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Katherine Waterston, Vanessa Kirby Romance ‘The World to Come’ Acquired by Bleecker Street | by Brian Welk, The Wrap picture_as_pdf

September 17th, 2020

Announcement of feature film, The World to Come. “Bleecker Street has acquired the North American rights to ‘The World to Come,’ a period drama and romance starring Katherine Waterston and Vanessa Kirby that made its premiere at the Venice Film Festival. ‘The World to Come’ is directed by Mona Fastvold and won the Queer Lion Award at the festival and the Fanheart3 Award. Bleecker Street has yet to set release plans.”

 

Bleecker Street Nabs Venice Breakout ‘The World to Come’ | by Elsa Keslassy, Variety picture_as_pdf

September 17th, 2020

Announcement of feature film, The World to Come. “Bleecker Street has bought U.S. rights to Mona Fastvold’s ‘The World to Come,’ a period romance with Katherine Waterston and Vanessa Kirby, rolling off its critically acclaimed premiere in competition at the 77th Venice Film Festival.”

 

Mona Fastvold’s Venice Hit “The World to Come” Lands at Bleecker Street | by Laura Berger, Women and Hollywood picture_as_pdf

September 17th, 2020

Announcement of feature film, The World to Come. “Bleecker Street has acquired U.S. rights to Mona Fastvold’s “The World to Come,” Variety reports. The period romance premiered to rave reviews at Venice Film Festival earlier this month.”

 

Vanessa Kirby period drama ‘The World To Come’ lands at Bleecker Street | by Jeremy Kay, Screen Daily picture_as_pdf

September 17th, 2020

Announcement of feature film, The World to Come. “Bleecker Street has acquired US rights from to Vanessa Kirby period drama The World To Come following its recent world premiere in Venice. The distributor has not set a release date.”

 

Katherine Waterston Is Finally Not The One Going Through Hell | by Morgan Baila, Refinery29 picture_as_pdf

September 15th, 2020

Profile of Katherine Waterston, with reference to feature film, The World to Come. “She’s worked with every kind of director, on every kind of budget, including her upcoming feature The World to Come, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival last week to rave reviews. Starring alongside Vanessa Kirby, Christopher Abbot, and Casey Affleck, Waterston once again slips into a character and completely disappears.  Like Third Day, The World To Come, based on Jim Shepard’s book by the same name and directed by Mona Fastvol, is about isolation and loneliness.”

 

Watch This One: Mona Fastvold’s Gay Romance ‘The World to Come’ Breaks Out Big at Venice | by Anne Thompson, Indiewire picture_as_pdf

September 7th, 2020

Review of feature film, The World to Come.  “In the fall festival derby, everyone was expecting the Kate Winslet-Saoirse Ronan romance ‘Ammonite’ to follow up Portrait of a Lady on Fire as the next must-see Sapphic bodice-ripper. (It plays Toronto later this week.) But the lesbian love story to break out first in Venice is actress-writer-director Mona Fastvold’s second movie, ‘The World to Come,’ a grim yet achingly beautiful 1850s pioneer drama about two isolated farm wives (Katherine Waterston and Vanessa Kirby) who escape from their domestic drudgery with each other.

 

‘The World to Come’ Review: Katherine Waterston and Vanessa Kirby Lead Swoon-Worthy Frontier Romance | by David Ehrlich, Indiewire picture_as_pdf

September 6th, 2020

Review of feature film, The World to Come. “As coldly drawn as an atlas yet no less capable of enflaming the imagination, Mona Fastvold’s ‘The World to Come’ is a hard and brittle period love story that thaws into something much warmer — what its hyper-literate heroine would call ‘astonishment and joy’ — as a merciless 19th-century winter blushes into a most unexpected spring.”

 

The World to Come review – a spellbinding romance of stolen hours | by Xan Brooks, The Guardian picture_as_pdf

September 6th, 2020

Review of feature film, The World to Come. “The World to Come is crafted with care by the Norwegian film-maker Mona Fastvold, lovingly built on ground previously settled by Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire. Arguably, the film is too neatly tailored (both in terms of its fashions and its narrative) and maybe even a little too modern in its sensibility, to the point where one wonders whether these rustic 19th-century farmers would have been quite so open and articulate about their innermost feelings – or so bluntly insightful in tackling others’ feelings. But these are quibbles; Fastvold’s romance casts a spell.”

