10. May 2016 · Comments Off on Five Questions with Steven Hunt about his Web Series “Past Redemption” · Categories: Canadian Filmmakers, Five Questions with..., Ottawa, Web Series · Tags: , , , , , , ,
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Photo of Steven Hunt by Susan Murdock

“I have never really thought of doing a narrative film until my son Dylan asked me to help him on one of his high school projects. He wrote a script about a fictional town called Redemption where nothing was sacred except blood, money and religion. What eventually emerged was a complete and complex world of a fictional town,” replies filmmaker Steven Hunt. Ottawa Indie Fest spoke to Hunt at his home about his web series Past Redemption.

Steven Hunt, a seasoned director and producer, has worked in Latin America and Africa on numerous broadcast and communications projects. His documentaries on various social issues have appeared on Canadian, European and New Zealand television.

Past Redemption is a 9-part character-driven web series about survival in a small impoverished town, where you can be law abiding and live in poverty, or be involved in petty crime where prospects improve dramatically. It is also the historical birthplace of a major crime family – the Wesley’s.

The web series will have a special premiere screening at the Mayfair Theatre on May 19th at 7pm. It will also appear on line, as nine separate episodes released every second Thursday starting June 2, 2016.

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02. June 2015 · Comments Off on Thomas Burstyn’s ‘Some Kind of Love’ · Categories: Documentaries · Tags: , ,

pics-tom“Art. Science. Housekeeping. A film about a scientist, his sister the artist and the nephew who arrives to make a film about them.” – Official Trailer description

Some Kind of Love is a documentary about two vastly different siblings who are anything but ideal housemates. A world-famous scientist and a revered artist grapple with the challenges of their reunion in filmmaker Thomas Burstyn’s moving documentary about family, duty, and reconciliation.

Born in Montreal, director and cinematographer Tom Burstyn is a multi-award winning, Emmy nominated cinematographer. He trained at the National Film Board of Canada as a documentary maker, before enjoying great success in the feature film industry.

Some Kind of Love opens in Ottawa on June 13th at the Mayfair theatre and in select theatres across Canada in June.  Check your local listings.  Here’s the trailer.