Photos from the ‘TIFF Next Wave Film Festival’ Red Carpet event in Toronto for the North American Premiere of ‘Dead Before Dawn 3D’.
Tiff Next Wave Film Festival 2013
(January 23, 2012) The Tiff Next Wave 2013 line up has been announced and WANGO Films has the honour of being Closing Night Film with their latest feature Dead Before Dawn 3D.
The TIFF Next Wave Film Festival is presented by The Toronto International Film Festival, which is aimed exclusively for youth, aged 14 to 18. This exciting event includes twenty films made for a youth audience and is held February 15 through 17 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.
“Dead Before Dawn 3D was made directly for a youth audience. We are thrilled to be a part of this prestigious festival for our North American Premiere and share it with the next generation of movie lovers and makers.” States director April Mullen.
April Mullen (director/actor/producer) and Tim Doiron (writer/actor/producer) are both flying in to attend the festival and will be involved in several events over the span of the weekend including a Q & A after the Dead Before Dawn 3D’s screening. The screening is February 17th at 9:30pm.
Dead Before Dawn 3D has been traveling overseas and recently won the prestigious Perron Crystal Award for “Best Live Action 3D” in Liege, Belgium. The film follows a bunch of college kids who accidentally unleash a curse and have 24 hours to reverse it. The ensemble cast is lead by Devon Bostick (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) and includes Martha MacIsaac (Superbad/1600Penn), Brandon Jay McLaren (Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, The Killing), Brittany Allen (All of my Children), Kevin McDonald (The Kids in the Hall), Kyle Schmid (A History of Violence), Rossif Sutherland (High Life), Ellen Dubin (Napoleon Dynamite), and Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future).
Other members of the Cast and Crew will be in attendance and will be announced shortly.
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Liege, Belgium December 11, 2012 – Dead Before Dawn 3D does Canada a great honour by receiving the now famous 3D “Perron Crystal Award” at the Royal Wallonie Opera House as part of the 3D Stereo Media Summit and Film Festival.
For the fourth year, the 3D Film Festival was held in conjunction with the 3D Stereo MEDIA Summit. Over the span of 4 days world leading 3D professionals fly in from all around the globe to celebrate, discuss and discover new 3D achievements.
This year 3D mastermind Ben Stassen was the president of the jury alongside Fabien Remblier, Greg Passmore, Florian Maier, Kommer Kleijn, Buzz Hays, Sylvain Grain, and Joséphine Derobe. President Jim Chabin from the International 3D Society (Hollywood, California) and several members were also in attendance to celebrate the Perron Crystal Awards and the European 3D Creative Arts Awards.
Dead Before Dawn 3D was Awarded the 3D “Perron Crystal Award” in the category: Long Movie in Real Images. The Perron of Crystal is a piece of crystal artwork specially produced by crystal manufacture of the Van Saint-Lambert for the 3D Film Festival. April Mullen (director/producer) and Tim Doiron (producer/writer) from WANGO Films were in Belgium to accept the award.
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“We were honoured to be a part of the festival and to be nominated for such a distinctive award, surrounded by the world’s top 3D specialists. Being at the awards ceremony in the breathtaking Royal Wallonie Opera House and winning the Perron Crystal Award for our extremely hard work in 3D was exhilarating. We share this award with our talented and passionate Stereographer, Jeff Packer, cast, crew, Red Lab Digital, DJ Woods, Billy White, Telefilm Canada and the OMDC. The 3D behind Dead Before Dawn 3D would not have been possible without the belief and magic that everyone involved brought to the project.” Mullen expresses.
“There are so few independent 3D filmmakers in the world and creating strong, innovative 3D is extremely difficult, so it was reinvigorating to be surrounded by the world’s top 3D experts and humbling to have be given such an important award. We shot Dead Before Dawn 3D in a record breaking 20 days with 2 years of pre-planning for the 3D. At the time we shot the film the 3D workflow did not even exist, but here we are on the other side now. The award is a symbol that anything is possible.” Doiron says.
Dead Before Dawn 3D was the first fully Canadian live action Stereoscopic Feature Film and marks April Mullen as the youngest and only female director of this kind. The film follows a bunch of college kids who accidentally unleash an evil curse that causes people to kill themselves and turn into Zombie Demons, aka ZEMONS! The film stars Devon Bostick, Christopher Lloyd, Martha MacIsaac, Brandon Jay McLaren, Kyle Schmid, Brittany Allen, Rossif Sutherland, Tim Doiron, April Mullen, Ellen Dubin and Kevin McDonald.
Asian Premiere of Dead Before Dawn 3D
Director April Mullen along with Writer and Producing Partner Tim Doiron will be heading to Tokyo for the Asian Premiere of Dead Before Dawn 3D.
The film will be showcased as a part of Telefilm Canada’s Perspective Screenings during TIFFCOM October 24, 2012 at 16:30 – Cinema Mediage (Screen 3) and at the Canadian Embassy October 26, 2012 at 16:00 – Oscar Peterson Theatre.
April Mullen and Tim Doiron, a young producing team out of Toronto, Canada, have caught a lot of attention by being mavericks in the world of 3D independent filmmaking. They will be available for a Question and Answer session after the screening at the Oscar Peterson Theatre. Directing Dead Before Dawn 3D confirms April Mullen as the youngest person and first female to ever direct a Stereoscopic 3D Feature Film. It was also the first fully Canadian Feature Film to be shot in Stereoscopic 3D.
Japanese native Kenji Sato will also be in attendance. Mr. Sato was the Key Special Effects Make Up artist onDead Before Dawn 3D and his work is extremely unique. Mr. Sato will also be available after the screening to speak about the process involved with the creation of the Zemons in the feature film.
The film, which was shot entirely in stereoscopic 3D, follows “a bunch of college kids that accidentally unleash an evil curse that causes people to kill themselves and turn into zombie demons, aka Zemons.”
The Emmy-award winning Christopher Lloyd plays the occult shop-running grandfather of Casper Galloway, played by Devon Bostick (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Franchise). Martha MacIsaac (Superbad), Brandon Jay McLaren(The Killing), Brittany Allen (All My Children), Kevin McDonald (Kids in the Hall), Ellen Dubin (Napoleon Dynamite), and Rossif Sutherland all co-star in the film.
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