Bypassing Hollywood, and Films from the Provinces

“The $3 TV program that bypasses Hollywood”: The National Post’s Robert Cushman writes about Horace and Pete, Louis C.K.’s web series that you can only (legally) get from his site. The fact that it’s made for the small screen just adds to it . . .

The Saskatchewan-made film Basic Human Needs goes into theatrical release on the 22nd, and SMPIA has announced a special presale of tickets on the 18th, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, at the Broken Rack in Regina’s Golden Mile Shopping Mall. It’s a public event where you can “Grab a bite to eat, play some pool and make your way to the nearby Rainbow Theatre” to buy your tickets.

Jarrod Hachey’s film, Catherine, is in the short film catalog at Cannes, but the New Brunswick filmmaker isn’t just riding high on success — he sees the Festival as a chance to learn even more about filmmaking. The CBC has the story on Hachey and his  15-minute “examination of the space between a medical student and his common law lover.”

The 2016 edition of Rain City 72 Hour Film Noir Challenge took place this past weekend, and we’ll be able to bring you a firsthand story of one team’s experience later.

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