Director Richard Bell’s survival / adventure movie Brotherhood has just been honoured with the Canadian Screen Award for Achievement in Visual Effects. Set in the 1920s, the film recounts the true story of a group of youth at a summer camp on Balsam Lake in the Kawartha Lakes, who had to fight for survival when an unforeseen thunderstorm overwhelmed their canoe trip. Brotherhood’s visual effects were magicked by Toronto’s SPINVFX.
Visual effects producer Michelle Brennan, in a recorded acceptance speech, said “[Brotherhood] is based on a true, Canadian historical event that represents selfless acts that are even more relevant during this pandemic.”
From SPINVFX President, Neishaw Ali: “It was a most poignant story that needed to be told, and a true collaboration between our director, producer and our amazing, talented team at SPINVFX. Special thanks to Adam Jewett for all of his hard work and dedication as this was a very personal project for us all. We are deeply grateful to The Academy for their dedication to celebrating our talent despite the current world crisis.”
Director Richard Bell adds, “Neishaw and her group are all magicians and poets and wizards and alchemists. So much of Brotherhood’s success is due to them.”
Brotherhood stars Brendan Fehr, Brendan Fletcher, Jake Manley, Sam Ashe Arnold, Matthew Isen, Gage Munroe, Dylan Everett, and Spencer MacPherson. It can be streamed on Super Channel, iTunes / Apple TV, Google Play, Vudu, You Tube Movies, and Shaw, Bell, Telus and Rogers on Demand and on many more platforms across North America.
YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zcd9_MgqKaM
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