Nightlife premieres on Exclaim!

January 21, 2014

Today’s the day! Our music video for The Wet Secrets’ “Nightlife” starring Joe Flaherty premieres on Exclaim!

Watch Nightlife on YouTube.

Pre-order Free Candy on iTunes.

Download a free four-song EP, “Nightlife/Knifefights” from Bandcamp.

An immortal vampire struggles to engage with youth culture.

Starring Joe Flaherty (SCTV, Freaks and Geeks) as Count Floyd.

A new short film / music video for The Wet Secrets. With Mathew Hulshof as Robert Battinson, and Nicola Elbro as Kristen Boowart. Directed by Trevor Anderson. Produced by Katrina Beatty. Executive Producer Jason Kapalka. Director of Photography, Peter Wunstorf, ASC

EXTRA THANKS!

December 3, 2013

A huge and hearty thanks to everyone who braved the Edmonton snowstorm to help with our Nightlife shoot on Monday, December 2! From the background performers to the best crew a fella could wish for, your generosity and goodwill made for a howling good time. Awoooooo!

One more day of shooting and then we can start stitching our beautiful monster together. Follow along with Fish Griwkowsky’s behind the scenes photos!

EXTRAS NEEDED!

November 23, 2013

EXTRAS NEEDED FOR SHORT FILM / MUSIC VIDEO

NIGHTLIFE: A new short film / music video for The Wet Secrets starring Joe Flaherty as SCTV’s Count Floyd.

WHEN: Monday, December 2. 5pm – 11pm.

WHO: All genders, ages 18 – 35ish. 18+ NO MINORS.

WHAT: Halloween nightclub partiers. PLEASE WEAR YOUR OWN COSTUME. Sexy versions of classic costumes encouraged: sexy witch, sexy bat, sexy werewolf, sexy mummy, sexy etc. All body types encouraged! We will be shooting in a bar and YOU WILL BE ABLE TO BUY A DRINK WHILE YOU WAIT AROUND.

NO: NO vampires, NO zombies, NO blood, NO gore, NO copyrighted logos.

YES: FUN!

WHY: New short film / music video for The Wet Secrets’ song “Nightlife”, starring Joe Flaherty as SCTV’s Count Floyd, directed by Trevor Anderson. With Mathew Hulshof as Robert Battinson and Nicola Elbro as Kristen Boowart. Produced by Katrina Beatty. Executive Producer, Jason Kapalka. Director of Photography, Peter Wunstorf, A.S.C.

WHERE: Please email Katrina at extras4nightlife@gmail.com for more info and to confirm location.

The Man That Got Away free online in Canada

December 3, 2012

The Man That Got Away is now available online in Canada through the CBC.

Canadian viewers can stream the film for free by clicking here.

This 25-minute short film is a musical documentary that tells the true life story of Trevor’s great-uncle Jimmy in six original songs. It won the prestigious DAAD Short Film Prize at the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale).

The film is written and directed by Trevor Anderson, with original music by Bryce Kulak. It is produced by Katie Weekley and Trevor Anderson. It stars Bryce Kulak, Noam Gagnon, and Aryn McConnell as Jimmy; and Connie Champagne as Judy Garland. The film is produced with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton Arts Council, Bravo!FACT, National Film Board of Canada, the City of Edmonton, and the Film and Video Arts Society - Alberta (FAVA).

For more information, and a full list of screenings and awards, click here.

All previous short films by Trevor Anderson stream free, worldwide, here.

The Man That Got Away wins DAAD Short Film Prize at Berlinale 2012

February 18, 2012

Today in Berlin, The Man That Got Away has been awarded the DAAD Short Film Prize at the Berlinale 2012. It is a 25-minute musical documentary written and directed by Trevor Anderson, featuring original music by Bryce Kulak, produced by Katie Weekley and Trevor Anderson.

Pictured here in a photograph by Fish Griwkowsky, Trevor Anderson accepts the prize.

When announcing the award, jury member and filmmaker David O’Reilly said, “This eccentric film employs outstanding music and choreography to create a hilarious, personal narrative full of emotion.”

The jury also included German actress Sandra Hüller and Palestinian artist Emily Jacir.

The prize comes with a three-month residency in Berlin for director Trevor Anderson.

The DAAD Artists-In-Berlin Program is a residential program for international artists of all countries and all ages. It was founded by the Ford Foundation in 1963 and was taken over by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in 1964. The program is one of the most internationally renowned scholarship programs and is, at the same time, a living studio for the arts. More than 1000 foreign artists have lived and worked under its auspices in the fields of literature, music, film and visual arts since it was established. The aim of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program is to offer a forum for cultural exchange and artistic dialogue and to provide freedom for artistic work by endeavouring to liberate creativity from the dictates of the market.

The Man That Got Away is written and directed by Trevor Anderson, with original music by Bryce Kulak. It’s produced by Katie Weekley and Trevor Anderson. The film tells the true life story of Trevor’s great-uncle Jimmy in six original songs. The film is produced with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton Arts Council, Bravo!FACT, National Film Board of Canada, the City of Edmonton, and the Film and Video Arts Society - Alberta (FAVA).

The soundtrack to the movie is now available worldwide on iTunes, along with bonus remixes by Chad VanGaalen, Cadence Weapon, Bebop Cortez, Cameron Sound, Jered Stuffco (DVAS) and Lyle Bell (Shout Out Out Out Out, The Wet Secrets, Whitey Houston).

The Man That Got Away - Bryce Kulak & Trevor Anderson

World Premiere of The Man That Got Away at the Berlinale 2012

January 19, 2012

The Man That Got Away is one of 27 short films from 22 countries to be presented in the Berlinale Shorts section of the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival, February 9 - 19, 2012.

