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CLUE Miniseries

Five-Part Miniseries Event Debuts on The Hub Television Network November 14 2012
“Get A CLUE” Sweepstakes Gives Viewers Chance To Win Character-Themed Prizes;

Immersive Online Platform Engages Young Sleuths With Mystery Games, Virtual Rewards and More

LOS ANGELES – The Hub, a television network for kids and their families, will continue its fall rollout of new original programming with the five-part, live-action, miniseries event “CLUE,” based on the iconic family game brand. The television miniseries, premiering Monday, November 14, marks the first time the classic family game will appear on television in a version that re-imagines the brand for young audiences and introduces the iconic game characters as young modern-day sleuths. Produced by Hasbro Studios, “CLUE” will premiere two back-to-back, half-hour episodes Monday, November 14 (8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. ET). Additional new episodes will premiere daily through Thursday, November 17 at 8:30 p.m. ET, culminating in a five-episode, back-to-back marathon on Saturday, November 19 (1:30 p.m. ET). Encore marathons will run throughout the Thanksgiving holiday week. For a complete schedule go to http://www.Hubworld.com

The world’s most famous crime-solving game CLUE comes to television for the first time in the United States featuring the iconic characters, weapons, and locations from the classic family game. The new live-action, five-part miniseries event follows six young sleuths who stumble upon an adventure they never imagined after witnessing a crime. Along the way, the six very different kids discover they have a lot more in common than they thought as they uncover hidden treasures and decipher cryptic knowledge to reveal a secret society. The mystery they unravel, and the accusations they make, could very well define their own futures.

Executive Produced by Raven Metzner (ABC’s “Six Degrees”), the cast is comprised of top young talent including Sterling Beaumon (Mostly Ghostly, ABC’s “Lost”), Zach Mills (Super 8, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium), Stephan James (12 Dates of Christmas), Sarah Dejardins (Magic Beyond Words), Kendall Amyre Ferguson (BET’s “Black Girls Rock”) and Ana Golja (Family Channel’s “What’s Up Warthogs”).
“CLUE” will be supported by extensive marketing initiatives including The Hub’s “Get A CLUE” sweepstakes during which viewers watching live can win prize packages representing each of the six popular characters from the game. During each new episode of the five-part mini-series as well as the encore marathon on Saturday, November 19, Hub viewers will have the chance to call in and win one of six character-themed prize packages. More details, including a description of prizes, can be found at http://www.Hubworld.com beginning on Monday, November 7.
Additionally, the network’s website http://www.Hubworld.com will host a variety of interactive and engaging “CLUE” themed activities in the weeks leading up to and during the premiere of the miniseries event. Starting in November, visitors will be able to decipher clues to earn virtual rewards, unlock an interactive map, take quizzes and polls, get caught up on episodes they may have missed, and much more. Facebook and Twitter (@HubTVNetwork) followers will also be able to extend viewers’ experience online by participating in special mini-mysteries after each episode is televised.
About The Hub
THE HUB is a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) and Hasbro, Inc., (NASDAQ: HAS) with a goal of entertaining, enlightening, empowering and educating children and their families. The cable and satellite television network features original programming as well as content from Discovery’s library of award-winning children’s educational programming; from Hasbro’s rich portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built during the past 90 years; and from leading third-party producers
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worldwide. The Hub lineup includes animated and live-action series, as well as specials, game shows, and family-favorite movies. The network extends its content through a robust and engaging online presence at www.hubworld.com. The Hub rebranded from Discovery Kids on October 10, 2010, and reaches approximately 61 million U.S. households. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved. To find the channel in your area, please visit http://www.Hubworld.com and check the channel locator at the top of the page.

