March 25 2013
Toronto, Ontario - March 25, 2013 - - Award-winning 3D director James Stewart, founder of Geneva Film Co., will present his animated 3D short film Béatrice Coron's Daily Battles
at the Cleveland Independent Film Festival on April 9 and 10, 2013, hot on the heels of its world premiere at the renowned TED Conference.
Canadian 3D expert James Stewart brings a new dimension in leveraging the immersive power of 3D storytelling to Béatrice Coron's breathtaking, 61-panel papercut masterwork of medieval life. An art film about a work of art, Béatrice Coron's Daily Battles
tells its story in an abstract montage created in Stereoscopic 3D.February 27 2013Cloudburst
- written and directed by Thom Fitzgerald and Starring Oscar® Winners Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker - opens in Canadian theatres in March, 2013.
is a romantic road movie starring Oscar®-winning actresses Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker as Stella and Dot, an aging couple who escape from a nursing home in Maine and drive to Nova Scotia on a quest to be legally married. Written and directed by Thom Fitzgerald, one of Canada's most highly respected feature film directors, the feisty crowd-pleaser has earned rave reviews and numerous top film awards at film festivals across Canada and around the world.
Stella and Dot have been together for 31 years and have faithfully accompanied one another through life's ups and downs. Now in their seventies, Stella is hard of hearing and Dot is legally blind. Dotty's prudish granddaughter, Molly (played by Genie Award-winner Kristin Booth), decides the best place for Dot is a nursing home that will provide all the necessities. This forces Stella and Dot to make a bold decision: they will leave their hometown and drive to Canada, where same-sex marriage is legal. It's a last-gap bid to stay together.
En route to Canada, they pick up a young hitchhiker, Prentice, played by newcomer Ryan Doucette. A small-town boy turned modern dancer, he is returning to Nova Scotia to visit his dying mother. Despite his bravado, Prentice is a confused and wounded soul who has much to learn from Stella and Dot as they wage their own unexpected battle: after three decades, can they keep their family together?
has World Premiere at 2013 TED ConferenceFebruary 20 2013Béatrice Coron's Daily Battles
directed in 3D by James Stewart to have world premiere
at 2013 TED conference
Toronto, Ontario - February 20, 2013 - - Award-winning 3D director James Stewart, founder of Geneva Film Co., will present the world premiere of his animated 3D short film Béatrice Coron's Daily Battles
at the renowned TED Conference in Long Beach, California on Tuesday, February 26, 2013. Stewart and celebrated New York City artist Béatrice Coron, both veterans of TED, will attend the premiere.
A trailblazer in leveraging the immersive power of 3D storytelling, Canada's James Stewart brings a new dimension to Béatrice Coron's breathtaking, 61-panel papercut masterwork of medieval life. An art film about a work of art, Béatrice Coron's Daily Battles tells its story in an abstract montage created in Stereoscopic 3D. With each medieval scene, we enter a tale of struggle, battle and trickery representing the challenges of life. The canvas that Coron and director Stewart have expressed in stunning 3D allows the viewer to transcend the traditional film narrative and fall into a world where non-linear abstraction is the only way out.
Using animation, sound, light and shadows, and a sprinkling of humour, Stewart renders each scene of Coron's 2D cutouts in true 3D splendor, depicting a new aspect of the medieval world. Together, these vignettes make up the layers of a complex society where good and evil co-exist, illustrating the daily battles of life through the ages. There is always a dragon to slay, a baby to comfort, a kingdom to be won, or a meal to be prepared. Trailer: click
"We are honoured to have our world premiere at the TED Conference in such a great environment of artists, thinkers, educators and activists," said James Stewart. "I first met Béatrice at the 2011 TED Conference and was immediately captivated by the potential for depth in her traditionally flat artwork. Working with Béatrice to re-imagine her work with lighting and immersive 3D has been a joy. Daily Battles is a film we're all very proud of."
Aussie-Italian comedy superstar is back, and better than ever in all new stand-up comedy show "Back To Basics"September 20 2012
Toronto, September 18, 2012 - - After a five year absence, Australian-Italian comedy superstar Joe Avati makes his hotly anticipated return to Canada as part of his "Back To Basics World Tour." Kicking off in Windsor, Ontario on September 22, 2012, the national Canadian tour will end in Ottawa on November 15, with stops in 14 cities, including Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. Tour dates and information are detailed below.
Known internationally for his ethnic-flavoured comedy, Joe is back and better than ever in an all-new, hilarious show that gently skewers his Italian-Australian upbringing. Joe is pleased to welcome two immensely talented and very funny Italo-Canadian comedians as opening acts to his 2012 Back to Basics tour: Toronto's Freddy Proia and Montreal's Guido Grasso.
Opening in Canadian theatres September 2012September 12 2012Hellbound?
- a much-anticipated feature-length documentary that explores today's highly contentious debate over the Christian doctrine of hell - is set to hit Canadian theaters in October 2012, hot on the heels of its September release stateside.