Treepot Media presents Treepot Cliffhanger, a collaborative feature film project a year in the making.
Five filmmakers developed chapters of the story over 2 month periods starting in March 2013, each chapter following the story set in motion by the director of the previous chapter in the style of a cinematic chain letter.
Several filmmakers submitted video auditions in January 2013 and our jury (Adele Cardamone-Martel, Executive Producer, A&E New Program Development, CBC Television, Jeff Hopper, host of CTV Ottawa Morning Live and Jeremy Atherton, Coordinator/Professor, Algonquin College Television Broadcasting Program) selected five filmmakers to participate in the project.
Affinity Productions, SAW Video Media Art Centre, Kublacom Pictures, Parktown and Jennifer Mulligan provided over $5,000 in sponsorship in the form of equipment rental and services to help the filmmakers realize their vision. VideoEyes documented the filmmakers process through behind the scenes featurettes.
Chapters were released on YouTube and on Indie Koala as they were completed along with behind the scenes featurettes.
The first four chapters will be screened theatrically for the first time along with the premiere of the concluding Chapter 5 at Ottawas historic Mayfair Theatre on Wednesday June 25th at 7pm.
We are thrilled to return to the Mayfair, the venue of the inaugural Treepot Indie Filmmaker Showcase in September 2011.
Tickets are $5 for Mayfair members ($10 for non-members) available at the theatre.