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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