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The Infant Days Poster

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The Infant Days poster is here! The short film is currently in-development, but we wanted to give everyone a preview of things to come. A big shout-out to Ashley Floréal for making this happen <3 if you’re in need of any illustrated work, please have a look at her portfolio here.

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Synopsis:

Two siblings hold Santa at gunpoint in a desperate bid to reunite their divorced family and escape to the North Pole, leading to tragic revelations.

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Ava Wins WIFT & Meridan Artists Mentorship

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The initiative and proactiveness she has demonstrated in her career so far is very impressive to us. She is eager to learn more about the role of an agency as it relates to her producing career. We are excited to welcome her to our office in the fall.

Kerry BallLiterary Agent and Head of Department, Meridian Artists

TORONTO, July 5, 2017—Women in Film & Television – Toronto (WIFT-T) is pleased to announce Ava Torres as the recipient of the 2017 WIFT-T Meridian Artists Agency Mentorship. Launched this year, the Meridian Artists Agency Mentorship is a unique experience for a female emerging professional working in the Canadian screen-media industry that offers a three-week experience in the day-to-day operations of a talent agency.

“We’re thrilled to have Meridian Artists join our roster of mentorship opportunities for emerging talent,” says Heather Webb, Executive Director, WIFT-T. “This partnership represents WIFT-T’s commitment to providing emerging professionals with career development opportunities that highlight the numerous entry points and roles in the industry. At WIFT-T, our goal is to highlight the diverse possibilities existing in the industry and provide the tools needed for women to emerge and thrive as vocal, innovative, and visionary leaders in Canadian media.”

At Meridian Artists, Ava will learn, through job-shadowing, how a select roster of the most talented writers, directors, actors and authors are represented and managed.

“We are very pleased to have Ava as our inaugural mentee,” says Kerry Ball, Literary Agent and Head of Department, Meridian Artists. “The initiative and proactiveness she has demonstrated in her career so far is very impressive to us. She is eager to learn more about the role of an agency as it relates to her producing career. We are excited to welcome her to our office in the fall.”

Canted Pictures Featured in Kitchener The Record

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We had a blast teaching the workshop at the Kitchener Public Library, and were incredibly honoured that the event was featured in The Record, The Kitchener Post, Make it Kitchener, and SPOKE magazine. Our goal has always been to encourage emerging filmmakers to work within their means – especially with a micro-budget – but we place an equal amount of importance on community engage, and so we couldn’t be more excited at the attendance and level of interest for more films in the region.

Thank you to everyone who came out, and thanks again to all the writers for taking the time to cover the event. Please check out the links below for more details 🙂

Kitchener Post:
http://www.kitchenerpost.ca/news-story/6883142-it-s-in-the-can/

The Record: 
http://www.therecord.com/news-story/6883142-it-s-in-the-can/

Make it Kitchener:
http://www.makeitkitchener.ca/makers/details/~25-Filmmakers-produce-with-pennies

Spoke Magazine:
http://spokeonline.com/2016/10/the-art-of-micro-budget-filmmaking/

Official Selection:
Grand River Film Festival

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We’re thrilled to announce that Through Rose-Colored Glasses is an official selection for the 10th annual Grand River Film Festival, which is sponsored by Scotiabank. Not only do we have the honor of screening before one of their selected features, but the short film is also in the running for Best Canadian Short Film at the newly built Apollo Cinema in Kitchener. For those interested in attending the awards presentation, tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

After the awards are handed out, audience members can catch a screening of The Tiger Hunter (Lena Khan 2016), and if you’re so inclined, a post-screening reception at the Grand Trunk Saloon where the director will be a guest speaker.

Hope to see you there! 🙂

First Look:
All Things Beautiful Poster

Thanks to the very talented Ashley Floréal, we now have the poster for our upcoming short, All Things Beautiful (2017), which is still in pre-production. Although our Kickstarter campaign is a few months away, the illustration will be one of many perks to contributors and will be limited in availability.

Click on the image below for a better look!

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Synopsis:

Sam, an aspiring scriptwriter, tries to win the affection of a talented actress named Claire despite a crippling speech disorder. When his best friend shows interest in the same woman, Sam becomes dangerously obsessed, breaking into her apartment to learn everything there is to know about his one true love.

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