An NGN film we did last summer with Pieter Stathis has been released. It stars legendary country singer Kris Kristofferson. You can find out more about the making of the film, including our horse rig in collaboration with BrantFX in our post from a few months ago, under the original title, Midnight Rider. Synopsis: Midnight Stallion (2013) – Kris Kristofferson and Jodelle Ferland star in this heartwarming and inspiring tale that celebrates the spirit of family and the amazing courage and determination it takes to defeat all odds. Fifteen-year-old Megan Shephard and her parents will do anything to save their struggling farm. When the family discovers a wild stallion in a nearby forest they begin to wonder if this could be the answer to their prayers. Stars: Kris Kristofferson (Joyful Noise, Dolphin Tale), Jodelle Ferland (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, ParaNorman (voice), The Cabin in the Woods), Chelah Horsdal (Rise of the Planet of the Apes).
From time to time we get an opportunity to work on an independent film with a great story which transcends the technical, monetary, and logistical limitations of the film Ellie Fox‘s first feature film, “Under the Apple Box“, has taken several years following principal photography to re-finance and complete. She’s slowly but surely getting film festival and media attention after much perseverence, thanks to her compelling story. This is good for the local Vancouver cinema scene, and what’s better — she’s got another script up her sleeve. Here’s a roundup of Under the Apple Box’s latest announcements: Women’s International Film Festival – Miami – Screening March 2013 Honorable Mention Winner at the New Jersey Film Festival 1 of 5 screened at VanCity Theatre for Toronto International Film Festival Distribution agreement with Horizon Pictures for international markets “Escaping from a world where women are undervalued and often in peril, Leila ultimately finds that her successful new life comes at an unbearable cost.” “From a small town in Iran, a young Leila rises up to teach her world about acceptance and rekindles a lost love along the way.” The Story: At a traditional “Rozeh”, or women’s gathering, in Iran in 1983, nine year old Leila (Jane Lowery) has discovered a talent for taking pictures. Her revealing glimpses of the hidden female mysteries find a ready market with local photographer, Amir, who sells Leila’s photos and holds private screenings to show her forbidden pictures to eager boys. Orphaned as an infant, Leila was left in a basket under an apple box in a grocery store, to be raised by the loving Nanah (Elaine Rathey), the shopkeeper and a revered local storyteller. Leila’s main goal is to save up enough money for Nanah’s knee operation. As a teenager, Leila (Lorena Griffiths) meets a rich Australian boy named Danny (Mike Clemente). They fall in love and Danny visits her every summer. However, the Revolution forces Danny and his family to leave Iran, leaving Leila devastated. Life takes a shattering turn when Leila’s step-brother attempts to rape her but is caught in the act by Nanah, who inadvertently kills him. The subsequent trial is a foregone conclusion as both Leila and Nanah are sentenced to death. They manage to raise enough money for Leila to flee the country but tragically, she is forced to leave her beloved Naneh behind. Having escaped to Vancouver, Canada, the adult Leila (Tammy Gillis) becomes a very successful photographer and writer but is forever haunted by her dark past. One day she hears some disturbing news and her lost love Danny (Gilles Tanguay) comes to find her, forcing her to revisit her tragic past and to come to terms with its legacy at last.
To coincide with the launch of the all new 10-Ton Truck, we have linked our faithful website dynamically with a social media network. You will now notice that you can share any page you like with the online masses simply by having a compatible account and clicking the new “like” and “share” buttons. We’ve linked our blog comments and posts so everything will by synchronized with the social network website via updates and wall posts. This TALCO site will remain the original source of the content so you will always find everything here first, but now we have presence on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Linked In. We figured since the new year has brought us an exciting new work truck and a larger equipment package, what better way to share the good news then an updated approach to social media. We have what you need…..now you can find us!