The Edmonton Screen Industries Office is proud to announce the wrap-up of several projects from the Edmonton Screen Media Fund. Christmas with a Crown, Curved Space, Bloodthirsty, Frick, I Love Nature, and Hey, Viktor! are all either completed or in post-production.
Christmas with a Crown was a delightful Christmas movie that premiered in December of 2020. The Fund is glad that the project was able to use local talent and some beloved locations that were featured on the screen. You might recognize some Edmonton Public Library locations or Whyte Avenue and we definitely recommend streaming this movie if you want a little Christmas in July feeling or if the April snow has you in the mood for more.
Curved Space was officially released June 29, 2021 and had been featured on several fantastic streams prior to its launch including at Edmonton Direct last May. A local husband and wife team took to the screen to tell their stories and through a partnership with Paco Rabbane were able to bring some space spiders and robots to life!
Bloodthirsty was an impressive film with a clever concept that gained notoriety at several film festivals and made the top 10 lists for horror across the world. The interesting look at the werewolf genre came to Edmonton for filming and recently celebrated their local premiere after a delay due to the pandemic. Wendy Hill-Tout was able to work with her incredibly talented daughter Lowell on some of the most beautiful music created for film that we’ve ever had the pleasure of hearing.
Frick, I Love Nature was an interesting project for the fund to work on because it’s one of the first streaming show the fund helped finance. While others have gone to streaming services, Frick finds its home at CBC Gem and holds a special place in the heart of Edmontonians – especially fans of Rapid Fire Theatre. The show just wrapped up its second season and will be available for streaming soon.
We’re happy to see another Indigenous created film come out of our fund program: Hey, Viktor!, which is currently in post-production and expected to premiere later this year. The film is follow up to Smoke Signals, a 1998 film that starred Adam Beach.
We are so proud of these amazing projects and congratulations to all of those that have projects that have completed – we can’t wait to see the ones that are not yet available!
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