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.
Fringe Filmworks will be heading to the European Film Market in February during the Berlinale. Kind of funny that Angela will be there as part of the Producers Without Borders initiative (thank you Telefilm!) while the global media will have its cameras trained our hometown, conveniently located between the Olympic host cities of Vancouver and Whistler. Ivan, however, will be in an around BC with his writer/host/editor hats on in service for Olympic initiatives. Check out some of his work as Field Reporter Ivan on YouTube.
Fringe Filmworks’s project SADDLEBAGS has been selected for the prestigious CFC Telefilm comedy lab. Kudos to producers Angela Heck and Elizabeth Yake (True West Films) and writer Christine Lippa. Here’s the link to the press release
We’re thrilled. Excited even, to announce the WORLD PREMIERE of our film, SACRED FLIGHT. The film will be shown at the Vancouver International Film Festival and is co-directed by Peter Chrzanowski and Ivan Hughes. More details at the Fringe Filmworks website.
The Squamish Mountain Festival is just around the corner and we’re excited to see some of best adventure films this side of the Rockies.
This year Fringe Filmworks’s Ivan Hughes is running the show in a big way and Angela Heck is involved in presenting the Adventure Film Seminar on August 15. This is a chance to get up close and personal with Simon Yates, Ian Parnell and Christian Begin to get a behind-the-scenes look at the realm of extreme filmmaking. Check out the website at http://www.squamishmountainfilm.com
We recently developed a proposal for the VISION TV call for a 1/2 hour scripted comedy/dramedy. They were looking for British-style comedy in a Canadian context aimed at their demographic ‘skewed towards older females’. “We’re In Business” was created. Well, 270 proposals later, VISION TV has found their new show. Alas, it isn’t ours. Admittedly it needs more gestation time, so we’ll keep plugging away.
Thanks to Al Rae for his advice on the whole thing. Such great comic talent in our midst!
I’ve been working in my new role as industry forum manager at the Whistler Film Festival, lately. So, of course, I’ve been in contact with a lot of entertainment industry folks. Mostly I’m curious about the topics and issues that are on everyone’s lips. It’s interesting to hear the buzz about new media, but I’m also hearing the questions about ‘whatever happened to just plain old storytelling and making movies?”
What are your thoughts on the burning questions of the day?