“We Still Rise” is the story of the Women’s March.
2016 was a turning point in how the world saw women’s rights. 2017 is the year when people rose.
Two students in the Raindance Postgraduate Degree, Dagmara Kodlubanski (director and producer) and Andy Malone (producer), took it upon themselves to tell the story of the international movement that is the Women’s March.
They are now looking for crowdfunding in order to be able to complete this important film and tell the story of the movement.
Don’t forget to follow “We Still Rise” on Twitter.
Current MA student Michelle Morris, based in Vancouver, Canada, has just received funding for the film she is developing. Michelle is a producing student and has been developing Red Snow as part of her MA curricular. Funding was granted by Telefilm Canada.
Read the press release.
Current MA student Miles Crossman, based in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, has just won a film pitch prize at the Gimli festival. Miles and his partner Nicola Baldwin, pitched If it Ain’t Got, a swing dance short film about community and inclusion.
If it Ain’t Got will chronicle the experience of a 21-year-old Nigerian man’s discovery of swing dancing and its inclusive power of bringing people of all backgrounds together through dance.
Read more about the project here.
Two Toronto-based Raindance MA alumni have just wrapped shooting on Eleftheromania, a historical drama starring Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis. Production took place in New York and Toronto.
Producer Chuck Scott graduated in June 2016 and Director David Antoniuk graduated in March 2015.
Read more about the project here.
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Kaufman’s Game is a British gangster film with a difference! Shot on a micro budget, it is 20 year old director Helier Bissell-Thomas’ graduation piece in 2013. It’s already got into a couple of film festivals including winning the Gold Award at the LA Neo Noir Film Festival.
But the success doesn’t stop there; Kaufman’s Game has now been picked-up by Gravitas Ventures and will get worldwide distribution later in 2017. Until then look out for Kaufman’s Game on the festival circuit.
Raindance MA alumni Lia Tarachansky won the Women in Film Award at the Toronto Smartphone Film Festival for her short film Ocean.
Lia Tarachansky is a Russian-Israeli video journalist who reported on the attack, on the rockets Gazan militant groups launched in return, and on the rise of a pro-war movement in Israel.
Ocean happens at the time when, in 2014, the Israeli army began another round of bombardment on the Gaza Strip. The film was entirely shot with an iPhone 5.
Eiditic was the Masters thesis of Akash Sunethkumara, an alumni based in Sri Lanka. It has now just been selected to screen at San Diego Comic Con. The film was made with the lo-to-no budget approach that has been championed by Raindance since our beginning.
Eiditic is the story of a girl with total recall of her sensory memory who is blackmailed into locating another Eidetic in order to save her terminally ill mother until she discovers that the man she hunts has a far deeper connection to her.
You can watch the trailer for the film here:
Corine Colors, a student based in Lebanon, just won the Audience Award at Beyond Borders: Diversity In Cannes, for her short film Bittersweet.
Bittersweet is a parable in which Sara teaches her little Oscar one last lesson on absolute and barbaric power. The game turns utterly bitter. Despite having her little Oscar at stake, she lingers long enough to record it. The Result is 5 minutes of bittersweet.
If you were forced to flee your own war-ridden country, would you sacrifice what it means to be human to survive?
How to be Human is a dystopian take on the current refugee crisis, and forces the viewer to reconsider their preconceptions on the matter.
The film was developed as part of producer Louise Salter’s curricular, and was successfully crowdfunded for 120% of its original goal. It will premiere at Sci-Fi London.
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