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Fuel for the Fire

Fuel for the Fire
Profile: Harmony Wagner

by Jane Ledwell

Film-maker Harmony Wagner thought filming Victoria Park crows would be the easiest part of her short film, Queen of the Crows. “They’re so abundant down there, I didn’t think it would be a problem,” she says. But when the time came for writer/director Harmony and her partner, producer Jason Rogerson, to weave them into the narrative of a story about an
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Hanako and Anne

A new television series on the NHK network in Japan about the woman who translated Anne of Green Gables to Japanese has resulted in a renewed interest in Prince Edward Island as a tourism destination, says Minister of Tourism and Culture Robert Henderson.

“Since ‘Hanako and Anne’ was announced, we’ve been looking at ways to maximize opportunities for the province’s tourism product in one of our
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Island Filmmakers Update

Two Island filmmakers’ projects have recently been recognized through their selection for the 2014 NSI Online Short Film Festival. Jenna MacMillan’s short film, In a While, tells the story of twenty-something Paul who is asked to check in on his aging grandfather, Russell. Kyle Simpson’s documentary, Beard Life, is a film where Al Douglas spends the last day with his beard before shaving it off
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Queen of the Crows Goes to Cannes

Queen of the Crows Goes to Cannes
PEI short film selected to screen at prestigious film festival in France

Written and directed by Island filmmaker Harmony Wagner, and produced by Jason Rogerson of PEI’s Periscope Pictures, the eleven-minute film Queen of the Crows will play in the CANADA: Not Short On Talent program at the Short Film Corner during the Cannes Film Festival.

Winner of CBC’s 3-2-1 Award, Queen of the Crows tells the
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ViewFinders film fest for youth

The 13th annual ViewFinders: Atlantic Film Festival for Youth, a production of the Atlantic Film Festival, announces its full program for educators, youth and families taking place from April 6–12 in Halifax and Dartmouth, NS. Atlantic Canadian films and filmmakers featured this year, include: Island Green, Director, Millefiore Clarkes (PE); and Queen of the Crows, Director, Harmony Wagner (PE).

902-422-3456, www.atlanticfilm.com/vf

2014 Tourism video

A new tourism promotional video for 2014 has topped 300,000 views on YouTube says Minister of Tourism and Culture Robert Henderson. The video premiered in late Nov. At that time, 2 contests were announced: one from PEI 2014 Inc. and one from Tourism PEI. The 1st is for Islanders who help encourage friends and family to visit the Island in 2014. Residents who share the video with 3 people get a
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Film Goes Viral on nfb.ca

Mark Sandiford produced Qallunaat! Why White People Are Funny back in 2006, premiering that year at the Atlantic Film Festival. The following year it won a Gemini award for best reflection of Canada’s racial and cultural diversity. Over the past eight years, it’s had steady success with educators and at community screenings. But on Jan 16 this year, 3 months after the National Film Board of Canada
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Yes We Cannes!

Yes We Cannes!

Emma Zinck’s application to participate in the prestigious Creative Minds Filmmaker Institute in Cannes this May was successful. The 19-year-old Island film student, currently in her 2nd year of studies at Queen’s University, will join a select group of young filmmakers from around the world to meet at the Cannes Film Festival in France in order to showcase their work while learning from
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The Suit Makes the Man

The Suit Makes the Man is a short film developed and co-directed by David MacKay. MacKay says the story of the The Suit Makes the Man came to him while he was in Haiti working on an International Sustainable Community Assistance (ISCA) project. A discussion with ISCA’s Haitian project co-ordinator, Brieyre Théodore, led him to explain the pitfalls of international development through this story.
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National Parks Images

Parks Canada and Google have launched a collection of panoramic images of over 58 national historic sites and national parks from coast to coast. Using specialized equipment, teams photographed Canada’s most emblematic sites on land, water, by car, on foot, indoors and outdoors. Go to Google Maps or Google Earth and enter the name of a Parks Canada site. Be captivated by the beauty of our National
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