Storyhive, a Telus a funding program, is financing 15 finalists from across Alberta. Finalists will distribute their final product on TELUS Optik TV, before turning to the community for online votes as they compete for one of two top awards that will be announced in March, 2016. The two winners will get customized career training and a scholarship to the Banff Television Festival. The finalists were announced on November 21, including seven filmmakers from Edmonton:
The Edmonton finalists are:
Raven Steals the Light by Sharlene Millang, which recreates the Haida creation myth in an animated story told through an ancient grandmother.
Read her profile on Storyhive.com: http://www.storyhive.com/creator/profile/id/145593
Recruiting Hell by film industry veteran Randy Brososky is a satire that highlights the absurdities of film recruitment.
Read his profile on Storyhive.com: http://www.storyhive.com/creator/profile/id/736194
One, One Thousand by Justin Brunelle tells the story of William Franc Sanc, who climbed a mountain in 1891 to capture an otherwise impossible photograph.
Read his profile on Storyhive.com: http://www.storyhive.com/creator/profile/id/1413036
House of Mumba by Norm Fassbender is a cartoon comedy that follows an odd group of friends as they try to save their home from being demolished by a wrecking ball.
Read his profile on Storyhive.com: http://www.storyhive.com/creator/profile/id/2242813
Monster Space Bungalow by Jordan Bloeman, a creative writer and musical composer, is built around a group of Monsters searching for a planet to call home.
Read his profile on Storyhive.com: http://www.storyhive.com/creator/profile/id/685541
Time Theft by Marwa Salama is about a twenty-something who learns of her future destiny to pull off the perfect heist with help from four strangers.
Read her profile on Storyhive.com: http://www.storyhive.com/creator/profile/id/2232174
The Worm Man by Tanisha Kotowich is a psychological horror in which a venomous caterpillar poisons a young boy while a mother’s desire to save her son unravels.
Read her profile on storyhive.com: http://www.storyhive.com/creator/profile/id/800018
See the complete list of winners from Alberta and BC including the synopsis for each at:
Storyhive is a community powered funding program from Telus. Local creators from BC and Alberta apply for production grants to produce videos and the community votes to decide which projects get funding and distribution on Optik Local (TELUS Community Programming) via TELUS Optik™ TV On Demand. See more at: www.storyhive.com.
Thank you to Kevin Maimann from the Edmonton Sun for his description of the awarded productions: