02. September 2015 · Comments Off on Matt Yim’s ‘Basic Human Needs’ · Categories: Feature Films · Tags: , , ,
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mattMiles and Audrey are two post-adolescents whose wit and charm can’t make up for a debilitating lack of ambition. Although they claim to have the wanderlust of moving from Saskatchewan to the big city, they do nothing proactive to get there. Instead, they remain in their aimless routine, merely fantasizing on an ideal grown up life; that is, until adulthood is abruptly thrust upon them in the form of a missing condom, a pregnancy test, and a few invaluable life lessons they’re likely to forget.

Director Matt Yim was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan. He is a graduate of the University of Regina where he studied film production. His graduating film, April Doesn‚Äôt Hurt Here, has been screened across Canada (TIFF Student Showcase, Montreal World Film Festival) and around the world (Telefilm‚Äôs Not Short on Talent in Trouville, France). In 2013 he won the student merit award for April from the Canadian Cinema Editors Association. In 2012, he acted as the directors observer on the set of Stranded under director Roger Christian. — Official website

Basic Human Needs is part of producer Avi Federgreen‘s and IndieCan Entertainment‚Äôs INDIECAN10K initiative, which has selected seven teams from across Canada to put together debut features for $10,000. The film is produced by producer Allan Roeher & Matthieu Belanger and premieres at Whistler Film Festival in December.

Here’s the trailer.


11. May 2015 · Comments Off on Jefferson Maneo’s Big Muddy · Categories: Feature Films · Tags: , , , , , ,
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11143189_358056607723748_7671795045588361636_oSaskatchewan filmmaker Jefferson Maneo‘s first feature film Big Muddy tells the story of Martha Barlow (Nadia Litz), a modern day outlaw who is forced to reconcile her dark past after her teenage son (Justin Kelly) commits a horrible crime. Writer/director Maneo tells his story through the people and places of Saskatchewan where he grew up.

“This film represents where I come from artistically and geographically. It’s a place that I’m really familiar with so I had a really good idea of where I wanted to film and what I wanted to shoot and what I wanted to show of Saskatchewan.” – Jefferson Moneo, Saskatoon¬†StarPhoenex, May 8/2015

Actress Nadia Litz and Jefferson Moneo spoke about the film on CTV Morning Live – Saskatoon on the night of the film’s premiere on May 8th. ¬†Check this link¬†or your local listings for screenings across the country.

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