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.
We are honoured to have been a part of this project - Toronto's First Family of Theatre, a documentary that examines the Mirvish family and their contribution to the success of Toronto as a world-class theatre destination. The WNED-TV production premieres March 4 and features David Mirvish, Shirley Douglas, and Colm Wilkinson and was filmed by Jeremy Major and directed by John Grant.
We learn of some incredibly touching stories through our video work with Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation (McMaster Children's Hospital, Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre, and others), stories of families affected by life-changing health issues. We encourage you to keep the foundation in mind this holiday season while allocating your precious donation dollars. Their tireless work in our community is truly deserving.
Thought we'd share a short film we made for the Hamilton Film Festival. It's a creepy little story about an alien invasion (but maybe you have a different interpretation!). It was made as part of a continuing director's series called JUXT but we thought you might enjoy it even on its own. Happy Halloween!