Jasmin et Macarons / Jasmine and Macaroons

 

A woman invites two girlfriends for a perfect afternoon tea, but loses control of the situation when the topic of international relations comes up and reveals the truth of their relationship.

Jasmine and Macaroons is an official selection at the Raindance Film Festival 2015 in London, UK!

Here’s moment between takes captured on the set of “Jasmin et Macarons” in Montreal on a snowy day in April.

Strong (music video)

 

“Strong”, the music video from our Kickstarter crowd-funded short film “A Clean Slate” is an Official Selection of the inaugural Catalyst Communities Film Festival in Lincolnshire, UK.  The festival runs from July 4th to 5th, 2015.

“Strong” from the short film ‘A Clean Slate’
Official Selection, Catalyst Communities Film Festival, Lincolnshire, UK.

Directed by Jith Paul
Director of Photography: Karim Ayari, AC: Jean-François Dufault
Live vocal recording and mixing: Nicolas Séguin 
Lyrics and music by North Easton (My Favourite Tragedy)
Vocals by Beki Lantos
Instrumentation & Mix by North Easton (My Favourite Tragedy)

Perfect selected to screen at the ExtraOrdinary Film Festival in Belgium

Treepot Media is pleased to share the news that its award-winning short film collaboration with Splitklips, the short film Perfect is an official section at the 3rd ExtraOrdinary Film Festival which takes place on November 11-15, 2015 at the Maison de la Culture, Namur, Belgium.

Julius Quicklax meets with his psychologist following what he considered to be a disastrous first date due to his involuntary tics. Perfect is a quirky comedy about one man’s attempt to free himself of any flaws, only to learn that perfection can mean many things.

“My goal in making Perfect was to dispel the myths surrounding Tourette syndrome,” states writer/director Karim Ayari.  ”Writing about what I knew allowed me to complete the script in one evening as the main character’s tics and rituals were my own.  In fact, I consider Perfect to be the closest thing to having a microphone in my head.”

Perfect was a finalist at the CBC Short Film Face-off in 2013 and has screened at festivals in Canada and the US.  The Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada invited Karim to speak and present the film at their National Conference on Tourette Syndrome Plus in 2013.

 

Perfect, a film by Karim Ayari

 

Finalist, CBC Short Film Faceoff, National Broadcast, Canada, 2013
Featured film, Treepot Indie Filmmaker Showcase, Ottawa, Canada 2013
Featured Film, Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada 2013
Official Selection, National Screen Institute (NSI) Canada Online Film Festival, 2014
Official Selection, Riverside Short Film & Video Festival, Missouri 2014
Official Selection, ExtraOrdinary Film Festival, Belgium 2015

 

Perfect
Written / directed by Karim Ayari
Produced by Jith Paul / Karim Ayari
Starring Richard Gélinas, Mélodie Courval, Ron Tarrant, Jennifer Vallance, Nicolas Brosseau,
Jules Michael Masterson, Jeffrey Feguson, Jacynthe Bigras
Director of Photography Karim Ayari
First Assistant Director Jith Paul
Wardrobe and Production Design: Jacynthe Bigras
Additional Cinematography: Nicolas Séguin
Edited / graded/ mixed by Karim Ayari
Motion graphics by Jith Paul
Copyright © 2013 Splitklips and Treepot Media

 

#OttawaIndieFilm web series

 

#OttawaIndieFilm is a series of videos featuring filmmakers who call Ottawa home. New episodes of the series are cross posted at Apt613 and Ottawa Indie Fest. Catch up on episodes of Season 1 posted so far at www.OttawaIndieFilm.com.

Here are the filmmakers featured in Season 1: Cory Thibert, Gary Thibert, Shannon Lough, Emanuela Campanella, Sarah Turnbull, Fangliang Xu, Rhiana Chinapen, Howard Adler, Roger D. Wilson and Bonnie Robinson.

Music video “Strong” released

 

Last year we produced our first Kickstarter crowd-funded short film “A Clean Slate.”  On the first anniversary of our shoot, we release a music video featuring a performance and footage from the film.  Here, as a thank you to our collaborators, cast, crew, extras and backers, is “Strong”.

“Strong” from the short film ‘A Clean Slate’
Directed by Jith Paul
Director of Photography: Karim Ayari, AC: Jean-François Dufault
Live vocal recording and mixing: Nicolas Séguin 
Lyrics and music by North Easton (My Favourite Tragedy)
Vocals by Beki Lantos
Instrumentation & Mix by North Easton (My Favourite Tragedy)

Royalty-Free Stock Video at Pond5

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