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P.E.I. film Queen of the Crows heading to Cannes

Queen of the Crows, an 11-minute short film produced entirely on P.E.I., has been selected for the Cannes film festival.

Queen of the Crows is set in Charlottetown, against the backdrop of the nightly influx of thousands of crows. It’s about a young girl who thinks she’s a crow.

Writer and director Harmony Wagner and producer Jason Rogerson said it’s been well-received at a couple of film festivals, but turned down for screening at others. When the Cannes Film Festival in France selected it to screen there the couple was shocked:

“All the cells in my body just quivered,” said Wagner.

“I just had to stare at the email for a while, because at first I was like, ‘Did this get sent to me by accident?'”

Rogerson said his reaction was to head out immediately to buy a bottle of champagne.

The film’s budget was just $14,000. It won a CBC contest for some funding, and the City of Charlottetown and P.E.I. Council of the Arts helped too. It is a point of pride for the pair that all 19 people who worked on the film got paid.

The couple is now scrambling to get money to go to France with their film. They plan to approach the province for help.

They say their success could move film making forward on P.E.I.

It’s definitely helping us along our way, moving forward, to the point where we can start to build an industry here,” said Wagner.

While the short film part of the festival is not as glitzy as the Hollywood component of Cannes, said Wagner, it is still a huge marketplace with an opportunity to make important connections.

International audiences will meet the Queen of the Crows in Cannes this May.

Source: CBC

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Headline, Industry News

P.E.I. film Queen of the Crows heading to Cannes

Queen of the Crows, an 11-minute short film produced entirely on P.E.I., has been selected for the Cannes film festival.

Queen of the Crows is set in Charlottetown, against the backdrop of the nightly influx of thousands of crows. It’s about a young girl who thinks she’s a crow.

Writer and director Harmony Wagner and producer Jason Rogerson said it’s been well-received at a couple of film festivals, but turned down for screening at others. When the Cannes Film Festival in France selected it to screen there the couple was shocked:

“All the cells in my body just quivered,” said Wagner.

“I just had to stare at the email for a while, because at first I was like, ‘Did this get sent to me by accident?'”

Rogerson said his reaction was to head out immediately to buy a bottle of champagne.

The film’s budget was just $14,000. It won a CBC contest for some funding, and the City of Charlottetown and P.E.I. Council of the Arts helped too. It is a point of pride for the pair that all 19 people who worked on the film got paid.

The couple is now scrambling to get money to go to France with their film. They plan to approach the province for help.

They say their success could move film making forward on P.E.I.

It’s definitely helping us along our way, moving forward, to the point where we can start to build an industry here,” said Wagner.

While the short film part of the festival is not as glitzy as the Hollywood component of Cannes, said Wagner, it is still a huge marketplace with an opportunity to make important connections.

International audiences will meet the Queen of the Crows in Cannes this May.

Source: CBC

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Headline, Industry News

P.E.I. film Queen of the Crows heading to Cannes

Queen of the Crows, an 11-minute short film produced entirely on P.E.I., has been selected for the Cannes film festival.

Queen of the Crows is set in Charlottetown, against the backdrop of the nightly influx of thousands of crows. It’s about a young girl who thinks she’s a crow.

Writer and director Harmony Wagner and producer Jason Rogerson said it’s been well-received at a couple of film festivals, but turned down for screening at others. When the Cannes Film Festival in France selected it to screen there the couple was shocked:

“All the cells in my body just quivered,” said Wagner.

“I just had to stare at the email for a while, because at first I was like, ‘Did this get sent to me by accident?'”

Rogerson said his reaction was to head out immediately to buy a bottle of champagne.

The film’s budget was just $14,000. It won a CBC contest for some funding, and the City of Charlottetown and P.E.I. Council of the Arts helped too. It is a point of pride for the pair that all 19 people who worked on the film got paid.

The couple is now scrambling to get money to go to France with their film. They plan to approach the province for help.

They say their success could move film making forward on P.E.I.

It’s definitely helping us along our way, moving forward, to the point where we can start to build an industry here,” said Wagner.

While the short film part of the festival is not as glitzy as the Hollywood component of Cannes, said Wagner, it is still a huge marketplace with an opportunity to make important connections.

International audiences will meet the Queen of the Crows in Cannes this May.

Source: CBC

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