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).

Maybe We'll Make a Plan premieres on Exclaim!

July 30, 2014

Our music video for The Wet Secrets’ “Maybe We’ll Make a Plan” premieres online today!

Watch “Maybe We’ll Make a Plan” on exclaim.ca

Buy the album Free Candy on iTunes

Check out The Wet Secrets website

Produced with the generous support of MUCHFact and the Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta (FAVA)

Floating in the Sky premieres online!

June 17, 2014

Our music video for The Wet Secrets’ “Floating in the Sky” premieres online today!

The five members of The Wet Secrets take some existential exercise by playing a cosmic, absurd game in the cold, midnight air.

Watch “Floating in the Sky” on YouTube.

Buy the album Free Candy on iTunes.

Follow The Wet Secrets on Facebook or Twitter.

Directed by Trevor Anderson and Lyle Bell. Produced by Katrina Beatty. Shot and edited by aAron munson. Wardrobe by Kim Rackel. Makeup by Mallory Greaves. Produced with the support of TELUS (through Public Records) and the Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta (FAVA). Big thanks to Larry Kelly, Tom Robinson, Dayne Ewen, and Chicken Billy!

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

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