 

'The World to Come': Film Review | by Jon Frosch, The Hollywood Reporter picture_as_pdf

September 6th, 2020

Review of feature film, The World to Come. “The setting is stunning (the film was shot on 16mm in Romania), but The World to Come never succumbs to period-drama prettifying. Nature is a seen as a wild, threatening force — Tallie's trek through a blizzard is captured with cacophonous nightmarishness — wielding as much power over the characters' lives as their own choices.”

 

‘The World to Come’ Review: A Lyrical Exploration of Female Desire in 19th-Century America | by Guy Lodge, Variety picture_as_pdf

September 6th, 2020

Review of feature film, The World to Come. “Fastvold’s film leans into the measured vernacular and daily routine of the mud-stained 19th-century lives it depicts, finding a satisfying kinship between the hard, gradual blossoming of its chosen landscape and the formal, subtly expressive language of writer Jim Shepard — who has gracefully adapted his own 2017 short story with fellow heartland novelist Ron Hansen (‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford’). The exquisite result, premiering in competition at Venice, straddles its own mountain somewhere between the peaks of Cold and Brokeback. Discerning arthouse distributors should take the climb.”

 

‘The World To Come’: Review | by Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily picture_as_pdf

September 6th, 2020

Review of feature film, The World to Come. “It would be easy to sell The World to Come as ‘the female Brokeback Mountain’, but that would be to traduce the richness, singularity and command of Mona Fastvold’s beautifully executed and acted drama. The story of female friendship blossoming into passionate love in a severe 1850s American rural setting, this is an austere but lyrical piece underwritten by a complex grasp of emotional and psychological nuance, and a second feature of striking command by Norwegian-born director Mona Fastvold, following up her 2014 debut The Sleepwalker (she has also collaborated as writer on Brady Corbet’s features).”

 

‘The World To Come’: First Clip For Frontier Romance Starring Katherine Waterston & Vanessa Kirby | by Nancy Tartaglione, Deadline picture_as_pdf

September 5th, 2020

Coverage of feature film, The World to Come, at the 2020 Venice International Film Festival. “Framed by the four seasons, The World To Come centers on Abigail (Waterston), a farmer’s wife, and her new neighbor Tallie (Kirby) find themselves powerfully, irrevocably drawn to each other.”

 

Venice 2020 Women Directors: Meet Mona Fastvold – “The World to Come” | by Laura Berger, Women and Hollywood picture_as_pdf

September 3rd, 2020

Interview with Mona Fastvold about feature film, The World to Come. “Ron Hansen and Jim Shepard’s script was beautiful. Rich in historical detail, it is both a precise chronicle of farm life in the 19th century, as well as an engrossing character study of four second-generation Americans. The characters jumped out at me and I felt compelled to tell their story.”

 

'The Crown' Star Vanessa Kirby Hits Fall Festival Circuit With Two Buzzy Indies: "I Felt Ready to Lead a Movie" | by Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter picture_as_pdf

September 2nd, 2020

Coverage of Vanessa Kirby and her films at the 2020 Venice Film Festival, one of which is The World to Come. “With The World to Come and Piece of a Woman, filmed almost back-to-back in late 2019 and early 2020, the British star, 32, has the rare honor of having two films compete against each other in the Biennale, the first A-list film festival to physically take place since cinemas — and much beyond — shut their doors. Appearing alongside Katherine Waterston and Casey Affleck in The World to Come — a frontier romance set against the rugged and patriarchal terrain of the mid-19th century American Northeast — Kirby plays flame-haired Tallie, who sparks an intense and liberating affair with a farmer’s wife, played by Waterston.”

