Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Carbon Rush

THE CARBON RUSH wins Best Feature Film Award!

Awarded at Festival de Cine Verde de Barichara in Barichara, Colombia.  Along with this prestigious honour comes a hand crafted statue by artist Ivan Barichara Darío Quintero and $1,500 USD.

Festival de Cine Verde de Barichara 
 FESTIVAL PRESS - El Espectador

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Carbon Rush - Book


The Carbon Rush/La Ruée Vers le Carbone press.  Read what they are saying about this award winning feature film narrated by Daryl Hannah and Karine Vanasse.

Running Time: 84 minutes & 52 Minutes on One Disc (DVD)
Grades 10 – Adult
Scene Selection • Closed Captioned
English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and German Versions

Website: www.thecarbonrush.net
A Film by Amy Miller


"Recommended. A ground breaking documentary about the exchange of carbon credits resulting from Kyoto Protocol. It uncovers the truth behind this exchange on the global environment, as well as its economic impact on several developing countries, revealing global deception about environmental rehabilitation coupled with corruption of local governments."
– Science Books and Films (AAAS)

“One of the finest, most carefully researched and executed political exposés of the year. The Carbon Rush champions the voices of those most impacted by Western economic schemes designed to put band-aids on climate change while destroying communities and lives. It is an incredibly moving, empathetic and measured film that sticks inside you like a thorn that you want to do something about, that you must do something about."
– Ezra Winton, ART THREAT

"A brave and smart documentary which looks deeply into this burgeoning and profitable green scheme. The film has Miller casting her unflinching gaze upon both the supply and demand side of this little-known industry.”
– Dave Markland, RABBLE.CA

“The documentary is filled with shockingly corrupt examples … and sheds light on the state of environmental concern on the corporate level, without being overly alarmist.”
¬ THE CONCORDIAN

“This one will get you boiling. It shows again how we are shipping our climate change problems out of our sight. Big companies are buying carbon credits, which allow them to keep on emitting as much CO2 as always by supporting projects that reduce emissions in third world countries. Or so they say.”
– THE VANCOUVER OBSERVER

“The Carbon Rush, exposes the offset projects that are impacting developing countries and their communities so that other nations can continue their industries relatively unchecked..”
– THE SOURCE

WINNER
Best Feature Film, Festival de Cine Verde de Barichara, Colombia
Award of Merit, The Indie Festival, USA

OFFICIAL SELECTION
(Screened at over 75 Festivals worldwide)
- International Environmental Film Festival, Paris
- Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, USA
- Columbia Gorge International Film Festival, USA
- Newport Beach Film Festival, USA
- Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada
- Global Visions Film Festival, Canada
- RIDM - Montreal International Documentary Festival, Canada
- Planet In Focus Festival, Canada
- Cinéfest, Canada
- Planete + Doc Film Festival, Poland
- Green Nation Film Festival, Brazil
- Docville, International Documentary Film Festival, Belgium

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Strategic Partners 2014

Honored to have been selected the Canadian Producer at Strategic Partners 2014 in Halifax to attend the Los Cabos International Film Festival, November 12-16, 2014 with my feature project WOLVERINE HOTEL.

Director Patricia Chica will be joining me to meet potential co-production partners from Mexico, USA and Canada.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Serpent's Lullaby - Mexican Premiere

SERPENT'S LULLABY

Thrilled to have both SERPENT'S LULLABY and my feature screenplay WOLVERINE HOTEL be selected for Official Competition at Oaxaca FilmFest 5!

October 4-11, 2014 in Oaxaca, Mexico!

The Oaxaca FilmFest Experience is dedicated to the advancement of outstanding achievement in cinema, creating opportunities for Filmmakers and Script Writers, providing audiences with amazing entertainment, financial success for our business partners, and the enhancement of both the image and economic well-being of the State of Oaxaca.

Serpent's Lullaby - USA Premiere

SERPENT'S LULLABY

An Official Selection of the Rhode Island International Film Festival 

The film screens in Providence, RI on Thursday, August 7th @ 7:15pm and Saturday, August 9th @ 4:30pm

Serpent's Lullaby - Canadian Premiere

SERPENT'S LULLABY

Honoured to be an Official Selection of Fantasia International Film Festival

The film screens in Montreal on July 31 @ 7:30pm at J.A. De Seve Theatre as part of Obsessions!


