National Newswatch

‘Green Book’ wins People’s Choice Award at Toronto International Film Festival

Sep 16 2018 — Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — The Toronto International Film Festival wrapped with some surprise award wins Sunday, including Peter Farrelly's "Green Book" taking the People's Choice prize over some big titles that went into the 11-day movie marathon with major hype. The comedy-drama, which stars Mahershala Ali as a classical pianist and Viggo Mortensen as his concert-tour chauffeur across the […]

Indigenous producers on using non-Indigenous directors for films at TIFF

Sep 12 2018 — Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — When it came to choosing a director for her new Indigenous-focused drama "Through Black Spruce," Cree producer-actor Tina Keeper says she felt fortunate to land Toronto filmmaker Don McKellar. Keeper says she's known McKellar since she was young in the industry, is a great admirer of his work, and considered him a "brilliant" choice […]

‘Sharkwater Extinction’ carries on Rob Stewart’s vision, say his parents

Sep 7 2018 — Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Seeing their late son, Toronto filmmaker and conservationist Rob Stewart, diving into the depths of the ocean on the big screen again has been a bittersweet experience for Sandy and Brian Stewart. On the one hand they're elated that his new documentary, "Sharkwater Extinction," is coming to fruition after his death in January 2017 during shooting for […]