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Foxed!

Canadian Stop-Motion Animated Film Gets 3D Premiere in Stuttgart

April 17 2013

Toronto, Ontario - April 16, 2013 - - Award-winning 3D director James Stewart, founder of Geneva Film Co., is pleased to announce that his stop-motion animated short film, Foxed! will have its 3D premiere at the prestigious Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) on April 25, 2013. "Heaven on earth for all fans of animated film," the ITFS is considered the biggest and one of the most important festivals for animated film worldwide.

Shot in stunning stereoscopic 3D, Foxed! is a short film about a dark and sinister trip down the rabbit fox hole. Dubbed "a gorgeous nightmarish nugget," the film's underlying theme of invisibility expresses concern for the repression and negligence of children in our society. Click here for trailer.

The film is co-directed and produced by digital 3D filmmaking pioneer James Stewart whose credits include the 3D work for Werner Herzog's acclaimed Cave of Forgotten Dreams.

Fight Like Soldiers Die Like Children

Canadian premiere at Hot Docs on April 27, 2013

April 08 2013

"The ultimate focus of the rest of my life is to eradicate the use of child soldiers and to eliminate
even the thought of the use of children as instruments of war."
- LGen The Honourable Roméo A. Dallaire

Toronto, April 8, 2013 - - White Pine Pictures is proud to present the Canadian premiere of Fight Like Soldiers Die Like Children at the 2013 Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival. This special presentation comes hot on the heels of its sold out screenings at the prestigious IDFA in Amsterdam and the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in the U.S. Directed by Patrick Reed, the latest feature documentary by White Pine Pictures follows retired General Roméo Dallaire as he returns to Africa on a new mission - to eradicate the use of child soldiers.

In 1994, General Roméo Dallaire received orders to stand by as a genocidal civil war engulfed in Rwanda. 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were slaughtered in 100 days. Dallaire returned to Canada a disillusioned and shattered man. Still haunted by these memories, the celebrated author and humanitarian has embarked on a new mission: to bring his passion and dedication to ending the recruitment and use of children as soldiers around the world.

Director Patrick Reed, researcher and producer on Shake Hands With the Devil, White Pine Picture's Emmy Award-winning film that chronicled Dallaire's experience in Rwanda, now follows Dallaire through the DR Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan and North America as he meets with child soldiers, self-defense groups, militia leaders and those trying to demobilize these children.

'Béatrice Coron's Daily Battles' to Screen at Cleveland Independent Film Festival

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.

Cloudburst opens In Canadian theatres in March 2013

February 27 2013

Cloudburst - written and directed by Thom Fitzgerald and Starring Oscar® Winners Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker - opens in Canadian theatres in March, 2013.

Cloudburst 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?

Béatrice Coron's Daily Battles

has World Premiere at 2013 TED Conference

February 20 2013

Béatrice 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."