March is now over, and it’s time to choose one of our Projects of the Week to be named March’s Project of the Month. The project that receives the most votes for Project of the Month will receive a consultation from the Sundance Institute!
Voting will be open until Friday April 6 at 5 PM.
Go to the poll below to vote for March’s Project of the Month!
The links to more information about each project are below.
Trevor Newandyke is a struggling comedian. Not only does he bomb on stage, but he bombs in everyday life. He’s fed up with all the jerks who push him around. All he wants is a break, and for someone to get him. Instead of taking a breath and getting himself together or taking his anger to the stage, he turns to the loud din of his headphones and the crackling glow of fire to ease his mind. He’s not only a lousy comic, but a pyromaniac, as well.
An out of work Asian-American actress in New York runs out of money and moves back in with her parents in the suburbs of Detroit. Her hometown is facing a budget crisis and threatens to shut down the community theater so she agrees to direct a production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Mikado” to try and save it.
It’s the film that every single parent in the world is going to want to see. It’s edgy, poignant and hilarious and through it’s ensemble nature covers a vast amount of relationships from the single mom, the same-sex couple, the newlyweds who have lost their grove, a power-couple who aren’t attracted to each other anymore, and a retired couple who are setting their last child off into the word and trying to see if they should stay together. It literally has something for everyone. And it’s cast is some of Canada’s hottest talent both old and new
“Flex Is Kings” is a documentary about street dance set in East New York, a highly impoverished community in Brooklyn. Despite the high crime rates, a large and growing group of young men are resisting gang life to pioneer a form of narrative dance that tells the story of their streets. Their self organized dance battle competitions involve mock gun battles as well as dream-inspired flights of fancy. The film–shot over 2 years and over 300 hours of footage–tells the story of this art form—called “Flexing”– and focuses on some of its key personalities.