A special premiere of local actor/comedian, Leland Klassen’s latest movie, Sleeper Agent, will be screened at Central Heights Church in Abbotsford on Sunday, March 8, 2020.
Sleeper Agent is an action comedy about a bored courier employee who idolizes the spy world and mistakenly becomes convinced that he’s being activated as a generational sleeper agent. This leads to him becoming entangled in a web of espionage that not only puts himself at risk, but also national security. Now it’s up to him to get the girl and save the day. A co-production of Kingdom Sight Studios and M6 entertainment.
Klassen plays the lead role in the movie, which he co-wrote. Alongside him is director Nathan Blair. This marks Blair’s fifth feature film as a director and Leland’s second as lead actor.
Also joining the cast are Gigi Orsillo, Julie Crisante, and a host of stand-up comedians from across North America such as Tim Hildebrand, Matt Falk, Heath Arthur and probably the most recognizable name of them all, Mark Christopher Lawrence. Lawrence has appeared in numerous movies, such as, The Island, Pursuit of Happiness, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, K-PAX, and most people will recognize him from his role as Big Mike on the hit NBC series Chuck.
This one-night-only screening will take place at Central Heights Church at 7 pm. Klassen hails from the Fraser Valley, and he will be on hand to present the movie and field some questions after.
“This is really a dream come true for me.” says Klassen. “Dreams sneak up on you sometimes. You put your head down and work hard to reach certain goals and before you know it, you’ve achieved them, usually not in the way you think, but you still do achieve some. If you don’t stop and look around once and a while, you could miss it. I believe I’m quoting Ferris Bueller there. It is true though, I’ve learned that you need to appreciate what you have accomplished sometimes and that’s what this night is for me. It’s a celebration of achieving a goal and sharing that with friends, family, and fans from the Fraser Valley! The alliteration was unintentional.”
Although this film is not yet rated, it is a family-friendly comedy, that is suitable for all ages!
The award-winning, Alberta Christian band, West Of Here, are also involved in this film. They won Best Rock Song of the Year last year at the Christian music awards. The band is actually one of the Executive Producers of Sleeper Agent and their hit song, “Reach For The Sky” is featured at the end of the movie as the credits start.
Tickets are $10 each and are available online by going to www.sleeperagentmovie.com.
Klassen is one of Canada’s premiere clean comedians. Touring North America, he has been making people laugh for more than 20 years, and has been on Just For Laughs, Comedy Network, CBC, Netflix, Dry Bar Comedy and recently began work on feature films.