That title is no exaggeration. Over the last three months, there has not been much in the way of downtime. Two enormous, back to back productions have just wrapped up and only now, with one day off under the belt, has there been time to write about it.
For the better part of September, Space Riders: Division Earth was in production. This sci fi comedy web series is fresh from the comedic genius brains of Mark Little and Dan Beirne. It’s slated for online release on the Comedy Network this winter.
Right on the heels of wrapping Space Riders, Get Set Films produced their first feature film We Were Wolves. This drama about family, fuck ups and forgiveness stars Peter Mooney, Steve Cochrane and Lynda Boyd. Post-production begins this month, so stay tuned…
In other news, Seconds will be screening at Interfilm Berlin this month as part of their International Shorts Competition – one of only 71 films selected out of 7000 entries.
It’s been an amazing few months…so many exciting projects coming down the pipes!
There’s a whole slew of exciting screenings coming up over the next few months, with films playing to audiences in Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Toronto, New York and Denmark!
First up, Not Over Easy will be playing at the Gimli Film Festival in Gimli, Manitoba on July 24th.
On August 16th, Seconds will be playing before Jurassic Park at the Atlantic Film Festival Outdoor Film Experience in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Seconds will also have its European premiere at the 28th Odense International Film Festival in Denmark. It is the only Canadian film in competition, and we are extremely proud and excited to be part of this year’s festival.
Later in August, Best Served will be playing at an open air cinema at the South St. Seaport in New York City, as part of the Front/Row Cinema Summer Series. What’s even better is that it’s playing in front of Young Frankenstein, the inspiration for the music video itself!
Finally, back on the home turf, Bedroom will be screening in Toronto on August 30th as part of the International Fetish Film Festival Toronto. Kinky!
A very exciting summer indeed. We are completely over the moon!
Most of The Tunnel team were in Cannes this month for the international premiere of the film as part of Telefilm’s Not Short on Talent screening. Check out our Facebook page for updates and festival news!
Some great news from Germany this week – Oliver Bump’s Birthday was awarded Best Short Film in the 12+ category at the Interfilm Berlin KUKI Festival. Here’s a quote from the award Jury (translated from German):
“The film convinced us with its wonderful sarcasm and picture book-like images. The fact that one actress did not fit in with the rest of the imagery made the whole film refreshing. While we found the characters genuine, we enjoyed that they were not taken too seriously.”
Also very excited to announce that The Tunnel (The Big Dirty Ol’ Hole) is picture locked and should be completed by early December. We are thrilled to be working with the very talented folks at Pyramid Attack, who are designing our end credit animation. Getting ready to dig in and hibernate for the winter – always our most productive time of year! Stay warm out there…
Admittedly, it has been a pretty exciting couple of weeks.
Last Wednesday it was announced that Seconds won the RBC TIFF Emerging Filmmaker Competition, and then on Monday we found out that Not Over Easy won all three awards at the NSI Online Short Film Festival. A huge congratulations (and indebted thank you) to all the incredible cast and crew who made these films with us!
Tara Bradbury wrote this lovely article about all this great news for The Telegram.
Post-production continues on The Tunnel (The Big Dirty Ol’ Hole). In the meantime check out our Facebook page for more updates.
A few exciting tidbits to report as the weather starts shifting into autumn. Oliver Bump’s Birthday will be screening in competition at Interfilm Berlin at the KUKI Festival for Children and Teens. Also up this month, Seconds will be screening at the Atlantic Shorts Gala at the Atlantic Film Festival. And finally, we wrapped principal photography for The Tunnel (The Big Dirty Ol’ Hole) and are now eyes and ears into editing. Stay tuned for some upcoming stills – and maybe even a trailer!
In just a few days, Not Over Easy goes up against two other films on Short Film Faceoff for a grand prize of $40,000 in cash and services to make another film. This is huge and exciting and terrifying all rolled into one.
The winner is decided by voting, and the voting takes place online for 24 HOURS ONLY this weekend, beginning on Saturday, June 30th, after the show finishes airing at 9:30pm NL Time, 8pm EST. You can watch all the films and vote HERE!
Much exciting news this month (not the least of which being a website makeover).
Not Over Easy is a finalist in CBC’s Short Film Faceoff, and Seconds is a finalist in the RBC TIFF Emerging Filmmaker Competition.
Both are decided by online votes, so go check them out!