Visit The Hub on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/hubtvnetwork
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Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson

Format: HDCAM, Color, English,
Running Time: 110 minutes
Writer/Director: Trish Dolman
Producer(s): Trish Dolman, Kevin Eastwood

Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson is a feature-length documentary about a man on a mission to save the planet and its oceans. Part Captain Nemo, part Grizzly Man, the film will follow Watson in the act as he repeatedly flouts the law, so that he may apprehend what he sees as the more serious law-breakers – the illegal poachers of the world.  From the genesis of Greenpeace to the sinking of a pirate whaling ship off Portugal, from clashes with fisherman in the Galapagos to Watson’s recent headline-grabbing battles with the Japanese whaling fleet in Antarctica, this documentary chronicles the extraordinary life one of the most controversial figures in the environmental movement – the heroics, the ego, the urgency – of the world’s original eco-pirate.

Eco-Pirate Trailer

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Eco-Pirate is now available at the following retailers:

Eco-Pirate is also available for online streaming in the U.S via the following websites:
Netflix
Amazon Prime
Redbox Instant by Verizon.

Festivals & Awards

 

Awards

Winner | Jury Special Mention for Environmental Films at Reykjavik International Film Festival

Winner | Top 10 Audience Choice Award at Hot Docs 2011

Winner | Best Documentary at Projecting Change Film Festival

Festivals

Hot Docs Film Festival, Toronto; May 1 & 3, 2011

Projecting Change Film Festival, Vancouver; May 27, 2011

Galway Film Festival, Ireland; July 6,  2011

Durban International Film Festival, South Africa; July 22 – 25, 2011

Reykjavik Film Festival, Iceland; September 23, 25, & 30, 2011

Norrkoping Film Festival, Sweden; October 7 & 9, 2011

Mill Valley Film Festival, USA; October 7 & 9, 2011

Rio International Film Festival, Brazil; October 8 & 11, 2011

Warsaw International Film Festival, Poland; October 7, 8, 9, & 10, 2011

TIFF Film Circuit, Campbell River, BC; October 11, 2011

Ghent International Film Festival, Belgium; October 21, 2011

Abu Dhabi International Film Festival, United Arab Emirates; Oct 20 & 21, 2011

TIFF Film Circuit, Quadra Island; October 28, 2011

TIFF Film Circuit - Wolfville, Nova Scotia; November 2, 2011

ReFrame Film Festival – Peterborough, Ontario; Pre-Festival Event November 4, 2011

TIFF Film Circuit - Salmon Arm, British Columbia; November 4, 2011

STARZ Denver Film Festival – Denver, Colorado; November 5 & 6, 2011

Leeds International Film Festival – United Kingdom; November 13 & 15, 2011

St. Louis International Film Festival - USA; November 15, 2011

Three Rivers Film Festival – USA; November 15 & 17, 2011

Doc Lounge Odense – Denmark; February 8, 2012

Doc Lounge Lund - Sweden; March 6, 2012

Salem Film Fest - Salem, Massachusetts; March 6, 8:45pm

Environmental Film Festival - Washington, DC; March 20, 6:00pm

Internationales Film Wochenende - Würzburg, Germany; March 22 – 25

Doc Lounge Malmö – Sweden; March 27, 2012

Doc Lounge Gotheborg – Sweden; April 3rd, 2012

Doc Lounge Aarhus - Denmark; April 19, 2012

Theatrical Release

Eco-Pirate was released in 15 theatres across New Zealand in November 2011.

 

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Foreverland

Writer: Shawn Riopelle
Writer/Director: Maxwell McGuire
Executive Producer: Jonathan Vanger, David Bodanis, Stephen Hays, Peter Graham
Producer(s): Trish Dolman, Christine Haebler, Aaron L. Gilbert
Financing: Media House Capital, Telefilm Canada, Stealth Media, E1 Entertainment, Harold Greenberg Fund

Cast: Max Thieriot, Laurence Leboeuf, Demian Bichir, Sarah Wayne Callies with Thomas Dekker and Juliette Lewis

“FOREVERLAND” tells the story of Will Rankin, a young man stricken with Cystic Fibrosis, a terminal illness, who is tasked with delivering his friend’s ashes to a legendary healing shrine in Mexico.  Joined by the sister of his fallen friend, Will embarks on an epic journey down the Pacific Coast Highway to the desert heart of Baja, encountering a memorable cast of characters along the way.  In the spirit of “Into the Wild” and “Little Miss Sunshine”, it’s about dreams and the courage to pursue them.  Hope, laughter, and life’s small miracles.

