Ottawa film Algebra to screen in Cannes

Treepot Media is thrilled to share the news that its award-winning short film Algebra: A reunion of broken parts will screen at le Festival international Entr’2 marches during the Cannes Film Festival in France in May 2015.  Screenings for the festival take place at the municipal theater located at 45 rue de Mimont from May 17th to 22nd, 2015.

Algebra is Treepot Media founder Jith Paul’s directorial debut.  The film about a painter grappling with the loss of his sight is based on a story and script by screenwriter Jennifer Mulligan, lensed by cinematographer Karim Ayari and features an original score by Justin R. Durban. It was shot entirely on location in Ottawa and Wakefield and features a talented local cast and crew.  The film was workshopped at the Digi60 festival in Ottawa where it was awarded Best Technical Quality.  The feedback from that exercise lead to some adjustments and pick-up shots and the completed version has impressed festival audiences at subsequent screenings in Ottawa, Toronto, Scotland, France, Italy and India. 

“Filmmaking is a team sport and I would like to send congratulations and appreciation to the terrific cast, crew and the fans of the film who have continued follow us every step of the way.  Thank you for your encouragement and support.” – Jith Paul

Jith’s second film, the kickstarter crowd-funded A Clean Slate, a comedy about a pop singer struggling to overcome stage fright was awarded Miglior Cortometraggio Internazionale – America, Best Short Film in the International-America category at the Valle d’Itria Film Festival in Italy in 2014.  His current focus is on Ottawa Indie Fest, a cultural, not-for-profit organization he co-founded, whose mission is to recognize, promote and celebrate the art of cinema by showcasing independent Ottawa, Canadian and international films and filmmakers.

More about the Algebra: TreepotMedia, Facebook

Treepot Media presents
A Jith Paul film
Sasha Chichagov       Martine Roquebrune

“ALGEBRA: A reunion of broken parts”

Story by Jennifer Mulligan 
Director of Photography Karim Ayari 
Produced by Richard Towns 
Directed by Jith Paul 
Edited by Jith Paul
Colourist Karim Ayari 
Sound design & mix by Howard Sonnenburg
Music by Justin R. Durban

Also featuring: Jennifer Vallance, Julien Masterson, Lisa Bentivoglio, Richard Groen and Jennifer Ide

Executive Producers: Karim Ayari and Jith Paul

B-Cam Operator: Nicolas Séguin

Field Audio: Chris Chitaroni, Kevin Friel

Stills Photographers: JF Dufault, Frank Pomerleau and Mylene Paquin

DMT: Kevin Friel

Makeup: Jennifer Roach and Heather Farmer

Background performers: Jean-François Dufault, Michel Lessard, Michelle Jolin, Julien Masterson, Thomas Jardine, Christina Roman, 
Mike Staples, Lee Cyr, Thomas Heidenreich, Vicki Mavraganis, Andrée Grégoire and Phil Desmarais

Production Assistants: Keith Fox, Katelyn Murray and Robert Charbonneau

Featuring original art by Sasha Chichagov

Special Thanks:
Jean-François Dufault
Nicolas Séguin
Carmello Zucco, Mary and Brendan Jaekl
Wallack’s at 231 Bank Street
Stephanie Davy and Invest Ottawa
JP Chartrand and Tony the Concierge
SAW Video
André Dufault and Nicole Séguin

Camera supplied by Parktown

WINNER: Best Technical Quality, Digi60 Film Festival, Ottawa, Canada 2012
Official selection, Toronto Independent Film Festival 2013
Official selection, ProFiRe Short Film Festival 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland
Official selection, Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market, France 2014
Official selection, Resolution 2014 in Ottawa, Canada
Official selection, Valle d’Itria Film Festival, Italy 2014
Official selection, National Screen Institute (NSI) Canada Online Film Festival, 2014
Official selection, Siliguri International Film Festival, West Bengal, India, 2014
Official selection: Festival international Entr’2 marches, Cannes, 2015

An extended cut of Algebra is available to rent at



Ottawa Indie Fest launched!


We are thrilled to share the news that a new initiative we have been collaborating on over the past few months is finally launched.  If you like film, especially Canadian indie film be sure to check out OttawaIndieFilm on the web and on social media.  Facebook  Twitter


Words Never Said (short film)


We collaborated on the short film “Words Never Said” in 2013. The film won best screenplay at the Digi60 Festival and is now available online.

The Short Film Factory presents
in association with NHS Pictures

Words Never Said

Christina Sauvé
Dan Demarbre
Henry Kwok
Jolanta Mojsej

Directed by Danny McLeod
Screenwriter Tommy Gushue

Producer Danny McLeod
Associate Producer Evan Burt

Cinematography by Nicolas Séguin

Film Editing by Danny McLeod

Makeup by Sondra Rogers

Sound Recordist Jith Paul

Production Assistant Ramin Khajani

Special Thanks
Treepot Media
SAW Video

Best Screenplay – Tommy Gushue, Digi60 Festival 2013, Ottawa


My Favourite Tragedy – Sing Along to Christmas Songs


We recently collaborated with Karim Ayari of Splitklips and the Ottawa band My Favourite Tragedy on a music video for one of their original Christmas songs “Sing Along to Christmas Songs”. Please share this video with your friends and family as we get into the spirit of Christmas!  

The music video, an interview with North Easton and director Karim Ayari and behind the scenes footage were featured on CBC Ottawa’s “Our Ottawa” show in December 2014.

News: “A Clean Slate” is an International Award Winner!


We are thrilled to share the news that A Clean Slate was awarded Miglior Cortometraggio Internazionale – America (Best Short Film in the International-America category) at the Valle d’Itria Film Festival in Italy. 

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