The Ghost of Grandpa Tong @ The 2016 Providence Children’s Film Festival

More SUPER EXCITING news!! We are absolutely ecstatic to announce The Ghost of Grandpa Tong will be playing mid February at the Providence Children’s Film Festival!!!!

The film will be playing in a program entitled TRY-umph Feb 13, 15, and 21st!!

Screen Shot 2016-01-19 at 12.46.32 PMScreen Shot 2016-01-19 at 12.33.24 PM

The Ghost of Grandpa Tong @ The Northwest Film Forum’s 2016 Seattle Children’s Film Festival

Super proud to announce that The Ghost of  Grandpa Tong will have it’s U.S. & West Coast premiere January 23rd at Northwest Film Forum’s 2016 Children’s Film Festival Seattle!!

it will be playing in a program entitled: “There’s No Place Like Home” – a collection of heartwarming short films from around the world.

Screen Shot 2016-01-11 at 10.27.19 AMScreen Shot 2016-01-11 at 10.26.26 AM

TIFF KIDS 2015!!

Once again I am ecstatic to be a part of another amazing TIFF Kids! As always, it’s great seeing other kids film enthusiasts, chatting about new projects and ideas, and… SEEING ALL THE GREAT NEW FLICKS FROM AROUND THE WORLD!!! Great job Liz Muskala and her fantastic team for another great year!!

Some of my favourite flicks so far (warning I cried in all of them):

Opposite Field

Definitely one of the most moving docs I’ve ever seen!

Youssef is Complicated

Stealth

both Stealth and Youssef is Complicated are absolutely brilliant shorts that shed light on powerfully moving stories that too often go unnoticed and unheard.

 

Some films that I have tickets for and CANNOT WAIT to see!!

Antboy: Revenge of the Red Fury

because the first Antboy was soooooooo SUPER!

SHHHHHAAAAUUUNNNN TTTTHHHE SSSHHHEEEPPP … THE FEATURE FILM!! 

because I am Shaun’s absolute biggest fan!

and so SOOOOOO many more!!

BEHIND THE SCENES: take a peek at how the films are made

We may only shoot for 3 or 4 days but a LOT of work is put into making the films both leading up to the shoot and after the shoot is done and the film is in post production.  There are also a whole lot of AMAZING people working real hard behind the camera making it all come together!

THE INTERGALACTIC SPACE ADVENTURES OF CLEO AND ANOUK:

THE INTERGALACTIC SPACE ADVENTURES OF CLEO AND ANOUK – SNEAK PREVIEW! from Pennyfarthing Pictures on Vimeo.

PAPER PRINCES, GYPSIES, AND THE BOY WITH NO RETURN ADDRESS

Behind The Scenes of: Paper Princes Gypsies and The Boy With No Return Address from Pennyfarthing Pictures on Vimeo.

Pitching a New Flick….Fingers Crossed!

I’ve been secretly working away on a new short film idea. Top secret for now but it’ll be a hilarious eye-popping, head rolling, womp’n stomp’n good time. An original 2D animated short that I wrote and created with character designs by my SUPER TALENTED pal Kathryn Durst .

We’ve got our fingers crossed that ‘Nick’ likes it and we get to make it!! STAY TUNED AND CROSS ALL YOUR DIGITS FOR US!!

Screen Shot 2015-03-25 at 2.14.13 PM

ReFrame’s Reel Kids Peterborough International Film Festival

This past January The Intergalactic Space Adventures of Cleo and Anouk played in its 12th film festival!!!!! Despite the cold kids from Peterborough Ontario (nice and close to home) attended ReFrame’s Reel Kids Peterborough International Film Festival where they were able to see our lovely flick alongside a bunch of other really amazing films!

http://reelkids.ca/blog/programs/creativity-unleashed-2015/

Reelkids-2015-Poster-566x1024

 

Charles Street Video Artist Talk – Wednesday Feb 25th

Hiya pals!! as a Charles Street Video resident I’m be doing an artist talk thursday February 25th to talks about my filmmaking process and show some of my past works and talk a bit about my new upcoming film The Ghost of Grandpa Tong! C’mon out!! http://charlesstreetvideo.com/event.php?id=265

photo-celeste

Carmilla Webseries Christmas Special

This past December I had the immense pleasure of having been asked to production design the christmas special for the SUPER popular Canadian Webseries Carmilla.

Directed by: Spencer Maybee
Produced by: Steph Ouaknine
Written by: Jordan Hall
Starring: Elise Bauman, Natasha Negovanlis, Annie Briggs, Kaitlyn Alexander, and Gillian English

is a Smokebomb Entertainment a Shaftesbury Company Production for VervegirlTV’s Youtube Channel.

Also check out the Behind the Scenes video full of all the fun we had and featuring much of my production design work and gruesome gingerbread men.