I have my own art website as you could probably tell but I also work at Pie in the Sky Film Studio and I write articles for their website and I post them here on my personal blog as well, in case anyone is interested. The feature film I'm going to cover was appropriately premiered just in time for Halloween. I have to admit when I heard we had a horror being filmed at Pie in the Sky Studio 2, I was intriqued. I'm a fan of everything Halloween so naturally I was thrilled. As the studio itself is our second largest at 2000 Square feet I was curious as to the shots and settings that could be created in such a space for a movie. It turns out that almost the whole of the new film Hellmouth ended up coming out of our studio space! When you see the cinematography it's a testament to what amazing work can be produced in a smaller controlled environment by a highly creative and talented crew!
Foresight Features (Monster Brawl, Exit Humanity) brought this production to life. Written by Tony Burgess (PontyPool) and directed by John Geddes (Exit Humanity) it is described as a 1950's throwback. Director Geddes wanted to create a story-driven film combining fantasy and horror inspired by the era of Hitchcock and even Ed Wood.
This movie is an ode to classic horror starring Stephen McHattie (The Watchman, PontyPool) as Charlie Baker, a dying grave keeper who's forced to take one final job. This a a VFX spectacle, which we love especially being a green screen studio! (VFX is a film process visual effect where imagery is created and/or manipulated outside the context of a live action shot) What a perfect mix, as Hellmouth chronicles Charlie Baker's descent down a dark path of demonic worlds, gothic settings and medieval realms of ages past.
The film recently had it's world premiere at the Scotiabank Theatre in Toronto! We are proud to have been a part of such an original creation and want to congratulate the cast and crew for their excellent tribute to the classic horror genre, for the making of Hellmouth.
Written by IamDreamfire
28 Oct 2014
Hellmouth Trailer Link Here
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I operate my own personal art website but I also work at Pie in the Sky Film Studio and thought I would write a bit about it. Needless to say, when you are part of a film studio environment you definitely have the satisfaction of supporting great producers and creative talent. It is a setting where the imaginative ideas flow culminating into real works of art for people to enjoy far into the future. The skill and technical know-how to produce a great film or video are quite a triumph in themselves and when you add to that a great story or character, it just makes it all the more gratifying.
I am taking the opportunity this week to feature a very unique Canadian folk
artist, Buffy Sainte-Marie whose accomplishments have been celebrated world over. We were very fortunate at Pie in the Sky to have a fantastic camera crew in the studio, making a production in dedication to her. More on the final outcome in a moment.
To give a brief overview, Buffy, with her Native American reality and heritage,
started performing in the 1960s and by the age of 24 she'd performed all over
Europe, Canada, Australia and Asia. With songs like "Until it's Time For You to Go" even recorded by Elvis and Cher to name a few, she was influential both as a folk singer and activist. Her song "Universal Soldier" became the anthem of the
time for the peace movement.
Fast forward to the present and just a few of her many accomplishments include
an Academy Award, three JUNO Awards and a Golden Globe Award. She as well, helped to found Canada's Music of Aboriginal Canada JUNO Award, further making positive inroads into Canadian society.
Last year, Producer #DavidBeier, brought together actors at Pie in the Sky Studio
to film a "short" (an industry term meaning a short film as opposed to a feature
film) of the reinterpretation of the 1960s television interview with the folk legend
and activist, Buffy Sainte-Marie. It is titled "Covered" and the world premiere is
taking place at the imagineNATIVE film festival on 26 Oct 2014 in Toronto at the TIFF Bell Lightbox Theatre. You can find the details at the link below. We hope you enjoy it as much as we will!
Supporting the creation of great art and film is something that is always going to
be a part of the pleasure of what we do here at Pie in the Sky Studio and providing the facilities for such amazing works as "Covered" is just another reason why supporting the thriving film industry in Toronto gives us so much pride in the services we provide.
Written by IamDreamfire 25 Oct 2014
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