Director Max McGuire has set up a Facebook page and blog for Foreverland:

Foreverland Facebook Page

Foreverland Trailer

Download on iTunes

Festivals & Awards


Oaxaca Film Festival 2012Honorary Award for Best CinematographyCeliana Cardenas

Whistler Film Festival - 2nd Runner-up for Audience Award

Palm Springs International Film Festival 2012

Victoria Film Festival 2012

Belize International Film Festival 2012

Milano Film Festival
Whistler Film Festival 2011

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The First Movie

The First Movie

Format: HDV, Color, English, Farsi and Kurdish
Running Time: 76 minutes
Writer/Director: Mark Cousins
Executive Producer: Robbie Allen, Tabitha Jackson
Producer(s): Trish Dolman, Gill Parry

What’s it like to be a child in war – not when the conflict is raging, but when the war tide is out, as it were, when kids are telling stories or playing games? The First Movie is about the “not-war”.

It came about because director Mark and producer Gill separately went to Kurdistan. They loved the place and wanted to make a film about it. Mark thought it would be best to focus on kids, because their minds are uninhibited and developing fast. A good way to try to see inside those little minds,

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he thought, would be to give the kids cameras and let them film what they liked.

Mark and Gill travelled around Kurdish Iraq in 2008, and chose the village of Goptapa as their location, because of its beauty and hopes for the future, but also because it has a tragic past.

Influenced a little by 1001 Nights, The First Movie is a “magic realist” documentary, one of the first of its kind. It certainly doesn’t skirt the suffering of Goptapa but, rather, it shows how such suffering co-habits with other things, such as wonder and imaginative development.

One little boy in the village said he’d like to fly slowly over Goptapa. In The First Movie, that might just be possible.

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Daydream Nation

Daydream Nation

Format: HD, Colour, English
Running Time: Feature Film
Writer/Director: Michael Goldbach
Executive Producer: Tim Brown, Cameron Lamb, Sam Maydew
Producer(s): Trish Dolman, Christine Haebler, Simone Urdl, Jennifer Weiss

Daydream Nation is a provocative yet humorous romance about a rural community shaken by the arrival of an acerbic teenage girl.

Seventeen year-old Caroline Wexler (Kat Dennings) has just moved to a tiny, nowhere town where an industrial fire burns ceaselessly and a serial killer is claiming young victims. When Caroline realizes she has nothing in common with the permanently stoned kids that populate her new school, she pursues the one person she connects with — her handsome young teacher, Mr. Anderson (Josh Lucas).

A bizarre love triangle ensues between Caroline, Mr. Anderson, and a stoner classmate (Reece Thompson). A mash up of genres and tones, Daydream Nation is a coming of age story for the 21st century.

For more information visit: www.daydreamnationmovie.com

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CAST:

Kat Dennings

Reece Thompson

Josh Lucas

Andie MacDowell

Rachel Blanchard

PREVIOUS SCREENINGS:

TIFF 2010 Friday Sept 10, 6pm & Saturday Sept 11, 12 pm

CINEFEST, SUDBURY Sunday, Sept 26, 2 pm

CIFF, CALGARY Saturday Oct 2 — Eau Claire 2 — 5 pm

Longtime Variety Magazine critic Joe Leydon ranks Daydream Nation as the #3 film of the year in his Top Ten Films of 2011!


Festivals & Awards
Toronto International Film Festival 2010 – Opened CanadaFirst!
Whistler Film Festival 2010
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2011
Vail Film Festival 2011

Awards:
Genie Awards 2012

  • Nominated – Best Achievement in Cinematography

Leo Awards 2012

  • Won – Best Cinematography in a Feature Length Drama – Jon Joffin

Canadian Society of Cinematographers 2012

  • Won – Best Cinematography in a Theatrical Film - Jon Joffin

Leo Awards 2012:

  • Nominated – Best Picture Editing in a Feature Length Drama – Jamie Alain
  • Nominated – Best Overall Sound in a Feature Length Drama – William Skinner
  • Nominated – Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Feature Length Drama – Ted Whittall

Vancouver Film Critics Circle 2012:

  • Nominated – VFCC Award – Best British Columbia Film

 

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White Cloud Blue Mountain

White Cloud Blue Mountain

Format: 35mm
Running Time: 30 minutes
Writer/Director: Keith Behrman
Producer(s): Trish Dolman

Sometimes trying to get your father’s love takes you to the strangest places.

