corey Large Executive Producer On The November Man In Theatres Now and Revenge Of The Green Dragons Premiering At TIFF

The Promotion People - Corey LargeCorey acts and produces in BC film Poker Night premiering December 5, 2014

The year 2014 is proving to be busier than ever for Canadian actor/writer/producer Corey Large. As an executive producer, the B.C. native has a handful of blockbusters screening at prestigious film festivals and in theaters worldwide. Earlier this year “It Follows” premiered at Cannes and more recently, “Revenge of the Green Dragons” was accepted into the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. “The November Man” opens this August and, later this year, “Poker Night” debuts in theatres across North America.

Starring Pierce Brosnan, “The November Man” is the first of Corey’s new slate of films to hit the big screen, debuting on August 27. Corey executive produces and Roger Donaldson (“The Bank Job”) directs. The spy thriller also stars Olga Kurylenko and Luke Bracey.

Alongside famed director Martin Scorsese, Corey executive produced “Revenge of the Green Dragons” starring Ray Liotta, Justin Chon, Kevin Wu, Harry Shum Jr, Shuya Chang, and Geoff Pierson. The film premieres at TIFF on Sept. 10 as part of the festival’s Special Presentations programme. This dizzying, decade-spanning crime saga from directors Andrew Lau and Andrew Loo follows two best friends as they rise through the ranks of New York’s Chinese underworld in the 1980s.

Corey not only produced, but also co-stars in “Poker Night,” a feature film shot in his hometown of Victoria, B.C., starring Beau Mirchoff, Ron Perlman, Giancarlo Esposito, and Titus Welliver. The thriller, which features twists and turns that will leave you guessing till the very end, opens in theaters nationwide on Dec. 5.

Earlier this year Corey produced and acted in the Canadian feature “Kid Cannabis,” which opened to rave reviews on April 20 and continues with strong DVD sales.

At the helm of Wingman Productions and Tunnel Post, Corey runs his own studio and post-production company controlling the direction of projects he chooses to work on. His Santa Monica-based companies specialize in creating high-end media content for film, television, live events, commercials and music videos including, “Killing them Softly” with Brad Pitt, “Broken City” starring Russell Crowe and Mark Wahlberg, and “The Tomb” with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone.

Along with his partners, Corey has written, produced, co-starred in and sold a number of full-length features to Hollywood studios, including:  “Loaded”, “Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever,” “Toxic, “The Penthouse,” “The Obama Effect,” “Welcome to the Jungle,” and “The Frozen Ground”. Corey executive produced “Fire with Fire” starring Josh Duhamel, “The Angriest Man in Brooklyn”starring Mila Kunis and the late Robin Williams, and “Broken City” starring Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe. Other features include “Lap Dance” “Zombeavers,” “Don Peyote,” “Unconscious” and “Empire State”. Recently, Corey had a role in the Oscar-nominated “Lone Survivor” starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch and Eric Bana.

Staying true to his Canadian roots, Corey will venture back to British Columbia to produce and act in “The Passenger” with Vancouver director Chad Krowchuk, Corey splits his time between Victoria and Los Angeles. He is available for interviews upon request.

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Canadian Corey Large Brings Hollywood Home with Feature Film Production “Poker Night”

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Established Canadian actor/writer/producer, Corey Large, is bringing Hollywood to the North with the production of his latest film, “Poker Night”, currently filming in his hometown of Victoria, BC. Corey, along with his production partner at Wingman Productions (Alan Pao), are bringing the psychological thriller to life in the scenic island city, with help from the film’s stars Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy, Hellboy), Ron Eldard (Super 8, ER) and Titus Welliver (The Town, Gone Baby Gone), as well as director Greg Francis. This film marks the latest in a long list of successful film projects for the innovative production company, whose roster includes: the film “Loaded”, starring Corey Large, Jesse Metcalfe and Chase Crawford; which was sold to Mel Gibson’s company ICON, and “Toxic”, starring Corey, Susan Ward and Master P, which was sold to The Weinstein Company.

“Poker Night”, which has been shooting across Victoria, including in the Downtown core, The Plaza Hotel, Sassy’s Diner, The Prairie Inn Pub, and the abandoned Mount Newton School, follows Stan Jeter (Beau Mirchoff); a young cop who stumbles his way into a big case and is promoted to Detective. Following tradition – after his promotion – he spends the night playing poker with retired cops who share their wisdom with him as they play. When Stan later ends up trapped by a killer, he must rely on his wit, skill, and most importantly, the words of the veteran cops, in order to survive.

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Corey has had a unique rise to becoming an entertainment industry success story. Early on in his acting career he decided to take matters into his own hands in regards to his future prospects, and not wait around to be cast in roles in other people’s films. By creating his own production company, he was able to create his own noteworthy projects to work on within the industry. This entrepreneurial spirit has led to him being referred to as “Hollywood’s next big do-it-yourselfer”, who, as many Hollywood heavyweights before him, created a world of opportunity through the projects he produced.

Corey founded Wingman Productions in 2003, a name inspired by the popular film, and one of his favorites, “Top Gun”. Working at the helm of Wingman Productions gives Corey the opportunity to run his own studio, choose the projects he works on and be more than just an actor on a film, but someone who controls the direction of the production. Along with his partners, Corey has written, produced, co-starred in and sold a number of full-length features to Hollywood studios, including: “Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever”, “Toxic”, “The Penthouse”, “The Obama Effect”, “Welcome to the Jungle”, and “The Frozen Ground”. Corey currently has 8 projects underway, including the upcoming film “Kid Cannabis”, based on a 2005 Rolling Stone article that chronicled the exploits of suburban Idaho teens, who built a multimillion-dollar marijuana empire.

Wingman Productions also owns Tunnel Post, an in-house post-production company located in Santa Monica that specializes in creating high-end media content for film, television, live events, commercials and music videos. Tunnel Post boasts projects with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, including “Killing them Softly” with Brad Pitt, “Broken City” with Russell Crowe and Mark Wahlberg, and “The Tomb” with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone.

Some of the vast talent Corey has had the opportunity to work with through his various Wingman Productions projects include: John Cusack, Nicolas Cage, Liam Hemsworth, Dwayne Johnson, Emma Roberts, Adam Brody, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Kaley Cuoco, Tom Sizemore, Katt Williams, Master P and Rider Strong.

Corey was born and raised in Victoria, BC. An avid sports fan, growing up Corey’s aspirations were not set on Hollywood, but on becoming a pro baseball player. His path would take a different course, though, when at the age of 21, Corey moved to Vancouver to pursue film and television roles, and started booking projects immediately. While he began working his way up in the industry, Corey studied his craft at the Vancouver Film School and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where he learned from top instructors, including Seinfeld’s Jason Alexander. Corey currently resides in L.A., but continues to bring projects back to his native country of Canada at least once a year.

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