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Acting Coach on Set of Movie “Not Ready”

We all know that when groups of people get together and function as a team, there are some people that stand out from the group. Like a captain on a sports team or a valuable player. It doesn’t lessen the spirit of the team when it happens. In fact it strengthens the team, and the other team players have a role model or a new drive to excel to the position, or beyond, of the person that stands out.

Director Matthew Marshall mentoring actor Bree Hamilton.

Director Matthew Marshall mentoring actor Bree Hamilton.

Bree Hamilton is one of those actors. During the shooting of the film “Not Ready”, director Matthew Marshall kept speaking about Hamilton.

The Production Team is trained to watch for raw talent from any extras. There are signs from these “yet to be cast in bigger role” actors. At iFilmGroup we don’t think of extras having a “small, unimportant role”. Every role contributes to the finished product.

If you look hard enough, one can find the hidden gem or sparkle of a star yet to be born.

Matthew Marshall gives testament to this. When operating a few years ago through his m & s Marshall Productions, he encountered a young extra in a movie he was working on. He knew she had something that was special, and it was natural talent of expression and a mind-set to take on hard to play characters.

iFilmGroup’s Acting Coach and actor- Helena Rose coaching Bree Hamilton on the set of “Not Ready”.

iFilmGroup’s Acting Coach and actor- Helena Rose coaching Bree Hamilton on the set of “Not Ready”.

After being cast in many roles and some leads, this actor is also an acting coach and teaching young actors like Hamilton, how to take on the role. Helena Rose, plays a dog walker in the movie, “Not Ready”.

While on the set, Rose helped Hamilton. Hamilton was scheduled two different days of shooting to play a PSW in the movie. The director Matthew Marshall told the other Production Team Leaders, "We are watching a star in the making.”

Don Hickey, iFilmGroup’s Community Engagement Manager said, “It would be great to see these two actors excel in the industry and, we today, on this set have both of them together, working in the same movie.


Helena Rose applying make-up on actor Lee Highgate.

Helena Rose applying make-up on actor Lee Highgate.

One will quickly learn if you are ever on a movie set of m & s Marshall Productions and along side, the support organization of iFilmGroup, that there is respect and honor towards the goals of others.

This summer had many high temperature and humid days. One can tell, just from the Production Team that they are all proud of the work of all actors and crew, along with all the family members and supporters of this film. Many times actors held more jobs than acting. Helena Rose was doing make-up on actors and keeping the canine actor in a happy state.

Both co-founders of iFilmGroup, Matthew Marshall and Don Hickey love it when people in their group anticipate the needs of others and attend to the job without being asked.

Hickey says, “Here we are producing movies that people care about and involve people (for some) whom otherwise would never have the opportunity to act or be on crew in a movie, and we do it as volunteers.

There are costs, and we try to cover expenses, but our purpose is not to make a profit. Our purpose is to make award winning movies that include all ages, especially youth and seniors working together.

What did your kids do this summer? I know these kids had good fun and took on new skilll. Skills like, presentation, timing, and speaking with movement for auditions. Building pose and confidence. Memorization of lines. Control, improved attitude. Working with a team. And best of all… learning to be humble and also forgiveness.

Think about it for a minute! Humble, because you might fluff a line and have to do it over again. Forgiveness, when your line is perfect, but the actor playing opposite you fluffs their line and you have to retake the shot or somebody spoils the take with a cough or sneeze during a take.

“Quiet on the set” is another favorite of mine. Mouths closed and cell phones are off. Yes, parents they can do it, it’s expected on a movie set. They also learn about patience…. they have to wait quietly between scenes.

Seniors that join us on productions really enjoy working with the youth. Seniors feel young again…. how good is that?

PHOTOS BY LOUISE MCBRIDE

iFilmGroup.org - Article - Acting Coach on Set of Movie “ Not Ready” - 08-08-19

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One Scene With Lots of Extras

Mostly Extras For One Scene From The Movie “Not Ready” with Director Matthew Marshall and Some Crew

Mostly Extras For One Scene From The Movie “Not Ready” with Director Matthew Marshall and Some Crew

 
 

THIS SPECIAL SCENE IN THE MOVIE “NOT READY” CALLED FOR MANY EXTRAS…

London, Ontario. A group of actors (some new) and crew, pose for a group shot on the outdoor set of “Not Ready”. This scene was the second last scene scheduled to shoot this summer. On the same day, after the extras were released, another scene was shot on a “closed set”. This completed the summer schedule of filming for this movie.

