Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Viewfinders and Festival In a Van

So in the last month, I've been having a great time traveling with AFF's Festival in a Van and recruiting for Viewfinders.
As well as facilitating workshops for all ages, we've also been showing The Scavengers to HIgh School students.
what a response!
THe performances by the kids in the film get a great reaction, especially from other youth.
It is a pretty good sign that we do tend to take young performers for granted and, when given enough freedom have the instincts and the creativity to make very strong choices and great performances.

it's funny thing about working with kids. I've done it for so long, and find myself in situations more times than none where youth will play a large part in something creative that I am involved in. You always learn very much about yourself, probably more than they do about what they are doing.

It's a pretty great and humbling thing.

Whitney...as chessy as it was.. you were very correct. teach them well and let them lead the way.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Teaser for "The Scavengers"

Here's a teaser for the internet


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Where in The world Is the MERMAID? and A US PREMIERE!

This is a great week for everyone involved in The Scavengers.

This thursday
we Have our US Premiere as part of the Grey Matter Shorts program 
at The Hamptons International Film Festival in NY
the program is stacked with some pretty amazing shorts that have already been getting excellent reviews.
We're excited to be among them
there will also be a re-showing of the program this coming saturday
here's the details


We also has the privilege of our African Premiere this Friday Night in Swaziland.
where next?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Win at Home

The Scavengers recently picked up the Kodak Red Clay Award for Best Maritime Short at The Prince Edward Island International Film Festival.

It was a stellar surprise, and definitely gave a nice boost after some other successful screenings around Atlantic Canada.
We really want to thank the Island for having us, and we hope to give them something else next year!

We also had some great screenings in Montreal and Sudbury as well.

In the meantime
has anyone seen a great animated film from Vancouver called "Yellow Sticky Notes"?...wow

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


The Scavengers is the first story produced by Halifax's Transfiction Films.

Written and directed by choreographer/actor and Cory Bowles, the film is a short story about three young boys that find the body of a mermaid in a less travelled cove. The result is a series of events that blends humor and violence in a unique study of children and nature.

The story was the result of a stellar pool of talent, both established and new on the scene, and features a score by Toni Pigot, Adam Burke, and Rebekah Higgs.

John Davies and Cory Bowles are co-producers of The Scavengers, and are the creaters of Transfiction.

Davies, who recently made headlines for writing the Grindhouse winning trailer, Hobo with a Shotgun, started Transfiction with Bowles, with the goals to create new stories, travel well outside the box, and challenge their own imaginations.

The Scavengers premiere's at the Altantic Film Festival's Atlantic Shorts Gala
Tuesday, September 16th
at 7pm

tickets for the Gala are 15.00 and go on sale Wed. August 27th



Written and Directed by Cory Bowles

Poduced by John Davies and Cory Bowles

Cinematography - Jeff Wheaton

Edited by - Jeremy Harty

Cameron Begin
Devon Taylor
Josh Baker
Racel Franco

costume creation - Anne Pickard
make-up - Mallory Glenn

story boards /llustrations/ designs - Mirco Chen