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Rex SIkes Movie Beat chats w director Jared Pelletier PT 2

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Jared Pelletier, director, (PT 2) is an internationally recognized film director from Toronto, who first gained exposure at 18 with a shortlisted film at the Festival de Cannes. He has gone on to win numerous festival awards for more than five different films. His WWII epic "In the Hearts of Men" 2011 , swept all major production awards including Best Director, Best Picture, and Best Editing at the Arizona Film and Media Expo. In February of 2011 Jared made his new project public, a short that would change the possibilities of visual effects in independent films, the movie is called "Halo: Faith". With over 14,000 Facebook fans gained before a single frame of the film released, the project is regarded a massive success. A teaser trailer released in November, 2011 to mixed but mostly positive feedback from fans; Feedback from the industry, however, has been massively positive. Pelletier was given the opportunity to direct commercials for notable organizations such as FIFA, and received major feature film offers. He is currently working with writer Matthew Kingshott on an upcoming sci-fi horror film. Kingshott has most recently worked with Michael Bassett, director of the upcoming "Silent Hill 3D". Pelletier's 2011 success did not end there, as on November 25th, 2011, he released a trailer to a proof of concept "BioShock" film, based on a massively popular video game much like "Halo: Faith". The trailer gained universal acclaim, and was featured on, Yahoo News, Joystiq, and over 20 other major news outlets in just days after release. Today, Pelletier has feature films in various stages of production, along with a major short to release in the Summer of 2012 based on Christopher Nolan's popular "Batman" series. Stay tuned to Rex Sikes' Movie Beat for other great interviews, cast & crew listings, events, premieres & more at