 

Female directors close to parity at Venice Film Festival | by Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press picture_as_pdf

September 2nd, 2020

Coverage of the 2020 Venice Film Festival, with an interview with The World to Come’s director Mona Fastvold. “Based on a Jim Shepard story, Fastvold’s ‘The World to Come’ is about two women, married to farmers, who fall in love in the 1850s New York. ‘It’s about this very intense intellectual and emotional and physical connection between two women (played by Kirby and Waterston),’ Fastvold said. ‘People would ask me, why do you want to tell the story about normal women falling in love with one another. And I said, well, I do think that there should be a place in history for the quiet ones as well. Not just the great icons. Not just the Napoleons.’”

 

Vanessa Kirby On The “Extremely Personal, Very Special” ‘Pieces Of A Woman’ & “Important, Beautifully Poetic” ‘The World To Come’ | by Antonia Blyth, Deadline picture_as_pdf

August 31st, 2020

Interview with Vanessa Kirby, who has two films at the 2020 Venice Film Festival, one of which is The World to Come. “I ignorantly didn’t know that life was like that in some parts of America in the 1800s. It isn’t that long ago when things were just so tied in. You were literally owned by your household, by the man that you happened to be married to. I just found it so moving, and it touched me so deeply, and the thought that you can’t choose who you love and you can’t even choose to do what you like, to love who you want. I also love the title The World To Come, because it was from those foundations that we’re still coming out of, really. And I found it beautifully poetic.”

 

Venice Film Festival Watchers Hope Event Marks a "Restart for Everybody" | by Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter picture_as_pdf

August 31st, 2020

Coverage of the 2020 Venice Film Festival, with reference to feature film, The World to Come. “Against the odds, Barbera has pulled together an impressive selection of new films for Venice 2020. Searchlight Pictures’ Nomadland, the Chloé Zhao-directed road movie starring Frances McDormand and David Strathairn, and Sony’s The World to Come, from director Mona Fastvold and featuring Casey Affleck, Vanessa Kirby and Katherine Waterston, both will have their world premieres on the Lido.”

 

The 10 Buzziest Films Debuting at the Venice Film Festival | by Radhika Seth, Vogue picture_as_pdf

August 7th, 2020

Coverage of the 2020 Venice Film Festival, with reference to feature film, The World to Come. “Although the slimmed-down line-up is short on Hollywood heavyweights (2019’s, for instance, included Marriage Story and Joker), it’s packed with indie darlings, awards hopefuls and boundary-pushing arthouse gems from around the world. Significantly, 44 per cent of the films competing for its top prize, the Golden Lion, have been directed by women.”

 

Venice Festival Finds Its Own Way to (Near) Gender Parity | by Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter picture_as_pdf

July 28th, 2020

Coverage of the 2020 Venice Film Festival, with reference to feature film, The World to Come. “Women directors are behind some of the most buzzworthy titles in Venice this year, including Nomadland from Chloé Zhao, a road movie starring Frances McDormand; period drama The World to Come by Mona Fastvold, featuring Vanessa Kirby, Katherine Waterston, Casey Affleck and Christopher Abbott; and Never Gonna Snow Again from acclaimed Polish filmmaker Malgorzata Szumowska (co-directed with Michal Englert). Nicole Garcia's French drama Lovers, Susanna Nicchiarelli's Miss MarxLe Sorelle Macaluso from Emma Dante, Julia Von Heinz's And Tomorrow the Entire World, and Quo Vadis, Aida? from Bosnian filmmaker Jasmila Zbanic (Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams) complete the list.”

 

Venice Competition: 'The Crown' Star Vanessa Kirby to Pull Double Duty | by Alex Ritman and Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter picture_as_pdf

July 28th, 2020

Coverage of the 2020 Venice Film Festival, with reference to feature film, The World to Come. “Kirby's Venice movies are director Mona Fastvold's The World to Come and Kornél Mundruczó's Pieces of a Woman. The World to Come, which also stars Casey Affleck, Katherine Waterston and Christopher Abbott, is about two neighboring couples battling the hardship of life on the frontier in 19th century America.”

