Grant Edmonds is an exceptional mixer, who ranks among Toronto’s very best. He is a master at using sound to enhance storytelling, and works closely with you to construct a powerful soundtrack for your film. I know when I take my films to Dark Studio, Grant will always make them better.
I have had the pleasure of working with Grant and his talented team from the Dark Studio for the last nine years. Their professionalism, emotional intelligence and vision have contributed to the success of our international series. They are true collaborators who execute brilliantly and on schedule every time.
One of four spots from John St. Toronto that shows how Maple Leaf Bacon changed the life of this mother.
325 x 1 hr.
Have you been building up a collection of Americana over the past 50-plus years? If so, then American Pickers Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz may pay you a visit one day. The Midwestern pickers travel across America in search of rare artifacts and national treasures that they can buy from the collectors they visit and then sell in their antiques shops or, in some cases, put in their personal collections. They usually have to dig through boxes or piles filled with items that have accumulated over the years, which are often located in such places as barns or spare rooms in the owners’ homes. While the guys are willing to buy pretty much anything old, their particular interests include items having to do with the auto industry and classic toys.
1 x 40 min.
Claude Lanzmann discusses the long and difficult process of researching, shooting, editing and presenting his groundbreaking and influential documentary Shoah (1985).
13 x 30 min.
Each episode of Close Encounters reveals the most intriguing and convincing UFO stories on the planet. From the Yukon to Australia–and Texas to Tehran–these are the UFO encounters that defy explanation. By combining first-rate dramatic recreations, live action CGI and interviews with the world’s leading experts, each episode of Close Encounters is steeped in mystery and suspense.
New Road Media / Discovery Channel
1 x 1 hr.
Derby Crazy Love takes viewers inside the adrenaline-filled world of women’s roller derby. Meet Smack Daddy, Raw Heidi, Kamikaze Kitten, Iron Wench and other badass warriors who are changing how we look at women in sport and femininity, one booty block at a time. We also meet the world’s reigning champions, New York City’s ’Gotham Girls’, featuring international derby stars Suzy Hotrod and Bonnie Thunders.
Derby Crazy Love. A smart, fun, sexy ride through an extraordinary subculture.
Directed by Maya Gallus & Justine Pimlott
1 x 90 min.
His cable access television show, The Cap’n Video Show, ran from 1990 to 1995, spawning a small but loyal cult following. Each week Ralph Zavadil performed a series of idiotic and occasionally dangerous stunts, challenging the sensibilities of his small Southern Ontario audience. With the advent of the internet and reality television still years away, his unique brand of gross-out stunt comedy was truly ahead of its time. All it took was a broken neck for him to get noticed.
Directed by Jay Cheel
1 x 83 min.
Eleven years ago Kenneth Young received four life sentences. He was 15 years old. The United States is the only country in the world that routinely condemns children to die in prison. This is the story of one of those children, now a young man, seeking a second chance in Florida – one of the most punitive states in the country.
Directed by Nadine Pequeneza