Director Stephen Coleman recently stopped by CKCU’s studios to chat with A Luta Continua host Monique Fuller about life as an artist, the motivation and back-story surrounding the creation and distribution of “Project Cold Days” and his latest project, a 10-part web series “Transmuting Suffering“.
Ottawa received promising news on a proposed sound stage and creative hub that would be located at the old NCC Greenbelt Research Farmproperty on Woodroffe Ave. The Ottawa Film Office recently announced its proposal to build a sound stage with partner, Tribro Studios This news is very exciting for Ottawa’s film industry. The proposal had identified the need for a large sound stage that could make Ottawa a bigger player in the numerous film productions happening in Canada.
The opportunities this sound stage could bring to Ottawa’s film community are plentiful. The Ottawa Film Office hinted that the sound stage could lead to the creation of over 500 jobs in Ottawa, and millions in economic activity relating to productions.
While the proposal will be considered over the coming months, this sound stage could bring Ottawa to a new and exciting phase for the local Ottawa film industry as well as for Canadian and International film makers.
To find out more about this initiative, you can attend the site visit and open house for the proposed soundstage.
WHAT: National Capital Commission (NCC) public consultation on the suggested amendment to its Greenbelt Master Plan WHEN: September 5, 2018, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. WHERE: Greenbelt Research Farm, 1740 Woodroffe Avenue, Building 401 DETAILS: https://ottawa.film/soundstage
UPDATE: On November 22nd, 2018, the NCC’s Board of Directors approved the amendment to its Greenbelt Master Plan that will allow for the soundstage to be built on the land; the Board subsequently approved the proposal during its in-camera session.
Great news! The @NCC_CCN Board just approved the @OttawaFilmTV and @TriBro_Studios proposal for a $40-million soundstage campus and creative hub in Ottawa! This project will create 500 construction jobs and more than 500 new full-time jobs in the film, TV and animation industry!
I’m pleased to announce that a second season of the Ottawa Filmmakers web series is in the works. Here’s a behind-the-scenes photo taken during the set-up / pre-interview chat between Monique Fuller and local filmmaker Stephen Coleman at CKCU in Ottawa from an upcoming episode. – Jith Paul
Welcome to OCanFilmFest, the Ottawa Canadian Film Festival.
As 2017 is coming to a close and the 2018 lies ahead, the Ottawa Independent Film Festival is re-branding itself and will operate and be known as the “Ottawa Canadian Film Festival” to better reflect its mission and the promotion, programming and celebration of Canadian films.
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