One more scene is to be shot in the Autumn when the leaves change their colour.

 
 
iFilmGroup Production Team on the set of “Not Ready” fulfilling the Summer Film Schedule.

iFilmGroup Production Team on the set of “Not Ready” fulfilling the Summer Film Schedule.

Photos by Louise McBride

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 iFilmGroup Adds New Recruits to Crew Members

The word got around southwestern Ontario’s film industry, and it got around at camera stores and it got around on social media. Students and graduates from film courses (or schools) lined up this summer to apply and be a part of a movie production. Social media from many different platforms carried the broadcast of the recruiting drive. Don Hickey, Community Engagement Manager of iFilmGroup said, “We had a lot of people to process. We were very pleased with the results.

A senior mentoring young Ben Gray, first time on a movie set.

A senior mentoring young Ben Gray, first time on a movie set.

iFilmGroup is a free inter-generational mentoring organization that will teach newcomers to the movie industry the skill set of the trade. Many departments are available. From prop design, wardrobe, to acting and various positions on crew. Hickey says they get skilled crew, but he also likes to get new recruits with no experience, but with the right attitude. “I put them “right to the task”, Hickey says.

Hickey smiles when a new recruit is invited to a real working movie set and given a task at hand. They can’t believe the opportunity. They’re blown away and some are very nervous.

If the newbie is too nervous to perform, then Hickey tells them to watch as he or other trained production people share the methods of operation. Within a very short time the newbie settles down from their nervous tension and then begins the task with a person shadowing them. A few takes here and there and they have mastered the basics. Continued training will take them to higher levels in their production skill.

Brad Wright being mentored by Matthew Marshall

Brad Wright being mentored by Matthew Marshall

Brad Wright came on set with some experiences with still camera and video experience and he was immediately refreshed on camera by director Matthew Marshall. This was Wright’s first time on set of the “Not Ready” production. Marshall says, “ This is what iFilmGroup is all about. If someone doesn’t have the skill set, but has the right attitude, we will work with them. We ask new recruits to treat our opportunity like a real job. Most individuals say that we have a great opportunity for anyone that has a drive for learning this industry.”

Brad Wright mastered camera work within a couple of scenes.

Brad Wright mastered camera work within a couple of scenes.

iFilmGroup Team with two new crew recruits.

iFilmGroup Team with two new crew recruits.

All Photos by Louise McBride

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 Nine Filming Days to Shoot a Movie
Called… “Not Ready”

On the Movie Set of “Not Ready” Being Shot in Southwestern Ontario.

On the Movie Set of “Not Ready” Being Shot in Southwestern Ontario.

Dylan Maczko iFilmGroup’s Student Cameraperson

Dylan Maczko iFilmGroup’s Student Cameraperson

The summer of 2019 will be known as a very hot summer in Ontario. When the day that school got out for the summer, a band of grade-school and high school children, together with youth from college and university, who were out a month earlier, ramped up the actor and crew roster on a film being shot in London and St. Thomas, Ontario.

The auditions were held earlier in the year during the cooler weather. The cast and crew, being very excited, received their casting calls and the dates for each of the nine days of shooting. For some, this will be their first time in a film as an actor, or working as a crew member on a movie set. But, all will remember that this movie has a cast of two Toronto actors. The excitement level peaked, when on the first day of shooting the crew and the actors met both of these seasoned actors.


Over 130 Actors Required For Scenes
  • Day one, 11 scenes shot the first day with 5 actors, along with crew.

  • Day two, 4 scenes were shot at two locations in London with 13 actors along with crew.

  • Day three, 10 scenes were shot with 10 actors, along with crew.

  • Day four, 7 scenes were shot with 12 actors, along with crew.

  • Day five (on another week-end), 10 scenes and 10 actors, along with crew.

  • Day six shooting, had the biggest youth cast of the movie with 7 scenes. Over 50 actors were called for these scenes.

  • Day seven, 8 scenes, and 7 cast members along with crew.

  • Day eight was shot on Saturday, August 17th. with over 15 extras and 4 principal actors along with crew.

    This makes 95% of the footage shot in eight days.

    One more day will be required for shooting this film.
    This last day of shooting will be in the Fall of 2019 when the leaves change to their autumn colors and will only require 2 actors and a small crew.

This movie production was partially shot during one long week-end in the summer of 2019. This was the Canada Day weekend. Four days for Canadians to enjoy a long weekend. It was estimated that 45% of the footage needed for the movie was shot during this weekend. All the people on set chose to work on the movie knowing they were giving up their Canada Day week-end 2019. Another week-end in the summer and a single Sunday was also required to shoot 55% of the movie.


