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.
Its been a whirlwind of a year since we pitched Grey Mountain to a jury at the 2018 ALFF Pitch Event but somehow we managed to complete post production just as ALFF 2019 ramped up.
It was amazing to finally get to share the film with audiences at this year's festival alongside some incredible Yukon made short films. We plan on partnering with Jordy Walker of Stackwell Sound to make some changes in our music composition then its off to the races with a whole new slate of festival submissions. Stay tuned for updates on where you can see Grey Mountain.
February is a busy month for us at Midnight Light Media. After just completing our very first short fiction, Grey Mountain we arrived back in the Yukon to premiere our debut documentary feature film, How to Bee. Produced with Flat Tire Films' Vivian Belik, How to Bee has been in progress for the past four years.
It was a complete honour to premiere the film as the opening film to Yukon's own Available Light Film Festival. Stay tuned for more screening dates here and on the How To Bee website.
Although this festival is small it boasts a well curated weekend of cinema that will mark the first festival screening in Australia for Australian-born director Marty O'Brien. We are beyond thrilled to be screening Camera Trap for the 2nd time outside of North America! If you are in the area check out the festival June 15-17: http://www.warburtonfilmfestival.com.au/WFF/Program.html
We are thrilled to announce that CAMERA TRAP will be screening at this years Hot Docs festival in Toronto as part of their shorts programming. Check out the Hot Docs website for details.
For the past four years the Yukon Film Society has been putting on a pitch competition at the Available Light Film Festival. With a hankering to get back into producing fiction content we dusted off and re-vamped a well loved script that Marty wrote last year - we were excited for the opportunity to practice pitching and dig into some fiction content but were totally blown away when the jury awarded our project Grey Mountain with one of the two production prizes. To hear more about the competition and the film check out this interview we did with Dave White on CBC Airplay. Stay tuned for Grey Mountain coming 2018!