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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

12:47AM - wanna get involved in documentary filmmaking?


Looking for a researcher for a 4th year documentary film about the anus.
Yes, the anus!
If you are a history/journalism/film/anything major who is good at digging up information, you are wanted!

I am looking for somebody to research the history of the anus- social views towards it over time, medical notions of it, images of it, filmms about it, as far back as research will allow.

You will be credited in the film, and will gain valuable film researching experience that will make you an asset on future documentary film sets. It's a really fun gig, and I wish I could do it myself, but I am directing the film and am out on shoots too often to research as much as the film requires.

You will also receive a credit in the film, a copy of the film, and a small (we're talking 50-100 bucks) honorarium.

Message here if you're interested.


Thursday, September 27, 2007

9:07PM - Filmmaking Seminar - early bird special and registration info

Want to be a filmmaker?

Seminar on Tuesday, October 16 (featuring guest speaker Cameron Bailey)

Palmerston Library (on Palmerston, just north of Bloor), in Toronto.

Announcing an early bird special: register and pay before 5:00pm on Tuesday, October 9, and pay only $15!

To register, send an e-mail to Sarah Brebner (Operations Manager) at: sarah.fantasyworldwide@gmail.com, with "Seminar Registration" in the subject line, and payment can be sent to the office at Fantasy Worldwide.

Cheques can be made payable to: Fantasy Worldwide

The address is:

Seminar at Fantasy Worldwide
37 Langford Ave.
Toronto, On.
M4J 3E4

For more information, reply to this post or e-mail sarah.fantasyworldwide@gmail.com

Sunday, September 23, 2007

9:44PM - Want to be a filmmaker?

Our seminar is open to everyone, and will be of particular interest to filmmaking students and anyone looking to get into filmmaking.

Topics covered will be of interest to those involved with all types of films, from genre to mainstream.

Featuring guest speaker Cameron Bailey!

Fantasy Worldwide Film Festival Seminar 2007

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Place: Palmerston Library (in the theatre space)
Library is on Palmerston, just north of Bloor.

5:30-5:40pm: Introduction of seminar speakers and welcome

5:40-6:10pm: Digital vs. Film (speaker TBA)

6:10-6:30pm Janice MacNeil (sound editor)

*** break for coffee, casual discussion ***

6:50:-7:10pm: Sunny Widerman (personal tax advisor, specializing in self-employment income)

7:10-7:30pm: William Huffman (associate director, Toronto Arts Council)

7:30-7:50pm: Jeanne Stromberg (producer)

7:50-8:10pm: Cameron Bailey (writer, broadcaster and film programmer)

8:10-8:30pm: Q&A with all seminar speakers

*** student discount available!

Regular: $20, Students $18

To register, send an e-mail (with "Seminar Attendee" in the subject line) to: sarah.fantasyworldwide@gmail.com

Details on payment options coming soon!

You can either post questions here, or e-mail Sarah Brebner (Operations Manager at the Fantasy Worldwide Film Festival), at: sarah.fantasyworldwide@gmail.com


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

7:09PM - Sci-Fi "Reflections" Within the Water Lies Death...and Life

We are all made of water, it brings us life. It can also bring death. Every so often, someone dies in the ocean, rivers, lakes...and sometimes, they return. They appear to those who knew them, only for a short time, then disappear again. They do not speak, they observe. No one knows why they return, whether it is to feel, to see, to experience, to live again, or whether they just became a part of the greater living entity, the water itself. All we know is that these events have been occurring for a long time.

Created by: Timofey Yuriev | www.yuriev.tv
Camera: Laurie Melton, Donna Roses, Timofey Yuriev
Cast: Seaman - Tony Galligani, Timofey Yuriev
Wife of a seaman - Donna Roses
Running man - Konstantin Yuriev
Cops - Constantine Karmadonov and Denis Melnik
Voiceover: Donna Roses, Sherri Valenti, Timofey Yuriev, Tony Galligani
Special Effects, Editing, Sound: Timofey Yuriev
Locations: Fire Island, New York, USA; Ust-Ilimsk, Russia; Toronto, Canada.

©2007 DesignKarma Inc.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007


Good time to all of you!
My name is Timofey and here is one of my first creations. It is about horror of giving birth to another website. Influenced mainly by Scrubs series and David Lynch work. Filmed in New York, finalized in Toronto.

Don’t judge me too hard, judge me with humor! :)


Wednesday, June 13, 2007

11:43PM - Venice Chronicles

Hey GTAfilmmakers!

