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Lisa Meeches Receives the Order of Manitoba Medal
On July 13, 2017, Eagle Vision’s Lisa Meeches was one of 12 individuals to receive the Order of Manitoba medal from Manitoba’s Lieutenant Governor, Janice Filmon.
The Order of Manitoba was established in 1999 to recognize individuals who have demonstrated excellence and achievement in any field of endeavor benefiting in an outstanding manner the social, cultural or economic well-being of Manitoba and its residents.
To-date, 233 Manitobans have received this award. For more information.
Lisa and Kyle present Jack Jacobs Scholarships at Blue Bomber Game.
Eagle Vision partners Lisa Meeches and Kyle J Irving were thrilled to present the Jack Jacobs Scholarships to Rain Slater and Adam Thompson on July 13, 2017 at the Winnipeg Blue Bombers CFL game.
Eagle Vision is proud to sponsor the two $1,000 scholarships for two Manitoba Indigenous high school athletes with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Jack Jacobs, an Indigenous athlete, quarter-backed the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1950 to 1054. He is widely recognized as one of the key figures in making the forward pass an integral part of professional football. His exciting passing game drew thousands of fans to Blue Bombers games, instigating the need for the city to build a larger stadium (Winnipeg Stadium).
In 1951, he became the first professional football player to throw for 3,000 yards in a season with 3,248. He was also the first player to throw for more than 30 touchdowns with 33.
Jacobs was twice a Grey Cup finalist, was named the all-western quarterback twice, and was one of the original inductees to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in June 1963.
Winnipeg Stadium, built in 1953, was nicknamed “The House That Jack Built” because of Jacobs’ contribution to the success of the team.
Lovesick Coming to Cinematheque in Winnipeg
Opening night Friday, January 27 introduced by Tyson Caron.
Recently featured at the Whistler Film Festival, Winnipeg filmmaker Tyson Caron’s Lovesick is a love letter to the city at the heart of the continent. With an all star cast of great independent actors – Jacob Tierny, Jay Baruchel, Jessica Paré, (Megan Draper from Mad Men) and some of Winnipeg’s finest – Ali Tataryn, Ross McMillan, Rebecca Gibson, and Adam Brooks. This romantic comedy centers on 33-year-old Dash who is broke, depressed and still in love with his ex. Dash’s world explodes when suddenly Lauren gets engaged. Everything seems hopeless until he meets Nora; a spontaneous and unforgettable woman. Showing from January 27 to February 5.
Sponsored by On Screen Manitoba.
Lovesick To Premiere At Whistler Film Festival
Eagle Vision’s is proud to announce the world premiere of LOVESICK at the Whistler Film Festival in the prime Friday night, 7:30 PM slot of the festival (December 2nd). LOVESICK is the only film in the festival to get two prime time 7:30 PM evening slots, the second on Sunday, December 4th. See you in Whistler!
Watch the official Lovesick movie trailer, starring Jacob Tierney, Jessica Pare, Jay Baruchel, Ali Tataryn, Rebecca Gibson and Sarah Constible. Coming soon!
TAKEN in Production for Season II
Eagle Vision’s true crime series TAKEN, is currently airing to an overwhelming response on APTN, and at aptn.ca/taken, and on social media. The series is set to air on CBC starting in March, is currently in production for its second season.
Cameras Soon to Roll on Ice Road Truckers Season XI
Eagle Vision, in partnership with Original Productions and Prospero Pictures, will soon begin production of ICE ROAD TRUCKERS SEASON XI for History Channel.
The international hit series promises to offer exciting twists and turns, and that’s just for the cast and crew! Stay posted for more about Season Eleven.
Hard Way Girl Enjoying its Festival Run
Eagle Vision’s short comedy HARD WAY GIRL premiered in Russia, but that was just the beginning of its journey on the international festival circuit. So far, the film has played twice in Los Angeles (at the Oscar-qualifier LA Shorts Fest, and the LA Femme International Film Festival), at the Amsterdam Lift-Off Festival, and on November 11 will play at the Toronto International Short Film Festival.
