Two documentary filmmakers from Edmonton, AB are in the running for an Academy Award! Michael Jorgensen and Adam Scorgie are on the Oscar’s long list for their feature documentaries. Congrats to the Edmonton Producers and their Oscar-worthy teams!
Michael Jorgensen is an Emmy® award-winning filmmaker whose films have earned him more than 80 international, national and regional awards. Michael is on the AMPIA Executive Board, teaches fiction and nonfiction storytelling in Digital Cinema Production at NAIT and has been a judge for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences since 2010. Michael wrote and directed Unclaimed, which began its theatrical run in New York and Los Angeles in May 2014.
THE CULTURE HIGH[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGCraLGvUss[/youtube]
Adam Scorgie‘s first feature documentary, “The Union: The Business Behind Getting High” was selected to 33 international film festivals, where it won several best feature documentary awards and received distribution across the globe. The Culture High is a follow up to that original documentary with massive fan support behind the project from the beginning. The film’s kickstarter campaign raised $240,000 and held the national record for the highest fan-supported project until Corner Gas recently took the lead. The documentary made its western debut at the Global Visions Film Festival in October 2014.