After a very busy winter of filming and adventuring across the arctic we are thrilled to be releasing The Arctics for free online in partnership with the Whitehorse 2020 Arctic Winter Games Host Society. Check it out and share it with your friends who need a little inspiration from the North.
"The Arctics is a never before seen look at the history and impacts of the Arctic Winter Games, an international biennial multi sport games that has been celebrating circumpolar sport and culture in the North since 1970. This short documentary follows the stories of characters from across the 9 contingents that make up the international competition as they prepare to partake in the 2020 Arctic Winter Games which mark 50 years since first opening in Yellowknife, NWT."
MLM chat with Dave White on Airplay about new project "The Arctics" launching online tomorrow March 27th
Last Friday the Yukon Film Society announced a new slate of Yukon films available to rent online through their platform Available Light on Demand. Midnight Light's first documentary production Camera Trap is amongst the new releases! We are thrilled to be featured on a platform focused on making sure that the world has access to collections of Northern-made content. Follow the link to get yourself set up to watch Camera Trap online! https://availablelight.watch/films/camera-trap
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"Naomi Mark grew up and lives today in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. Her mom and dad homesteaded there and raised five kids. Along with the way, he started beekeeping and passed the love of bees to Naomi. Her movie, How To Bee, chronicles a period of three years after Naomi moved back from college, and her learning how to keep bees with her chronically ill father.It is a touching movie about beekeeping in the far North and how honey bees strengthened family bonds through life and death." - Beekeeping Today Podcast
b"Expect the unexpected. It's a motto for beekeeping - and life - that filmmaker Naomi Mark 's father passes on to her in this sweet and very personal documentary. When Naomi finds out her father, Don, needs help with his honeybees after being diagnosed with late-stage COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), she heads back to her family's Yukon home to learn how to take care of bees. The film follows their journey through three beekeeping seasons as Don shares his knowledge and they come to terms with his declining health. Through the inevitable beestings, hive death, and finally her first batch of golden honey, Naomi comes to realize it was never about learning beekeeping, but about spending more time with her dad. Intimate and deeply moving, How To Bee is both a meditation on the changing seasons of life and a loving tribute to her father."
Following the broadcast How To Bee will be available online for free through Knowledge.ca
In advance of the winter television premiere of How To Bee, audiences in 24 cities across Canada will have the opportunity to watch How To Bee on the big screen. Through a partnership with Demand Film, a unique distribution company focusing on demand based film screenings in a theatrical setting, we will have the opportunity to screen in 8 provinces. Demand also has the capacity to add screenings to additional cities through audience request. Follow the link to find tickets or request screenings in a city near you.
Midnight Light Media Directors Naomi Mark and Marty O'Brien presented Grey Mountain to a sold out audience on June 15, 2019 at the Warburton Film Festival. Stay tuned for more updates as the film officially starts its festival circuit.
"MITY (Made in the Yukon) film awards highlighted the final Sunday night screening. The MITY professional award went to Grey Mountain by Naomi Mark and Marty O'Brien. Honourable mention went to Aubyn O’Grady and Evan Rensch’s Bridge." - Dawson City International Short Film Festival
For full festival recap follow the link.
The MITY Emerging Artist Award went to Wrestle Maniac by Andy Pelletier and Robin Sharp.
Grey Mountain Selected as one of 15 films curated by Telefilm for exhibition at 2019 Cannes Short film Corner
Read the full press release here.