LITTLE BIRD is a premium, six-part limited dramatic series about an Indigenous woman on a journey to find her birth family and uncover the hidden truth of her past. Bezhig Little Bird was adopted into a Jewish family at the age of five, becoming Esther Rosenblum. Now in her 20s, Bezhig longs for the family she lost and is willing to sacrifice everything to find them. Her quest lands her in the Canadian prairies, worlds apart from everything she knows, where she begins to unravel the mystery behind her adoption, forcing her to question everything she believed to be true.
Congratulations to the "Tales from the Hood 3" costume team on their nomination recognizing achievements in Contemporary Costume Design in Film for the Universal project that filmed in Manitoba in 2019. CAFTCAD members are voting in the second round until the end of March and winners will be announced at a ceremony on May 1st. You can check out all the nominations here: https://www.thecaftcadawards.com/nominations
"Tales from the Hood 3" Costume Team:
Costume Designer: Heather Neale
Two Manitoba-shot Universal projects are available to watch! Welcome to Sudden Death, the sequel to the 1995 film, was released on Netflix September 29, 2020 and is also available for digital download and on DVD. Tales from the Hood 3 came out October 6, 2020 on DVD and digital download.
Tales from the Loop is now available for streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. Filmed in Manitoba in 2019, it is the first Amazon project to shoot here. American Cinematographer wrote a piece detailing cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth and director Mark Romanek's collaboration on the first episode of the series - and how Winnipeg's stellar camera crew and natural light played an important role.
Congratulations to Diane Warren and the Breakthrough team on their Oscar nomination for Best Original Song for “I’m Standing With You”. Breakthrough is the feature film based on the inspirational true story of one mother’s unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds. Starring Chrissy Metz, from producer DeVon Franklin (Miracles from Heaven) and director Roxann Dawson, adapted for the screen by Grant Nieporte (Seven Pounds) from Joyce Smith’s own book. Breakthrough filmed in Manitoba during Spring, 2018.
By Lauren Malyk
The Canada Media Fund (CMF), Film Fund Luxembourg (FFL) and South Africa’s National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) have invested more than $992,000 towards the codevelopment and production of projects with producers in Luxembourg, South Africa and Canada.