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Serpent's Lullaby - California Premiere

SERPENT'S LULLABY - from Cannes to LA!  

An Official Selection for the 10th Annual Hollyshorts Film Festival 

Congratulations Director Patricia Chica and our fantastic Cast + Crew! 

Screens August 17th @ 5pm at Chinese Theatre #1
Hollyshorts #HSFF2014

Monday, May 12, 2014

Serpent's Lullaby

Official poster of SERPENT'S LULLABY - World Premiere at Cannes FIlm Festival - Official Selection of "Coup de Coeur" .

Directed by award winning Montreal filmmaker, Patricia Chica.


Friday, May 9, 2014

Serpent's Lullaby - World Premiere at Cannes Film Festival 2014

It took Medusa a thousand lives to stare at what she couldn't see. SERPENT'S LULLABY presents an unexpected and emotional twist on the myth of the gorgon.

SERPENT'S LULLABY is directed by award winning director, Patricia Chica and written by Charles Hall.  
The film stars Jenimay Walker, Anaabella Hart and Richard Cardinal.

World Premiere at Cannes Film Festival - an Official Selection in the Coup de Coeur.

A Badazz Films / Byron A. Martin Productions Inc. production.

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Carbon Rush - Book

Based on the award winning feature documentary, THE CARBON RUSH, written and directed by Amy Miller, The Carbon Rush book focuses on carbon offset projects in Scotland, Brazil, Panama, India and Honduras, with the conclusion written by Patrick Bond.

Available through Red Deer Press and Carbon Rush Inc. and in bookstores everywhere.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Panic Button TV Series on truTV


Panic Button is a pulse-pounding challenge that makes people's deepest anxieties fun! Teams of two enter the top-secret facility to confront their worst fears. As they overcome three escalating levels of horror that put their relationships to the test, you'll be howling with terror in one minute, and screaming with laughter the next. Will the teams make it to the final challenge?  Or will they bail and hit their Panic Button

Check out the new promo on truTV.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Carbon Rush - a feature documentary

THE CARBON RUSH focuses on the suffering caused by carbon trading around the world and the failure of global carbon markets to stop climate change.

Currently screened at over 50 Festivals around the world, receiving an Award of Merit, Opening and Closing Night Gala presentations, Amy Miller nominated for Best Emerging Director and winner of Best Screenplay.

Check out the upcoming THE CARBON RUSH book from Red Deer Press to be released in December 2013.

Currently playing in Canada on Super Channel and Tele-Quebec.


Available in Canada through Kinosmith, Sales Agent Films Transit International Inc., U.S. theatrical distributor Gathr Films and U.S. Educational Distributor The Video Project.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Panic Button - Television Series

The fear is REAL...the screams are REAL and the PANIC never goes away.


The fear begins on April 30th on SPACE.  Ten episodes you will never forget.

Will you push the PANIC BUTTON?

Shot with 42 cameras in 8 different formats.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Panic Button USA - Television Series

PANIC BUTTON USA 

Returns for another 12 x 1/2 Hr. episodes for truTV.

Get ready...shot with 54 cameras in 7 different formats!

The fear is real...



Friday, January 25, 2013

The Carbon Rush - a feature documentary

 

 

THE CARBON RUSH 

Focuses on the suffering caused by carbon trading around the
world and the failure of global carbon markets to stop climate change.

Receives the Award of Merit at The Indie 

A showcase for cinematic gems and unique voices!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

E.M.S. - Television Pilot


E.M.S. 

a pilot for Bell Media



 

 

On set in Oakville, ON (Day 1 & 2)






Writer / Producer: Mark Lutz
Director:               T.J. Scott
DOP:                   David Herrington
Cast:                    Mark Lutz, 
                            Meghan Heffern
Executive Producer: David Miller 
Producer: Ed McNamara
                 Stuart Reid 
                 Mark Lutz
                 Byron A. Martin   

Panic Button - Television Series

  1. PANIC BUTTON  

 

Behind the curtain...where the fear is real!    

