Sharkwater Extinction is a thrilling and inspiring action packed journey that follows award winning filmmaker Rob Stewart as he exposes the massive illegal shark fin industry and the political corruption behind it — a conspiracy that is leading to the extinction of sharks. We are proud to have played a small part in helping Rob with the initial financing arrangements for this film and then again with helping his parents Brian and Sandy to get the film finished after Rob's tragic death during filming. the film will have its world premiere at TIFF in September.
A new feature film we worked on based on Linwood Barkley's novel. Produced by Marina Cordoni, directed by Gail Harvey and starring Katie Boland.....
For six months starting in late 2014, web series Whatever, Linda creators Hannah Cheesman and Mackenzie Donaldson chronicled their careers as young, female producers in the ever-shifting film/TV/digital landscape for The Globe and Mail. With their first feature film, The Definites, having premiered at the Cucalorus Festival in Wilmington, N.C., this past week, The Globe checked back in with the producing partners over e-mail.....READ ARTICLE
Open Roof is back for 2016!Toronto’s Open Roof Festival (ORF), celebrating indie film and music, returns for its seventh season for 10 weeks, kicking-off on June 21 with screenings on either Tuesday or Wednesday. New this year, ORF wraps with two back-to- back screenings on August 23 and August 24 during its final week.
The Festival offers urbanites an al fresco take on hit cinema from across the globe, paired with live music by emerging artists in a variety of genres — a combination that has established ORF’s reputation as Toronto’s ultimate summer date night and meeting spot. ORF tickets are on sale now for $15 each and can be purchased through OpenRoofFestival.com. ORF will once again return to 99 Sudbury, located just southwest of Queen Street West and Dovercourt Road, offering guests an intimate and accessible experience. This year we will be partnering with a variety of food trucks, including the Food Dudes— the perfect pairing with a refreshing beer from ORF’s long-standing partner, Amsterdam Brewery. All tickets can be purchased HERE, or using the widget on the Movie or Music post.
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Rau’s doc will open the festival with an industry-only screening on April 28 at 7 p.m. at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, followed by an opening night public screening immediately afterwards at 9:45 p.m.
Trailer dweller Lou and her best friend Sadie spend most of their nights steeped in a murky haze of pot smoke and booze-filled TV-watching sessions, venturing out on occasion to party in a desolate community full of drug-addled ex-marines and other miscreants of society. After an otherwise normal night of self-destructive behavior, Lou awakens with symptoms of a bizarre illness and psychosomatic visions that she can’t seem to shake. Unfazed, she continues with her hard-living ways, but even her frequent bong rips don’t fully explain the shitstorm swirling around in her head. Something otherworldly has infected her body, and try as she might, it refuses to be ignored. An unknown stranger arrives to help her get a grip on reality as paranoia sets in and stories of conspiracy spread.
Writer and director Danny Perez returns to the Sundance Film Festival (his last feature, ODDSAC, played the Festival in 2010) with a new exercise in visual madness, further cementing his spot as a purveyor of demented imagery and unrelenting chaos.
COMPANY Traverse Media
Director/Writer: Danny Perez
Producers: Cole Payne, Roger M. Mayer, David Anselmo, Natasha Lyonne, Justin Kelly
Cast: Natasha Lyonne, Chloë Sevigny, Mark Webber, Meg Tilly, Maxwell McCabe-Lokos