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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

Facebook: @whistlerfilmfestival #WFF17 #ittakesavillage

Twitter: @whisfilmfest #WFF17 #ittakesavillage

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Enterprising Culture

For the first time ever—in Vancouver on November 2nd and 3rd, 2017, at the Centre for Digital Media and the Emily Carr University for Art + Design, high-level Canadian and French influencers in the creative and cultural sectors will discuss the economic, cultural, and social impact of immersive technologies in their industries. Enterprising Culture is an international meeting that provides opportunities for unique discussions and exchanges between Canadian and French stakeholders and start-ups from the worlds of culture, creative, and media industries.

This edition focuses on start-ups and companies working in Immersive Technologies (VR/AR,  MR, 3D display, Holographic experience, etc) with a program designed to showcase new digital technologies (hardwares and softwares) and innovative content producers from both countries for two days of conversation, panel discussions, presentations and demos.

When: Thursday, 2 November 2017 at 3:15 PM  – to – Friday, 3 November 2017 at 8:00 PM

Where: Emily Carr University of Art + Design & Centre for Digital Media, Great Northern Way, Vancouver, BC V5T 0C6.

(Parking available, Translink VCC Skytrain or Bus #84)

For more information on Enterprising Culture, please visit:

http://enterprisingculture.com/

 

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Where Vancouver/ Where Whistler

Since 1936, Where remains the world’s largest publisher of visitor magazines. Where Vancouver, (which encompass print, web, and social media) provides timely, local information on shopping, cultural attractions, and dining as well as what’s hot and upcoming in entertainment. Where’s magazines and online properties are created by local editors and staff who have current in-depth knowledge about their cities because they themselves live in the city they write about.

Sheri Radford, Editor of Where Vancouver (nine issues per year) and Where Whistler (two issues per year), knew she needed the hustle and bustle of big city living and returned to Vancouver after some time exploring island life in Lady Smith on Vancouver Island. Out of school, Sheri started as a technical writer but after 2 years she switched to into the magazine publishing industry and has been with Where Vancouver and Where Whistler for over 15 years.

Sheri can be found most mornings jogging along Vancouver’s seawall taking in all that her beautiful city has to offer. In addition to the Magazine Editor hat, Sheri is also the author of several award-winning books for children.

 

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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.

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Dancing Line Productions

 

Dancing Line Productions is an award-winning animation studio based in Vancouver, Canada, and lead by Anik Rosenblum, their Creative Director, and Owner. Dancing Line specializes in creative high-quality 2D animations for small scale productions: TV commercials, promotional, educational and music videos using traditional hand-drawn technique.

Dancing Line Production was founded in 2008 by director/ animator Anik Rosenblum, who after working on a number of large productions, recognized he had a desire to do something more fresh and creative and was looking to create opportunities to explore a variety of styles and techniques. The Dancing Line team is always trying new ideas, and continuously looking to find effective visual ways to deliver a message, and create expressive movement that generates emotion through their animation. One of their pieces has received well over 10 million views, which had made them feel truly appreciated and valued in the world of animation.

Currently they are focusing on completing animation for a national TV campaign for a Toronto based company.

Website: www.dancinglineproductions.com

Twitter: @DancingLine

 

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YogiTunes – Where DJ Culture Meets Yogi Lifestyle

YogiTunes, is a worldwide streaming music management platform for yoga studios, teachers and students, that has made its mark in the music industry as a top provider of hand-curated soundtracks for health and wellness activities. A respected pioneer in the contemporary yoga music space, CEO and Founder, Alex King-Harris, drew from his own professional background as a musician for inspiration when establishing the company.

With a subscription, music and yoga enthusiasts have access to the largest catalogue of its kind, and tools that help them easily discover or create amazing playlists based on style of practice, class duration, song intensity and mood. In addition to having access to music from all over the world, YogiTunes has a roster of highly talented and trained DJ’s who work endlessly to sequence the flow of music to enhance and deepen your experience, whatever your activity might be. You can even be your own DJ, make playlists from thousands of hand-picked albums and stream unlimited songs from any device, any time!

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Hillydilly – Creating A Musical Experience That Will Inspire You

With the vast quantity of music being produced each year, it can get challenging to stay current with emerging artists and new trends. Hillydilly, a music platform dedicated to unearthing new music, solves this very problem by connecting listeners with the newest music and artists. Hillydilly curates their frequently updated playlists to ensure that their listeners are exposed to the best music available, spanning across all genres, both mainstream and underground.

Believing that amazing music adds value to life, Chad Hillard first founded HillyDilly in 2007 as a means to get music to his friends. To date, HillyDilly is responsible for breaking a long list of new artists, including Billie Eilish, LANY, NEIKED, Milky Chance, Glades and Astronomyy. HillyDilly’s noteworthy work in the music industry has earned the platform’s mention in top publications, including Teen Vogue and Vogue Magazine.

After experiencing the success of HillyDilly and realizing the importance of providing emerging artists with a platform to share their music, Chad founded 20XX, a record label devoted to signing new artists and supporting them through all facets of artist development.

 

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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.

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Tiny Lights Festival – Creating Magic in the Music Industry

Now in its 7th installment, the Tiny Lights Festival provides performance opportunities to over 140 BC artists and groups every year. This intimate three-day multidisciplinary arts and music festival is spread across 8 stages in Ymir and attracts over 1,200 people – tripling the town’s population for the festivities.

Aware of the magic that can be created in small rural towns in Canada, Tiny Lights Festival, now a non-profit, was founded by Shawn and Carla Stephenson. Both Shawn and Carla have worked in many facets of the BC music industry as musicians, performers, administrators and venue owners.

Small but mighty, this festival has proven to have a profound impact on emerging artists in BC, considering that many larger festivals look to Tiny Lights Festival’s lineup to educate themselves about rising talent. The week leading up to the 2018 Tiny Lights Festival, scheduled for June 8-10, Shawn and Carla will be offering a Sound School to train sound engineers in real time. This will provide sound enthusiasts the opportunity to acquire skills that sound people apply in real festival environments.

With only a limited number of tickets available for purchase, Tiny Lights Festival is on track for another sold-out year filed with high quality musical talent to enjoy.

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Mark Perry – Reviving Folk Music in Canada

Canadian folk singer-songwriter from Smithers, BC, Mark Perry, found his early musical inspirations by listening to rock and roll music in his early teenage years. Fast forward to today, it has been 27 years since Mark released his first album, Dreams of the Highway, with West Coast legend Roy Forbes.

A past West Coast Music Awards nominee, Mark’s music is known for incorporating stories about people and natural landscapes, creating authentic and vivid reactions for listeners. For Mark, creating original music that sounds different than anything else in the market is an underlying career objective, which he continues to stay true to.

Coming off the success of Northern Waters, Mark’s 10th album released in March 2016 which sold out standing-room only concerts, Mark is gearing up for the release of his next highly anticipated album, tentatively titled North West and set to be released next spring. North West will be Mark’s 3rd album with producer Jordy Walker.

When asked what advice he would offer to young aspiring Canadian folk artists, Mark insists, “If you love it, then stick with it! If you believe in what you do, then keep going for it.”