Filmed with 42 cameras in 8 formats! 

A new series from Essential 11 Media Inc.
http://www.11television.com/node/52?parent=project

                

Executive Producer:       Kevin Healey
Series Producer:       Jonathan Dueck
  Co-Producer:              Byron A. Martin
Director:                       Leo Scherman

Monday, April 9, 2012

The Carbon Rush - a feature documentary


 
THE CARBON RUSH has a private screening in Honduras for the people in the community where we filmed.


Check out our Trailer:


Friday, January 27, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

The Carbon Rush - a feature documentary


Completes post production in Montreal at Technicolor.

THE CARBON RUSH - 83:40 colour, 16x9
"This feature documentary focuses on the suffering caused by carbon trading around the world and the failure of global carbon markets to stop climate change."

Filmed in Honduras, Brazil, India, Panama, UK, Scotland, Hungary and Canada


Writer/Director/Producer...............Amy Miller
Producer.......................................Byron A. Martin
Director of Photography...............Paul Kell
Editors..........................................Etienne Gagnon, Boban Chaldovich
VFX/Animations...........................Artifex Animation Studios
Sound Designer...........................Daniel Lagace
Original Music..............................Benoit Groulx 
Narrator........................................Daryl Hannah (English Versions)
Narrator........................................Karine Vanasse (French Versions)

Broadcast on Super Channel, Tele-Quebec and distributed by Kinosmith.
THE CARBON RUSH book to be published by Red Deer Press in April 2012.
PRESS
http://www.cineplex.com/Nouvelles/default.aspx?tag=Karine-Vanasse 
http://www.radioactif.com/nouvelles/nouvelle-karine_vanasse_prete_voix-645778-10

Saturday, December 3, 2011

GUTS - Feature Film

















Currently in development on this feature film project.

LOGLINE:
When a group of twenty-something’s are lured to a remote cottage and then attacked by mysterious killers, the unlikely survivors, nerdy Henry and sweet, innocent Emily realize that the only way to survive is to systematically kill the killers.  

Writer:  
Rob Ballantyne 

Producers: 
Arv Grewal, Byron A. Martin 

Director: 
David Hackl



My Babysitter's A Vampire - Season 2 (TV Series)

"Evil Car" Episode 203
13 episodes of fun, frolic and fangs!  Principal photography now completed on the Disney/Teletoon television series.

CAST:
Matthew Knight, Atticus Mitchell, Vanessa Morgan, Cameron Kennedy, Kate Todd

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:
Fresh TV, Tim Burns

DIRECTORS:
Tibor Takacs, Kelly Harms, Laurie Lynd, 
T.W. Peacocke, Farhad Mann 

PRODUCER:
Byron A. Martin

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Devil's Teardrop

Jeffery Deaver's THE DEVIL'S TEARDROP

Synopsis
When Washington D.C. is terrorized by a serial killer, the only piece of evidence that FBI Special Agent Margaret Lukas (Natasha Henstridge) has to work with is a ransom note written by the perpetrator. Desperate to solve the case before the killer strikes again, Agent Lukas turns to renowned handwriting analyst Parker Kincaid (Tom Everett Scott). Kincaid is a former FBI agent who quit the force after his young son was attacked by an escaped killer that Kincaid had helped capture. While joining forces with Lukas to track down the murderer, Kincaid is also fighting his ex-wife (Rena Sofer) for what’s most dear to him — the custody of his children. Based on New York Times best-selling author Jeffery Deaver’s (“The Bone Collector”) mystery novel of the same name, the thriller premiered Sunday, August 8, 2010, on the Lifetime Movie Network.


Director: Norma Bailey
Executive Producers: Tom Patricia, Lewis Chesler, David Perlmutter
Producer: Byron A. Martin

Cast:
Tom Everett Scott
Natasha Henstridge
Rena Sofer

Nominated for CCE Award 2011
Ron Wisman Sr., Best Editing in a TV Movie

Nominated for four 2011 DGC Awards - Broadcaster Magazine
Best Direction - Norma Bailey
Best Production Design - Doug McCullough
Best Editing - Ron Wisman Sr.
Best Television Movie

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Great Baby Blue - Feature Film Announcement

From the Academy Award winning writer of Gandhi, John Briley, comes a timeless family classic...