Matthew Marshall, director on set of “Not Ready”

Matthew Marshall, director on set of “Not Ready”

Matthew Marshall, director and co-producer of this movie, worked under his production company- m & s Marshall Productions. Marshall said, “These actors and crew were outstanding in committing their personal lives for this production. As I got to speak with them on set, each one, either actor or crew saw the script unfold… “putting to flesh the scripted scenes”. As we shot the footage they each spoke about what they each were contributing to the final product.”

Forty actors where required for this first weekend shoot. Then, along came a second week-end. Don Hickey, co-founder, along with Matthew Marshall, the other co-founder of iFilmGroup were buzzed by people in the film industry who were amazed about the tight schedule of this movie. Marshall realized that the summer was the only window of opportunity for most of the actors and crew. Some of the youth actors are moving on to college or university and they had great desires to be in this movie. iFilmGroup actors and crew and their families banded together to make this movie happen. The family in London that offered their home for the shoot, (after they read the script) knew the importance of the film’s story line and they wanted to be a big part of this production.

 
Director Matthew Marshall with youth actor Max Steinberg

Director Matthew Marshall with youth actor Max Steinberg

A local London magazine featured the filming of the movie, “Not Ready”. This home in old north London was the “cardinal point” of all scenes of the movie. Don Hickey, the Community Engagement Manager with iFilmGroup said, “That using a home in old north London established a “community value” that was required to authenticate to the audience the “real” feelings of a warm, safe neighborhood. The script also called for the home to be near the university and the college.

In the hot summer of 2019, actors and crew contributed to the successful filming of this movie. Giving up 8 days total of their summer break, the youth, with adults, mastered their delivery of talent with skillful grace and merit. It’s a summer that a lot of them will never forget.

The Hickey, O’Leary Sound Crew Team with iFilmGroup

The Hickey, O’Leary Sound Crew Team with iFilmGroup

 

All Photos by Louise McBride

iFilmGroup.org - Article - Shooting Movie “Not Ready” in 9 Days - 08-18-19

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iFilmGroup Actor Wins an Arts & Culture Award for 2019

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 Talia Mielke has always impressed the Production Team Leaders at iFilmGroup from the very first time each member saw her. Talia has been busy acting through iFilmGroup in m & s Marshall Production of “Blue Love” as Maizie Dunne and cast in “Not Ready” as Katherine Campbell.

Talia has several Press Releases of her various stage roles and singing accomplishments (see Press Releases at www.iFilmGroup.org).

From the two co-founders of iFilmGroup; Matthew Marshall and Don Hickey to the other Production Team Leaders, they all saw a very talented person. “From dance, song and acting Talia Mielke lit up their hearts,” said iFilmGroup’s Community Engagement Manager and co-founder Don Hickey.

“Talia does capture her audience’s attention,” said Matthew Marshall the other co-founder of iFilmGroup
and Producer and Film Director of m & s Marshall Productions located in Southwestern, Ontario.

iFilmGroup congratulates Talia of her achievement in winning this award and we will continue to support her in her future growth as person that we admire.

Celebration of Youth Sarnia 2019 - Talia Mielke

Celebration of Youth Sarnia 2019 - Talia Mielke

iFilmGroup.org Article - Talia Mielke - YMCA - Arts & Culture Award Winner - 06-20-19

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iFilmGroup’s Zach Wilson in “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” Production

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Since the beginning of time, the human race has debated what makes you a “man” (human) verse a “beast”. From a scientific perspective, evolution theories say humans stemmed from the beast. Yet according to many religious traditions man was created.  Yet each of us has the ability to behave civilized or to behave badly which is at the heart of the debate of; are we a human or beast at heart. There's a Cherokee story told by a Cherokee Chief to his grandson about two wolves, and it serves as an excellent life parable. ... “The end message is this my son, the battle is between two 'wolves' inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace love, hope serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.” The grandson thinks for a moment and then asked his grandfather, “which wolf wins?” The old Cherokee Chief simply replied, “the one that you feed.”

In that simple story, it sums up the battle we each have. But it is not the only story that leaves a message on this topic of are we human or beast.  Two stories stand out. Both told in film format by Disney. “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”.

