long-standing support of independent film, SIM Group companies provided
production and post-production services for 11 films debuting next month at the
41st Toronto International Film Festival.
Production Services provided camera systems, and lighting and grip packages
for five films screening at TIFF. They include Below Her Mouth, Canadian
actor-director April Mullen’s story of an unexpected romance between two women;
Aisling Walsh’s true-life story about a woman with rheumatoid arthritis who
becomes a celebrated folk artist; Unless, Alan Gilsenan’s story of a
writer who discovers her runaway daughter panhandling on the street; ARQ,
Orphan Black screenwriter Tony
Eliott’s director debut about a husband and wife caught in a time loop; and Brain
on Fire, the story of a rising journalist at The New York Post who
descends into madness after mysterious seizures plague her.
|Below Her Mouth, Maudie, Unless, ARQ|
Tattersall Sound & Picture,
Toronto, provided sound services for
four TIFF films, including Anatomy of Violence, celebrated
Indian filmmaker Deepa Mehta’s documentary about the 2012 gang rape and murder
of a 23-year-old woman on a Delhi bus; Black Code, Nicholas de Pencier’s
examination of the internet’s impact on free speech, privacy and activism; Burn
Your Maps, by filmmaker Jordan Roberts (screenwriter of Big Hero 6, Happy Feet) a poignant story about love and loss, and Below
Her Mouth. Tattersall Sound & Picture also provided editorial
systems and suites for Mean Dreams, Nathan Morlando’s powerful film about two teens from troubled homes
in a small rural community. (Sim Digital also provided camera).
provided playback services for The Headhunter’s Calling¸ Mark
Williams’ story of a ruthless corporate recruiter whose family tragedy brings
his personal and professional lives into conflict, while Bling Digital,
Vancouver provided playback services for Brain on Fire.
added to the slate of premieres is Birth of the Dragon, the true story
that revolves around the young martial artist Bruce Lee. PS Production Services provided grip and lighting, and Bling Digital provided offline rentals.
Toronto International Film Festival runs September 8 – 18.
|Mean Dreams, The Headhunter’s Calling, Birth of the Dragon|
by Toronto-based investment firm Granite Partners, the SIM Group is a leading
supplier of production equipment, workflow and post-production solutions. With offices spanning North America, the
SIM Group provides stellar products and services for features such as the
recently released “Warcraft,” to the hugely successful “Game of Thrones,” to
the Oscar-winning film “Spotlight.” From reality shows including “American
Idol,” to blockbusters “Deadpool” and hit series “Mr. Robot,” SIM Group has
collaborated with producers, directors, cinematographers, post-production
supervisors and studios to bring their vision to life. Toronto and Vancouver provides grip and lighting from
PS Production Services and can be complemented with SIM Digital cinematography
and playback equipment from any of its offices in Canada, Atlanta and Los
Angeles. Bling, Chainsaw, Pixel Underground, Tattersall Sound and Picture
and Post Factory NY provide an array of services from dailies, to online
and offline editing, to final color/DI and visual effects, to sound editorial
and mixing. Bling provides a comprehensive workflow solution in the US, Canada
and abroad, as well as off-site service through POD (Post on Demand).
Chainsaw provides creative editorial and extensive finishing services with some
of the top colorists in the industry. Pixel Underground is a Toronto-based
post-production company that also provides physical and file-based media
fulfillment and encoding/distribution services, while Tattersall Sound and
Picture is a provider of sound editorial and mixing for motion pictures and
television. Post Factory NY is considered one of the East Coast’s top
independent post-production facilities. For more
information, visit simgroup.com