 

Venice Unveils Rich Global Lineup, U.S. Repped by Frederick Wiseman, Mona Fastvold, Alex Gibney, Gia Coppola | by Nick Vivarelli, Variety picture_as_pdf

July 28th, 2020

Coverage of the 2020 Venice Film Festival, with reference to feature film, The World to ComeThe much smaller — and way more indie — American presence this year will also include the world premiere of a buzzy new film by Brooklyn-based Mona Fastvold (The Sleepwalker) who will launch her second feature, 'The World To Come,' a period drama with two women at its center and a starry cast comprising Katherine Waterston (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,) Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) and Casey Affleck, who is also one of the pic’s main producers.

 

Venice Film Festival to Return With Masks and Without Blockbusters | by Eleanor Stanford, New York Times picture_as_pdf

July 28th, 2020

Coverage of the 2020 Venice Film Festival, with reference to feature film, The World To Come. “Films in contention for the festival’s top prize, the Golden Lion, include Chloé Zhao’s 'Nomadland,' produced by and starring Frances McDormand as a woman living as a nomad after the recent recession; Mona Fastvold’s 'The World to Come,' starring Vanessa Kirby and Casey Affleck, which explores the love between two farmers’ wives in 19th-century America; and 'Pieces of a Woman,' a family drama directed by Kornel Mundruczo and starring Shia LaBeouf.”

 

Coping With COVID-19 Crisis: Director Terence Davies & Producer Mike Elliott On Halting Long-Gestating Movie ‘Benediction’ Days Before Shoot | by Andreas Wiseman, Deadline picture_as_pdf

March 27th, 2020

Coverage of feature film, Benediction. “BAFTA-winning filmmaker, Terence Davies (The House of Mirth) was only three days from start of shoot on passion project Benediction when the film was shut down due to the coronavirus. Writer-director Davies had been in development on the movie for five years since the success of his 2016 Emily Dickinson biopic A Quiet Passion.”

 

Bankside boards Terence Davies’ ‘Benediction’ starring Jack Lowden | by Michael Rosser, Screen Daily picture_as_pdf

February 21st, 2020

Coverage of feature film, Benediction. “Bankside Films has taken worldwide sales rights to Terence Davies’ upcoming biopic Benediction, which will see Jack Lowden star as First World War poet Siegfried Sassoon.”

 

Casey Affleck, Katherine Waterston, Vanessa Kirby to star in frontier drama 'The World To Come' | by Melanie Goodfellow, Screen Daily picture_as_pdf

February 7th, 2019

Announcement of feature film, The World To Come. “Academy Award winner, Casey Affleck, has unveiled its new feature film project The World To Come, a mid-19th-century American frontier story starring BAFTA winner, Vanessa Kirby, Katherine Waterston and Christopher Abbott. Norwegian filmmaker, Mona Fastvold, is to direct. French sales and production company Charades has come on board to handle international rights, launching the project at this year’s EFM. Endeavor Content, ICM Partners and UTA Independent are handling domestic rights.”

 

'Benjamin Button' writer Robin Swicord to direct Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' | by Tom Grater, Screen Daily picture_as_pdf

September 3rd, 2018

Announcement of feature film, Welcome to the Tempest Hotel. “Academy Award nominee, Robin Swicord (The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button), will write and direct a modern Bermuda-set adaptation of William Shakespeare’s final play, The Tempest.”

 

This Call Me by Your Name Producer Is Fighting Female Violence in Film | by Zoe Donaldson; O, The Oprah Magazine picture_as_pdf

August 1st, 2018

Interview with Margarethe Baillou about violence on screen and how she wants their own projects to challenge how brutality is portrayed. “’We’ve grown so accustomed to onscreen gruesomeness that we’ve become immune to it,’ [Baillou] says. “The indifference to violence as entertainment is dangerously toxic.’”

 

‘Change In The Air’, Starring ‘Mrs. Maisel’s Rachel Brosnahan, Floats To Screen Media – Berlin | by Amanda N'Duka, Deadline picture_as_pdf

February 20th, 2018

Coverage of feature film, Change in the Air. “Screen Media has picked up worldwide rights to Change In The Air, a drama from first-time director Dianne Dreyer and starring recent Golden Globe-winning actress Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Mary Beth Hurt, Aidan Quinn, Macy Gray, M. Emmet Walsh, Seth Gilliam, and Olympia Dukakis. After finalizing the deal during EFM in Berlin, Screen Media will release the pic in theaters sometime this year.”

