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Fourth Period Burnout goes National on CBC

With back-to-school almost upon us, watch The National on CBC, Friday, August 31, 2018 to see our doc, Fourth Period Burnout. (Unless it’s a big news day!)

High school students today have to balance heavy workloads at school with increasing pressure to succeed. Fourth Period Burnout pools the creative energies of three youth — Juliette (16), Daniel (18) and Theresa (15) — and their mentor, Madison Thomas, to create a short documentary about their day-to-day experiences with stress and burnout.

Directed by Madison Thomas, produced by Angela Heck.

The full version is available to view in Canada on cbc.ca and YouTube


RAINBOW ICE now available on CBC Gem © 2020

When the members of the Keystone Rainbow Curling League get together, it’s not just about the game. RAINBOW ICE is directed by Madison Thomas and produced by Angela Heck and Darcy Waite. Watch it now on CBC Gem #CBCShortDocs

The boler sessions

Email us at info@thebolersessions.com if you’d like to share your boler story.

We’re prepping for our next project at the boler 50th anniversary celebration in Winnipeg, August 15-18. It’s been amazing meeting so many fantastic (and unique) folks in one spot. (oh, that’s us by the 1974 orange one). Stay tuned and let’s see what develops.


Bumpershines and Angela Heck, headed to Whistler Film Fest Feature Project Lab

Use of this photo is governed by contract and intellectual property laws of Canada. This image remains the exclusive copyright property of the Creator. No rights are granted unless written contracts are in place.We’re thrilled that Fringe Filmworks producer, Angela Heck (pictured here with mentor Peter Wetherell) will be heading the the Whistler Film Festival to take part in the Feature Project Lab with the script, Bumpershines, written by Cathryn Atkinson and to be directed by Danishka Esterhazy.

Read the media release:

Heck’s BUZZ wins $20,000 pitch, looks at mosquitoes

Heck’s BUZZ looks at mosquitoes

What a whirlwind its been since it was announced that our newest project, Buzz,  has won the $20,000 MTS Winnipeg On Demand pitch. It was all part of a great industry event, All Access, put on by On Screen Manitoba. It’s through fabulous support such as that offered by On Screen Manitoba that Fringe Filmworks has been able to grow and thrive in its new Manitoba home. It’s been great!

Read more about the prize on CBC Scene.

Fringe @RealScreen Summit.

Fringe producer, Angela Heck, recently attended the RealScreen Summit in Washington, DC. What a great experience! A seriously business-minded market that resulted in some great meetings and possible business opportunities, particularly in the areas of broadcast and distribution for our recent releases. Special thanks to On Screen Manitoba and Manitoba Film and Music for their support.

And who knows, it may also have sparked a new co-production…stay tuned!

Some folks were asking about TALES FROM THE GIMLI HOSPITAL

Snofriddur (Angela Heck) and Einar (Michael Gottli) contemplate the meaning of fish.

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.

– Angela Heck