“Beauty and the Beast” (French: La Belle et la Bête) is a fairy tale written by French novelist Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve and published in 1740.  Her lengthy version was abridged, rewritten, and published first by Jeane-Marie Leprince de Beaumont in 1756. The story was then turned into an animated movie by Disney in 1991 and then later into a live action version in 2017. The story has such messages as “Love is stronger than hate” and it’s not what is on the outside but what is on the inside that counts.

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The second story “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” is a novel by Victor Hugo which was adapted for screen and stage and been told in various films and on TV. The novel's original French title, “Notre-Dame de Paris” which is a double entendre: it refers to Notre Dame Cathedral, on which the story is centered, and Esmeralda, the novel's main character who is “our Lady of Paris” and the center of the human drama within the story.  It explores the idea or what makes you a human and what makes you a monster. It also takes a look at what a hero really is. The late Christopher Reeves who played Superman said this “ I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles”.  That quote sums up the story of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”.  

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Alan Menken and Steven Schwartz. Featuring the characters of the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda, Quasimodo the deformed “Bell Ringer” with a heart of gold, the handsome “Captain Phoebus,  Frollo, and the evil Cardinal”... all brought to life in a magical production.

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Through all the productions that have been done on stage in London Ontario, never has “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” ever seen the stage lights in the rich theatre town of London Ontario… that is until now. The very “big and difficult to mount and put on” production is being presented at the Palace Theatre in London by AK Arts Academy.  The production’s Musical Director is the Creative Director of AK Arts Academy, Alexandra Kane. The show was produced by Jason McMannis and directed by Kaitlyn Rietdyk. The play is starring Colton Abel as Quasimodo, Diegra Kambamba as Esmeralda and Ben Kennes as Archdeacon Claude Frollo.

"What makes a monster, and what makes a man? A story that can be described as ‘Hauntingly human’. This classic tale of life, love, and loss forces you to feel every emotion", says the play's producer Jason McMannis.

The production was well done and very dramatic. Especially knowing the work that goes into pulling off a play of this size and complexity. The cast was very good and have created a very solid show that delivers the message of the story in a way that moved the audience. b

Zach Wilson (middle) and Family

Zach Wilson (middle) and Family

This production even has connections back to iFilmGroup. The first is the lead actor Colton Abel. Who says iFilmGroup co-founder Matthew Marshall stage managed when Colton was in High School in St. Thomas at AVSS.
The second and bigger connection is Zach Wilson who was part of the productions ensemble cast.  He plays a few roles within the production, but the main one is the Guard for the cathedral.

Wilson is a member of iFilmGroup and has been a part of three productions with the founders of the group. He was a student in Malicious Attack, Rob in Summer of Discovery and one of the basketball boys in Blue Love. Even with being a part of the ensemble cast Zach showcased his pure talent. He has continued to work on his stagecraft and improve his vocals as his voice has been maturing. Marshall says…“Its always a pleasure watching Zach on stage”.

The iFilmGroup team has not ruled out Zach being a part of some future cast with iFilmGroup. “He has a bright future and is a star,” says iFilmGroup’s other co-founder Don Hickey.

Zach Wilson

Zach Wilson

Hunchback of Notre Dame will run until Feb 24th. But there will be no rest for iFilmGroup member Zach Wilson as he will be jumping into the leading role at his high school for their production. More details to come later but the teaser is that he will be belting out notes with his wonderful voice again.

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2019 Western Smartphone Film Festival

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The dust has settled from the 2019 Western (UWO) Smartphone film festival and we are a few weeks removed from the event. The cast and crew of the surprise winning film “Filtered” have had time to reflect on how they came away with the top prize at the festival.

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“FILTERED”

 The winning film was made by a group of Sheridan College students under the title of EMG Productions.

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This film about two best friends walking home from a party only to be attacked by an unwanted follower at first look didn’t look like a top contender at the festival. A good film yes but the best of the festival? But like the theme of the festival sometimes perception and reality are two totally different things.

Scot Edward Morris

Scot Edward Morris

The film’s Producer Scot Edward Morris sums it up best. “So after they showed the first film of 10 AND we were the last film mind you, I put my head in hands and whispered to myself, oh ______” Morris says.

He could not believe people imaginations when it came to the theme of “Perception verse Reality”. But you see the EMG Productions team had planned their’s film different. Some would say they thought outside the box, others would say they took the rules of film making and walked all over them. The team had shot their film vertically and not traditional letterbox horizontal.

