IMAC is pleased to announce that it has chosen Adam Perry’s feature film proposal “A Small Fortune” as this year’s IMAC recommended submission to the Telefilm Microbudget Program. The proposal has been submitted to Telefilm to be juried along with 30 other film submissions from across Canada. Should Perry be selected he will be granted $120 000 to make his feature film “A Small Fortune”. The film follows Irish moss farmer Kevin Doucette who discovers a bag of money in the water off the banks of Prince Edward Island. His life is turned around. His pregnant girlfriend, Sam, thinks it’s a blessing until a body washes up on shore and the local police begin an investigation. As they decide what side of the law to tread, tensions rise when an amateur crook begins a hunt for the missing money. Before long, Kevin and Sam find themselves in the middle of a deadly chase as one bad decision leads them down an ugly path of regret.
Perry is no stranger to film making. In 2007 he and Jeremy Larter created 2 seasons Profile PEI, a comedy series that follows the misadventures of a wannabe script writer. In 2009 Adam completed his second web series, Jiggers, a dramedy that tells the story of a slow-footed step dancer and a rapper. Recently Adam has been involved in a few culinary projects with Chef Michael Smith. 2010 held the release of Food Country, featuring an in depth look at where our food comes from on Prince Edward Island. He then shot and directed Chef Michael Smith in 2011’s Discover Lentils with a focus on the Lentil growing industry in Saskatchewan. The Food Network then requested a back to basics cooking web series called Chef Michael’s Kitchen in 2011 for their website. In 2012 Adam was called up to the big leagues and the series was developed into a television show and is now airing on the Food Network channel across Canada. Most recently he traveled the globe to film his latest web series, Lentil Hunter. Adam is currently developing a number of feature length films and continues to help other filmmakers when he can.
Perry, the writer/director on this project and has enlisted the talents of Island filmmakers Jenna MacMillan and Jason Arsenault as the film’s producers.
IMAC is very confident that “A Small Fortune” will be one of the stronger submissions to Telefilm this year. IMAC’s Executive Director Renee Laprise commented, “It would be fantastic to have a second Island feature chosen to be funded by Telefilm. Last year Harmony Wagner and Jason Rogerson won with Kooperman and they are currently in post production with it. A lot was learned and will be passed on I’m sure! As for Adam, he is one of IMAC’s most prolific filmmakers. He’s been working really hard to build up his career to this point. I’m really excited for him! You can see from the trailer he created for the application that this film is going to be amazing.”
To see the trailer go to https://vimeo.com/120070578. Winners should be announced some time in early May.
We are currently applying for funding to get 5 creative people into a residency program in which they can work and get mentored. Take a look at what we are proposing!
Come to City Cinema March 11 at 6:45 to watch Academy Award Nominated “SELMA”. Discussion to follow! For more details.
The PEI filmmaking team of Jason Arsenault, Robbie Carruthers and Dennis Trainor are on their way to producing a feature length film based on their tv-show concept ‘Wharf Rats’ which they developed for the CBC/CineCoup online competition ‘ComedyCoup’. Wharf Rats lead the ComedyCoup competition by way of audience views and votes online, but in the end their project did not win the grand prize of $500,000 to develop a TV pilot. But this Island-team won something perhaps even better; a chance to develop and shoot a feature film on PEI! The team is currently in talks with the production company CineCoup and writing the feature-script. If all goes according to plan, they could be filming this feature in the summer of 2015 right here on PEI! Read The Guardian article!
Come out and watch some cool films and chat with other film fans. Monthly draws for free tickets too!
Join us Thurs, January 15 at 6:00pm for our first IMAC workshop of 2015!!!
Microbudget Filmmaking 101 with IMAC members and creators of Kooperman, Harmony Wagner and Jason Rogerson.
KIDS!!!! COME AND CELEBRATE SHORTS! on December 21st at City Cinema.
Have you heard of The Shortest Day, an annual cross country celebration of short films? From December 19-21 join us for free screening of some of the best in Canadian shorts. What better way to welcome the Winter solstice while celebrating our talented filmmakers?
From Newfoundland and Labrador to Yukon, more than 60 participating venues – movie theatres, cultural centres, associations, festival and libraries – will join the celebration and hold free screenings of one or several of the three thematic programs: Kids, Family and Comedy. A wonderful opportunity for audiences to discover talented Canadian filmmakers who have been honoured here and abroad on the festival circuit.
This is a family friendly event! Come out to City Cinema on Dec 21 at 2pm … there may even be a surprise guest. For more info click here.
(sponsored by the Film Society)
“I Made A Film” YOUTH FILM CHALLENGE has been announced as part of the 2014 Island Media Arts Festival (IMAF2014) programming lineup. IMAC, IMAF2014 and the City of Charlottetown want to encourage the next generation of Island filmmakers to show what they can do! Entry to the contest has been extended to NOVEMBER 7TH!
Youth between 9 and 18 can WIN!!!! cash prizes of $100 each for the English and French language categories. The theme is “How I See It”. Films can be in anything from comedy to stop motion to horror to fan film. You can shoot on any kind of camera and any length, even a 6 second micro film using the Vine app is great!
The winners and other selected entries will be screened in the “I Made A Film” booth during the IMAF2014 red carpet festivities at the Guild from October 23rd to 26th.
Go to the IMAF website for more info. and submission forms etc!
For any of your film buffs in and around Charlottetown from the 23-26th – you probably caught some of the amazing festival that was The Island Media Arts Festival – 5th season running. IMAF is the cornerstone of the film community on PEI and offers opportunities to screen local and regional works, get connected, learn and celebrate. Leading the charge with IMAF is the Curator Cheryl Wagner and IMAC’s ED Renee Laprise. IMAF has ‘earned praise’ in this Guardian Article.
See you all next year!
(photo of Cheryl Wagner)
The little festival of big dreams highlighting some of the best film and media work from Atlantic Canada is kicking off on Oct. 23rd and running to Oct. 26th. Almost all the screenings, parties and panels are taking place at The Guild in downtown Charlottetown. You can purchase individual tickets for screenings at the door or a full film festival pass for $35!
This year’s festival features some acclaimed features such as Gia Milani’s ‘All the Wrong Reasons‘ and John Walker’s ‘Arctic Defenders‘ as well as a fantastic roster of PEI and atlantic-produced shorts in the genres of drama, documentary, experimental and more!
Network and learn the filmmaking craft through free panels and presentations as well as IMAF parties. Go HERE for a full schedule and more info.