THE GREAT BABY BLUE
Based on a True Story

SYNOPSIS
Baby Blue, a greyhound mothered by a red-eye rooster can outrun every man, animal and truck in Kansas and Marvin Holland – determined to prove Blue is the best – takes his dog and the rooster to Florida to train with Hootch Magee, the best, most ornery dog trainer alive. Hootch’s daughter, Cathy, stops an initial clash between Hootch and the equally stubborn Marvin long enough for Hootch to realize Baby Blue has that rare combination of desire, speed and magic that can win the biggest dog race in America – The Hollywood Classic. A series of come-from-behind victories shows Blue’s ability to run with champions – and reveals that he will only run for his “mother” (the rooster). With every race Hootch, Cathy, Marvin, Baby Blue and the rooster become a stronger team – a team that’s ready to complete the dream and win the Hollywood Classic. But as the Classic nears, seamy characters try to sabotage Blue’s chances. They kidnap the rooster, and presumably ruin his opportunity for victory. The surprise ending is as exciting, funny and touching as any movie since Lassie first made her way onto the screen and into our hearts.


The Hollywood Reporter
YAHOO! MOVIES
December 2, 2010
A co-venture with Westwood Productions Limited and Byron A. Martin Productions Inc.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D- Update

 













Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D worldwide box office receipts recently topped $280 million -- making it the most successful production in Canadian feature film history.

TRAILER
http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/residentevilafterlife/

February 2011
Golden Reel Award goes to Resident Evil: Afterlife, which grossed $7,026,559 in 2010 in Canada

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Carbon Rush - a feature documentary

Synopsis 
The Carbon Rush explores the catastrophic impact that global economic carbon markets have on climate change, their consequence and ramifications. 
Will cap and trade, carbon offsets and other market oriented schemes significantly reduce greenhouse gases? Who is in favour, who is against and who is profiting? 
Directly affected communities around the world argue that they are actually causing harm and not resolving the impending climate crisis.

Currently in postproduction in Montreal.
Shot in Honduras, Brazil, India, Panama, the UK, Hungary, Scotland, Italy and Canada.




Writer/Director:  Amy Miller
Producer:          Byron A. Martin
DOP:                Paul Kell
Editor:              Etienne Gagnon
Animation/VFX:  Artifex Animation Studios
Composer:        Benoit Groulx

The Carbon Rush
A co-production between Wide Open Exposure Films and Byron A. Martin Productions Inc.


Canadian distributor Kinosmith announces theatrical pickup of THE CARBON RUSH at HotDocs 2011
http://playbackonline.ca/2011/05/05/kinosmith-picks-up-four-docs-at-hot-docs



Tuesday, July 6, 2010

S.I.R.T. 3D Research Demo - Pinewood Studios

On Monday July 5, 2010 the Queen and His Royal Highness, Premier McGuinty and his wife visited Pinewood Studios in Toronto and were presented with a 3D demonstration/scene directed by Deepa Mehta.

My colleague Brian Campbell and I produced this special one day event.

A heart felt thank you to our entire cast and crew and for the generous support of all the suppliers who made this a very special day.
http://www.globaltoronto.com/world/Queen+visit+headquarters+Toronto+film+studio/3236944/story.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/us_and_canada/10516814.stm?ls

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D - Feature Film

Coming September 10, 2010
in 3D and IMAX 3D


Written & directed by:
Paul W.S. Anderson

Starring:
Milla Jovovich
Ali Larter
Wentworth Miller
Spencer Locke
Kim Coates
Shawn Roberts

Some amazing 2nd Unit stunts, SFX and VFX sequences!
http://www.residentevil-movie.com

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Wild Cherry - Feature Film

Synopsis
Helen (Tania Raymonde) is in love with Stanford (Ryan Merriman). And she has decided to give it all up to him. At least until she learns that her name is written in the high school football team's secret Bang Book and it's Stanford's job to deflower her. The tables are turned and the battle begins when she and her two best friends, (Rumer Willis and Kristin Cavallari) form a pact to maintain their virginity, embarrass the team and foil the plot against them.






