Member Film Update: Slow Bleed

July 19, 2011 § 1 Comment

ATKA FILMS along with NPC Technologies is proud to announce the official acceptance of their recent short film production ‘Slow Bleed’ into the 7th annual Action on Film International Film Festival (AOF). Founded in 2005, AOF has become one of the fastest growing, high profile festivals in the
industry, introducing the AOF channel in March of 2011 on NBC’s Channel 4 in the Los Angeles market.

‘Slow Bleed’ follows Aston Jones as he is kidnapped by the seductive Lena who has a hell bent rage and is intent on making an example out of him. Her torturous ways don’t make for an easy escape, as Aston attempts to gain control of the situation any way he can.

“I am honored and excited to not only showcase but premiere ‘Slow Bleed’ at AOF to an extended and influential audience who I believe will find it both visually arresting and thought provoking,” said Writer/Director Matthew Janega of his directorial debut.

Despite nearly missing the audition, Jasmine Mooney secured her role as Lena, bringing intensity to the beguiling character in her first lead. Working as both actor and stuntman – in Canada and the US – Sheldon Trosko was a perfect fit for the challenging role of Aston.

A native of Sydney, Nova Scotia, Director Matthew Janega now resides in Vancouver, British Columbia after attending Vancouver Film School’s Film Production Program. Having grown up with an affinity for the art of film, Janega pulls influence from all genres and brings them together with a raw element that is reminiscent of the 70’s yet with a contemporary edge.

Slow Bleed premieres on July 28th in Pasadena, CA at Academy Theater Six, 1003 East Colorado Boulevard, at 6pm along with a group of other short films and has been nominated for the AOF award for “Best Composition.”

Slow Bleed Trailer

CAST
JASMINE MOONEY Lena
SHELDON TROSKO Aston
MATTHEW JANEGA Undercover Officer

CREW
MATTHEW JANEGA Writer/Director/Producer
ATTILA KÁLLAI Producer/Locations Manager/Casting Director/Production Coordinator
CINEWORKS Produced with the assistance of
BERNARD M. JANEGA Executive Producer
KEVIN KOSTAL Assistant Director
JORDAN EWAN Director of Photography/Camera Operator/Color Correction
BORIS MARTENS 1st Assistant Camera
JEFF MEAGHER, 2nd Assistant Camera
YANA YASENEVA Stills/Additional Photography(BTS)
SEAN COX Dolly Grip/Gaffer
BERNIE YAO Boom/Sound Recorder
MIKE McMASTER Best Boy/Dolly Grip
MALIN SJÖSTRÖM Makeup/Hair/Special Makeup Effects
JACQUELYN ADAMSON Makeup/Hair
CANDISE PAUL Set Dec/Set Design/Props
GUENDALINA GIANFRANCHI Props
CHRISTINE DIETTERLE Costume Designer
OKSANA KOULINITCH Catering/Additional Photography(BTS)
MARIA CUNDARI Catering/Additional Photography(BTS)
DASHA LEONTYEVA Producers’ Assistant/PA/Additional Photography(BTS)
MAGALI GAUTHIER Casting Assistant/PA
DARREN SUTTON Casting Assistant/PA
SHAWN DERRICKS Casting Assistant/PA
ZACHARY KROGER Editor
MARK HOLLIER Sound Design
CURTIS NICKERSON Sound Editor
AUSTIN JANEGA Original Score
REINHOLD POHNL composer
MARKUS SCHMIDT composer
BRENDON WROBLESKI Precision Driver

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TOWARDS AN UNDERSTANDING OF MONTAGE: Exhibition and Artist Talk by Mark Lemmon

July 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

TOWARDS AN UNDERSTANDING OF MONTAGE: Exhibition and Artist Talk by Mark Lemmon

Guest Curated by Megan Bodaly

As an editor images are footage– you don’t know what it will be, but you dig until you unearth what the film is about.

Inspired by the film La JetéeTowards An Understanding Of Montage is a literal presentation of film editor Mark Lemmon’s photographs. Reflections, people, bits of paper, photographed and presented in sequence, sometimes with audio, a story told between photography and film. This is an exhibit/lecture of art created ‘between the private realm and the public sphere’.

Biography:

Mark Lemmon has over 50 credits as a post-producer, editor, or associate producer on many feature films, television series, and short films including The Delicate Art of Parking (2003 winner of Best Canadian Feature at the Montreal Film Festival),Waydowntown, Mon Amour Mon Parapluie, and The Road that Binds Us (all three of which won Leo Awards). The first feature he edited, the comedy The Suburbanators, was screened at the Sundance, Toronto, and Vancouver International Film Festivals.  Mark holds a BA in Film Studies from Queens University.

TOWARDS AN UNDERSTANDING OF MONTAGE
Thurs., Aug. 4th, 8 p.m.
Cineworks Annex, 235 Alexander St. (at Main, side alley entrance)
FREE/ By Donation

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