Chelsea McMullan’s beautifully haunting dance film SLIP will be screening tomorrow, June 4th, and Saturday June 5th at the 2010 CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival. We shot the film back in ’08 upon immediate arrival back to Toronto after shooting DEADMAN (we were still living in a trailer in rural B.C when Chelsea found out she got the Bravo!FACT grant to make the film.) Here’s what the festival has to say about SLIP:
“In one perfectly orchestrated tracking shot, the most private of spaces – a women’s change room – is fluidly explored. Female bodies of all shapes and sizes dance across the space, creating an endearing movement piece.”
After we wrapped I had posted something about the making of the film here. SLIP was my first project on the Red and the cool, clean image quality proved to be a perfect fit for the atmosphere we were hoping to achieve with this piece. A while back the film aired on Bravo, but tomorrow will mark its big screen premiere. A huge thank you must go out again to Sean Sealey, whose Steadicam work is simply incredible. See for yourself…here’s a sample of SLIP on my website.
SLIP TOOK HOME TWO AWARDS ON JUNE 6th @ THE CFC WSFF AWARDS CEREMONY: Best Experimental Film and the Kodak Award for Best Cinematography. Congratulations and thank you to everyone who helped bring SLIP to the screen.
Official site of the Canadian Film Centre’s WSFF
Website of director Chelsea McMullan
I’ll be heading to Vancouver and Edmonton this week with Lilia Topouzova and Ferdinando Dell’omo for the documentary SATURNIA, a feature doc project we have been shooting together since early 2009. The documentary weaves together the stories of Italian-Canadians from Canada’s East coast to the West as they recount their journeys to Canada via the SS Saturnia. The subjects, who have been in Canada for over forty years (the Saturnia was scrapped in 1966) , offer heartwarming and often heartbreaking insights into what their ideas of life in Canada once were in relation to how the stories of their lives ultimately unfolded. I haven’t been out to Vancouver since Deadman wrapped back in the summer of 2008, so I am very eager to return and get some great scenic shots of the city.
On another note, SOAP will be screening at the 2010 Palm Springs International ShortFest in June- if you’re in the area and want to see the short (which has already screened at FIVE festivals including Toronto International and Cinéfest, with another two fast approaching!) you should definitely check it out. If you are in Canada and want to see the film you can catch the TV broadcast on the CBC’s Canadian Reflections program starting July 4th, 2010.
And finally, Sunday marked the wrap of the short film HAEDO… more pictures from the 550D shoot coming soon!
Much time has passed since my last post as this fall shaped up to be a busy one. Since the TIFF screenings, SOAP has gone on to screen at Cinéfest Sudbury, and DEADMAN played at the Vancouver International Film Festival as part of the NFB’s 70th Anniversary Program. SOAP has also been sold to the CBC, so I will be posting broadcast dates and times as they come up.
I’ve been shooting a really fun new documentary with a good friend of mine, director Scott Boyd. It’s called MADE IN CANADA and we kicked off our eight month shooting schedule at TIFF. The documentary will be exploring the logistics of “making it” as a filmmaker, and Scott is inserting himself into the narrative as a means of illustrating the ups and downs of trying to realize his goals at home in Canada.
The project is being produced by Marva Ollivierre of DOE EYE MEDIA PRODUCTIONS and will be broadcast on SUN TV in 2010.
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I also did a little mobile film in October that got a prize! Nadia and I will buy camera equipment with that prize and make more videos. Here it is:
The Toronto International Film Festival will be screening two films that I had the pleasure of shooting, “SOAP” and “DEADMAN”. Both will be presented in the Short Cuts Canada Programme 3.
You can find more info on both of these films on the old NEWS section of my website
SOAP was directed by Dusty Mancinelli and shot on S16mm. DEADMAN was directed by Chelsea McMullan and produced by Vision Entertainment and the National Film Board of Canada.
See the schedule and synopsis for SOAP and DEADMAN by clicking on these links.