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Two Nominations at Vancouver Web Fest 2017 for “The Forgotten Salmon”

We are extremely proud to announce that our film “The Forgotten Salmon” has been selected to screen at the 2017 Vancouver Web Fest and is up for two awards, Best Documentary and Best Screenplay.

We will post more information about screening times once we get them.

Congratulations to all the other nominees!  We look forward to seeing your great work and meeting some of you at the festival in March.

 

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CRUDE GOLD on VOD

 

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After a round of festivals in Latin America and Spain, Crude Gold by director Monica Gutierrez has now been picked up by Cinema Politica’s Video on Demand service. Launched in April 2016, the VOD features critically acclaimed and lesser-known hard-hitting political documentaries from around the world. We are really proud to be listed amongst amazing films, and encourage you to watch Crude Gold and many other inspiring films on this new service.

 

Check out Crude Gold: Gran Colombia Gold on the new releases list for Cinema Politica’s VOD page.

 

ARTS IN THE PARKS

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This summer 2016, 3004 Studios worked with the Toronto Arts Foundation, in their pilot project Arts in the Parks. For us it was a new exciting experience, filming almost 20 events throughout the summer at neighbourhood parks, from the lakeshore in Etobicoke to the most northern corners in Scarborough and everywhere in between. We were lucky enough to witness Aztec Indigenous ceremonies, Po Wows, film screenings, theatre plays, dance performances, concerts, and art installations. Our team got to meet amazing artists like Lua Shayenne and Company , and the who team at Mabelle Arts.

 

Magic Noodle

In January, 3004 Studios created a short video for a new chain of restaurants in the GTA called “Magic Noodle”.  This Chinese noodle restaurant is honestly one of the best new restaurants in the city – cheap, but incredible quality.  I literally would hate myself if I bothered say more than that about it.   You should check out their amazing website here:  http://magicnoodle.ca/

The video was incredibly fun to shoot, having noodle masters come in and perform the unique noodle making approach.   This is something that makes this noodle restaurant unique, the experience of seeing the noodles being made in the kitchen.  We filmed in slow-motion, getting close in on the action and really emphasizing the sensations of a hot and fresh bowl of soup.  The concept was to have it loop on a large flatscreen against the front window of the restaurant so pedestrians would see it as they passed by.   And on a frigid Toronto day like this, it would be inviting.

It seems to be working.

 

PSOL – Mini Teaser

We are so excited to soon release our newest documentary we have produced for the Toronto Public Library, called Poetry Saved our Lives. This is just a very tiny piece of just one of the many poems you will hear in the final documentary, but we were so moved by this small piece that we thought we would release it early for all of you.

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VIBE ARTS – BRANDING VIDEO RELEASE

It was an honour and a pleasure working with this team.  They are celebrating their 20th year of doing great work in the community and are re-branding.  Originally known as Arts for Children and Youth, they are now calling themselves Vibe Arts for Children and Youth and on October 15th, released this video to unveil their new logo and brand.

Here is to continued success to the Vibe team.

 

Poetry Saved our Lives – greenlit

3004 Studios has been commissioned by the Toronto Public library to produce a short documentary about their breakthrough community program called “Poetry Saved our Lives”.   We have started principle photography and are excited about the great people we have have the chance to meet already.   There is so much talent and passion in some of these young people that it will be hard to narrow the story down to a few perspectives.   We will see how the story unfolds.  For now, cameras on.

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