Friday, October 27, 2017

Behind The Force - a feature documentary

From Academy Award winner ROGER CHRISTIAN, a feature documentary based on the five creative geniuses who helped make STAR WARS.  Based on his international book, CINEMA ALCHEMIST, this inspiring tale will take you around the world with never seen before interviews, photographs and STAR WARS tales.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT ROGER CHRISTIAN in this STARWARS.COM interview: 

Behind The Force

Roger Christian is an award-winning production designer and filmmaker, whose significant contributions to the global success of Alien and Star Wars are legendary.  As a director, Roger’s work includes Black Angel, The Sender, and Nostradamus, and he acted as second-unit director on Star Wars: Episode VI – Return Of The Jedi, and Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace.

 

 

 

 

BOOK REVIEWS

"a refreshing in-the-trenches look at how stuff came together on set in the movie that shaped a generation" - Rolling Stone 

"...a fascinating, engrossing tale of the mad dash that leads to movie magic, a tribute to the passion and drive needed to make cinematic art. ...a magic window into the past that only enhances the originals." - San Francisco Book Review (Five Star Review)

“A really important release...for all Star Wars fans who want to talk with authority about that production I think this is a book you’ve just gotta get” -  Rebel Force Radio 

“After reading Cinema Alchemist, you will absolutely watch Star Wars and Alien differently, and notice details of the film you haven’t seen in your previous 300 viewings of the films.  That is quite a feat.” - Borg.com

 “A wonderful resource for those interested in the movie business” - Adventures in Poor Taste

“Roger is more than just a set designer and art director, he is a creative builder of visual dreams for films.  Film historians and cinema buffs will want to pick-up this book as part of their film library.” - Retrenders

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Best Independent Producer - Canada 2017


Honoured to have been chosen for a Gaming & Entertainment Award:
Best Independent Producer - Canada












From character production to animation technology, environment simulation to theme parks, even radio production to stage lighting and everything in between, the gaming and entertainment industry covers a diverse range of sectors.  Working behind the scenes, are the firms and individuals who are ensuring that these dynamic industries continue to grow on the daily.

Which is why, the 2017 Gaming & Entertainment Awards cast a light on the inimitable ways and game changing ideas displayed by the dedicated individuals and firms of this industry.  Over the past 12-months, the accomplishments made by these innovative thinkers has been phenomenal and truly deserving of recognition.

Softech INTL 2017 Gaming and Entertainment Awards: 

https://issuu.com/aiglobalmedia/docs/2017_gaming_and_entertainment_award/10



Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Tomorrow's Power - Female Eye Film Festival


Thrilled to be an Official Selection of the 2017 Female Eye Film Festival!

Screening June 20th (Day 1: 4pm-5:30pm)


WEBSITE:
www.tomorrows-power.info





FEMALE EYE FESTIVAL:
https://www.femaleeyefilmfestival.com/copy-of-day-one-program-2

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Stegman is Dead - feature film


Thrilled to be a part of writer/director David Hyde's award winning directorial debut! 



Stegman is Dead will have its market premiere at the 70th Cannes Film Festival in May of 2017.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Tomorrow's Power - Screens in Spain & France

Award winning TOMORROW'S POWER continues to tour the Festival world!







An Official Selection of Doc-Cevennes in France and Ecozine in Spain.








WEBSITE:www.tomorrows-power.info


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Morning After - Festival du Cannes

Thrilled to announce that MORNING AFTER is one of thirty projects selected by the Creative Mind Group to screen at the Market at the 70th Festival de Cannes.



Morning After presents the lives and tribulations of five millennials from the Montreal hip Mile-End neighborhood who have decided to explore life without attaching themselves to any particular label. It's the story of the #NoLabels generation.

The film is directed by Patricia Chica and stars Thomas Vallières, Zoé de Grand Maison, Kristian Hodko, Jordana Lajoie, Joey Scarpellino.






Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/MorningAfterMovie/


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tomorrow's Power - wins in Australia

































Thrilled to announce that TOMORROW'S POWER has been honoured in Australia at the Sydney World Film Festival for Best Documentary Feature Film.

TOMORROW’S POWER showcases three communities from Gaza, Colombia and Germany and their responses to the environmental and economical crises they face.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Tomorrow's Power - a feature documentary







Thrilled to announce that TOMORROW'S POWER World Premiere scheduled for March 8, 2017 at the Cambodia International Film Festival

TOMORROW’S POWER showcases three communities from Gaza, Colombia and Germany and their responses to the environmental and economical crises they face.

