We're honoured to be an ongoing key production partner for Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation. They work hard in our community to support the medical services throughout the massive hospital organization. We produce and edit documentaries and commercials for their fundraising campaigns throughout the year, but this holiday campaign is particularly special and we're delighted to be able to share it with you here. It features Christena Hampson as a patient who can't make it home this holiday.
Director Jeremy Major partnered with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra (HPO) and the Hamilton Film Festival, to create a short film that would be screened with the orchestra's live performance of Camille Saint-Saëns' haunting composition, Danse Macabre, at a family Halloween concert. The music is based on an 1870s poem that tells the story of Death calling forth skeletons to dance for him in the night. Major collaborated with choreographer Christena Hampson to build a stylized story centred around dance and movement. The film is modelled after the surreal look and feel of old black & white films like Georges Méliès' A Trip to the Moon. It was filmed at The Zoetic Theatre with makeup by Christina McCarthy from Glitterbug Face & Body Art. Check out the dedicated performers in this photo gallery. Thanks to everyone involved!
We're excited to announce that the Shooting Eye-produced feature film, Artless, is screening at a cool festival in Batavia, New York. FAME (Film, Art, Music Event) is featuring the film as part of their Girl Power program at the festival on August 13th. Artless is a tragic love story set during the East Coast power outage of 2003.