Monday, February 6, 2012


Oren Peli in Toronto - February 2012
Chances are you've seen at least one installment of the massively popular Paranormal Activity Franchise, but you might not know the face behind the success.  Israeli-American, Oren Peli has had a hand in either writing, producing or directing each of the four installments of Paramount Pictures Horror films and now is setting his sights to Television.  

Peli's new series The River (also co-produced by Steven Spielberg) premieres tomorrow - Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - as a two-hour episode on ABC and CTV in Canada, centering around Dr. Emmet Cole (Bruce Greenwood), an Explorer with a Television Show, who ventures to the Amazon.  Him and his Crew never return.  His Son Lincoln (Joe Anderson) and Wife Tess (Leslie Hope) get a little help in their cause to be reunited with Emmet, but will they ever find him and his Crew?  Also, what mysteries will they unravel in the Amazon?

Now kicking into high gear for promotion, Peli made a special appearance doing a Q&A at TIFF Bell Lightbox this evening before an intimate group, later attending a post-screening Reception.  The v. towering Producer/Writer/Director was super-friendly, taking time to pose for Photos with Fans in the Lobby, pleased at the many positive reactions.  The President of Bell Media, Kevin Crull could be heard praising The River as his favourite TV series since 24.

Click here to learn more about The River.

Oren Peli & Mr. Will-W.

(Photo credit: Mr. Will-W.)