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
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
News from our producing partner SHOT IN THE DARK, they've put together an amazing night for the premiere of Camera Trap - what better way to share the film than with an event to bring people together on the issues faced by the Porcupine Caribou herd:
Spend the evening with filmmakers, photographers and Gwich’in speakers to celebrate the Porcupine Caribou herd and raise awareness about the current challenges it faces under the Trump administration.
The event will feature the Yukon premiere of “Camera Trap” a new documentary by filmmaker Marty O’Brien about wilderness photographer Peter Mather and his quest to get the ultimate Porcupine caribou photo.
Peter Mather will also present his photo essay “Caribou People” based on 10 years of working with and photographing the people who live within the herd’s range featured at Washington D.C.’s WildSpeak Festival. Other presenters include representatives from the Yukon’s Gwich’in community who will discuss the threat the US government poses to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and what opening up the area means for the caribou and for their own survival.
An art sale and other activities to raise funds to support the advocacy work of the Gwich'in will also be at the event.