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News for November 2015

Posted on November 27, 2015

Post-production is well underway for the feature film Considering Love and Other Magic.

Considering Love and Other Magic is the fourth feature film conjured from the mind of Calgary writer, director, and producer Dave Schultz. This time around, Schultz dips deep into magic realism to construct a story that follows the ups and downs of two awkward teenagers on their journey to discover the meaning of life and death.

Posted on November 27, 2015

Three local Vancouver actresses - Sydney Doberstein, Lily Zarif and Laura Carly Miller - are upping their game with their upcoming self-produced project, The Support Group.

The Support Group is an original comedy web series about three unlikely friends, each facing their own challenges, coming together to save their beloved support group.

Posted on November 27, 2015

The #FromOurDarkSide National Genre Concept Competition has extended its deadline to January 4, 2016.

From Our Dark Side is a national English-language contest and mentorship program seeking the best in Canadian women-driven genre film ideas. Women writers from coast to coast can submit a max. 5-page genre film concept – be it thriller, horror, fantasy, sci-fi or a combination thereof.

Posted on November 27, 2015

The Whistler Film Festival offers a free screening of recent Aboriginal short films at the Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Centre on Friday, December 4th at 1 PM.

Posted on November 27, 2015

The Whistler Film Festival offers a free screening of recent Aboriginal short films at the Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Centre on Friday, December 4th at 1 PM.

One of the seven showcased films is Clouds of Autumn, directed by Trevor Mack and Matthew Taylor Blais.

Posted on November 27, 2015

By Ryan McDermott

Buyers want compelling content, but they also want it to be problem-free. That’s why distributors and broadcasters increasingly require film producers to provide sufficient errors and omissions (E&O) coverage to protect against legal liability for intellectual property infringement, defamation or libel, invasion of privacy, and other claims arising out of feature films, television shows and direct-to-video projects.*

Posted on November 27, 2015

Leo Award-winning host and producer Steve Sxwithul’txw (Warrior Games) heads into production for a new documentary series, Tribal Police Files, to be aired exclusively on Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN).

The first section of the shoot will take place December 1-15 and will follow officers of the Stl'atl'imx Tribal Police Service in Lillooet, BC. Later sections are planned for the spring of 2016.

Posted on November 25, 2015

One of the most publicized Whistler Film Festival entries so far is O. Corbin Saleken's Patterson's Wager, a comedy about a salesman who discovers that he has the unpredictable ability to see two minutes into the future.

The Vancouver-shot, shoestring-budgeted film marks Whistler as its BC premiere, after winning festival awards in Winnipeg, Portland and Hawaii.

Director O. Corbin Saleken penned down the highlights and low points of his 12 ½-day shoot in the summer of 2013 for Reel West.

Posted on November 24, 2015

Ferret Lady par excellence, Vancouver director Alison Parker (Santa's Little Ferrets, 2014; The Magic Ferret, 2013) returns to the big screen with another furry comedy.

Dude, Where’s My Ferret? tells a stoner's quest to win a cannabis-growing contest, while looking out for his dream girl's mischievous ferret.

The 12-min short celebrates its world premiere December 5th at the Whistler Film Festival.

Posted on November 22, 2015

By Jason R. Goode, with Dylan Jenkinson

The Okanagan-shot thriller Numb celebrates its North American premiere on the closing night of the 2015 Whistler Film Festival on December 6.

Director Jason R. Goode and producer Dylan Jenkinson tell a tale of perseverance in the following production diary they wrote for Reel West.


Posted on November 1, 2015

Reel West congratulates five of the biz' best supporters on their recent awards, honoring their ongoing engagement in Canada's screen-based media industry.

Peter Leitch Receives DGC Honourary Life Member Award

On October 24, 2015, Peter Leitch received the Director's Guild of Canada/DGC Honourary Life Member Award.


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