Geneva Film Co. Begins Work on Foxed!-Canada`s First Stop-Motion Stereoscopic 3D Film
Canada`s first Coraline-style film marries immersive 3D with dark fairytale about overcoming life`s challenges
TORONTO, ONTARIO — 12/11/09 –Geneva Film Co. has begun production on Canada`s first stop-motion animated 3D film. Following in the footsteps of the immensely successful Coraline 3D, Foxed! leverages the immersive power of Digital 3D and the beauty of handmade stop-motion animation.
Written and directed by award winning animator Nev Bezaire, Foxed! tells the story of Emily, a twelve year old girl who is kidnapped by foxes along with the rest of the town`s children. When she discovers that the foxes are living the children`s lives unbeknownst to their parents, she must overcome her impulsive nature and outwit the foxes. The viewer will explore the frightening 3D world the foxes have created as Emily struggles to save the town`s children. When complete, the film will be delivered for TV as a regular 2D version and as a theatrical film in 2D and Digital 3D.
Foxed! is produced by Geneva Film Co.`s founder and digital 3D filmmaking pioneer, James Stewart, who has led the Digital 3D movement in Canada. With the release of James Cameron`s Avatar on December 18, cinemas worldwide are scrambling to install 3D screens. There are currently over 10,000 digital 3D screens worldwide.
"The work we are doing and what you will see in films like Avatar will revolutionize motion pictures in all media – film, TV, gaming and mobile. The immersive nature of 3D changes the way we tell stories" says Stewart.
Foxed! was recently awarded a Bravo!FACT grant kick-starting production this month.
Foxed! is expected to be released in the Spring of 201O.
About Writer/Director Nev Bezaire
A graduate of Sheridan`s animation program, Nev Bezaire is an award winning animator and director. Her thesis film George Gravatus`s Visit to the Doctor won the 2005 TIFF Student Film Showcase and the Teletoon Most Promising Graduate. Nev is also an alumni of DreamWorks Animation, Aardman Animation (Wallace and Gromit) and Toronto-based Starz Animation. Her Directorial debut was the stop-motion TV pilot Nerdland for Teletoon. The film has played extensively at film festivals worldwide including Annecy, where it was nominated Best TV Series.
About Geneva Film Co.
James Stewart is president and founder of Geneva Film Co., based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Stewart is a digital filmmaking pioneer and has produced and directed over 300 leading-edge film productions for Acura, Hyundai, GM, Ford, Nortel, TD Canada Trust, CIBC, Aim Trimark, Panasonic, Xerox, among others. He has also worked with the Rolling Stones, Justin Timberlake and The Olson Twins. Stewart is the one of a small group of directors worldwide working in Digital 3D. He has directed a large-scale 3D project for a major Japanese automotive manufacturer in Live-Action Digital 3D and has numerous commercials and film projects on his current production slate in Digital 3D. James is a leading authority in the emerging 3D universe, speaking alongside such celebrated 3D authorities as Jeffrey Katzenberg and James Cameron at events such as LA`s 3D Entertainment Summit, 3DX, Singapore, and the recently the Screen Advertising World Association global conference in Sydney, Australia.
CTV Television`s Bravo!FACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) has distributed tens of millions of dollars in grants for the production of thousands shorts across Canada. Short films and videos produced with Bravo!FACT grants have been honoured with awards and screenings at festivals including the Cannes Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Sundance, the Canadian Film Centre`s Worldwide Short Film Festival, and other prestigious festivals in New York, Japan, Argentina, Italy and throughout the world.
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