JUGGERNAUT

Juggernaut, Mad Samurai’s Latest production, and a Daniel DiMarco Film, is having its Canadian Premier at the Whistler Film Festival on Friday Dec 1st. The first screening will be Friday, Dec. 1st at 8:30pm with a second screening on the Sunday.

Juggernaut is a story of revenge, obsession and sibling rivalry. An exploration into the dark places family dysfunction can lead to. How being born under the same roof with the same love and the same opportunities can result in the most diverse of people

Producer Mathew Cervi developed the script over 3 years and together with a stellar team put together and produced, what is sure to be a thought provoking film. Juggernaut stars Jack Kesy (Baywatch), Amanda Crew (Silicon Valley), Peter McRobbie (The Visit), and David Cubitt (Medium) in partnership with Canadian distributor Level Film. The production employed over 50 people including cast and crew and over 30 people with post production services.

Keeping the film BC based, the majority of the filming took place in Kamloops, Ashcroft, Spence Bridge, Savona and Merit regions, with post production in Vancouver.

Juggernaut received a portion of the Creative BC Slate Development fund which is provided to BC-based film or television entertainment companies with an envelope of money to support the development of two or more eligible film, television or web series projects.

Matthew continues to develop engaging genre fare for the feature film and television landscape. His next big project is a horror film due out in 2019- Stay tuned.

Whistler Film Festival Screen locationVillage 8 Cinemas

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Victoria Film Festival – The Nucleus of Cinematic Arts on Vancouver Island

Since 1995, the Victoria Film Festival has been the center for film on Vancouver Island by offering a diverse selection of Canadian and international programming. With a commitment to providing the public with entertaining and high-quality films, the Victoria Film Festival has extended its programming to include year-round events. In fact, the Victoria Film Festival has grown from the Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival to the Victoria Film Festival, led and supported by Director Kathy Kay and Head Programmer Donovan Aikman. Together they bring a wealth of experience in artistic, technical, and operational guidance.

By supporting the practice of all media artists with particular focus on Canadian independent artists through exhibition of their work, the Victoria Film Festival has proven to be a pillar for artistic innovation and creativity. With the 2018 edition set to take place February 2-11, 2018, festivalgoers can expect to see work that further supports the Festival’s mandate which is to create dynamic media experiences that fuel a personal evolution for artists and audiences. The Victoria Film Festival will also continue to share artistic work with Victoria’s diverse communities through the Indigenous program, as well as present screenings of Asian, Quebecois, UK and Italian films.

ATOMIC CARTOONS

Rob Davies, Director of Development at Atomic Cartoons

The studio was founded in early 1999 by four animation artists: Trevor Bentley, Mauro Casalese, Olaf Miller, and Rob Davies. Atomic Cartoons came about by being at the right place at the right time.

Rob was working at Warner Bros TV Animation in Los Angeles in 1998 when a fellow director asked him if he knew of any animation studios in Vancouver that might be interested in taking on the pre-production of 26 episodes of a series. Rob’s three-year contract was coming to an end at Warner Bros, so with the 26 episodes in hand- he spoke with Trevor, Mauro, and Olaf and they decided to literally open a studio to accommodate the production. The four of them, with help from Mauro’s wife, Nancy, as production manager, literally did all the work themselves for the first month until they received their first cheque from the client. It was then that they were able to hire some actual staff and spread the workload out! That particular production opened the doors to many gigs from there on out.

In 2004 Atomic Cartoons co-produced their own series, Atomic Betty which ended up airing in 120 countries and ran for three seasons. The series was based on a female protagonist, Atomic Betty, named of course after the studio, and still remains the “studio mascot”.

In 2010, Olaf exited and Rob Simmons joined the company as a partner and missing piece to complete the Atomic team. In 2012, Jenn McCarron (who is now company president) joined the Atomic Cartoons executive team, bringing with her extensive production experience (and incredible people skills) and knowledge of the CGI pipeline and processes. With crucial key people in place, the studio was able to expand to the size and scale you see today.

As a studio, Atomic has been nominated numerous times for Leo Awards, Gemini Awards, and even a British Academy Award.

Recently they won at the 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards with their preschool co-production, Beat Bugs, and picked up a win at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts.

Check out the new Minecraft series launched last week, with over 1 million hits already this is on its way to being another national favourite.