Friday, May 1, 2015

MADNESS and CHRISTMAS CRACKERS both screen JUNE 2015

FEMALE EYE FILM FESTIVAL
TORONTO - CANADA
WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL FILM AND ARTS FESTIVAL
MIAMI - FLORIDA USA

Monday, March 16, 2015

MADNESS wins BIG at the LA INDEPENDANT FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS!!

NOMINATED for 8 Awards
1) Best Picture
2) Best Drama
3) Best Leading Actress
4) Best Cinematography
5) Best Direction
6) Best Original Score
7) Best Production Design
8) Best Cast Ensemble

             WINNERS
1) Best Picture
2) Best Leading Actress
3) Best Production Design

Friday, March 13, 2015

SEX THERAPY makes Quarter Finals at the NEXTTV

What started off as a comedic concept entry for CBC, and made the TOP 100, has now moved onto the WILDSOUND FESTIVAL as a 1/2 hour pilot script, where it's in it's second round of the competition.  SEX THERAPY has ALSO been selected for the TOP 30% (Quarter Finals) of the NEXTV pilot competition.

Monday, January 5, 2015

The MADNESS of Award Winning Filmmakers


Sara and Rodrick Templeton
Inspired by the writers own experience with PTSD, this story of MADNESS plunges into the depths of loss, devastating enough to blur the lines of reality.

In the night, Sara Templeton's husband Rodrick, is snatched from their bed by a village gone completely mad. It is the year of our lord 1348 and the Black Death has just ascended upon England. Throughout the world, more than 200 million would suddenly die from this ruthless disease, making it possible that some may have been buried alive.


In just three short nights in June 2014 this film was shot, pushing the filmmakers beyond their limited resources. Every challenge was faced from costumes, pyrotechnics, location, set design, horses, lighting and fog.  Sacrifices and quick decisions brought this strong group of creatives to whole new level of indie filmmaking.

Michelle Brezinski (Writer) Shannon Kohli (Director)

The collaboration between these two women filmmakers would not only test their skills but generate a magical piece of art that would demonstrate the power of true love.

"When you are selling the soul of single message, such as loss, then it is vital that all aspects of your film be onboard with that same message"



This was not your typical short film and at times Stirling Bancroft (DOP) and a crew of 50 would be working all night just for the love of storytelling. In post-production, long hours would also be spent birthing the perfect theme song, color correcting and mixing sound so that the audience would feel transported to a time of medieval loss and suffering.

Cleansing of the Black Death

Already the film has won a BEST SHORTS GLOBAL AWARD and a VOICE OF IRISH AWARD for its absolutely stunning theme song by Sarah Ann Chisholm (Ó a Ghrá Mhín). And we could not have done any of this without the help from TELUS OPTIK TV who awarded the production a $10,000 grant.

What's in store for MADNESS?  Lets see which global festivals open their arms to this Canadian film.  And could this become a bigger story? Perhaps.. Cause it certainly leaves you wanting more.

 

Monday, October 6, 2014

SEX THERAPY makes the TOP 110 COMEDYCOUP 2014 CBC TV series competition..


LOGLINE: An "out of gas sex drive" forces a therapist to take advice from an apparition of her 8 year old self.

VOTE FOR US BETWEEN OCT 23 -26 TH 2014 AT http://comedycoup.cbc.ca/sex-therapy