Lovesick Wins a ShowCanada Spotlight Award
The word is starting to get out about Eagle Vision’s newest Feature film: LOVESICK produced by Kyle J Irving and written/directed by Tyson Caron. LOVESICK is executive produced by: Lisa Meeches and Jacob Tierney and stars: Jacob Tierney, Jessica Paré, Ali Tataryn, Jay Baruchel, Ross McMillan, Adam Brooks and the Rebecca Gibson! It was made by a whole bunch of amazing people!!!
The film has been selected with some pretty great company to win a ShowCanada Spotlight Award. The exhibitors (Cineplex, Landmark, etc.) pick 6 films each year that they are most excited about for the big screen!
This is great news for the film and for Tyson Caron, who is the first ever first-time feature director of a winning film!!
TAKEN to Premiere September 9, 7:00 pm on APTN
Eagle Vision is set to premiere its true crime documentary series TAKEN on Friday, September 9, at 7:00 pm in all regions. The first episode of the series, focusing Tina Fontaine, will air at 7:00, and will be immediately followed by a second episode, focusing on British Columbia’s deadly Highway of Tears.
In the first episode, TAKEN shares the story of Tina Fontaine, a 15-year-old girl whose body was pulled from the Red River in Winnipeg in August, 2014, sparking international attention, and shining a spotlight on the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
In this episode, TAKEN is honoured to include interviews with Thelma Favel (Tina’s great aunt), Sargent John O’Donovan (Winnipeg Police) Cindy Guimonde (guidance counsellor), Nahanni Fontaine (formerly the Special Advisor on Aboriginal Women’s Issues for the Indigenous Issues Committee of Cabinet for Manitoba, currently a Member of Manitoba’s Legislative Assembly), and Mary Wilson (Spiritual Advisor).
TAKEN’s second episode uncovers the story of British Columbia’s Highway 16, from which women have been assaulted, gone missing, and been murdered for decades. Alberta Williams and Ramona Wilson are two women whose only mistake was getting into the wrong vehicle on the Highway of Tears. TAKEN is grateful to include interviews with Claudia Williams (Alberta’s sister), Ray Michalko (private investigator), Wayne Clary (Head of E-Pana), Angela Marie MacDougall (Executive Director at Battered Women’s Support Services, BC), Craig Benjamin (Amnesty International), Matilda Wilson (Ramona’s mother) Brenda Wilson (Ramona’s sister), and Chief Terry Teegee (Ramona’s cousin).
Each subsequent week, APTN will broadcast one more episode of TAKEN. Starting in January, CBC will run eight episodes of the series.
Visit the TAKEN web site for more details.
TAKEN has just begun production of its second season.
Ice Road Truckers starts its Tenth Season on History, August 31
Hard Way Girl to Premiere in Russia
Eagle Vision’s short film HARD WAY GIRL will have its world premiere at the Bridge of Arts International Motivational Film Festival in Rostov-On-Don, Russia. The festival runs from August 24 – 28.
What if you could go back for one night to when you ate all the candy, climbed all the monkey bars, scrapped, swam, slept in the sun, acted stupid, and had all the fun? A short film written and directed by Rebecca Gibson, produced by Kyle Irving, starring Annika Elyse Irving (Channel Zero, Sunnyside, H&G), Maxine Gibson Bruce (Jack, Steel, The Exorcism of Molly Hartley), narrated by the incomparable Paul Essiembre (Silver Surfer). Executive Producer Lisa Meeches. Associate Producer Richard Duffy. Cinematography and Colour Correction by Tyler Funk. Edited by Madison Thomas. Score composed by Justin Delorme with vocals by the electrifying Madeline Jantz. 1stAD/Stunt Coordinator Sean Skene. Production and Post Production Sound by Danny Chodirker. Visual Effects by Darren Place. Many thanks to ACTRA, Scott Place, Shaftesbury High School, Rob Macklin, Valarie Thompson, Jeff Newman, Andrew Luczenczyn, Tyson Caron, and Hannah Johnson. Stay posted as we continue on our festival journey around the world.