Set on the beautiful West Coast of British Columbia, White Cloud, Blue Mountain is a moving and meditatively filmed half-hour drama that explores emotional isolation between fathers and sons. James, a withdrawn professional in his late thirties, tries to reconcile with his dying father but is forced to confront his inability to communicate with his family and his own young son. Graceful, evocative cinematography and compelling performances reveal a man’s poignant journey into his emotional relationships.

Festivals & Awards

Festivals

1998 Screenings

  • Moving Pictures Traveling Film Festival – Cambridge, UK

1997 Screenings

  • Toronto International Film Festival – Canada
  • CBC Canadian Reflections
  • Vancouver International Film Festival – Vancouver, BC
  • Mill Valley Film Festival – Mill Valley, CA
  • Olympia Film Festival – Olympia, WA
  • Rendez-vous with Madness Film Festival – Toronto, ON

Financing

Canada Council Media Arts Section, BC Cultural Services, the National Film Board Filmmaker’s Assistance Program, Telefilm Canada, CBC’s “Canadian Reflections”, Placer Dome Inc. (Canada).

Sales Info

Screen Siren Pictures Inc
Suite 300, 291 East 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5T 1B8
Phone: (604) 687-7591 | Fax: (604) 687-4937
info@screensiren.ca

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The Space Between

The Space Between

Format: 35mm, Colour, English
Running Time: 19 minutes
Writer/Director: Chad Lowe
Producer(s): Leah Mallen

The Space Between contemplates the question of just how far a person will go to escape their reality once pushed to the limit. When an insignificant event forces a man over the edge, he discovers that the space between morality and justice is a dark place.

Festivals & Awards

Festivals

2004 Screenings

  • Tribeca International Film Festival – Manhattan, NY

2003 Screenings

  • Cambridge Film Festival – Cambridge, UK

2002 Screenings

  • Toronto International Film Festival – Toronto, ON
  • Vancouver International Film Festival – Vancouver, BC

Financing

Produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada; the Canadian Television Fund created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian cable industry CTF: License Fee Program; the British Columbia Film Television and Film Financing Program; the Province of British Columbia Film Incentive BC; and the Movie Network.

Produced in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, with the assistance/participation of the Government of Canada Film or Video Production Tax Credit Program; in association with Boneyard Film Company; with the participation of CanWest Western Independent Producers Fund and in association with Movie Central/Corus.

Produced with the financial participation of Rogers Telefund. Developed through the National Screen Institute of Canada NSI Features First Program, in association with Telefilm Canada and British Columbia Film.

©MMII Ministry of Extreme Circumstances Films Inc. All rights reserved.

Sales Info

Screen Siren Pictures Inc
Suite 300, 291 East 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5T 1B8
Phone: (604) 687-7591 | Fax: (604) 687-4937
info@screensiren.ca

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Luna: Spirit of the Whale

Luna: Spirit of the Whale

Running Time: 92 mins (TV 2 hours)
Writer: Elizabeth Stewart
Writer/Director: Don McBrearty (Director)
Executive Producer: Trish Dolman
Producer(s): Trish Dolman
Co-Producer(s): Anne Marie La Traverse, Lori Lozinski
Financing: CTV, Peach Arch Entertainment, Shaw Rocket Fund, BC Film, FIBC, FITC

Belonging is more than finding a place …

Inspired by a true story, Luna: Spirit of the Whale is a CTV Original Movie about the distances we must travel to discover our identity and true place in life.