I'm a local film maker/actress that has been mainly working on my own style of Doctor Who Parody called Bad Wolf Productions. Yes, they're budget, yes they're quite silly. But it was my slight neche.

It helped me loads though. I've been discovered! A Toronto Based company called Inter-Canel started website called the 'Venice Chronicles'. It takes place in Venice, in no real time frame. There's an entire lore that surrounds the Venice Chronicles as well, and real actors that help guide the story. In this I am one of the actress' on the website.

Best way to describe it is a SubCulture - Social Network - RPG - with a romantic twist (Venice without a Romantic Twist wouldn't be Venice). On the site there's an entire area where you can share your videos with other users. It's like a portfolio in the Venice World!

Look Behind the Cut for Pictures and more!Collapse )

But the easiest way to experience the Venice Chronicles is to check it out yourself. VeniceChronicles.com. Hope to see you guys there!

Saturday, March 3, 2007

2:55AM - Mac Pro For Sale

I'm selling a barely used, mint condition Mac Pro Tower:

- Two 2.66GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processors
- 2GB (4 x 512MB) 667MHz DDR2 fully buffered ECC RAM
- 250GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
- NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT 256MB
- 16x SuperDrive
- Apple Keyboard and Mighty Mouse
- 3 year AppleCare Protection Plan
- Apple OSX

This computer was purchased in November and was used for roughly two weeks for a final cut project. I have all original packaging and receipts available. Final Cut Software is NOT included.

Asking $3150 or best offer.

Friday, February 16, 2007

10:13PM - Vote for me on "The Lot"

Hi there!

Maybe you've heard about a new reality TV show coming up
called "The Lot".  Steven Spielberg is hosting it and they're
picking 16 filmmakers - the winner getting a million dollar deal.

Anyway - I've entered of course.

It'd be great if you would take the time to sign up, and rate my film.  (A good rating of course!).

I figure if I can get a hundred people to give me a five star
rating, it'll make the chances better.

A one in a million shot, but who knows.


Here's the link:  http://films.thelot.com/films/21419
You have to get a username and a password in order to rate the film.


Saturday, December 16, 2006

8:12PM - EXTRA EXTRA! Girl needs old time newspapers and art direction help!

Okay, so, I'm in a bit of dilema. Homegrown Productions is a fourth year Ryerson University practicum group that is producing a fantastic period piece entitled “The Bank Gang” based upon Canada’s most notorious bank robbers, the Boyd Gang. I'm the art director for the HDTV pilot episode and I need to re-create a few Canadian newspapers from the 1948 time period.

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find much. I've been considering just trying to use my printer to make it and maybe age it a bit, but I'd prefer to have it printed somewhere. We need to have two seperate papers with two different, custom headlines as to fit for our script, the rest of the newspapers can have whatever content. Has anyone done this before or have any ideas? We're also students...so cheaper is better!

Also, for the very same pilot, I need some help in the art direction area. I need someone to help me shop, pick up props, assist with costume fittings, do crafty things like make fake money, and help with dressing on set. I’m looking for help this week if possible (Sunday-Wednesday) and then in the New Year to help prep and on shoot days, January 2nd until the 8th. Ideally, I’d like someone to commit to all of these dates, but if you can only help out a few of the days, that’s fine as well. I’m looking for someone with a keen interest in art direction and design and preferably someone with experience in a related field. As payment for your assistance you’ll get a DVD copy of our product, a credit and some delicious treats. If this interests you, please feel free to drop me an email at m7wilson at ryerson dot ca.

We're also looking for these items in the 1930's-1950 time period:
-an old fridge
-an old stove/oven
-a kitchen tabe
-posters and maps of Toronto
-any costume, hats, anything!

Thanks Toronto!

Monday, October 23, 2006


Hi all,

This is something that I'm co-organizing, and since it's of interest to filmmakers in Toronto, plus the fact that this is coming up in just a few days, I figured I'd post the info:

Fantasy Worldwide Film Festival to Hold Seminar:

After opening to great acclaim in November 2005, The Fantasy Worldwide Film Festival is shaping up this year to being bigger and better than ever; more than forty films – shorts, features and documentaries - will be screened over the weekend of October 27-29, 2006.

In addition to the regular schedule of films, Fantasy Worldwide is expanding its events to include a seminar on the festival’s opening night:

Industry experts – authors and filmmakers alike – will sit on the panel to discuss the fantasy genre, its relevance and growing popularity, and their own work within the field.

This is a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with professionals working in a broad range of media within the sci-fi and fantasy genres. Audience members will have a chance to ask questions after the general discussion, and will get a sneek peek at behind-the-scenes stories of some films being screened at the festival (the producer and lead actor of Sidekick, for example, will be on the panel).

