Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc., an innovative film and television entertainment company, has completed principal photography of Punchy, a thriller starring two-time MTV Movie Award-winning actor James Van Der Beek (Varsity Blues, Dawson's Creek).
Punchy is being directed by Jonathan Dueck from a script by Darryn Lucie, and is produced by Robert Wilson, Patrick Cameron and Harvey Glazer.
Punchy is a feature film about a screenwriter (James Van Der Beek) who locks himself in his apartment for 32 days in order to complete a script against a "drop dead" cut-off date. The solitude gradually alters his reality into a living nightmare.
Van Der Beek won his first MTV Movie Award (1999) for Best Breakthrough Male Performance for his work in Varsity Blues, for which he also won a Best Breakout Performance Teen Choice Award, starring opposite Amy Smart, Paul Walker and Jon Voight; and his second MTV Movie Award (2001) for Best Cameo Performance in Scary Movie. Van Der Beek is well known for his work in the successful, long-running television series Dawson's Creek opposite Katie Holmes and Joshua Jackson.