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The Provider wins Shaw Media’s Fearless Female Director Award

Brianne Nord-Stewart who directed “The Provider”, co-written  and c0-produced by Nord-Stewart and Andy Thompson, won Shaw Media’s Fearless Female Director Award from the National Screen Institute’s Online Film Festival

In the latest round of award presentations for the NSI Online Short Film Festival run by the National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI), Canadian short film The Provider, directed by Brianne Nord-Stewart, won the $2,500 Shaw Media Fearless Female Director Award”…The awards were decided by an independent jury.”

Comments from the jury included:

Nicholas Humphries – “Brianne Nord-Stewart’s stunning use of cinematography [by Amy Belling] and performance in The Provider caught our attention in this alternative-history horror short. The skill she showed while shooting it for a 48-hour filmmaking challenge secured it for us as the best short directed by a female.”

Maureen Levitt – “Brianne Nord-Stewart’s strength lies in bringing out the best in her characters. She really worked holistically in The Provider to create a dramatic feel and story arc in this larger than life film.”

Joy Loewen – “[We saw] stunning performances from the leads and a creepily perfect sound design [by Raph Choi] in The Provider which equals a terrific accomplishment from a director who’s on my ‘one to watch’ list.”

We are thrilled that the hard work of our team of cast, key creatives, and crew was acknowledged with acclaim!

The other awards were given to,  Tommydirected by Theodore Bezaire, which won the $1,250 A&E Short Filmmakers Award; and The Dance, directed by Pardis Parker, which picked up the $750 Bite Comedy Award.

Read the Press release: Tommy, The Provider & The Dance pick up awards in the NSI Online Short Film Festival

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“The Provider” Now viewable online with NSI Film Festival!

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The Provider (2011), a horror film co written and produced by myself and Andy Thompson, and directed and edited by moi, is now available for free for your viewing pleasure through Canada’s National Screen Institute’s Online Film Festival.

My 2008 short films, Why I Bought a Bike, and Why I Fired My Secretary both screen in 2011 as part of the film festival and it is a pleasure to be selected once again.

It is also a pleasure to see Pardis Parker and Jamie Travis‘ shorts up on the site as well. If you get a chance to see Jamie’s debut feature film, For a Good Time Call… I highly recommend it! And it looks like its out on DVD soon!

Four times a year, NSI presents three awards: the A&E Short Filmmakers Award ($1,250) to the best film, Bite Comedy Award ($750) for best comedy and the Shaw Fearless Female Director Award ($2,500) for best film by a female director. Read more about the awards.

We look forward to watching all of the newly added films, and our fingers our crossed for some cash!

Thank you for the opportunity NSI you are doing an amazing job supporting emerging filmmakers.

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A shout-out to Andy Thompson

Andy Thompson, who co-produced and co-wrote The Provider, is now directing an interactive theatre adventure all over downtown Vancouver!

The 2-hour show starts in Yaletown but travels to different venues as the plot moves. The coolest thing about Andy’s show is that he puts you, as the audience, as the star of the show!

I am super proud of Andy Thompson for this upcoming play. In an interview with the Province, Andy said that he “got hooked” after his experience making The Provider, which won first prize in a North America-wide Bloodshots short contest.

With five daily shows from Oct 13 – 31, this is a show you definitely don’t want to miss out on!

Please help support Andy!

Tickets: $25/$35, call 604-235-1920, or go to thevirtualstage.org/zombies

Click here to read the article: http://www.theprovince.com/entertainment/movie-guide/star+Zombie+Syndrome/7369884/story.html#ixzz291udScT2

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SEATTLE’s first BUMBLESHOOT played THE PROVIDER to sold out audience

The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) , screened THE PROVIDER, directed by myself, and written with Andy Thompson as part of the 1 Reel Film Festival for Bumbershoot, Seattle’s Music and Arts Festival, September 1-3 at Seattle Center. IT WAS A SOLD OUT EVENT!

The 1 Reel Film Festival is Bumbershoot’s celebration of cinematic brevity- continuously screening over 100 of the world’s best short films over three days. Founded in 1995, the 1 Reel Film Festival is now a Bumbershoot tradition, and is one of the nation’s best attended short format festivals in the US, drawing nearly 10,000 filmgoers, filmmakers, and industry each year. All short films will screen at SIFF Cinema in 45-90 minute packages.

Since 1971, Bumbershoot has drawn artists representing the best in music, film, comedy, spoken word, dance, theatre, performance, and visual arts to Seattle Center over Labor Day weekend. North America’s largest urban arts festival, Bumbershoot takes place in the heart of the city at the 74-acre Seattle Center. Over 150,000 visitors from near and far spend the weekend reveling in the world of Bumbershoot. www.bumbershoot.org

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“The Provider” screens in Vancouver TONIGHT February 22 @ 8:30 PM!

“The Provider” will be screening TODAY, February 22 at the RENDEZ-VOUS DU CINEMA (Les 18e Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois et francophone French Film Festival).
We might have a couple of extra comps.  Please email me if you’d like to check in if any are still available.  We will treat comps as a first come first served type deal (we might have 2 or 3 comps available, currently…)

Location: Auditorium Jules-Verne, 5445 Baillie St at 37th Ave near Oakridge in between Oak and Cambie Streets, Vancouver (free parking on street in front, close to bus routes and Oakridge Skytrain)
No Minors: There will be a cash bar prior to the screening so No Minors are allowed at the screening. The BC Gold films will start at 8:30pm preceded by Quebec Gold at 6:30pm (optional attendance):

6:30pm Quebec Gold Screening starts
8:30pm BC Gold Screening starts (INCLUDING “The Provider“) – 9:10pm Q&A for first half of films
9:15 David Spaner introducing, reading excerpt and answering questions from his new book ‘Shoot It! Hollywood Inc. and the Rising of Independent Film’
9:30pm BC Gold Screening resumes – 10:05pm Q&A for second half of films

The CELLULOID SOCIAL CLUB and RENDEZ-VOUS DU CINEMA  (Les 18e Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois et francophone French Film Festival) present BC GOLD: a screening of some of the best BC English language (and 1 Cree) short films from the past year. Hosted by Ken Hegan.

Tickets: $5 plus $2 Festival Membership for sale at door by cash or on-line in advance at: http://www.rendez-vousvancouver.com/
Note: Same price gets you into both screenings (Quebec Gold and BC Gold – attend either one or both for same price)

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