All the Wrong Reasons

Director and Writer Gia Milani won the Discovery Prize at the Toronto International Film Festival for this stunning feature about four everyday people: a store manager, a security guard, a fire fighter and a clerk who struggle in the aftermath of trauma.

  • Gia Milani
  • Gia Milani
  • Gia Milani
  • Phyllis Laing
    Stone Angel, Keyhole
  • Tony Whalen
  • Karine Vanasse
    Key Cast
    Cardinal, Revenge, Pan Am, Polytecnique
  • Kevin Zegers
    Key Cast
    Air Bud, The Mortal Instruments, Gracepoint
  • Cory Monteith
    Key Cast
  • Emily Hampshire
    Key Cast
    12 Monkeys, Schitt's Creek, Cosmopolis
  • Denis Theriault
    Key Cast
    Growing Op
  • Stephanie Weber Biron
    Director of Photography
    J'ai Tue Ma mere (I Killed my Mother), Heartbeats (Les Amours Imaginaires)
  • Ari Posner
    Anne With and E, Flashpoint
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  • Genres:
    Drama, comedy
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 58 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 12, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,000,000 USD
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  • Toronto International Film Festival
    September 8, 2013
    World Premiere
    TIFF Discovery Prize
  • Vancouver International Film Festival
    British Columbia Premiere
  • Atlantic Film Festival
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Nova Scotia Premiere
  • Festival de Nouveau Cinema
    Quebec Premiere
  • Silverwave Film Festival
    Fredericton, New Brunswick
    November 8, 2013
    New Brunswick Premiere
    Audience Favorite
  • Cinefest Sudbury
    Sudbury, Ontario
    Sept, 15, 2013
  • Sj John's International Women's Film Festival
    St. John's, Newfoundland
    January 28, 2013
    Newfoundland Premiere
  • Air Canada

    February 1, 2014
  • Windsor International Film Festival
    Windsor, Ontario
    September 28, 2013
Distribution Information
  • Myriad Pictures
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
  • Pacific Northwest Pictures
    Country: Canada
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Gia Milani

Gia Milani is a director, writer and producer from Canada’s east coast. Gia’s stunning feature All the Wrong Reasons had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). She won several awards for directing and writing the film, including the Grolsch Film Works Discovery Prize at TIFF, the Script Accessible Award at Slamdance, and the Viewer’s Choice Award at the Silver Wave Film Festival. Gia was also named as one of the top Canadian film talents to watch. Gia won CBC television’s CBC 3-2-1 Award for her short film A Dark Radius, and two William F White Awards for Screenwriting for A Dark Radius and for her short comedy Bathroom Stalled. She was recently awarded an "A" level grant from artsNB for her newest piece, a short dark comedy, At the Back.

A multidisciplinary and prolific creator, Gia was honoured in November 2018 by Women in Film and Television - Atlantic with a Salute to a Woman working in Entertainment in New Brunswick. In 2018 Gia was awarded a prestigious “A Grant” from ArtsNB for directing her experimental film At the Back, currently in post-production. Gia’s latest feature screenplay, Strathcona, was shortlisted in December 2017 for the TIFF/CBC Diverse Screenwriter’s Grant (top 6). Gia shadow directed two episodes of Mr. D (CBC television) in June/July 2018 under Topsail Entertainment. In March 2018 Gia was chosen by Women in View to be a spotlighted director in their Five in Focus program. Currently she is the Executive Producer on the feature film Queen of the Andes which is in post-production.

Gia was a founding board member of Women in Film and Television-Atlantic, sat on the boards of the New Brunswick Filmmakers Cooperative and the New Brunswick Producers Association and she was an elected delegate representing New Brunswick in 2015 and 2016 at the Writer’s Guild of Canada’s National Writers Forum. She is a full member of the Directors Guild of Canada and the Writers Guild of Canada.

Gia has a bachelor’s degree in Applied Arts from the University of New Brunswick and an honours diploma from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. She studied story development and television development through UCLA and continued her education with directing coach Judith Weston in Los Angeles.

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