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!
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.
How To Bee, Midnight Light's first documentary feature (produced in association with Flat Tire Films) was just announced as a finalist for the Telefilm Micro-budget program. We applied to the nomination program in early February with the support of Yukon Film Society and are thrilled to have been selected! Stay tuned for more news as we make our way through the final summer of production!