Cast:
Tania Raymonde....Helen McNicol
Rumer Willis..........Katlyn Chase
Kristin Cavallari.....Trish Van Doren
Ryan Merriman......Stanford Prescott
Jesse Moss............Brad Skeetowski
John White............Franklin Peters
Rob Schneider.......Nathan McNicol
Tia Carrere............Ms. Humea
Elle Schneider.......Sabrina
Jennifer Donison....Amy

Producers: Gavin Wilding, Kyle Bornais, Byron A. Martin



Sunday, April 5, 2009

November Gale - Feature Film








November Gale
recounts the legendary true story of the Edmund Fitzgerald which sank on Lake Superior in 1975, resulting in the tragic deaths of the entire crew. This maritime disaster tells the dramatic tale of the crew's bravery, their relationships with their loved ones and it's significant impact on a country.

It was great shock to many, that despite the extensive safety features and experienced crew, the Fitzgerald sank. The frenzy on the part of the media about the victim's, the legends about the mysterious sinking, the resulting changes to maritime law and the discovery of the wreck have contributed to the interest in and fame of the Fitzgerald that continues to this day.

Director - Ted Kotcheff
Writer - Gerald Wexler
Producers - Gerry Arbeid, Ratch Wallace, Gary Howsam

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Death Race - Feature Film

After 7 months of hard work...it's finally here!

DEATH RACE

August 22, 2008 in theatres everywhere!

Director: 
Paul W.S. Anderson

Cast:
Jason Statham
Tyrese Gibson 
Joan Allen
Ian McShane, 
Nathalie Martinez 
Jason Clarke

Official Website:  DeathRacemovie.net

Check out this fast paced, action-packed summer blockbuster!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Wild Cherry - Update

Wild Cherry completes principal photography in Winnipeg, Manitoba and commences post production in Toronto and Los Angeles under guide Michael Doherty, Editor.



Official Website:

Update: Film released on February 16, 2009


Friday, April 11, 2008

Wild Cherry - Feature Film

A teen comedy written by Chris Charney, being directed by Dana Lustig, produced by Gavin Wilding of Rampage Entertainment, Kyle Bornais of Farpoint Films and Byron A. Martin. Director of Photography is Michael Marshall.

Currently prepping in Winnipeg, Manitoba for a May 7th principal photography date.

Cast:
Tania Raymonde - Helen McNicol
Rumer Willis - Katlyn Chase
Kristin Cavallari - Trish Van Doren
Ryan Merriman - Stanford Prescott
Jesse Moss - Brad "Skeets" Skeetowski
John White - Franklin Peters
Rob Schneider - Nathan McNicol
Tia Carrere - Ms. Humea
Elle Schneider - Sabrina

Friday, March 7, 2008

Phantom Punch - Feature Film

Completed principal photography on Robert Townsend's PHANTOM PUNCH in November of 2007 as Executive Producer.  

The movie stars Ving Rhames as Sonny Liston, Stacey Dash as wife Geraldine, Nicholas Turturro, David Proval and Bridgette Wilson.

Official Website:
http://www.phantompunchmovie.com

The film garnered much interest in Berlinale and awaiting confirmed distribution through Cinesavvy.  PHANTOM PUNCH will be presented at Cannes Film Festival in May 2008.

Festival Update:
2009 Omaha Film Festival
Best Feature Film directed by Robert Townsend

Commandments of Bob

Currently budgeting this project for Canadian director Robert Budreau.
Project is being produced by Matthew Stone of Sad But True Films.

Spadina

Currently budgeting SPADINA for Associated Producers in Toronto.  A script penned by Canadian Ben Ratner.  A project in development.

Bollywood Zombie

Completed budget of writer/director Maninder Chana's BOLLYWOOD ZOMBIE.
Pre-production of this project commences March 2008 with Access Motion Pictures in Toronto. 

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Wild Cherry

I have been commissioned to budget this comedy from writer Chris Charney.

Set to start pre-production in March of 2008 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The movie is being produced by Rampage Entertainment along with Farpoint Films and directed by Dana Lustig.