Films


Trench 11

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Northern France, 1918. World War One is reaching its bloody climax. The end can’t come soon enough for shell-shocked tunneller Canadian ABRAHM BERTON. He’s saved countless lives but barely survived the horrific battles fought deep beneath the trenches—now he dreams of a new life with his beautiful French girlfriend.

Berton’s superiors, however, have just learned of a top-secret underground German base and need his expertise to get a team inside. He pleads with them not to send him. They give him no choice.

Deep beneath the surface, German special weapons officer REINER has lost control of a highly contagious biological weapon, which turns its victims into mindless killers. Berton and a team of Canadian, British and American troops soon find themselves trapped 100 feet underground with hordes of the infected, a rapidly spreading disease, and a team of German Stormtroopers dispatched to clean up Reiner’s mess.

Berton’s only option is to implode the base and bury the infectious bio-weapon deep underground in the hopes that it never surfaces again. But Reiner still believes his weapon can knock the Allies out of the war and will stop at nothing to see it unleashed on the Western Front.

TRENCH 11 is a gripping WWI sci-fi thriller.

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Sundowners

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ALEX is desperate for a memorable experience. In an attempt to break from his mundane life, he accepts a job offer from his unorganized boss TOM to film a destination wedding in sunny Mexico. Jumping at the chance to get away, Alex convinces Tom to bring his photographer friend JUSTIN to help. The only problem is, Justin isn’t a photographer.

After a rough connecting flight, and haphazard arrival at Mexico’s Gran Cielo Resort, the pair encounter an ensemble of characters including a badly sunburnt groom and his beautiful bride-to- be, a best man who confesses his unrequited love for his best friend’s fiancé, a pair of seductive foreigners, and a pair of teenage hooligans. Also present is a cast of family relatives who can’t but help observe the pair drunkenly fumbling their way through this gig. They don't really know what they're doing and there's a ten drink minimum. Things are bound to get messy.

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Population Zero

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April 26th 2009. Only hours after three young men were gunned down in cold blood, Dwayne Nelson walked into the nearest ranger station and confessed to the crime. Despite his detailed account, he was allowed to go free because of a loophole in the American Constitution. Award Winning Canadian Documentarian Julian T. Pinder (Jesus Town, Trouble in the Peace, Land) travels to Yellowstone in a cinematic and compelling chase for truth behind a crime that should have rocked the nation. How did the US Constitution, the supreme law of the United States of America, let a guilty man go free? In his hunt for answers Pinder breaks the first rule of documentary film making by allowing himself to become a subject in the story; risking his life and others when he finds evidence that could re-open the case of the Yellowstone Murders years later. In Pinder's POPULATION ZERO we come to find the only thing more shocking than the crime itself are the bizarre events that followed.

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Starring Phil Hartman

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Who was Phil Hartman? Many know him as the voice of twenty-one characters on ‘The Simpsons’, seventy-eight on ‘Saturday Night Live’, and co-creator of the Pee Wee Herman character.

Yet, public perception of Phil Hartman and his wife Brynn were nothing like the reality of it. What seemed like a Hollywood dream couple, was actually a dysfunctional and complex, but uniquely loving relationship. As a recovering addict, Brynn had her demons and Phil too was emotionally challenged. Comedians are notoriously complex people and Phil was no exception. Mysterious, distant, yet profoundly kind. There were as many personalities within Phil Hartman as there were characters he portrayed.

Akin to the great comedian biopics such as ‘Man On The Moon’, ‘Starring Phil Hartman’ is a tragic comedy. It's also a tragic romance, similar in spirit to the love story in, ‘The People Vs Larry Flynt’, insightful into the human condition, hilarious and heart-wrenching.

'Starring Phil Hartman' has the support of Telefilm Canada and The COGECO Fund


Priceless

RELEASE DATE: 2019

What makes a single piece of art priceless and another worth nothing at all? Is it the beauty and skill within the artwork or are there powerful forces manipulating what the public believes is important art?

Director Drew Lightfoot speaks to art dealers, intellectuals and many of the world's most highly regarded artists to examine the integrity of the contemporary art world in 2018.

www.thepricelessfilm.com

Digital

First Person Digital Series

How I Became the Fool on the Hill

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A winter break sounded like a great idea, until boredom and a lonely road took over. This short film is based on the essay by Kevin Caners.

'How I Became the Fool on the Hill' is the first in a series of short films, adapted from The Globe and Mail's 'First Person' essay series. 

Check out more 'First Person' articles at The Globe and Mail website and check out the video below!

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That's What Sheena Said

 

                   WEB SERIES                                          Watch the show, here!

Host Sheena Snively brings her contagious laughter to CBC digital, with ‘That’s What Sheena Said’, an ultra short format web series of streeter and celebrity interviews. The former MTV Canada personality combines her extreme sweetness with a fearless zest for the obnoxious. Sheena’s often brazen and honest, but she’s always fun. ‘That’s What Sheena Said’ captures one woman’s genuinely awesome outlook and takes it for a ride. 

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Firecracker Department with Naomi Snieckus

Podcast

Hosted by comedian Naomi Snieckus, ‘Firecracker Department’ is a podcast which interviews some of the brightest minds and explosive personalities in the entertainment business. Naomi’s guests are exclusively women but are from all facets of ‘the biz’ – actresses, writers, directors – even behind the scenes executives.

Naomi and her guests begin each interview with a glass of white wine. Recorded out of Naomi’s home, the conversations are informal, totally real and often personal. It’s funny, honest talk about being successful and in the public eye – but also about life before their big break.

Guest include Zoie Palmer whom talks about overwhelming reaction to her character on ‘Lost Girl’ and Annie Murphy whom chats about the playful phone call she got from Dan Levy, letting her know she was casted on ‘Schitts Creek’.

for all episodes:

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The Fight for Bala

The Huffington Post, Short Film

This confronting documentary by award-winning film directors Rob Stewart and Jonah Bryson examines the determination of a community to stand together and fight against a power plant that will irreparably ruin the natural landscape, destroy their tourism industry forever and wreck livelihoods - without providing any benefit to the community. In an environmental battle that has implications for other small communities in Canada and around the world, there can only be one winner in The Fight for Bala - and one loser.

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