20. July 2015 · Comments Off on Joel Ashton McCarthy and Bryant Boesen’s ‘Taking My Parents to Burning Man’ · Categories: Documentaries · Tags: , , , , , ,
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Joel-Bry-burning-manVancouver filmmaker Bryant “Spry Bry” Boesen decided “rip his nearly retired parents from their routine and throw them into an adventure of a lifetime.” Collaborating with filmmaker Joel Ashton McCarthy, they launched a crowd funding campaign to create a documentary following their trip to Burning Man.  Described as a debaucherous arts festival, Burning Man isn’t your average family vacation.  According to the festival’s official website: “Once a year, tens of thousands of people gather in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to create Black Rock City, a temporary metropolis dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. In this crucible of creativity, all are welcome.”

The resulting documentary Taking My Parents to Burning Man is described as a parental coming-of-age story has had a successful festival run and a theatrical run at the Rio Theatre in Vancouver. It will be hitting various VOD platorms on July 21, 2015.

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29. June 2015 · Comments Off on René Brar’s ‘Martin’s Pink Pickle’ · Categories: Feature Films · Tags: , , , ,
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martins_pink_pickle_director_headshotShot in Vancouver, René Brar‘s Canadian Indie Film Martin’s Pink Pickle is an unlikely love story about two misfits who are both stuck in a relationship not of their choosing. Born and raised in Vancouver, Brar studied in the US and spent several years in Los Angeles where he worked as a story editor for Ridley and Tony Scott.

“Martin follows his longtime girlfriend to the small town of Hope, an ironically named hamlet where his dreams die a slow death.  His settled lifestyle is suddenly disrupted when he must take his best friend’s girl, Suzanne, on a trip back to the city for a secret abortion. But when fate conspires to strand them there for 24 hours, they must find a way to kill the time without killing each other.  What began as an awkward errand blossoms into a romantic awakening that will change their lives forever and – ultimately – leave them with some very difficult decisions to make.” – Martin’s Pink Pickle Official Website

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1529713_447163115426646_5346635737656466012_oFOCUS is a workplace comedy starring Josh Blacker and directed by Christopher Young. It is the first feature film from Viewers Like You and independent Canadian production company based in Vancouver and Toronto, co-founded by actor/producer Josh Blacker and writer/director Christopher Young.  FOCUS begins a theatrical run on May 29th at the Cineplex International Village theatre in Gastown and on June 13th at the Royal Cinema in Toronto.

FOCUS won Best Comedy Film and Best Actor (Josh Blacker) awards at the Oregon Independent Film Festival 2014 and was nominated for Best Director (Christopher Young), Best actor in a Comedy (Josh Blacker, Ryan Beil) and won Best Comedy at the Victoria TX Indie Film Festival 2014.

Here’s the trailer for the film.

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