Website
http://www.tomorrows-power.info

Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/Tomorrowspowerthefilm


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Best Independent Film Producer Award




Thrilled to be awarded the distinction of the Best Independent Film Producer Canada for 2016.




The 2016 Entertainment Awards aim to reward the key players within the entertainment industry. In recent years the entertainment business has evolved, changing how the world conducts business alike across a variety of industry platforms.

Surges in demand for quality entertainment corporations has paved the way for creativity, efficiency and cost effectivity thus providing organisations with an invaluable reach to clients and customers in all stages of entertaining.

Our 2016 Entertainment Awards will highlight these key players, creative individuals and innovative firms who have provided the world with new, cutting-edge techniques. We will cast a centre stage spotlight on those, who through creative flare, commitment and hard work have developed and shared their ideas to fundamentally evolve the business world and the lives of consumers for years to come.

LINKS:
http://www.tmt-news.com/2016-entertainment-awards



MEDIA LINKS:

Horror Society

Videoage International

Promote Horror

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Gaza: Enduring The Siege


From the award winning producers of THE CARBON RUSH, Amy Miller and Byron A. Martin, an intricate examination of the life in Gaza.

GAZA: ENDURING THE SIEGE is an extraordinary journey of those who live behind the wall.



Filmmaker Amy Miller, Director of Photography Sylvester Guidi and sound recordist Kyle Stanfield received special UN Visas and permission from the Palestinian authorities to enter the hospitals, clinics, waste sites, power plant and water station in order to share with audiences what life is like currently in Gaza.

Filmed in 4K 16 x 9 color, 5.1 / Stereo - Arabic w/English subtitles  (30 min.)

www.wideopenexposure.com/gaza

Tomorrow's Power - a feature documentary

From the award winning producers of THE CARBON RUSH, Amy Miller and Byron A. Martin, a feature documentary filmed in Germany, Gaza and Colombia.

TOMORROW’S POWER showcases three communities from Gaza, Colombia and Germany and their responses to the environmental and economical crises they face.

Filmed in 4K HD, 16 x 9 color, 5.1/Stereo
English w/subtitles (German, Arabic, Spanish)

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Byron A. Martin Article



Meet Toronto’s Film Producer, Byron A. Martin

 Excerpt from Streets N Beats article (January 11, 2016)

"What does X-Men, The Carbon Rush, and The Boondock Saints all have in common? The answer is Byron Martin, film producer extraordinaire whose projects also include The Chronicles of Riddick, Death Race (with Jason Statham), Resident Evil: Afterlife, and even two American Pie movies.

I met this mult-italented Canadian while in university when I was auditing a film class. We have similar spelling of last names, and I recall the professor kept mispronouncing my last name as Byron’s!

But his cool demeanor has always impressed me and I am feeling very fortunate to speak with him again as he is coming out of a year-long high.  His 30 episode series, BACKSTAGE, will be airing  on Family Channel and Disney this year.  And his incredible upcoming documentary, Tomorrow’s Power,  just finished filming in Germany.  The crew will be departing for Gaza for 3 more weeks of filming, followed by another shoot in Colombia, which will then complete the footage of this new feature.  Can we say, he is busy?"


For the full article, please use the link below.
http://streetsnbeats.com/2016/01/11/meet-torontos-film-producer-byron-martin/

Sunday, September 27, 2015

A Tricky Treat

Multi-award winning
 A TRICKY TREAT continues to travel the Festival world!

An Official Selection in four countries in October 2015 alone!
Sweden, USA, Mexico and Canada.





Directed by Canadian filmmaker Patricia Chica and written by Kamal John Iskander.




A TRICKY TREAT WORLDWIDE REVIEWS:

FANGORIA:
"The most deliciously vile of the blood bath comes from Patricia Chica".
- Heather Buckley

RUE MORGUE:
Great, twisted concept! Loved it!"
- Dave Alexander

THE INDEPENDENT CRITIC:
"Welcome to the world of A Tricky Treat, an immensely satisfying three-minute short centered around one ill-fated man (Leonard Waldner) who not so willingly encounters a family who invites him into their ghoulishly sentimental Halloween tradition."

THE MOVIE GUYS:
"A nasty little ditty that tends to shock, horrify, and make some even gag, but eventually ends on a creepy, funny note."

FILM CLASSICS VIRGIN:
"Gorey, disturbing, and the payoff is perfect!"

STARBURST MAGAZINE:
"A Tricky Treat subverts suburbia better in three minutes than any hackneyed Tim Burton feature."