”As each film went by I knew we were going to be the only film that shot vertically” says Morris  “By the end of the screenings, we were all intimated by the quality of each film that we figured we would just celebrate the experience of being at the festival itself” says the film’s director and co-writer Paula Ner Dormiendo.  “We all agreed that no matter what the outcome may be, we were all so very proud that we even made it that far” adds Taylor Jeanette Gaudon who played the role of “Alanna” in the film as well as camera crew.

The editor of the film also adds “When we heard who got third, we looked at each other with a “well, that would’ve been ours, and it's not, and that’s okay, we had fun” says Sam Batterbury who was the film’s editor.

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Then the announcement of the winner came “Filtered” by EMG Productions.  The team all feels that “shocked” describes their immediate feeling perfectly.  Matthew Marshall one of the judges of the festival and iFilmGroup co-founder and co-owner of m & s Marshall Productions gives some insight into “Filtered” winning.   Marshall admits when he first saw the film he was not entirely in favour of it due to the film being presented in a vertical format verse tradition horizontal. “The film broke the traditional rules of film, and as a filmmaker, it bothered me at first, but then I started looking at it more closely. At its heart, the film embodied what the Western Smartphone Film Festival is all about. Because the films needed to be filmed on a smartphone this brilliant team thought outside the box and filmed their film in tradition smartphone format of perpendicular. The entire film is the viewer seeing the videos that are on the cell phone,” says Marshall.

Matthew Marshall of iFilmGroup - a WSFF 2019 Judge

Matthew Marshall of iFilmGroup - a WSFF 2019 Judge

The “Filtered” team admits when they heard the announcement they are pretty sure the one word that went through everyone’s mind was “What?!” Their mouths dropped and some of them immediately grabbed each other as if to check if they were real.

The shock was not because the team was not confident in their story but more so because they all really admired the other contestants’ work and saw the amount of effort and creativity that went into each one.  But then the fact that they had won started to settle in and they were filled with so much excitement and could not stop smiling.

After winning a film festival it is only natural to reflect on the process that got you to this moment. The process started with Scott Morris approaching Paula Ner Dormiendo about the festival and the project idea and asking her if she wanted to direct. Ner Dormiendo and her co-writer Robin Gruszczynski set to work coming up with a script. The inspiration for “Filtered” came mostly from one distinct idea that stood out during the brainstorming process. It began with a concept for a scene of a teenage girl filming herself, laughing and enjoying the company of her friends. As she continues to film, her smile suddenly fades and is replaced by a terrified expression when she witnesses something out of frame.

The scene in Filtered where the main characters see a dark hooded figure off-screen for the first time was heavily inspired by this.  They were drawn to the idea of building tension by having the audience blind to what the main characters were able to see.  The team took advantage of the limitations of a “frame”. This became their central strategy and what drove the majority of the film’s development. Whereas, the theme of bullying came to the surface when they discussed the topic of social media and the dangers of having an online presence.

With the concept of “What’s not in frame” and the topic of cyberbullying, the two subjects naturally intertwined in a way they knew they could connect to the festival’s theme: Perception vs Reality and the story was born. “Looking over the specific theme of “Perception versus Reality”, Paula and I searched for ideas to explain how certain things aren’t always what it seems. One discussion led to another, we came up with the concept as to how people on social media only display their highlights. How people in society are perceived as good to the public, yet are unaware of what is beyond the filtered life says Robin Gruszczynski, who not only co-wrote but also was the film’s sound designer.

Starting any project is always a nerve-wracking process, but especially when the production only had a couple weeks of planning.  Some of the team had worked together on previous projects. So at least part of the team understood how each other work and knew and could feel the drive and passion everyone had towards this production process.  “Working on a team where everyone feels in sync is an amazing thing. It’s like watching a concert where the music harmonizes flawlessly, or when an athlete pulls off a perfect move in front of a crowd” says Batterbury.

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Every production process has its ups and downs, this film was no exception. The need to find locations where you are allowed to film in,  equipment was very limited, with filming in low key, low light situations they didn’t want to stand out with big lights and audio equipment.

The timing of shooting also became an issue.  “Some of the challenges we faced was lighting, exposure, and actually filming the clips. Since iPhone has no control over aperture, we only had to work with shutter and ISO through a manual camera app. I always tried to film everything in low ISO. I used an external LED and a battery pack and rigged them together. Lighting was tough because I had to hold the light while the actors filmed everything. There were bits where Robin and I had to run behind the camera and still light the scenes” says Sumi Ragu who was the Cinematographer and in charge of lighting.

