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WINNING SIX TEAMS
ANNOUNCED
CrazE Newsletter
January 13, 2014
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HOT OFF THE PRESS: CRAZY8s ANNOUNCES THE SIX WINNING TEAMS OF 2014!
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Hello members of the Crazy8s community!

It's been an intense time for our 12 Crazy8s Finalists since we announced their names in early December.  Having already been short-listed from among a record number of 154 applicants, there was still the all-important script development stage left to go. In mid-December they were paired with their story editors to hone their scripts. Many thanks to this year's expert team of story editors: Rudy Thauberger, Peg Campbell, Brian Casilio, Kat Montagu, Bill Hurst and Ric Beairsto.  The 12 Finalists had until Jan. 3 to get their final scripts in to the jury.  Thank you also to our video pitch jury: Mackenzie Gray, Christine Larsen and Bill Hurst.

Then, last night, our star-studded jury met to make their decisions.  Many thanks to this year's jury, which included five former Crazy8s filmmakers - Dylan Akio Smith, Kaare Andrews, Nimisha Mukerji, John Bolton - as well as producer Liz LevineThe calibre of all the scripts was exceptional this year, and we want to congratulate all 12 Finalists for making it this far in the competition.  But in the end there can only be six winners.  

We are now pleased to introduce you to the six teams who will be making their short films in just 8 days
starting on Feb. 14 through Crazy8s!


The 6 Winners of Crazy8s 2014:

 

Bedbugs: A Musical Love Story

Director: Matthew Kowalchuk
Writer: Shauna Johannesen

Producer:  TBD

Poor Tracey Polokowski! She’s allergic to Mr. Pickles, the cat she’s taking care of for a friend, her parents only invite her over to dinner when she agrees to cook the meal, and her gluten-free boyfriend Dale just dumped her wheat-loving ass. Her only true friends? A bevy of bedbugs. Can they help Tracey discover the greatest love of all?

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Body Language

Director: Maéva Thibeault
Writer: Maéva Thibeault

Producer: Jon Warne

The story of a lonely man who longs for human connection but believes he has no place in the world other than the embalming room in which he works. What he discovers about the life of one young woman as he prepares for her funeral gives him the strength to push past his fears and rejoin the living.

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Dial Y for Yesterday

Director: Greg Crompton
Writer: Greg Crompton

Producer: Darren Borrowman

The only thing schlubby telemarketer Pete has to sustain himself through his utterly boring, mediocre life are memories of a wonderful, bucolic childhood spent with Igor, his beloved Saint Bernard. Given the opportunity, will Pete make a deal with the devil to return to happier, more innocent times? Can you really go home again?

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Earthlickers

Director: Tony Mirza
Writers/Producers: Justine Warrington & Alison Araya

Producer: Jim McKeown

In a barren post-apocalyptic future, the seven sexy Goddesses of the Merkabatron descend upon a wretched Earth to convey the message that the Vibration of Love can heal all. A campy, erotic, science fiction comedy, this cinematic love child of Barbarella and Ed Wood Jr. will soon have your Titillator vibrating on a cosmic level.

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The Mattress

Director: Michelle Kee
Writers: Michelle Kee & Quinn Spicker

Producers: David Kelso & Emma Peterson

Under cover of darkness, the Lees discard an old mattress in a Strathcona alley, right next to a “No Dumping” sign. The next day, a near-riot breaks out in the neighbourhood when no-one takes responsibility for it. Dodging rotten eggs and Molotov cocktails, it’s up to the youngest member of the Lee family to do the right thing.

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Sacrifice

Director: Ryan Atimoyoo
Writer: Ryan Bright

Producer: Peggy Thompson

Peter Bishop will do anything to save his ailing ten-year-old daughter, Mary -- even if it means sacrificing the lives of 'sinners' in a deluded attempt to bargain with God for his child's life. When Peter’s mission of violence and misguided faith reaches a breaking point, Mary takes matters into her own hands…

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Heartfelt thanks to our generous sponsors and supporters:


PRESENTING SPONSORS: Telefilm Canada, Creative BC


GOLD SPONSORS: DGCBC, IATSE Local 891


SILVER SPONSORS: Union of BC Performers, Reunion Pictures


BRONZE SPONSORS: CMPA BC Producers Branch, AFBS, IATSE Local 669, CineCoup


EDUCATIONAL SUPPORTERS: Capilano University School of Motion Picture Arts, Langara College Film Arts, UBC Creative Writing Program


KEY SUPPORTERS: Front Row Insurance, Heenan Blaikie LLP,  William F. White International, Whistler Film Festival, RAW Camera, Fusion Cine, Black Tree Pictures, PS Production Services, Paramount Production Support, Canon, Pacific Backlot Services, Finale Editworks, Sequence Post, 24 Frames Film & Video, Omni Films, Side Street Post, Sharpe Sound Studios, DBC Sound, Post Modern Sound, Rukkus House, EarWorm Sound, Studio X Studios, Fresh Air Audio, Cinescope Sound, Root Chord, Lorne Lapham Sales & Rentals, Parallel Rentals, The Rio Theatre, Vancouver Film School, Precision Disk Manufacturing, Kris Woznesensky & Kara Eide Casting, School Creative, MediaCo


Full list of Sponsors and Supporters at www.crazy8s.cc/partners

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15-YEAR ANNIVERSARY SCREENING 
& PARTY -- A FUNDRAISER FOR CRAZY8s
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Join us Thursday, January 30 at the RIO Theatre for our 15-YEAR ANNIVERSARY SCREENING & PARTY in support of Crazy8s 2014.


Watch some classic Crazy8s films along with more recent ones. 

Meet and mingle with this year's winners, Crazy8s alumni and our extended community of friends and supporters, and see some of the best films made over Crazy8s' 15-year history.

Jan. 30, 2013 at The RIO THEATRE
1660 E. Broadway at Commercial Drive
On bus and Skytrain routes. Free Parking.
$8 in advance soon at www.riotheatre.ca
$10 at door
Or donate to our Indiegogo Campaign and get 
two tickets for $15!

Age 19 and over as alcohol will be for sale.
Doors at 7:00pm.
Screening at 8:00pm.
Party to follow.

Many thanks to the Rio for sponsoring the event.

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THE CRAZY8S 2014 INDIEGOGO
CAMPAIGN '15 for 15'
IS LAUNCHING
WED JANUARY 15!

We are seeking a
minimum donation of $15 to mark our
15 Year Anniversary.
You will receive
2 tickets to our 15 Year Anniversary Screening and Party Thursday, Jan 30 if you donate before Jan 30.

Find the link on our website, which will be launched Jan 15 at www.crazy8s.cc

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WATCH CRAZY8s
WINNING FILMS
AGAIN AND AGAIN!

Crazy8s 2013 DVDs
are available for $10

Please contact Paul:
paul@crazy8s.cc

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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

Interested in getting
involved in Crazy8s in
other ways? We are
always looking for help
with video, front of
house, administration,
outreach, etc.

If interested, please
email Ines:
ines@crazy8s.cc

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Crazy8s Film Society is a non-profit organization created to foster support for emerging filmmakers who have little or no access to funding for short films.



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