Mike Maquinna (Adam Beach, Flags of Our Fathers, Windtalkers) is the hereditary chief of an aboriginal village on British Columbia’s Vancouver Island. When he comes home to his estranged father’s funeral to pay respects and hand over his birth right to a more suitable elder (Graham Greene, Dances With Wolves), his convictions are tested when he faces the true spirit of his people – a stray killer whale from Puget Sound called Luna.

Mike’s people – the Mowachaht-Muchalaht – believe that Luna is the embodied spirit of his father, the late chief. But Mike, a man separated from his culture, is disbelieving. Mirrored in Mike’s confusion is Adam (Aaron Miko), a troubled Native teen struggling with his own identity, as well as a local fisheries officer (Erin Karpluk, Godiva’s), who must question the science she has practiced.

Luna becomes the center of a spiritual and political controversy when a government official (Jason Priestley, Love and Death on Long Island, Beverly Hills 90210) announces plans to transport him over land to reunite the lost whale with his pod. When the resolute Mowachaht-Muchalaht people, including Mike’s mother Gloria (Tantoo Cardinal, Unnatural and Accidental), fight to protect the young killer whale, Mike finds himself embroiled in a struggle that challenges his own spiritual beliefs – as well as his notion of home and belonging.

Visit CTV for an interview with Adam Beach.

Festivals & Awards

Awards & Nominations

2008 Awards and Nominations

  • 2008 Nominated for Gemini Awards, “Best TV Movie” and “Best Visual Effects”
  • 2008 Nominated in the Feature Length Drama category for Leo Awards, “Best Screenwriting”, “Best Cinematography”, and “Best Supporting Performance by a Female (Erin Karplunk)”
  • 2008 Nominated for “Best TV Movie” at the CFTPA Indie Award

2007 Awards and Nominations

  • 2007 Audience Award, Children’s section – 30th annual Mill Valley Film Festival

Festivals

2008 Screenings

  • 2008 Ashland Independent Film Festival, Ashland, Oregon USA

2007 Screenings

  • Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth – Vancouver, BC
  • Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children – Toronto, ON
  • Dreamspeakers Aboriginal Film Festival – Edmonton, AB
  • Rimouski International Film Festival – Rimouski, QC
  • Carousel International Film Festival for Youth – Rimouski, QC
  • Mill Valley Film Festival – San Francisco, CA
  • Oulu International Children’s Festival – Oulu, FIN
  • American Indian Film Festival – San Francisco, CA
  • Whistler Film Festival – Whistler, BC

Sales Info

World Sales

Peace Arch Entertainment Group
Contact: Mary Herne or Suzanne Barron
Tel: 310 776 7206 | Tel: 310 776 7207
mherne@peacearch.com
sbarron@peacearch.com
www.peacearch.com

US Sales

Peace Arch Entertainment Group
Contact: Bateman Davis-Miller
Tel: 310 776 7205
bateman@peacearch.com
www.peacearch.com

Developed and Produced in association with CTV Television. In association with Peace Arch Entertainment Produced with the participation the Shaw Rocket Fund. Produced with the participation of the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network The Government of Canada Film or Video Production Tax Credit Program The Province of British Columbia Film Incentive BC. Developed with the participation of British Columbia Film and with the financial participation of Rogers Telefund.

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The Score

The Score

Format: 24p High Definition, Dramatic Musical, English and French
Running Time: 84 minutes
Writer: Kevin Kerr, Jonathon Young, David Hudgins, Kim Collier
Writer/Director: Kim Collier (Director), Kevin Kerr (Co-Director), Jonathon Young (Co-Director)
Producer(s): Leah Mallen, Trish Dolman
Co-Producer(s): Lori Lozinski

A groundbreaking musical drama about a scientist whose own genetic history threatens her career, her lab and her life.

Dr. Magnusson is a brilliant geneticist racing to isolate a cancer-causing gene. All that’s standing in her way is competition from a well-funded French lab, her ticking biological clock, a risky office romance, and the fear that she might carry the same Huntington’s gene that prematurely ended her mother’s life. Based on the award-winning play by Electric Company Theatre, The Score explores the human elements and revolutionary implications of the rapidly advancing world of genetics and uses humour, music and dance to transform scientific ideas into universal themes of identity, freedom and creation.

