Arsenault & Fils now in production
Rafael Ouellet (Gurov & Anna) is filming his 5th feature, crime family drama Arsenault & Fils, in Quebec this Spring. The film stars Guillaume Cyr (Netflix' The Decline) and Karine Vanasse from TV hit series Cardinal. Mk2 Mile-End will distribute the movie in Canada. WaZAbi Film is handling international sales.
Rafael Ouellet's new crime family drama starts preproduction
Rafael Ouellet's Arsenault & Sons is now prepping in Montreal and Temiscouata following the funding confirmation from SODEC and Telefilm Canada. MK2 Mile-End will be distributing the follow-up feature from the Gurov & Anna director in Canada in 2022.
Natasha Kanapé Fontaine gets Mentorship Grant from SARTEC
La maison de prod is proud of Natasha Kanapé Fontaine's selection among four up-and-coming Quebec-based screenwriters from underrepresented communities that will benefit from SARTEC and Radio-Canada's Diversity Mentorship program during the development stage of HOMO Sapienne's feature film adaptation.
The inaugural ÉNH-Netflix Fund supports François Bernier and LMDP's new comedy
Earth to ISS, the first feature comedy penned by François Bernier (Les Parent), is among the inaugural cohort of comedy projects that has secured development funding from the joint National Comedy School-Netflix Fund.
Natasha Kanapé Fontaine to adapt Greenland literary phenomenon HOMO SAPIENNE
La maison de prod has optioned Niviaq Korneliussen's landmark debut novel HOMO Sapienne (milk publishing) to develop a feature film penned by Innu artist Natasha Kanapé Fontaine. The project, a CA/DE/GL co-production with Anorak Films and PaniNoir, got development support from SODEC.
New documentary project gets support from SODEC
Feature doc Hors Foyer, written by director Sandra Coppola and film critic Helen Faradji, is among the 20 new projects supported by SODEC during development stage.
François Blouin's upcoming surreal comedy hits Frontières
Ubisoft, Moment Factory and Felix & Paul Studios director François Blouin will be pitching his new feature project A Moment of Pure Joy at the Frontières Coproduction Market in Montreal. Stephanie Morissette and C.S. Roy (Les Affamés) are producing.
THE RAVENOUS named Film of the Year at the Quebec Cinema Awards
Arthouse zombie horror Les Affamés won 8 Iris Awards, a first in 20 years for a genre film at the Quebec Cinema Gala, in the following catagories: Best Film, Direction, Supporting Actress, Soundtrack, Sound, VFX, Makeup, and Film that was the most acclaimed outside Quebec. Congrats to all talents and crew!
LMDP talks zombies and fan engagement at the 2018 AQPM Conference
Producer C.S. Roy presented a case study about the impact of fan community development and management on the development and promotion of award-winning arthouse zombie film LES AFFAMÉS at the 20th Quebec Media Producers Conference in Gatineau.
LES AFFAMÉS coming to Spanish theatres
Distributor La Aventura is releasing "Los Hambrientos" (Les Affamés) in selected Spanish theatres on Friday the 13th in April. The movie played at several Spanish film festivals such as Sitges and Nocturna Madrid, where it won the Best VFX Award.
Newsweek names THE RAVENOUS "the Best Zombie Horror Film of the Decade"
Robin Aubert's The Ravenous (Les Affamés) has been hailed as the Best Zombie Horror Film of the Decade by Newsweek. "An undead romp so inventive and heartfelt that it might raise the genre from the grave."(read)
THE RAVENOUS awarded at the Canadian Screen Awards
Congratulations to Erik Gosselin and Marie France Guy, who won the Achievement in Make-up Canadian Screen Award for their contribution to Robin Aubert's The Ravenous (Les Affamés).
THE RAVENOUS takes Fantasporto's top awards
La maison de prod's The Ravenous won the Fantasporto's Grand Prix, while Robin Aubert won the Best Directing award for the second time, 12 years after his first feature St. Martyrs of the Damned has been screened in competition at the Portuguese festival.
AQCC names THE RAVENOUS the Best Quebecois Feature Film of 2017
AQCC, Quebec's Film Critics Association, named Robin Aubert's The Ravenous as the 2017 Best Quebecois Feature Film during the 2018 RVQC Awards Night.
THE RAVENOUS wins at Gerardmer
The Ravenous (Les Affamés) won the Jury's Prize at the 25th Gerardmer Film Festival, France's prime genre event. This year's jury was headed by acclaimed French actor and filmmaker Mathieu Kassovitz.
Netflix acquires international distribution rights of THE RAVENOUS
The Ravenous will launch on Netflix worldwide on March 2nd, except for LatAm and Eastern Europe. The festival hit and award winning arthouse horror will land on Netflix Canada in 2019. (press release)
THE RAVENOUS scores at Baie-Comeau Film Fest
Peter Henry Philips won the Best Sountrack Award for his original score in The Ravenous (Les Affamés) at the Baie-Comeau Cinoche Film Festival, in Eastern Canada (read article)
THE RAVENOUS grabs 5 Canadian Screen Awards nominations
The Ravenous is a CSA 2018 finalist for Best Motion Picture (Stephanie Morissette), Best Director (Robin Aubert), Achievement in Make-Up (Érik Gosselin, Marie-France Guy), Achievement in Music – Original Score (Pierre-Philippe Côté) and Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Brigitte Poupart).
THE RAVENOUS Canadian tour dates & venues
The Ravenous will be screened in Montréal (Jan 13), Toronto (Jan 18/21), Vancouver (Jan 19), Edmonton (Jan 27) and Winnipeg (Feb. 1/2) during the Canada's Top Ten Films Tour, then in Whitehorse (9 fév) for the Available Lights Festival.