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September 2016

Ambassadors of the Sky on CBC

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Edmonton filmmaker Brandy Yanchyk‘s new CBC documentary Ambassadors of the Sky is now airing on CBC’s Absolutely Canadian series and on the CBC documentary channel. The project centers on the importance of preserving the dark skies and the fight to end light pollution in Canada.

Canadians can watch the series here:

“Ambassadors of the Sky” promo – a new documentary by Brandy Yanchyk from Brandy Yanchyk on Vimeo.

Finalists for the CIFF BravoFACT Pitch Competition

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Five teams of directors and producers will pitch their projects to a live jury in hopes of winning $50,000 to make their short film. That film will screen at the Calgary International Film Festival in 2017. The live pitch will take place on October 1, 2016. RSVP for this free event here.

Congratulations to AMPIA Members Michael Peterson and Eva Colmers who were selected as part of the top finalists!

Renée Amber – Producer/Director
Andrew Phung – Co-Producer

Julian Black Antelope – Producer
Michael Peterson – Co-Producer/Director

Eva Colmers – Director/Co-Producer
Eric Spoeth – Producer

Jason Long – Producer
Scott Lepp – Co-Producer
Seth Williams – Director

Gary Burns – Producer
Gillian McKercher – Director
Guillaume Carlier – Co-Producer/Director

Souleado Entertainment Finalist in Japan Prize 2016

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Souleado Entertainment is pleased to announce that it’s production You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know is a Finalist in the Youth Category for this year’s Japan Prize 2016.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be invited to Tokyo to screen the production” enthused Connie Edwards, Producer and Director.

The 33 minute drama was produced for the Alberta John Howard Society. DP was Allan Leader; Sound by Larry MacDonald; Edited by Doug Cole and Production Managed by Leah Iwaniuk. Featuring Sheena Singh in her acting debut as Nena, Chris Pereira as Lucas, Reid Fedoruk as Chase with Koreen Perry and Alykhan Gulamani.

“We’re very honoured to be among the nominees for this category, competing against compelling productions from the NFB, PBS, the UK, Europe and India. It will truly be an honour to simply be there as part of the event” finished Edwards.

Souleado Entertainment is an Alberta Independent Production Company established in 1998. Souleado’s mandate is to produce high quality, intelligent programming.

Against the Ropes is Back!

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The Rosie-Award winning series Against the Ropes (Gruvpix Productions) is back for a second season with the stakes higher than ever. With new fighters and bigger challenges, Benny and Sterling must keep their boxers sharp or the consequences could be dire.

Watch as amateur fighters Ben Alvarez and Joe Griffith look to make some noise in the amateur ranks. First time boxer, Maddy Swanson will look to overcome the fear of stepping into the ring for the first time, and pro boxer Rob Nichols has the chance of a lifetime – to fight for a Canadian Title Belt. As the Panther Gym fighters move through another season, one thing is certain: boxing is more than a sport, it’s life.

“In season 2 of Against the Ropes our goal was to out-do season 1 in every way,” says Producer Ryan Northcott. “Storylines are bigger and consequences greater, production value took a big step forward, and we got the opportunity to follow some amazing stories.”

Against the Ropes won the Rosie Award for Best Documentary Series at the Alberta Film & Television Awards in Calgary this year. Watch the Season 2 trailer here.


Behind the Scenes of Bleeding Art Industries

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Bleeding Art Industries stop motion animation The River is now available in 3D on the 3Doo platform, available on 3D Smart TV’s and Android mobile devices. The River is a very catchy, fun and whimsical animation set to the lyrics penned by the iconic Canadian musical trio The Arrogant Worms. Shot in native 3D and stop motion animation, it is reminiscent of early Monty Python with cardboard cut-outs and stylized set pieces, and is a highly entertaining mix of The Worms’ witty humour and Bleeding Art Industries’ design, 3D and stop motion expertise.

Watch Behind the Scenes of The River:

Mike Peterson Invited to Strategic Partners

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On Screen Manitoba partnered with the Atlantic Film Festival to send two producers from western Canada to the 19th Strategic Partners co‐production/co-financing market from September 15-17. We are pleased to announce that Calgary director Mike Peterson (Lloyd the Conqueror) was selected by a panel of industry experts.

Mike Peterson is an alumni of the Canadian Film Centre and his previous work includes shorts, commercials, music videos, and documentary films.  His work has been featured in over 60 film festivals worldwide.


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