Lighting was not the only area of struggle at points during the production, the role and the acting effected at least one of the ladies acting. “For me it was a very emotional experience. It was quite natural getting to act with two of my best friends Karin and Sabrina. However, I did have to take myself to a dark place to put myself in the shoes of a bully. Seeing the look on Sabrina’s face in the last scene broke my heart… take after take we had to do”, says Gaudon.

Through it all Producer Scott Morris had to be the guy on set always checking his clock, always wondering who is where, when, can we finish the film, once we were done a scene immediately alright looking what’s next.  Even after filming the process was not done.

Editing “Filtered” was tricky because it pretty much had to be edited in reverse, which nobody is used to. Moreover, there were bountiful technical issues which slowed down the process at times. However, with enough patience (and google searches), it all worked out well in the end.  Well enough to win the Western Smartphone Film Festival.

Perhaps editor Sam Batterbury sums it up best “I believe that in the film it’s a miracle that anything gets made. Each project has its own magic to it, and it makes you appreciate the process a lot more. I hope that this is a big step in contributing to many more miracles” says Batterbury.

Going through this process from start to finish has changed this team. They may all attend the same program at school but they have created a bond because they shared the process of this film together “It’s not a matter of winning, but what brought us to win. Creating a story that drives the people around you into showing their craft, is truly a win right there. And most importantly, the bond I’ve created with my team in making this short film is a true win for me” says  Gruszczynski.

Other team members added to that thought.  “We each have the opportunity to say that we gave it a shot and put ourselves out there. We each are our own kind of “out of the box” individuals and we took a leap of faith to share that with the world and the outcome is very rewarding.

Through this entire experience, it has been an absolute pleasure working together as a group and I believe that after this achievement we have every intention of working together on something new hopefully the near future” adds Gaudon. “We all attend the same program at the same school but, and I’m sure they’ll agree, that this experience definitely brought everyone closer together,” says Ner Dormiendo.

With the film done and having won the festival, the team looks forward to more festivals with this film and the possibility of more projects together in the future. Some excited about receiving their first IMDb credit, knowing how difficult it can be to get up on the site.  But with the achievement of getting that credit giving industry legitimacy. Having your name on IMDb is a door to open up avenues to future projects.

Crew and Actors on set of “Filtered” Winner of the 2019 WSFF

Crew and Actors on set of “Filtered” Winner of the 2019 WSFF

Many of the team move forward from this point, learning where to improve and where they can put more of their passion as well.  They come to see how important it is to appreciate each and everyone’s individual talent and to see the results form into one great film. They each look forward to continuing working with their fellow team members and to see what else they have in store in each of their creative imaginations.

We leave the final words from the team to Scott as the producer of the project. “I’m proud, truly I am. This was my first time going through the whole process of development into distribution. I’m still in the process. I love it. The chance to see your team succeed and knowing you put them together is heartwarming. I’m slowly breaking into this industry and I’m fully aware that I have more to learn, but that’s the thrilling part of this industry… is that we’re constantly learning. Of course, I made little mistakes, I’m not afraid to admit it, but at least we're trying” says Morris.

Try they did, and this team from Sheridan College struck gold with this little gem of a film and have proven that anything is possible if you just dare to dream and create.

We are all only limited by the restrictions we put on ourselves. “As a filmmaker you can’t listen to that voice inside your head that says you will never achieve your hopes and dreams in making films, “ says Marshall who has been making films for thirty years.

EMG Productions Cast and Crew “First Place” at WSFF 2019

EMG Productions Cast and Crew “First Place” at WSFF 2019

He says he loves what this team achieved and how they did it for the love of making a film, not about winning. It is proof that as filmmakers it is more important to create and go through the process then it is worrying if you will achieve something great. Sometimes the greater prize is not the trip to the top of the mountain but the climb that it took to get there. The Filtered team is a testimony to this. But they will tell you that getting to the top peak never hurts either. []

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NEWS Article on “Malicious Attack” A Movie Short by m & s Marshall Productions

Article From “OUR LONDON” April 2017. Featuring Movie “Malicious Attack” made by m & s Marshall Productions.

Article From “OUR LONDON” April 2017. Featuring Movie “Malicious Attack” made by m & s Marshall Productions.

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HONA LONDON ARTICLE ABOUT AN ANTI-BULLYING MOVIE SHORT MADE LOCALLY

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DEALING WITH ONE’S DEMONS THROUGH DANCE
St. Thomas Times Journal’s Article on Movie Short “Struggles Within” by m & s Marshall Productions

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Marley Cabral Stars in a Local Movie Short directed by Matthew Marshall

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