THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay’s film community continues to grow. Flash Frame Thunder Bay Film Group has received a $10,000 grant toward the $24,561 needed to make a short comedic film called STICKY MONEY. Sticky Money follows a single $20 bill up and down Bay Street as it rapidly travels through the hands of ten people.
In Sticky Money merchants, street performers and tradespersons of the Bay and Algoma area interact with real and imagined characters from the charming and quirky neighbourhood in what Flash Frame jokingly calls a “Comic Economic Production.” The screenplay was written by Richard Hiner and will be directed by Ryan La Via. Jean-Paul De Roover will be the director of music. Flash Frame will shoot this local film in June.
The Ontario Arts Council Grant will be used to make a polished and professional film highlighting the best efforts of Flash Frame’s members. The result will be shown at the Bay Street Film Festival next September and entered into short film competition around the world. Flash Frame has committed $5,686 dollars of fundraising, talent, in-kind equipment and office space toward making Sticky Money.
Flash Frame exists as a resource of talent, labour, knowledge and equipment for the creative and artistic undertakings of its members. We endeavour to assist local and visiting producers who wish to use the local area for their productions. Flash Frame also functions as a collective production organization that not only produces works, but also promotes and distributes them.
Flash Frame is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of film and video production in Northwestern Ontario. Founded in January 2001, it has an open door policy for anyone in the community who may wish to join. Members range from producers and directors to those with a casual interest in the field. Flash Frame encourages the use of film, video, multimedia and electronic technologies as an artistic and educational practice for the advancement and enrichment of the community.
View Flashframe online: http://flashframethunderbay.blogspot.com/