Category Archives: BC Film

BC FILM: Kyle Rideout’s PUBLIC SCHOOLED With Judy Greer and Daniel Doheny To Screen at TIFF & VIFF

We’re stuck together, you and me. — Mom (Judy Greer). Aspiring physicist Liam (Daniel Doheny) opts out of his Mom (Judy Greer)’s homeschooling in their garage to chase after popular Anastasia (Siobhan Williams) in public school. His Mom homeschooled him because she believes public schools breed mediocrity. And Liam is anything but. He’s about to head [...]

BC FILM: 20th Anniversary Screening of THE SWEET HEREAFTER on CANADIAN FILM DAY

Director: Atom Egoyan. Cast: Ian Holm, Sarah Polley, Gabrielle Rose, Alberta Watson, Maury Chakin. A bus crash in a small town brings a lawyer to the town to defend the families, but he discovers that everything is not what it seems. Filmed in Merritt, B.C. Screening Host: Stephen Quinn Guests: Bruce Greenwood, Atom Egoyan. Time: [...]

EVENT: 28th Annual MPPIA Stephen J. Cannell Classic – Film Industry Golf Tournament Today

The BC Film industry gathers today at the Point Grey Golf and Country Club for its 28th annual golf tournament named for American television producer Stephen J. Cannell, one of the founders of what is now North America’s third largest film and television production centre. In the late 1980s, Cannell and partner Paul Bronfman built North [...]

NEW PLAYER: Vancouver Film Studios + EveryWhere Film Studios = Fifty Degrees North Productions

BC has a new production player — Fifty Degrees North Productions. It’s Vancouver Film Studios crossed with EveryWhere Film Studios to form 50 Degrees North Productions. Vancouver Film Studios 12 sound stages you can see from the Skytrain owned by the McLean Group. For several months a year it’s home to television series Arrow, The [...]

LEO AWARDS: MOTIVE, THE ROMEO SECTION, ARROW & CONTINUUM Lead Dramatic Series Nominations. MOTIVE Wins.

Best Dramatic Series WINNER. Motive. Rob Merilees, Rob LaBelle, Lindsay Macadam, Louise Clark, Ben Brafman, Erin Haskett, Dennis Heaton, Sarah Dodd, Daniel Cerone – Producers 19-2: Jesse McKeown – Producer Continuum: Tom Rowe, Matthew O’Connor, Lisa Richardson, Simon Barry, Pat Williams, Holly Redford, Rachel Nichols – Producers The Romeo Section:  Chris Haddock, Laura Lightbown, David Frazee, Stephen [...]

LEO AWARDS: THE DEVOUT, NUMB & THE BIRDWATCHER Lead B.C. Motion Picture Nominations. THE DEVOUT Wins.

BEST MOTION PICTURE The Devout — 14 nominations. – WINNER. A crisis of faith drama about reincarnation. Writer/director Connor Gaston’s feature debut tells the story of a Christian teacher (Charlie Carrick) obsessively trying to determine whether his terminally ill daughter (Olivia Martin) had a past life as an astronaut as she claims. In doing so [...]

EVENT | RAIN CITY FILM NOIR Gala Screenings & Awards Show at Vancouver’s Rio Theatre This Sunday

She tried to sit on my lap while I was standing up — The Big Sleep. Classic noir couple Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall. Do you love film noir as much as I do? The Rain City 72 Film Noir Gala Screening and Awards Show is this Sunday at the Rio Theatre in Vancouver. We’ll [...]

EVENT | O. Corbin Saleken’s PATTERSON’S WAGER With Fred Ewanuick & Chelah Horsdahl Screens at VanCity Theatre

Patterson’s Wager trailer (Canadian version) from Corbin Saleken on Vimeo. What if every once in a while you could see two minutes into your future? How would that change your life? Patterson’s Wager, from BC filmmaker O. Corbin Saleke, is a rom-com with a sci-fi twist about how a supernatural ability affects ordinary man Charles [...]

WFF: Whistler Film Festival Borsos Awards & Closing Gala Screening of Okanagan-Filmed NUMB on December 6th

The only thing more blinding than snow  . . . is greed. Jason Goode’s first feature film Numb is the closing gala screening at the 15th annual Whistler Film Festival next Sunday. Shot in the Okanagan Valley for 18 days this year from mid-February to early March, the survival thriller is about a debt-strapped Vancouver [...]

VIFF: Third & Final Screening of Dark Fantasy CHARLOTTE’S SONG Tonight at Vancouver Playhouse

Tonight is the final sold-out screening of Nicholas Humphries’s dark fantasy Charlotte’s Song at the Vancouver International Film Festival: 6:30 p.m. at the Vancouver Playhouse. This sinister re-imaginging of The Little Mermaid garnered honourable mention in this year’s #mustseeBC contest. Her story begins where the fairy tale ends. Director Nicholas Humphries reimagines The Little Mermaid [...]

VIFF: Filmmakers Kyle Rideout & Josh Epstein Screen EADWEARD At Vancouver Playhouse Where They Performed in Play Six Years Ago

Courtesy of Eadweard: director Kyle Rideout, writer/producer Josh Epstein and star Michael Eklund. Filmmakers Kyle Rideout and Josh Epstein returned home to the Vancouver Playhouse last night for a Vancouver International Film Festival screening of their indie film Eadweard, starring Michael Eklund as the 19th-century-American photographer, cinema pioneer and murderer Eadweard Muybridge. Both had performed in [...]