Sharlene Millang is one half of Groove Solider Productions, an Edmonton company and a recent recipient of the $10K STORYHIVE grant. Sharlene and her Co-Producer Daniel Foreman are also the creators of the Edmonton Short Film Festival (ESFF), which takes place October 4th with an amazing new initiative for participants. Here’s Sharlene in her own words…
Congratulations to our AMPIA members who were selected for Season 1 of Telus Optik TV’s STORYHIVE funding stream. Five teams from Edmonton and Calgary were awarded $10k grants to develop their projects. If you missed the official premiere, fret not! All projects are now available on Telus Optik TV.
To learn more, visit: http://yycyeg.storyhive.com/
Day jobs are not unique in the film industry, but a Dinosaur Hunter with his own film studio, now that’s quite the find! Frank Hadfield is the President of Palcoprep, a company dedicated to the art, science and presentation of fossils in Drumheller, Alberta. He is also the man who discovered the first feathered dinosaur fossil in North America.
Now Frank is diving deep into the film industry and opening a studio in Drumheller. Dinosaur Valley Studios (DVS) is a “turn-key solution” for filmmakers to access incredible studio services at an affordable price. To celebrate, he wants to offer one lucky winner a week in his studio for FREE. How does that sound?
Michael Maxxis. You’ve probably heard of this Edmonton Director. If not, think of your favourite Canadian bands and chances are, he’s made their music video. With acts like Billy Talent, Hollerado, Mat Mays, and Hot Hot Heat in his portfolio, Maxxis has been dominating the Much Music airwaves for the last ten years.
Jim Durward is 100% confident that no one makes films like he does. With three features under his belt, including the 2013 AMPIA nominated drama The Beekeeper, Jim has accomplished what few filmmakers have in just a few years and he has done it all by himself. Literally.
Some times you just have to quit your day job. Frederick Kroetsch has done just that and with good reason! The co-founder of Open Sky Pictures, along with fellow producers Kurt Spenrath and Rebecca Campbell, has been hitting the pavement this year, pitching projects and seeking development funding with fantastic results.
Angela Palmer is one of our newest members of AMPIA. The actress who appeared in Mosaic Entertainment’s “Truckstop Bloodsuckers,” has fiercely reinvented herself as a writer and producer, creating her own web series “The Dookie Squad.” Here’s more about about this exciting young woman, in her own words.