The Little Deputy at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

January 25, 2015

Our new short film The Little Deputy, written and directed by Trevor Anderson and produced by Blake McWilliam, has its festival premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Jan. 22 - Feb. 1, 2015, in Park City, Utah.

We’ll be posting photo galleries of our adventures here, check back throughout the week! Pics by Fish Griwkowsky.

The Little Deputy at Sundance ‘15 - Day One: Arrival

The Little Deputy at Sundance ‘15 - Day Two: Premiere!

The Little Deputy at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

January 23, 2015

Our new short film The Little Deputy, written and directed by Trevor Anderson and produced by Blake McWilliam, has its festival premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Jan. 22 - Feb. 1, 2015, in Park City, Utah.

We’ll be posting photo galleries of our adventures here, check back throughout the week! Pics by Fish Griwkowsky.

The Little Deputy at Sundance ‘15 - Day One: Arrival

The Little Deputy Western Variety Show!

January 22, 2015

Edmonton audiences got a sneak peak at Dirt City Films’ new short film The Little Deputy, before it headed off to the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

See a gallery of photos from the evening here. All photos by Fish Griwkowsky.

The Little Deputy Western Variety Show took place on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 7pm at Metro Cinema at the historic Garneau Theatre.

In addition to a special screening of The Little Deputy, writer / director Trevor Anderson introduced and screened three award-winning short films from the recent international film festival circuit: Cattle Call by Matthew Rankin and Mike Maryniuk; Pioneer by David Lowery; and I Am John Wayne by Christina Choe.

Delilah Manhandler danced a fan dance, Capital City Burlesque performed a can-can, and Night Terror and Meat played a four-hands-one-piano ragtime medley. An after-party continued at the Empress Ale House starring the band Okay Corral.

The Little Deputy to debut at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

December 9, 2014

Sundance Institute announced today the inclusion of Trevor Anderson’s short film The Little Deputy at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The Little Deputy is written and directed by Trevor Anderson, and produced by Blake McWilliam.

The Little Deputy is a nine-minute short film about Trevor’s quest to have his photo taken with his father. His journey takes him from 1980s West Edmonton Mall to 1880s Fort Edmonton. Part documentary and part Western, it was shot entirely on location in Edmonton.

“The film is built around a photo of me and my dad that hung in our family home while I was growing up,” says Anderson. “I used to look at that photo and think, ‘One day I’ll figure out how to tell the story behind that picture.’ I sure never thought it would take me all the way to the Sundance Film Festival.”

This is Anderson’s second trip to the prestigious festival. He attended in 2011 with his short film The High Level Bridge. After the festival, that film toured the USA as part of a program that film critic Roger Ebert declared “better, minute for minute, than most of the features at your multiplex.”

Edmonton audiences will have a chance to get a sneak peak at this new film before it heads off to the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The Little Deputy Western Variety Show will take place on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 7pm at the Metro Cinema at the Garneau Theatre (8712 – 109 St.)

In addition to a special screening of The Little Deputy, Anderson will introduce and screen three award-winning short films from the recent international film festival circuit. “These are films I’ve fallen in love with over the past few years,” says Anderson, “and I’m thrilled the filmmakers are letting me show their work on the big screen in Edmonton. Cattle Call by Matthew Rankin and Mike Maryniuk; Pioneer by David Lowery; and I Am John Wayne by Christina Choe.”

Capital City Burlesque will also perform, and there will be live ragtime piano duets by Night Terror and Meat. An after-party will continue at the Empress Ale House (9912 – 82 Ave.) featuring the band OK Corral. Tickets to The Little Deputy Western Variety Show are $12 and can be purchased at the door or in advance through Metro Cinema.

The Little Deputy was produced with the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Government of Alberta, Alberta Media Fund, Edmonton Arts Council, TELUS, and the Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta (FAVA). All of Anderson’s previous films stream free at dirtcityfilms.com

For the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, 60 short films were selected from 8,061 submissions.

Read the full Sundance Film Festival announcement here.

Rock Pockets goes to the fair in Mobile, Alabama

October 2, 2014

Our short film Rock Pockets will screen in a tent at the Greater Gulf State Fair in Mobile, Alabama, thanks to our friends at the South Alabama (SoAL) Film Festival. From October 24 to November 2, fair-goers will be free to wander in as they please. Obviously, this makes me very, very happy. Here’s hopin’ some queer kids get a gander.

If you haven’t seen the film and you can’t make it down to the fair in Mobile, Rock Pockets streams free online here.

Berlinale Shorts Online

September 19, 2014

Two of our films, The Man That Got Away and The Island, are streaming free through Berlinale Shorts Online.

The Island streams from September 10 through October 7, and The Man That Got Away streams from September 17 through October 14.

The site also features other shorts that have played at the Berlin International Film Festival. Berlinale Shorts Online is co-presented by the Berlinale and Zeit Online.

The Little Deputy: Behind the Scenes Day Three

September 15, 2014

Here’s a gallery of behind the scenes photos from day three of our new production of The Little Deputy. All behind the scenes photos by Fish Griwkowsky.

The Little Deputy is written and directed by Trevor Anderson; produced by Blake McWilliam; director of photography is Peter Wunstorf ASC. Produced with the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Film, Edmonton Arts Council, TELUS Optik Local, and the Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta (FAVA).

The Little Deputy: Behind the Scenes Day Two

September 10, 2014

Here’s a gallery of behind the scenes photos from day two of our new production of The Little Deputy. All behind the scenes photos by Fish Griwkowsky.

The Little Deputy is written and directed by Trevor Anderson; produced by Blake McWilliam; director of photography is Peter Wunstorf ASC. Produced with the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Film, Edmonton Arts Council, TELUS Optik Local, and the Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta (FAVA).

The Little Deputy: Behind the Scenes Day One

September 9, 2014

Here’s a gallery of behind the scenes photos from day one of our new production of The Little Deputy. All behind the scenes photos by Fish Griwkowsky.

The Little Deputy is written and directed by Trevor Anderson; produced by Blake McWilliam; director of photography is Peter Wunstorf ASC. Produced with the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Film, Edmonton Arts Council, TELUS Optik Local, and the Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta (FAVA).

The Little Deputy starts shootin'

September 3, 2014

Principal photography begins today on our new short film, The Little Deputy.

Pictured here is actor Luke Oswald, photographed by Fish Griwkowsky on location in Bon Accord, Alberta.

The Little Deputy is written and directed by Trevor Anderson; produced by Blake McWilliam; director of photography is Peter Wunstorf ASC. Produced with the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Film, Edmonton Arts Council, TELUS Optik Local, and the Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta (FAVA).

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