Now Magazine – Wet Bum

MacKay’s debut feature tracks a winter in the life of awkward 14-year-old Sam (Stone), who’s tormented by her classmates, drawn to her older lifeguarding instructor (Arnold) and strangely sympathetic to a cranky resident (Kenneth Welsh) of the retirement home where she works as a cleaner.

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From Whistler to TIFF 2014

Young actress Julia Sarah Stone is going to have a great September and you don’t need a crystal ball to see it. The 16-year-old will see her coming-of-age drama Wet Bum open at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), just weeks after its completion.

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MacKay, St. Jules films to get world bows at TIFF

Toronto International Film Festival programmers on Wednesday unwrapped the festival’s Canadian film lineup, featuring world premieres for a number of buzzed-about projects and special presentations by Canadian directorial legends.

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TIFF ’14: Wet Bum, Guidance ride the Next Wave

Films from Lindsay MacKay and Pat Mills will be featured TIFF’s Next Wave initiative for youth, the fest announced Tuesday, in addition to more titles to be added to various programs

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WET BUM SELECTED TO FEATURE IN TIFF’S NEXT WAVE PROGRAMME

Pinewood recently announced that Lindsay MacKay’s Wet Bum will be debuting at this year’s Tiff as part of the Discovery programme on Sunday 7th September. The film has now also been selected to feature in TIFF’s Next Wave programme.

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St. Marys director’s film chosen for TIFF

There’s a big business surrounding the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which marks its 39th season from Sept. 4-14 having grown into what a 1998 Variety Magazine article described as “second only to (the) Cannes (film festival in France) in terms of high-profile (movies), stars and market activity.” Good reviews and a positive buzz coming out of TIFF can sometimes make or break the fortunes for a lesser-known director at the box office.

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Bell Media Producer Accelerator Lab Announces First Participants

Bell Media announced today from the Canadian Media Production Association’s Prime Time in Ottawa conference the inaugural group of participants in the Bell Media Producer Accelerator Lab program. The two-part program is targeted at mid-level Canadian producers and aims to enhance their knowledge and experience at the executive producer level. The Bell Media Producer Accelerator Lab is part of Bell Media’s TV Skills Development Initiative, which invests $1.8 million annually in a suite of national training programs.

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Lindsay MacKay film adds Natalie Ganzhorn and Jenna Nye

Lindsay MacKay’s Wet Bum has added Working With Engels’ Natalie Ganzhorn and Jenna Nye to its ensemble cast. Wet Bum stars Gordon Pinsent, Leah Pinsent, Craig Arnold and Julia Sarah Stone in the lead as a 14-year-old girl forced to work in a nursing home. As she struggles to make sense of growing up, she comes to learn about growing old. The feature is currently in production in Toronto, shooting until mid-December.
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Principal photography begins on Lindsay MacKay’s first feature WET BUM

Toronto, Canada – December 3, 2013 – The coming-of-age story, WET BUM, marks the feature film directorial debut by American Film Institute alumna and award-winning short film writer-director Lindsay MacKay. WET BUM stars Julia Sarah Stone (THE KILLING, Wim Wenders’ new feature EVERY THING WILL BE FINE), Genie Award winner Gordon Pinsent (AWAY FROM HER), Craig Arnold (BLACKBIRD), Leah Pinsent (THE BEST LAID PLANS), Jamie Johnston (DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION) and Diana Leblanc (THE SAMARITAN). The film has started production in Toronto and surrounding areas, and will shoot until mid-December.
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Lindsay Mackay film to pilot Pinewood filmmaker initiative

The coming-of-age drama Wet Bum has been tapped as the inaugural project from the Pinewood Toronto Emerging Filmmakers Initiative. The film, from director Lindsay Mackay, already tapped financing from the OMDC Film Fund. Now Wet Bum is moving onto a soundstage at Pinewood Toronto Studios that aims to have the project shoot in a purpose-built facility, as opposed to empty warehouse space, and be welcomed onto the Pinewood lot.
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YPDaily: Lauren Grant

The principal of Clique Pictures, Lauren Grant established her company in 2006 to focus on developing feature film and documentary production. In 2011, she won Best Live Action Short Genie Award for the residential school musical Savage. Lauren recently completed the feature film Picture Day, which will also have its World Premiere at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. Grant is an alumnus of the Cineplex Entertainment Film Program’s Producers’ Lab (’06). Originally from Hazelton, BC, Lauren now resides in Toronto.
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UBC grads pick up film fest buzz at TIFF

At the ripe old age of 37 years, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) proved that it can still pick up the best of international and Canadian film talent — including some UBC alumni.
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A rising star producer shines

Lauren Grant, film producer, was between two premieres of her films when Coast Reporter caught up with her during the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
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How Picture Day made it to the TIFF screen

For a rookie feature film director, Kate Melville has received major industry support for Picture Day, her brutally comic coming-of-age film to receive its world premiere next month at the Toronto International Film Festival.

That’s no surprise, says Picture Day producer Lauren Grant.
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Lauren Grant – filmmaker extraordinaire — and now Genie winner

By the time you read this article, Gibsons’ Lauren Grant will know if Savage, the short film she produced, is a recipient of a Genie for Best Short Drama. Check our website for the answer. (Grant did win the Genie in the awards announced Thursday night, March 10).
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TIFF Announces 16 Participants for Studio, Year-Round Programme for Ontario-based Content Producers

The principal of Clique Pictures, Lauren Grant has produced several acclaimed short films and focuses now on developing feature film and documentary productions. In 2011, she won the best short drama Genie Award for the residential school musical Savage. Lauren recently produced the feature film Picture Day which will premiere at TIFF 2012, and the futuristic short film Frost.
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Katie Chats: TIFF, Lauren Grant, Producer, Picture Day, Frost, 08/12

Katie Chats with Producer Lauren Grant about her films Picture Day and Frost both screening at TIFF 2012.
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Meet the Artist: Picture Day (Borsos Competition Winner) – Whistler Film Festival 2012

Kate Melville, Peter Harvey, and Lauren Grant talk about their experience making the Canadian film, Picture Day, and the Whistler Film Festival. Picture Day won the 2012 Borsos Award for Best Canadian Feature.
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Kate Melville’s ‘Picture Day’ Wins Best Canadian Feature at Whistler Film Festival

The Tatiana Maslany-starring coming-of-age drama Picture Day on Sunday won the Borsos Award for best Canadian feature at the Whistler Film Festival.
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‘Picture Day’ wins Whistler fest’s Canadian film award

The Borsos Canadian Feature Film Award, which carries the second largest cash prize in Canada — $15,000 — went to Kate Melville’s directorial feature film debut, “Picture Day.” The coming-of-age story follows a rebellious teenager who is trapped between adolescence and adulthood as she’s forced to repeat her last year of high school.
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FROST Nominated for Best Live Action Short at Inaugural Canadian Screen Awards

The nominations for the inaugural Canadian Screen Awards were announced today. Congratulations to Jeremy Ball (’11), Lauren Grant (’06) and Robert Munroe (CFC Board Member) on their Best Live Action Short Nomination for FROST, which was created through the >CFC Short Dramatic Film Program.
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KATIE CHATS: CSA, LAUREN GRANT, PRODUCER, FROST

KATIE CHATS with Producer LAUREN GRANT about the Canadian Screen Award Nomination for her short film, “FROST” at SMITHEE TV in downtown Toronto.
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