The Theatrical Screening
Here’s Treepot Media’s Jith Paul chatting with CBC’s Alan Neal (CBC’s All in a Day) about the project in January 2013 days before the January 25th deadline for filmmaker auditions for the jury. The plan at the time was to have six filmmakers participate in the project.
The Story so far…
Episodes of the Treepot Cliffhanger series are also streaming as free films on Indie Koala, an artist-run Video on Demand site for indie films. Check out some great short films, documentaries and feature films at www.IndieKoala.com. The Treepot Cliffhanger series is also listed on IMDB. Once you’ve watched the episode(s) above, please rate and review it on IMDB.
Behind the Scenes featurettes by VideoEyes
The Treepot Couch Episodes related to the Treepot Cliffhanger project
The Treepot Cliffhanger is a collaborative feature film project. Five filmmakers will each make a chapter of a story over a one year period. Each chapter will be developed over 2 months starting in March 2013. So Chapter 1 will be in production in March-April, Chapter 2 in May-June, Chapter 3 in July-August, Chapter 4 in November-December and Chapter 5 in January-February 2014. The twist is that each chapter follows from the ending or cliffhanger of the previous chapter.
The Five Filmmakers
Here are the auditions from our five filmmakers as chosen by our Judges (in no particular order).
Follow the adventure
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(1) The maximum length per chapter is 15 minutes.
(2) Filmmakers are not restricted to the same actors and locations as the previous chapter.
(4) Compilation of the chapters together to screen as a single feature film necessitates that all of the individual sections are non-ACTRA projects.
(5) Filmmakers will have complete ownership over their chapter and will have complete creative control the caveat that they have to follow guidelines (1) – (4).
Filmmakers created two minute video auditions in which they talk about their passion for making films and demonstrate their ability to deliver projects. The jury selected six filmmakers.
Five filmmakers were chosen by our three member jury.
Sponsorship packages for the various chapters vary depending on the time-slot chosen by each filmmaker. Please note that these packages may contain items that are subject to availability and should be secured and scheduled in collaboration with the sponsor well in advance by each filmmaker.
Each of the six filmmakers will get a combination of equipment rental vouchers, post production facility rental vouchers and cash totalling between $775 and $900 to assist with the production of their chapter for a total of $5,150 towards the production of this feature film. Thanks to our generous sponsors!
Students from Algonquin College’s Scriptwriting Program and members of the Writers’ Room have offered their assistance to filmmakers that are entering this challenge. These two groups have also been involved with recent Digi60 Filmmaker’s Festival competitions and collaborated on several of the award-winning films in 2012 and 2013. VideoEyes will be producing behind the scenes featurettes for each of the chapters. Contact information and links provided below.
Here’s Treepot Media’s Jith Paul chatting with CBC’s Alan Neal (CBC’s All in a Day) about the project.
Chapters will be released online as they are completed with the exception of the final chapter which will be shown along with the preceding chapters as a feature film presentation at a date and venue to be annouced after the completion of the project.
|Update 03: Audition to be one of the six||Update 02: Timeline|
|Update 01: Introduction|