Blog archives for the January, 2009.

January 15, 2009


UPDATE: January 2009 – CARL BESSAI is nominated for 2 Genie Awards (Achievement in Direction and Best Motion Picture) for NORMAL.




Anna Archer, Doreen Holmes and Richard Lucas are proud to announce that they are now representing the award winning filmmaker Carl Bessai.

Bessai started out in the film industry shooting documentaries and soon honed his skills as a producer, writer, director, and cinematographer. His feature films have won international critical acclaim, having screened at numerous festivals including Sundance, Berlin, and Toronto and have been released theatrically in Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and the USA. He has had the pleasure of directing international talents including Sir Ian McKellen (EMILE), Carrie-Anne Moss (NORMAL) and Colm Feore (LOLA).

In 2007 his film NORMAL (starring Moss plus Kevin Zegers, Cameron Bright and Callum Keith Rennie) premièred with acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival and went on to win multiple industry awards. His 2006 feature, UNNATURAL&ACCIDENTAL premiered at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and at TIFF, before earning awards and nominations at the American Indian Film Festival, the Vancouver International Film Festival, the British Columbia film Awards (Leos), and the 2007 Genie Awards.

In 2009 watch for the release of two new Bessai features COLE and MOTHERS&DAUGHTERS.

January 14, 2009

Barry Kennedy returns to Discovery Channel for season 2 of OUT IN THE COLD, premiering January 2009

Barry Kennedy

Join host Barry Kennedy as he embraces freezing temperatures on a cross-country ride from the Yukon tundra to iceberg alley in Newfoundland.  With back-to-back half-hour episodes, the six-part series OUT IN THE COLD premieres on Discovery Channel in January 2009.

Go to for TV listings and info on the show

Advice From the Ice

Midnight. Midwinter. Dawson City, Yukon. Advice is flowing freely. . . .

Opinions come thick and furious in the north, relentless tormenting swarms like the summer blackflies that so clog eyes and nostrils caribou are driven in panicky headlong flight to their deaths. But our four-man crew is bearing up, refusing to bolt. The bar is called The Pit, for all obvious reasons, and serious counsel is on tap. (click ‘more’ tab to continue reading) more