So far, that road has led him through a lengthy filmography of more than 20 movie credits, including award-winning box office hits like C.R.A.Z.Y. in 2005 and Nitro in 2007.
Most recently, Even’s company, Item 7, co-produced Brooklyn, which arrived in theatres in limited release on November 25 and is now being distributed more widely.
The film has become an Oscar hopeful and is already a Golden Globe nominee and winner of several international nominations and awards. “The reaction has been great,” says Even.
The romantic drama, directed by John Crowley, follows a young Irish woman’s tale as a newly landed American immigrant living in New York City in the 1950s.
Even explains that he was able to convince the film’s principal producer that it would be more cost effective to turn Montreal streets into something resembling 1950s New York. Nineteen out of 32 days were shot in Montreal, including at the Old Port and on quiet side streets in Lachine.