It’s not a Fringe Filmworks production, but it’s something I was involved with a ‘few’ years back.
With the resurrection of Tales From the Gimli Hospital this past weekend in New York, I’ve been getting some questions asking “What’s it about?” Check out this review from the late 80s by venerable film scribe Jonathan Rosenbaum.
After a lot of time and energy, we’re pleased to say that The Explorers Club series, co-produced with Germany’s FlorianFilm, has finally hit the airwaves. It premiered on ZDF/ARTE August 15-19. With the broadcast, our work is out in the world.
Special thanks to Chris Alstrin who shot the Meagan McGrath episode on Cho Oyu under less than ideal production circumstances and to Ivan Hughes who lived the adventure for a long, long time in the edit suite. And the crew at FlorianFilm were great to work with, especially Anna Steuber who I worked with most extensively.
I’ll be taking it out to markets over the next few months to see who else we can entice to live the adventures.
It’s been a busy year at Fringe this year. Angela took a bit of a leave from Fringe to work with the CBC while Ivan kept on beavering away at editing Soul of the Sea and finishing up The Explorers Club series we co-produced with FlorianFilm for ZDF/arte. The Explorers Club premiered in Germany and France at the end of August. So now it’s on its global path.
Bigger still is that Fringe Filmworks has officially moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. We are now almost exactly in the geographic centre of North America. Makes working with folks both East and West easier, and the community here is amazing. Not to mention the long winter that awaits which seems to breed a particular type of creativity. We may seem like we’re hibernating, but we’re really just working on the next big thing 🙂
Fringe Filmworks news – While working on The Explorers’ Club last fall we also made the move to Manitoba and started editing Soul of the Sea.
Now, our very own Ivan Hughes is heading to Hot Docs to peddle our wares, with The Explorer’s Club series tucked under his arm and a fistful of meetings set up. We’re also really excited about Soul of the Sea. That project is looking for completion and it rocks!
Check out these projects on the Fringe Filmworks website.
We’re finishing post on episode four of The Explorers Club series for German broadcaster ZDF/arte. This one features Canadian mountaineer Megan McGrath. It’s definitely been an adventure in front and behind the lens!
The series is scheduled to premiere in spring 2011.
Spring has arrived in Squamish and with it the work we’ve been doing developing projects seems to be coming to an end in some ways. “Saddlebags” script is in great shape, “Operation Tabarin” is ready to be cut, and we’re excited about exploring the land of co-production with Florian Films in Cologne, Germany. Our office garden is also starting to take shape! Ivan was busy working with Tourism BC during the Olympics and Paralympics and a lot of his work can be now seen on Youtube. Search ‘FieldReporterIvan’ and you’ll see the latest.