Cassandra Szklarski of The Canadian Press has written that Canadian films are all over the place in the Oscars this year. Nominations are looking strong for films like The Revenant, Room, Brooklyn, and even a couple documentaries. One of Brooklyn’s producers, Pierre Evan, says that he and the rest of the crew that was based in Montreal are feeling very proud of their efforts. Room’s Producer David Gross says that Room is a challenging film that delivers a slow burn. The Revenant has 12 nominations reflecting all the effort put into it not only by the director, writer, and actors, but also the hardworking crew members.
Two of B.C.’s mayors want the film industry to stay strong, writes Ian Bailey of The Globe and Mail. While Finance minister Mike De Jong has announced his decision for cost-cutting efforts to reduce taxes, Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson heavily disapprove of his decisions and are asking him to reconsider. Hepner states that the film industry is a very important part of Surrey’s community and Robertson believes that the film industry is what builds Vancouver’s community, making it a great place for movie making business.
In The Leader Post, Mark Melnychuk writes about how Kevin Smith has been doing location scouting in Saskatchewan. Smith has a new idea for a movie very similar to the style of Jaws. However, this movie is going to be about a moose instead. While it isn’t entirely official yet if Moose Jaws will be filming in Moose Jaw or anywhere in Saskatchewan, it looks the film should be interesting and hilarious.