Crangle’s Collision: A Tragic Greek Story


CANADA (Sasha Stoltz Publicity): Crangle’s Collision is both a tragic Greek story and a gritty, dark comedy-drama about the best of times and the worst of times — the beginning line of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, which may not only what this Great Recssion is, but the short film from William Chad Strug is loosely based on the classic story. Crangle’s Collision follows the main character Frank, a simple mechanic whose dreams of running the family-owned garage business after his father are broken when a land developer is out to sell it, and worse: he’s having an affair with his wife, who yearns for a life of wealth, status, and prestige.

Frank’s younger sister Lucy is carrying on a secret affair with someone with really strong ties, as Frank takes matters into his own hands to deal with his bitter and disappointment, and these two events will make an impact on their family, neither of their lives will never be the same.

“Most businesses are run by family” William said. “Now, it’s faceless corporations taking over. The father thinks the family will be set, but family secrets come out. The irony is that the wife doesn’t know that her lover is buying the business. People act impulsively without regard to the consequences.”

About William Chad Strug:

A graduate of the University of Toronto with a B.A. degree, William Chad Strug was originally born in Yorkshire, Nova Scotia. His list of credentials includes working on 2002’s John Q with Oscar winner Denzel Washington and James Woods, directing several short films and music videos that have been in rotation on Country Music Television and MTV Canada. His independent rock band Trephines was heard on the award-winning FOX series 24, and is currently working on scripts in development — including a horror film set in the 1980s and another quirky dark comedy about a mailman in a mid-life crisis who gets involved with a woman, an identity theft culprit.

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Garrett Godwin is an entertainment journalist, who writes for NewsBlaze about television and people in the entertainment industry, from his home state of Michigan. Contact Garrett by writing to NewsBlaze.