 

Luca Guadagnino on the 10-year journey behind 'Call Me By Your Name' | by Tom Grater, Screen Daily picture_as_pdf

December 31st, 2017

Coverage of feature film, Call Me By Your Name. “First optioned 10 years ago, André Aciman’s romantic novel Call Me By Your Name had a bumpy journey to the screen before being triumphantly realised by filmmaker Luca Guadagnino.”

 

DRAWING HOME Review | by Rama, Rama's Screen picture_as_pdf

December 21st, 2017

Review of feature film Drawing Home. “Drawing Home somewhat behaves like it’s some kind of postcard for Canada… If Canada’s government wants to increase tourism, showing Drawing Home movie to potential visitors would be a perfect way to go about it. Plus the music is equally inviting.”

 

Drawing Home Movie Review | by Harvey Karten, Shock Ya! picture_as_pdf

December 5th, 2017

Review of feature film Drawing Home. “Director Markus Rupprecht and his co-writer Donna Logan were not about to give us a static biopic of the sort that’s shown in high school auditoriums on a snowy day, so out with museum lore and in with a picture of Catharine, who wanted more than the affluence of her parents and the even increased wealth that would fall into her lap with J. D. Rockefeller III. She was a free spirit as shown here by the German director in his freshman, full-length feature... The picture is acted by a sprightly Julie Lynn Mortensen, a Danish-Canadian who grew up in Alberta […] For his part, Juan Riedinger is Banff-born and –bred […]”

 

Movie Review: ‘Drawing Home’ | by Lavanya, Red Carpet Crash picture_as_pdf

November 29th, 2017

Review of feature film Drawing Home. “Inspired by a true story from the 1920s, this wonderful movie can be a perfect entertainer for the holidays... Drawing Home is a flawless blend of love, family, creativity, feelings and passion. It addresses the classic question of whether one should settle for a perfect ‘settled’ life or take risks to follow his/her passion... The movie is truly worth watching. Exchange of dialogues between Catharine and her mother or with her love interest Peter present the reality that many of us experience in our plot too. Talented cast, wonderful landscape, scenic beauty and charm of the golden era mark the highlights of the movie. Watch this feel-good slice of history for its passion, artistic approach and skillful pieces of arts. Drawing Home will definitely draw great doses of happiness, joy, pleasure and entertainment- truly perfect for the holidays!”

 

The Sumptuous Love Story of Call Me by Your Name | by David Sims, The Atlantic picture_as_pdf

November 29th, 2017

Review of feature film, Call Me By Your Name. “It’s also a story of queer love that isn’t tinged with horror or tragedy, a gay romance about a genuine attachment. At the same time, Call Me by Your Name doesn’t attempt to sanitize itself as a bland, ‘universal’ film in hopes of appealing to a wider audience. It’s both intensely erotic and intensely contained, acknowledging the very private lives gay men were forced to lead in the early 1980s, when the film is set. As a result, in Call Me by Your Name, virtually every bit of physical contact is crucial and electrifying.”

 

Review: Luca Guadagnino’s gay love story ‘Call Me by Your Name’ is a new coming-of-age classic | by Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times picture_as_pdf

November 22nd, 2017

Review of feature film, Call Me By Your Name. "To describe this as one of the year’s most pleasurable movies, in short, may be less a matter of critical insight than of simple observation. Pleasure isn’t just Guadagnino’s intended effect; it is one of his defining obsessions and guiding artistic principles. He has become one of world cinema’s great sensualists, a filmmaker whose sun-kissed surfaces and woozy rhythms produce an atmosphere of sweet, heady intoxication.”

 

Review: A Boy’s Own Desire in ‘Call Me by Your Name’ | by Manohla Dargis, New York Times picture_as_pdf

November 22nd, 2017

Review of feature film, Call Me By Your Name. “The lyricism seduces as does fragile, ecstatic Elio. Call Me by Your Name is less a coming-of-age story, a tale of innocence and loss, than one about coming into sensibility.”

