SIM Pulls Out (of NS), Soo Pulls In (Canadian Films), Mountain Men Released

The SIM Group, which provides gear to film productions, is pulling out of Nova Scotia because, as COO John DeBoer tells the CBC, “Halifax is having the worst year it’s ever had,” as far as production happening. And yes, he blames the tax credit cut.

August is not usually the best month for films, but The Vancouver Observer’s Volkmar Richter notes that this year seems to be different. There’s a lot out there, including Mountain Men, set in Revelstoke, BC, and opening today . . . at least in Vancouver.

Speaking of Mountain Men, The National Post’s Catherine McIntyre says this Cameron Labine dramedy about two very different adult brothers who set out to bond in the woods and end up in deep trouble shows a “hard-to-strike balance of comedy and heart-felt drama.”

The Soo Film Festival — that’s Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan — welcomes independent films from all around the Great Lakes (“Our Mission: Great Lakes, Great Movies!”) and is screening several from Canada, reports SooToday. Among them are shorts A Place Like Home, My Annoying Friend, Driving to Nowhere, and here we go, all made in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The Festival runs September 11th through 13th — read about it here.

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