Visit The Score website at www.thescorethemovie.ca.

“Adventurous views will want to know The Score, an ambitious item that succeeds on a number of challenging levels – without breaking too much sweat about it.”   — Ken Eisner, Variety

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Festivals & Awards

Awards & Nominations

2006 Awards & Nominations

  • GEMINI NOMINATIONS: Best Photography in a Comedy, Variety or Performing Arts Program or Series and Best Original Music Score for a Program or Mini-Series.
  • Nominated for Best Musical Score in a Feature Length Film – Leo Awards
  • Nominated for Best Movie of the Week – Banff Television Awards

Festivals

2006 Screenings

  • INPUT – Taipei, Taiwan

2005 Screenings

  • Puerto Vallarta Film Festival – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Vancouver International Film Festival – Vancouver, BC

Media Items

Download The Score press kit. (PDF, 56 kb)

Financing

Produced in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; Produced with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian Cable Industry; CTF: Licence Fee Program; Telefilm Canada: Equity Investment, Produced with the participation and contribution of Genome Canada; With the assistance of The government of Canada Film or Video Production Tax Credit Program, CanWest Independent Producer’s Fund; the Province of British Columbia Film Incentive BC. Developed with the participation of British Columbia Film and with the financial participation of Rogers Telefund.

Sales Info

Educational Sales

Moving Images Distribution
402 West Pender Street, Suite 606, Vancouver, BC, Canada  V6B 1T6
Phone: (604) 684-3014 | Fax: (604) 684-7156
mailbox@movingimages.ca
www.movingimages.ca

National and International Sales

Screen Siren Pictures Inc
Suite 300, 291 East 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada  V5T 1B8
Phone: (604) 687-7591 | Fax: (604) 687-4937
info@screensiren.ca

Produced in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Produced with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian cable industry CTF: License Fee Program, Telefilm Canada: Equity Investment Program Produced with the participation and contribution of Genome Canada with the assistance of The Government of Canada Film or Video Production Tax Credit Program, CanWest Western Independent Producers Fund, the Province of British Columbia Film Incentive BC. Developed with the participation of British Columbia Film and with the financial participation of Rogers Telefund.

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Flower & Garnet

Flower & Garnet

Format: 35mm, Colour, English
Running Time: 104 minutes
Writer/Director: Keith Behrman
Executive Producer: Alexandra Raffe
Producer(s): Trish Dolman
Co-Producer(s): Stephanie Symns

Eight-year-old Garnet’s mother died unexpectedly while giving birth to him, so he grows up eating his morning breakfast of milk and cereal amid the tabletop clutter of his father Ed’s empty beer bottles.

Ed (Callum Keith Rennie) goes through the motions of living. Still saddened and filled with rage over his wife’s death, he is distant and rarely speaks, least of all to his children. Flower (Jane McGregor), a pretty, warm-hearted 16-year-old, has assumed the mothering role, but the demands of caring for her brother have begun to weigh upon her.

Garnet (Colin Roberts), a quiet, inquisitive child, is most contented at Flower’s side. He spends much of his time alone – feeding popsicles to cats, eating dirt, collecting worms, keenly observing ants on the carpet, and listening to the puzzling sounds that come from behind the door of his father’s room.

The sudden news of Flower’s pregnancy splits the family apart and she decides to pack up and leave home. Ed, trying to bond with his son, buys a BB gun as a birthday gift, but this gesture only pushes the troubled Garnet further toward the edge. Left to his own devices, Garnet begins to unravel, growing aberrant and violent. Soon, Ed must decide whether to face this new suffering that his years of silence have sown.