 

‘Call Me by Your Name’: A Love Story Fueled by Strangers’ Chemistry | by Cara Buckley, New York Times picture_as_pdf

November 17th, 2017

Interview with Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer about feature film, Call Me By Your Name. “What also makes the story quietly remarkable, especially for a film that has traction in the awards race, is that it is simply about two young men who fall for each other, without menacing rednecks wanting to pulverize them or a ravaging disease lurking in wait. ‘It’s just a love story, and it’s really humanizing,’ Mr. Hammer said. ‘No one gets beat up, no one gets sick, no one has to pay for being gay.’”

 

'Call Me By Your Name': Sundance Review | by Fionnuala Halligan, Screen Daily picture_as_pdf

January 23rd, 2017

Review of feature film, Call Me By Your Name. “Call Me By Your Name wears its intellectual credentials on its sleeve; it’s a film which sucks in references to art, literature, poetry, linguistics, Jewish identity, and exhales lengthy al-fresco lunches, meticulous production design and dripping over-ripe fruit, a luscious metaphor for the forbidden romance at its core. Adapted from André Aciman’s memoirs, this hot summer flush of first love in a milieu vacated by Bertolucci’s Stealing Beauty stakes its place in film history with Chalamet’s Elio, buffeted by the all-too-real confusion, pain and ecstasy of falling in love.

 

Film Review: ‘Call Me by Your Name’ | by Peter Debruge, Variety picture_as_pdf

January 23rd, 2017

Review of feature film, Call Me By Your Name. “As numerous are the ways in which Luca Guadagnino’s latest (and most personal) film, Call Me by Your Name, advances the canon of gay cinema, none impresses more than the fact that it’s not necessarily a gay movie at all — at least, not in the sense of being limited to LGBT festivals and audiences. Rather, the I Am Love director’s ravishingly sensual new film, adapted from André Aciman’s equally vivid coming-out/coming-of-age novel, is above all a story of first love — one that transcends the same-sex dynamic of its central couple, much as Moonlight has.”

 

Sundance: Sony Classics Takes Gay Love Story 'Call Me by Your Name' | by Gregg Kilday, The Hollywood Reporter picture_as_pdf

January 6th, 2017

Coverage of feature film, Call Me By Your Name. "In advance of the Sundance Film Festival, Sony Pictures Classics has swooped in and scooped up worldwide rights to Call Me by Your Name, a gay love story directed by Italy’s Luca Guadagnino, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.”

 

Interview with director Margarethe Baillou (LE PARDON) | by Matthew Toffolo, Matthew Toffolo's Summary picture_as_pdf

November 10th, 2016

Interview with Margarethe Baillou, writer-director of live action short, Le Pardon. “[C]ollecting stories is a passion, and some stories are simply shorter than others. [This is] a short story, an audio-visual poem, a moving picture and a love letter to New Orleans which I visited in 2007, not long after Hurricane Katrina when the city was still hurting. At that point, the story had already been written, but I was still looking for the right setting. Experiencing how warmly New Orleans welcomed artists even after the nightmare it had been through was very touching, and I decided to shoot there. So, the location became a major motivator for telling the story.”

 

Drawing Home - St. Louis International Film Festival | FOX 2 St. Louis

November 10th, 2016

TV coverage of feature film Drawing Home.

 

SLIFF 2016 Interview: Rutger Hauer – Co-star of DRAWING HOME | by Tom Stockman, We are Movie Geeks picture_as_pdf

November 9th, 2016

Interview with Rutger Hauer who plays the late German wildlife artist, Carl Rungius in the feature film, Drawing Home, and who wrote a poem for the film.  “I had been looking for a poem by an American Indian. I found a good one and tried to connect with the writer of this poem, but could never get a response from him. I decided to write a poem myself that expressed some of the same things. After I filmed, I went to the set to say goodbye to everyone, and I mentioned to the producers that I had written this poem. They asked if they could film me reciting it, so that’s what they did. It made sense being in the film and it was nice that it ended up in the final version.”