HORROR MOVIES UNCUT:
"A dainty little treat"

HORROR CABIN:
"It does more in the short time given it than some movies do in 90 minutes. It’s visceral, bloody, creepy and has a certain delicious ending that just freaked me out!"

ALL THINGS HORROR:
"It's a fun watch, definitely not safe for work... a bloody reversal of a revered Halloween tradition you should avoid eating anything while watching lest you regurgitate it."

JENNIFER BODIES (Scotland):
"Absolutely genius!"

ZOMBIE PRANK:
"A fun, lighthearted and heavily-gored short...The gore is phenomenal and considering the short is only two minutes long this might have the highest ratio of gore to run time I’ve ever seen... And you’re gonna love the TWILIGHT ZONE-esque ending!!"

THE LENA GHIO PARADOX:
"You will never see Halloween the same again!"

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Serpent's Lullaby


Director Patricia Chica's SERPENT'S LULLABY continues to win awards at Festivals all over the world! 


FESTIVALS - 2014
Festival de Cannes – Cannes Court Metrage, France, May 2014 (Winner “Coup de Coeur”)
Fantasia International Film Festival, Montreal PQ, July 31, 2014
Rhode Island International Film Festival, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, August 5-10, 2014
Holly Shorts, Los Angeles, CA USA, August 2014
15th Festival du film Fantastique Quebecois, Vitesse Lumiere, September 11-14, 2014
Feratum FilmFest, Tlalpujahua, Mexico, October 2-5, 2014
5th Oaxaca FilmFest, Oaxaca, Mexico, October 4-11, 2014 (5 screenings)
Munich Underground Film Festival, Munich, Germany, December 2014
15th Annual Rhode Island International Horror Festival, Providence, RI, USA, October 20-26, 2014
6th Edition Festival du Film Fantastique de Rouen, Rouen, France, October 23-16, 2014
Blood In The Snow Film Festival, Toronto, ON, November 28, 2014 (Opening Night x2 Screenings)
            Festival Longue Vue sur le Court, Montreal, QC, November 28-30, 2014 (2 screenings)
El Cid Short Film Night, Los Angeles, CA, December 1st, 2014
Etheria Film Festival, Boston, MA, December 12-13, 2014


FESTIVALS - 2015
Little Terrors, Volume 33, Evil Incarnate, Rue Morgue Magazine & Unstable Ground, Toronto, ON, January 28, 2015
Women in Horror, Camp Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA, February 15, 2015
Magnolia Independent Film Festival, Starkville, Mississippi, USA, February 19-21, 2015 (Winner Best Short Film)
RadCon 6C – SF&F Convention, Pasco, WA, February 13, 2015
33rd Edition des Rendez-vous du Cinema Quebecois, Montreal, PQ, February 27, 2015
Lakeshorts International Film Festival, Toronto, ON May 1 & 2, 2015 (Winner Scotiabank Most Original Film)
Female Eye Film Festival, Toronto, ON, June 19, 2015
Sasquan International Film Festival, The 2015 Worldcon, Spokane, WA, August 17-20, 2015
Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival, Richland WA, October 16-18, 2015
Cabriolet Film Festival, Beirut, Lebanon, May 29-31, 2015
Fantafestival, Rome, Italy June 22-29th

Backstage - Television Series


BACKSTAGE

A television series by Fresh TV and DHX for Disney & Family Channel

30 episodes, 34 days, 1 gallery day, 2 units w/5 cameras, feeding 200 people/day - all in one location!  Who says you can't shoot 100+ pages a week?

Backstage

PREMIERES Friday March 18 at 7pm et/pt


About the Show

Backstage follows a group of very talented teenagers as they sing, dance, and perform their way to the top at the famous Keaton School of the Arts! From the disappointments of failure, to the new friendships and crowning achievements, being a student at Keaton means you’re on the path to becoming a star!



A Tricky Treat


A TRICKY TREAT wins big in NYC!

A Tricky Treat

A Tricky Treat wins four top awards at the Macabre Faire Film Festival in NYC!

Best Film
Best Director
Best Editing
Best SPFX


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tomorrow's Power - a feature documentary


From the award winning producers of THE CARBON RUSH, a feature documentary that will travel North America presenting sustainable alternatives to the current fossil fuel economies in the world.

The Carbon Rush - a feature documentary

 THE CARBON RUSH

An Official Selection at Festivals around the world - winning awards, special honours with Opening Night/Closing Night Gala screenings.
WEBSITE     www.thecarbonrush.net

THE CARBON RUSH Book
www.reddeerpress.com

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Serpent's Lullaby

SERPENT'S LULLABY...Traveling the Festival World!