“Close to perfection … Flower & Garnet pulls you in with silence – then proceeds to blow your mind with little more than a whisper … An astonishing achievement … It marks the arrival of a new visionary.”   — Katherine Monk, The Vancouver Sun

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Festivals & Awards

Awards & Nominations

2004 Awards & Nominations

  • Keith Behrman nominated for Grand Prix Award – Flanders International Film Festival
  • Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature – 2nd Annual Independent Film Festival of Boston

2003 Awards & Nominations

  • Best Program, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Lead Actor and Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Actress, Best Cinematography and Best Music – Leo Awards, Feature Film Category
  • Best Canadian Feature – Victoria Independent Film Festival
  • Best Canadian Feature Film (2002), Best Canadian Director, Best Canadian Actor, Runner-up for Best Canadian Actress – Vancouver Film Critics Circle
  • Named one of Canada’s Top Ten Films of 2002 – Toronto International Film Festival Group
  • Keith Berhman awarded the Claude Jutra Award for outstanding achievement by a Canadian director in their first feature – Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television

2002 Awards & Nominations

  • People’ Choice Awards for Most Popular Feature Film – Whistler Film Festival
  • Best Performance By An Actor in A Leading Role (Colin Roberts) nomination – Genie Awards

Festivals

2004 Screenings

  • Singapore International Film Festival – Sinapore, Malaysia
  • Muestra de Cine Canadiese – Madrid, Valencia
  • Festival de Cine Canadiense – Mexico
  • Vail Symposium – Vail Valley, Colorado
  • Sevilla Film Festival – Spain
  • 2nd Annual Independent Film Festival of Boston – Boston
  • Canadian Front: New Films – Museum of Modern Art in New York
  • Toronto International Film Festival Group’s Film Circuit in the UK – Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen

2003 Screenings

  • Flanders International Film Festival – Ghent, Belgium
  • Pusan International Film Festival – South Korea
  • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival – Czech Republic
  • Cambridge Film Festival – UK
  • Victoria Independent Film Festival – Victoria, BC
  • Berlin International Film Festival – Berlin

2002 Screenings

  • Calgary International Film Festival – Calgary, AB
  • Whistler Film Festival – Whistler, BC
  • Toronto International Film Festival – Toronto, ON
  • Vancouver International Film Festival – Vancouver, BC
  • Montreal World Film Festival – Montreal, QC

Financing

Produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada; the Canadian Television Fund created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian cable industry CTF: License Fee Program; the British Columbia Film Television and Film Financing Program; the Province of British Columbia Film Incentive BC; and the Movie Network.

Produced in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, with the assistance/participation of the Government of Canada Film or Video Production Tax Credit Program; in association with Boneyard Film Company; with the participation of CanWest Western Independent Producers Fund and in association with Movie Central/Corus.

Produced with the financial participation of Rogers Telefund. Developed through the National Screen Institute of Canada NSI Features First Program, in association with Telefilm Canada and British Columbia Film.

©MMII Ministry of Extreme Circumstances Films Inc. All rights reserved.

Sales Info

Canadian Sales

Odeon Films Inc
121 Bloor Street East, Suite 1500, Toronto, Ontario Canada M4W 3M5
Phone: (416) 967-1174 | Fax: (416) 960-0971
www.allianceatlantisfilms.com

International Sales

AllianceAtlantis Communications Inc
121 Bloor Street East, Suite 1500, Toronto, Ontario Canada M4W 3M5
Phone: (416) 967-1174 | Fax: (416) 960-0971
www.allianceatlantis.com

Produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada; the Canadian Television Fund created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian cable industry CTF: License Fee Program; the British Columbia Film Television and Film Financing Program; the Province of British Columbia Film Incentive BC; and the Movie Network. Produced in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, with the assistance/participation of the Government of Canada Film or Video Production Tax Credit Program; in association with Boneyard Film Company; with the participation of CanWest Western Independent Producers Fund and in association with Movie Central/Corus. Produced with the financial participation of Rogers Telefund. Developed through the National Screen Institute of Canada NSI Features First Program, in association with Telefilm Canada and British Columbia Film.

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Screen Siren Pictures Inc.

Suite 201 - 225 East 17th Street | Vancouver, BC, Canada | V5V 1A6
Phone: (604) 687-7591 | Fax: (604) 687-4937