 

SLIFF 2016 Interview: Margarethe Baillou and Allan Neuwirth – Producers of DRAWING HOME | by Tom Stockman, We are Movie Geeks picture_as_pdf

November 7th, 2016

Interview with Margarethe Baillou and Allan Neuwirth about their feature film, Drawing Home, and their conscious decision to cast Canadian newcomers to play the leads. “Juan Riedinger who played Peter not only was […] Canadian, but he was born and grew up just blocks from where Peter Whyte lived. Julie [Lynn Mortensen] is from Calgary but she had spent an enormous amount of time in the Rockies. So they are both from there which is one of the main reasons why we connected with them aside from their acting abilities. We needed actors who shared the mentality of those people. These were fictional characters we were trying to bring to life. They were real and we wanted to honor them and we wanted to be respectful of their legacy. We wanted newcomers because it is a true story and we wanted that element of authenticity.”

 

Drawing Home both intimate and epic in retelling the love story of Peter and Catharine Whyte | by Eric Volmers, Calgary Herald picture_as_pdf

October 30th, 2016

Behind-the-scenes coverage of feature film Drawing Home. “In the winter of 2011, two very different film productions were underway in the Canadian Rockies. One was a unit shoot for Hollywood blockbuster, The Bourne Legacy. The other was Drawing Home, a low-budget biopic about Banff wildlife artists Peter and Catharine Whyte. The team producing Drawing Home was hoping for snow and plenty of it since there was no budget to produce it artificially. The folks behind Bourne Legacy? Not so much. So when a blizzard descended on the mountains, the two teams had very different reactions.”

 

Producer finalises ‘20s period film set | by Jüliz Ritchie, Bermuda Sun picture_as_pdf

May 14th, 2014

Interview with Margarethe Baillou about feature film, Drawing Home. “When I learned of the real-life story of the late Peter and Catharine Whyte of Banff, I instantly saw a movie and I became determined to tell the story authentically, using factual Alberta locations and Canadian talent to portray the tale on screen to honor the cultural origin of the story.”

 

New Animated Short Is “Homage To Bermuda” | Bernews picture_as_pdf

April 25th, 2013

Coverage of animated short, Telling a You, by Margarethe Baillou. "[Baillou] chose the 1960s as time period for Telling A You because of her admiration of its fashion: feminine, elegant dresses and handbags for the ladies and handsome suits (‘or, in our case, suit jacket and Bermuda shorts’), ties and hats for men. Even the scooter and scooter helmet designs are based on 1960s originals… The Bermudian voices and setting make this project a true celebration of Bermuda, its people and its warm beauty. To make history on a project that is sure to welcome warm accolades and an enthusiastic audience is an extraordinary opportunity for the participants and the island as a whole.”

 

Drawing Home movie tells tale of Whytes | Rocky Mountain Outlook picture_as_pdf

November 17th, 2011

Coverage of feature film, Drawing Home. "The story of Peter and Catharine Whyte is the quintessential Banff story and an integral part of the community’s fabric and legacy. And when it comes to Drawing Home, a feature-length film about Peter and Catharine that is currently in production in the Banff-Bow Valley region, who better to play Peter, who was born in Banff in 1905 into the prominent Whyte family, than Banff-born actor Juan Riedinger?"

 

Tinc Provides Production Design And Tech Management For M.Y.R.A Entertainment's “One After,” Audiovisual Art Installation Marking World Day Against The Death Penalty | by David Steinberg, Live Design picture_as_pdf

October 27th, 2009

Coverage of video art installation, One After, by Margarethe Baillou, staged on October 10 in observance of the World Day Against the Death Penalty. “We set aside all textual and verbal narration for this work," says Ms. Baillou, a German filmmaker based in New York. "This leaves any opinions, personal interpretations and moral responses directly with the viewer, whom we recognize as a witness."

 

Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy | by Stephen Simon, Wisdom Magazine picture_as_pdf

May 1st, 2008

Review of documentary short, Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy, by Academy Award nominee Alice Elliott. “Watching Kathy and Diana live their lives often seems like an I-Ching guide to gratitude and appreciation for the gifts most of us receive simply by being in good health. When film can actually encourage and stimulate transformation, the art form transcends itself.”