While open to everyone, the seminar will be especially of interest to film, writing and animation students and those looking to start a creative career in sci-fi or fantasy. And at a student rate of $5 per ticket (general admission $8), it will be an invaluable opportunity to learn from the best.

But of course, whether you’re a fan or looking to pursue this as a career, there will be something for everyone.

Date: Friday, October 27
Time: 4:00-6:00pm
Place: Innis Town Hall (University of Toronto campus)
Tickets: $8 general, $5 students

For a complete list of panellists, and for the line-up of films being screened at the festival, check out the website at: www.fantasyworldwide.com

Sunday, October 8, 2006

1:06PM - I need a scriptwriter...

I'm working on a zombie movie and I have a few ideas in mind...

but I'm no writer... can any of you point me in the right direction of a scriptwriter?

Thanks in advance...


Saturday, September 30, 2006

3:37AM - Filming locations for a period piece in Toronto

Hey Toronto,

I'm part of Homegrown Productions, a company from Ryerson University who are filming a 22 minute pilot for our fourth year major production. It's based on the famous Boyd gang that robbed banks in Toronto after world war two. It's a great, exciting story but the problem is it that it is a period piece, which makes finding locations difficult (1948-1951). We're currently looking for locations for shooting. What we really need is an old bank, that is shutting down or closed where we can shoot. Are there any closed banks in Toronto that are older (example made before 1950). ANYWHERE in toronto or nearby in towns like Guelph are amazing as well. Any leads on a bank would be great. Or buildings that could look like an old bank like a closed railway station.

Other locations we're looking for:
-a house/apartment to shoot interior and exterior shots in an older neighbourhood.
-an alley in an older apartment.
-a Church. like St. Mary Magdalene.
-another house/apartment to shoot interior and exterior shots in an older neighbourhood with a porch and backyard.
-an old diner.

And ideas or leads would be very much appreciated!


Friday, August 11, 2006

2:31PM - YoungCuts Film Festival – in Toronto on August 26th


The YoungCuts Film Festival is an event showcasing the best independent films by undiscovered talent.

On Saturday, August 26th, there will be four screening blocks featuring 23 of the top 50 short films, including award winners.

Where: THE BLOOR CINEMA (Bathurst & Bloor)

Showtimes: Noon, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm

Tickets are $8

For a film schedule, program and more info, see www.youngcuts.com

YoungCuts is held in Montreal this year. Come to the Special Encore Screenings in Toronto and see the best films and meet the filmmakers - one day only!

Your stories. Your way.


Come and see the films! Also, please feel free to re-post this in any other film/arts communities you frequent. This festival is a great networking opportunity- we had our film, Macbeth 3000 in it last year, and this year, the festival hired us to help market them in Toronto. They're really into working with the artists, and there was a really big crowd last year. Check out the website, hope to see lots of people there!


Denis Logan

Monday, August 7, 2006

11:33PM - Pitch Expo Toronto

Pitch Expo Toronto - September 6, 2006

Pitch your film and television projects to the pros!

Do you have a great idea for a film or television project? Then Pitch Expo
Toronto is the place to be. You will have the opportunity to sit down,
one-one-one, with the industry executives who make the decisions
(producers, development executives, broadcasters, and agents) and pitch
them your projects.

We bring the executives together in one room and you save the months it
would take to reach them all individually. Direct your pitch to the people
who are looking specifically for your type of material. Take our free
pitching workshop and hone your pitch even more.

For more information and to register online, go to
www.pitchexpo.com. Space is limited. All registrants paid by midnight,
August 23rd will be eligible for a valuable prize draw!

Bring your great ideas to Pitch Expo Toronto and take advantage of this
one-day event to find the funding you need as a creative professional to
turn your vision into reality.

Pitch Expo Toronto is presented by Kimberley Ann Sparks and the Networking
Schmoozerama (www.schmoozerama.com)

Friday, July 21, 2006

10:24AM - Looking for (mildly) experienced personel

Greetings, Programs!

The story so far is thus: we've cast, and mostly crewed our 22-30 minute long production, but we're desperately in need of people with experience in sound. We can make do with a single DP, and a single PA, but two sound operators are really ideal; this way, we can have one person to hold the boom, and another to mix. In either case, if you have limited experience, we can teach you.

