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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“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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07. April 2015 · Comments Off on #OttawaIndieFilm video series launches on April 7 · Categories: Ottawa Indie Filmmakers · Tags: , , , , ,

Apartment613 launched an Indiegogo campaign to support a new fellowship program in 2014.  Ottawa Indie Fest co-founder Jith Paul was chosen as one of the fellows and is profiled on the blog today.  Episodes of the #OttawaIndieFilm video series will be cross-posted on Apt613 and on OttawaIndieFest starting tomorrow, April 7, 2015.

“For the Apt613 Fellowship Program, Jith decided to turn the camera back on Ottawa’s filmmakers by developing a web series Ottawa Indie Film. Focusing on the vast, diverse array of creative talent of the indie film community in the city, episodes of the series will appear here on Apt613 and be cross-posted on the website for Ottawa Indie Fest, Jith’s latest collaboration.

We talked to Jith about his start in film, why Ottawa is a great town for film, and what’s coming up on the horizon for movie lovers.”

Read the rest of the blog post here.