Shining a light on the Northwest Territories: Kirsten Carthew & The Sun at Midnight (article also available in French)

For Kirsten Carthew, her first feature film The Sun at Midnight was an opportunity to show off more than just her skills as a writer, producer and director. This was an opportunity to show the world the spectacular landscape, colours and beauty of Canada’s Northwest Territories – an area which has been hidden from the feature film world until now. “I wanted to make the film because I love that part of the Northwest Territories, and I really wanted to show it and share it with other people, it’s so cinematic,” Carthew told Canada Down Under. “This is first feature film from the Northwest Territories, and really it was just an amazing opportunity to make a film, supported by Telefilm Canada, which is the Government of Canada, as well as our territorial government and our partners with the Gwich’in Tribal Councils.” Her film tells the story of an unexpected friendship between 16-year old runaway urban princess Lia, played by Devery Jacobs, and Gwich’in hunter Alfred, played by Duane Howard. With central themes of environment and indigenous rights, Carthew said it was vital she got support from the local community to make then film.   Read full article here:...

NEO-NOIR FEATURE FILM ‘RESIDUE’ TO BE RELEASED ON VOD IN CANADA AND THE US ON JULY 18, 2017

The creative horror film, featuring an impressive ensemble cast, will also have a limited engagement screening in Vancouver on July 9 IndustryWorks Studios will be releasing the buzzed-about gritty, action/crime horror film Residue in Canada and the US on VOD on July 18th, 2017. But if you want to see this future/noir film on a bigger screen, see it for a limited time at The Rio theatre in Vancouver on July 9th, 2017. Cast and crew in attendance, doors open at 3pm. The indie film stars James Clayton (‘Candiland’, ‘The 100’, ‘Timeless’), Taylor Hickson (‘Deadpool’, ‘Aftermath’), Costas Mandylor (‘Saw’ Franchise, ‘The Pledge’, ‘Picket Fences’), Gemini Award nominated Matt Frewer (‘Orphan Black’, ‘Watchman’, ‘Max Headroom’), Elysia Rotaru (‘Arrow’, ‘Girl House’, ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’), Blaine Anderson (‘Scary Movie 4’, ‘Final Destination 5’), Michael Matic (‘Candiland’, ‘Down The Line’), and William B. Davis (‘The X Files’, ‘Continuum’, ‘The Tall Man’). Residue is distributed by IndustryWorks Studios worldwide. The film is written and directed by Rusty Nixon. Blaine Anderson and James Clayton of Motorcycle Boys Productions produced the film, with Executive Producer Evan Tylor of IndustryWorks Studios Read full article here:...