|Tom Pearson of TPE Productions, Best Documentary winner|
Prior to attending film school, I'd already produced and hosted shows for Rogers TV and Shaw for about four years and as well had been producing and performing in both the live show, and taping for the tv series of The Canadian Improv Showcase while attending film school.
|Co Host Joanne Vannacola banters|
|After Party revelers|
|Sarah Fisher with Video Editor Suleiman Rahal|
|Actor Emmanuel Kabongo takes the stage|
So all things being equal it took me awhile to enter a film of my own into a festival but it was worth it. My film A Thin Pink Line was a great snapshot of the times and is well laced with a great and fitting music score by now defunct Sean Stephens and The Chaos System and therefore deserved a shot in my eyes, and the risky subject matter exemplifies what filmmakers should be doing which is pushing the envelopes of reminder and truth out there.
Just prior to being announced as winner, the Host MC, Emmy Award winner, Joanne Vannicola, began mentioning of seeing my film for the first time, and that it was surreal to see her younger self onscreen, denouncing those protesting against the legalization of same sex marriage at Queen's Park. Her voice had sounded so familiar to me and now I knew why! She's in my film! Ha.
It is a credit to the Crew, Performers, Vendors and Editors involved in the production, that it was able to win the PlaYR Festival Award for best pro doc - a list too long to list here - but named in the credits roll in the film.
|The Dark Rainbow After-Party Glow! More After party photos at TPE Facebook.|
|Award winners party!|
The Red Balloon!....Stay tuned!