select category:
'BIIDAABAN wins VIFF BC Spotlight Award' core news picture

BIIDAABAN wins VIFF BC Spotlight Award

Congrats to Director Amanda Strong for her win for BIIDAABAN - VIFF BC Spotlight Award winner for BEST BC SHORT Film! Directed by Amanda Strong and scored by CORE composer team MENALON, Joseph Murray and Lodewijk Vos. 

This gorgeous stop motion animation film is based on stories and poems by acclaimed Anishinaabe Indigenous writer/musician Leanne Betasamosake Simpson.

'Level 16 to Premiere at Fantastic Fest' core news picture

Level 16 to Premiere at Fantastic Fest

Danishka Esterhazy's new thriller LELEL 16 will see its world premiere Sept 22 at Fantastic Fest in Austin TX

Scored by #CoreComposers Lodewijk Vos and Joseph Murray (aka Menalon), the film stars Katie Douglas (Mary Kills People), Celina Martin (The Other Kingdom) and Sarah Canning (War for the Planet of the Apes) as young students locked in a dystopian prison-like school.

The girls embark on a dangerous search to uncover the horrifying truth behind their imprisonment; soon running for their lives, the girls must save themselves or die trying.

The film will see its Canadian premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival on October 30.

'Stockholm Nabbed by Smith Global Media' core news picture

Stockholm Nabbed by Smith Global Media

Smith Global Media has picked up U.S. distribution rights to the Ethan Hawke- and Noomi Rapace-starrer Stockholm, a thriller from director Robert Budreau based on the true story of a 1973 bank heist and hostage crisis in Stockholm. The deal for the Canadian indie is in the mid-seven figures, including a P&A commitment for a theatrical release in early 2019.

"Stockholm is a quirky and supremely entertaining film, with brilliant performances from the entire cast," Harry Smith, president of Smith Global Media and younger brother of actor Will Smith, said Monday in a statement.

Stockholm follows the drama chronicled in the New Yorker article "The Bank Drama" by Daniel Lan, which tells of the hostages who bonded with their captors and turned against the authorities, giving rise to the psychological phenomenon known as Stockholm Syndrome.

Hawke and Budreau reunited on Stockholm after working together on 2016's Born to Be Blue, in which Hawke starred as jazz legend Chet Baker. Also re-joining the team is #CoreComposer Steve London. The thriller, which also stars Mark Strong, was produced by Nicholas Tabarrok, Budreau, Jonathan Bronfman and Fredrik Zander. Scott Aversano, Will Russell-Shapiro, Jason Blum, William Santor, John Hills, Andrew Chang-Sang, Patrick Roy and Christina Kubacki share executive producer credits.

The deal for Stockholm was negotiated by CAA and Sierra/Affinity for the filmmakers.

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

'Mister Tachyon Premieres on VICELAND' core news picture

Mister Tachyon Premieres on VICELAND

Mister Tachyon, VICELAND's new show by Director X takes a journey beyond the bleeding edge of science. The masked host sorts fact from science fiction, exploring the possibility of telekinesis, telepathy, orgone energy, tornado tapping, and more.

Scored by #CoreComposer group Menalon, the series premieres on VICELAND (US) Wednesdays at 11pm, starting on July 11, 2018

VIEW TRAILER

'Gary Koftinoff Wins a 2018 ASCAP Award' core news picture

Gary Koftinoff Wins a 2018 ASCAP Award

Congrats to Gary Koftinoff who won the 2018 ASCAP Screen Award "Top Cable Television Series" for the CTV/NBC series SAVING HOPE. 

Pictured is Gary, flanked by ASCAP execs Shawn LeMone (Senior VP, Film & TV), Elizabeth Matthews (CEO).