Canadian singer-songwriters Fefe Dobson and Inigo Pascual will star in Danzig (working title), a independent film Drama inspired by a real 2012 gang shooting in downtown Toronto.
Director Ron Dias and screenwriter Joanne Jansen team up to portray two worlds set in Danzig, Scarborough People colliding in the street. Pascuel will play the role of Joshua Yasay, based on a real person involved in a fatal shooting, while Dobson will play his fictional love interest.
No word on additional casting. Danzig will take place during a turf war between rival gangs in Scarborough, with the characters of Nipsey and his brother Breeze doing whatever it takes to keep other gangs from entering their neighborhood.
Nipsey’s longtime girlfriend Shanice throws him out of the house for cheating and later finds a bloodstained gun in her car, which he used to commit crimes. Danzig street gang shooting wounded.
Dias and Jansen worked closely with the families of two shooting victims, Shyanne Charles and Joshua Yasay, to tell their stories.
“We wanted to tell this story while at the same time elevating the vitality of the Scarborough community, reinvesting in and supporting local businesses and suppliers wherever possible. I may be the director, but I’m telling this story with the community around me,” Dias said in a statement as his cast and crew prepared to film in Scarborough.
Altitude Pictures will distribute the film in Canada. Dias and Jansen will also share producing roles through Ron & Aussie Productions, with Noah Segal serving as executive producer.
Dobson is a Juno Award winner whose television credits include )The Listener, Degrassi: The Next Generation and Hellcats. Pascual appeared in Monarch and also in The Crossover miniseries.
Dobson is represented by OAZ and Spoke Entertainment. Pascual is represented by Authentic Talent and Literary Management.