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New feature film by Harmony Wagner wraps shooting

Sophie MacLean and Bryde MacLean in Singing To MyselfCharlottetown’s Periscope Pictures has shot their second feature length film, written and directed by Harmony Wagner. Singing To Myself tells the story of Iris, a young deaf woman, who decides to forsake the world, but soon learns that life, and love, cannot be silenced.

The film was the recipient of a 1K Wave Atlantic award presented by Women in Film and Television and pUNK Films. In effort to address the disparity of gender equality in the director’s chair, the award challenges five Atlantic Canadian female directors to produce a feature length film in five months. All for just $1000 in cash each.

Singing to Myself features and all-Island cast, starring Sophie MacLean and Bryde MacLean. Other actors include Carl Peterson, Adi Vella, Yanik Richards, Andrew Murray, Russell Louder, Heidi Grant, and Joelle Blanchard. Director of Photography was Tess Marie Garneau and 2nd camera person was Thomas Smalley, both of Tiny Town Media. Assistant Producer and Production Coordinator was Mary Helen McLeese. Sound Recordist was Luke Leunes, with assistance from Curtis MacNevin. Adi Vella was Camera Assistant and Grip. Digital Media Technician was Justin O’Hanley.  Sound Design is by Adam Gallant of The Hill Sound Studio.  Singing To Myself is produced by Jason Rogerson and Harmony Wagner.

“With its tight budget and deadlines, it’s certainly been one of the most intense projects we’ve taken on,” says Rogerson. “But also one of the most rewarding.” Wagner agrees. “This Island is stunning.  And so are its talents,” she adds. “It was a joy to work with this amazing team. ”

Islanders will get the chance to see for themselves when the film makes its PEI premiere at the Charlottetown Film Festival this fall. For the latest information, follow Singing To Myself on Facebook.

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