"While the luxury sector is slow to take on new strategies, those that chose to be unique and innovative stood out among the rest in 2016. The company’s fall “Loyalty is Everything” effort gathered personalities including designer Tory Burch, blogger Susanna Lau and model Caroline de Maigret to discuss their devotion to everything from their hometown to new experiences. While designed as a promotion for DFS’ Loyal T program, none of the individuals soke directly to their relationship with the retailer, allowing their stories to resonate on a human level." - Luxury Daily For more information visit www.luxurydaily.com
What a great weekend! The Freedom To Marry won two big prizes at the Savannah Film Festival: Best Documentary Feature and Best Editing.
A Big Black Space wins Best Canadian Short at Dreamspeakers International Indigenous Film Festival.
A Big Black Space will have it's television premiere on the prestigious Arte Cinema channel in Germany and France! It airs including with an interview with writer/producer/lead actress Tanis Parenteau at the Indiana Inuit: Das Nordamerica Filmfestival earlier this year. Check out the program at www.cinema.arte.tv "Encounters: Tanis Parenteau In A Big Black Space Tanis Parenteau, writer and lead actress, processes her own experience."
The Freedom to Marry celebrates its world premiere at Frameline in San Francisco, at the world's oldest and biggest LGBT film festival. And on the day before the one year anniversary of The Decision.
"The salty sea air and characteristic peat infuse aging casks there with a signature brininess and smokiness — and fierce sense of origin. Large-scale distilleries have inhabited the small Hebridean island since 1779, when Bowmore settled in; a new one called Gartbreck is set to open there this spring. And this year Laphroaig, arguably the smokiest of the distilleries on Islay, celebrates its 200th anniversary." - T-Magazine
On September 26th, 2015 Madina's Dream celebrates its European Premiere at the Bergen International Film Festival in Norway.
Madina's Dream celebrates its world premiere at SXSW Film Festival. "An inherently crushing subject, this humanitarian crisis, magnified even since this filming, is presented with such care and curiosity that, although heart-wrenching, Madina’s Dream isn't depressing. The film is lovely, actually." - The Austin Chronicle Check out the full review in the Austin Chronicle here.
"Berends' film follows the inhabitants of the Nuba Mountains, who are under a constant barrage of attacks from the Sudanese government (the instruments of war are so commonplace, that the children even mold toy models of RPGs and machine gun-mounted tanks out of clay). This unflinching look at a war-torn group of people focuses on Madina and her fervent dream to return home — if only a pair of ruby slippers could do some magic here." - IndieWire Check out the full interview with director Andrew Berends' here: www.indiewire.com
Congratulations to Baja's Secret Miracle for being awarded multiple times at the BLUE Ocean Film Festival & Conservation Summit. The short film won Best Foreign Language Film and received two Honorable Mentions in Conservation Innovation and Solutions & Educational NonBroadcast.