In the official press release, titled “Say Goodbye to the Story: Leitmotif of the Berlinale Shorts,” the Festival states: “The desire to tell stories elegantly and with lightness is strong. Moreover, the ease with which rules of narration are explored, flouted, rejected and re-embraced attests to the growing self-confidence that this short form has developed in recent years. … In all their reflections, these works never overlook the sensual character of film and the magic of the cinema. It is the physical experience of film - such as is quintessential to music - and how it literally transcends itself as mere carrier of information that makes these selected works so remarkable.”

The Man That Got Away is written and directed by Trevor Anderson, with original music by Bryce Kulak. It’s produced by Katie Weekley and Trevor Anderson. The film tells the true life story of Trevor’s great-uncle Jimmy in six original songs. The film is produced with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton Arts Council, Bravo!FACT, National Film Board of Canada, the City of Edmonton, and the Film and Video Arts Society - Alberta (FAVA).

The Man That Got Away is the only short film from Canada selected for the Berlinale 2012. It’s one of only three productions from North America: the section includes one co-production from USA / Sri Lanka and one from Spain / Peru / Argentina / USA.

Writer/Director/Producer Trevor Anderson, Composer/Actor Bryce Kulak, Cinematographer Mike McLaughlin, and Still Photographer Fish Griwkowsky will be in attendance at the Berlinale.

Trevor Anderson attended the Berlinale 2009 when he presented the world premiere of his short film The Island.

For the complete Berlinale press release, please click here.

For details on the Edmonton screening, please click here.

To support The Man That Got Away by pre-ordering your copy of the CD soundtrack, please click here.

Edmonton Screening of The Man That Got Away on Feb 25

January 12, 2012

Our new short film, The Man That Got Away, can’t have a public screening in Canada until Autumn 2012 in order to be eligible for film festivals. However, we’re having a private cast and crew screening on Saturday, February 25 at 5pm! This special sneak preview is for cast, crew and supporters only. If you’d like to attend, you can become a supporter by pre-ordering the soundtrack CD for only $20. You’ll get your own CD, and a personal invitation to this private screening.

For more details, click here.

The Man That Got Away Soundtrack

January 8, 2012

Production is underway on the soundtrack CD for The Man That Got Away. The new short film is written and directed by Trevor Anderson, with original music by Bryce Kulak. It’s a musical documentary that tells the true life story of Trevor’s great-uncle Jimmy in six original songs. The soundtrack will feature the recordings from the movie, as well as bonus remixes of all the songs by Chad VanGaalen, Cadence Weapon, Bebop Cortez, Cameron Sound, Jered Stuffco (DVAS) and Lyle Bell (Shout Out Out Out Out, The Wet Secrets, Whitey Houston). For more information, and to pre-order your copy today, follow the link below.

The High Level Bridge selected for Sundance Institute Art House Project

May 23, 2011

The High Level Bridge has been included in the Sundance Institute Art House Project.

In 2005, the Art House Project was created to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Sundance Institute and pay tribute to art house theatres across the USA. Twelve art house theatres from around the country were designated and united as Sundance Institute Art House Project theatres. In 2006, a Sundance Institute 25th Anniversary retrospective series was made available for each of the theatres to show in their local communities. The Sundance Institute Art House Project has since grown to a total of 17 participating theatres nationwide and continues its commitment to expanding the reach of independent cinema across America.

Participating Theatres:

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), New York, NY; Belcourt Theatre, Nashville, TN; Broadway Centre Cinemas, Salt Lake City, UT; Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline, MA; Enzian Theater, Orlando, FL; Hollywood Theatre, Portland, OR; International Film Series, Boulder, CO; Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville, NY; The Loft, Tucson, AZ; Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor, MI; The Music Box, Chicago, IL; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK; The Palm, San Luis Obispo, CA; Pickford Cinema, Bellingham, WA Rafael Film Center, San Rafael, CA; Ragtag Cinema, Columbia, MO; Railroad Square Cinema, Waterville, ME

Rock Pockets screens in the NSI Online Short Film Festival

April 4, 2011

Rock Pockets by filmmaker Trevor Anderson has been selected for the NSI Online Short Film Festival. The festival is hosted by the National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) a national training school widely known for its prestigious training programs for Canadian writers, directors and producers working in film and television.

Rock Pockets is a sugar rush of sex, politics, and rock’n’roll, as seen through the eyes of a ten-year-old boy at the fair. A musical meditation on public displays of affection, it is a personal documentary disguised as meta-music video. Featuring members of Canadian bands Shout Out Out Out Out and The Wet Secrets, with music by The Vertical Struts (r.i.p.)

The NSI Online Short Film Festival is the only year-round, 100% Canadian online film festival. New films are added to the NSI website weekly and over 140 Canadian short films are available to watch in the growing archive of short film. All NSI website content can be accessed for free.

Anderson says, “It’s great to be included in the NSI Online Short Film Festival with Rock Pockets, especially right now during this 2011 federal election when the word ‘coalition’ is being sold to the Canadian public as a dirty word.”

Anderson participated in the NSI Drama Prize Program in 2007/2008, to make his third short film DINX. Lauren MacDiarmid of the NSI says, “NSI is very pleased to be able to screen one of Trevor’s short films in our Online Short Film Festival because he’s a program alumnus. Having Rock Pockets in particular is special as it has such a unique and important message.”

Watch Rock Pockets online here.

All films selected to play in the festival are automatically considered for the A&E Short Filmmakers Award which recognizes excellence in filmmaking and awards $2,500 to the winner.

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