The film is (as I said) a 22 minute long short following the fictional rise to fame of a Toronto-based improv troupe, The Accidental Company. We'll probably be shooting within the next two weeks, and for a scattered period of about a month, working to everyone's schedule. Even if you'd just like to help out in other areas, leave your email address and we'll work something out.


Wednesday, May 24, 2006

10:26AM - Film Seeking Technicians

A small independent film-company seeking a Director of Photography, Production Assistant and Boom Mic Operator/Sound Mixer for a short 22-minute comedy filmed here in Toronto highlighting the fictional story of a real Toronto theatre troop, The Accidental Company. Will be working with Digital equipment and should be shooting over a period of two weeks in June. All experience levels welcome; we exist to give student film-makers an outlet for their creative work without the pressures of a professional shoot -- those who really enjoy their work are especially welcome.

DoPs who own their own digital camera are preferred, as it would save on rental fees and we're all poor students anyway, but it is not a must.

Email Curtis Westman for details at

c (dot) westman (at) utoronto (dot) ca

Sunday, May 14, 2006



opens this SATURDAY, MAY 20TH!

The Midnight Revue
Saturday May 20th, 2006
at The Victory Cafe
581 Markham St Toronto Ontario
Show starts at 11pm - Cover $5

The Midnight Revue is a live, late night comedy variety show. The Revue is
a dynamic combination of sketch comedy, music, video, puppetry, dance, and
whatever else we can find to throw at you. Each Episode runs a different
theme and features a different Special Guest as well as guest performers
and short film screenings.

FYI - We're still accepting guest performer submissions. Check out http://midnightrevue.ca/performers.htm for details.

apologies for cross-postings.

Monday, May 1, 2006


The Midnight Revue is looking for short films (and by "film" we mean, of course, "video") to screen during our upcoming weekly live shows.

If you've got a short (maximum 5 minutes) that needs to see the light of day, we'd love to see it. The Revue is primarily a comedy show, however we're also interested in pieces that are unsually beautiful, beautifully unusual, experimental, psychedlic, cheesy, or just plain odd. Pieces can come from anywhere, although artists local to Toronto are preffered.

Check out http://midnightrevue.ca/shorts.htm for more information.

sorry for cross-postings

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

8:35AM - On Set Film School

On Set Film School

Train now, work on films this summer!
Application Deadline: April 21st, 2006

Brought to you by Dream Coast Entertainment Inc. (www.dreamcoast.com), the On Set Film School gets you trained and working on an actual film set. In one week, go from 'novice' to 'networked' and ready for your next job. No prior film experience is required.

Learn from our professional instructors. Then, work under them on the set of a three-day shoot for the film "Charlie", being produced for broadcast on Bravo!, Canada's entertainment channel. Starring Patrick McKenna (Traders, The Red Green Show), the film will be shot on Super 16 mm and will be shown at festivals around the world.

Fast track your career to becoming a professional Grip, Gaffer, Director of Photography, Script Supervisor, Still Photographer, Assistant Director, Art Director, or Costume Designer. Learn how to qualify to join a union and get work on big feature film productions, just as the busy summer film schedule gets underway.

You will receive 12 hours of in-class, hands-on training from working film industry professionals, as well as three days on set experience working on the film, in your chosen department. All Interns receive Completion Certificates at the end of the course, as well as full contact information for the professional crew members they have worked with, a DVD copy of the finished film, and an invitation to the exclusive Cast and Crew screening of the film.

For more information: www.onsetfilmschool.com.

Tuesday, March 7, 2006

1:49PM - The 5th Annual Female Eye Film Festival, June 1- 4, 2006.


The 5th Annual Female Eye Film Festival, June 1- 4, 2006.

The Female Eye showcases feature and short dramatic, comedy, documentary,
experimental and animated films all directed by women! The Script
Development Program welcomes screenplays by male writers with the provision
that their story features a female protagonist.

Early Deadline: $20.00, December 31st, 2005
Late Deadline: $30.00, February 28th, 2006
Extended Deadline: $40.00, March 17, 2006

FeFF Statue Awards for Best Feature, Best Short, Best Animation, Best
Experimental, Best Animation and Best of Show along with the Honorary
Director Award (2005 recipient was director, Deepa Mehta)

Early Deadline, $20.00: February 28th, 2006
Extended Deadline, $35.00: April 30th, 2006

FeFF Script Reading Awards for Best Short Screenplay, Best Feature
Screenplay & Crowd Pleaser. FeFF Good To Go Awards for Best Screenplay,
Best Fresh Voice and Best Low Budget Feature.


For more information on Female Eye visit www.femaleeyefilmfestival.com
or email info@femaleeyefilmfestival.com

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