The Dot Film Production Company Profile
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In 2003, The Dot Film Company produced its founding project, THE PUTTING EDGE,an 8-minute short comedy funded through the Corus Young Filmmakers Initiative, in association with the CFTPA/CMPA. The film broadcast on YTV in 2005.

PRIA, The Dot Film Company’s second and most notable short film, was produced in association with CBC’s Mix Flicks program and was later aired on CBC’s ZeD Program. PRIA won the 1st Place Platinum Remi Award for Best Short Film at WorldFest Houston in 2005 and was nominated for a Golden Sheaf Award at the Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival (2005). PRIA won the first ever Audience Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival’s Sprockets Film Festival for Children, now known as TIFF Kids International Film Festival, as well as the Audience Choice Award at the NBC/Universal Comedy Short Cuts Competition in Los Angeles. The film is now screening on the Sundance Channel and is being distributed in Korea, India, and Europe, and all over North America. It continues to receive invitations and accolades across the globe.

In 2006, The Dot Film Company completed its debut feature film THINGS TO DO. After a successful screening at the 2006 Slamdance Film Festival, the film was secured for Canadian distribution by Mongrel Media. In late August 2006, Lifesize Entertainment/KOCH secured the film for U.S. and International territories. The film was theatrically released in select U.S. cities in January 2007 and later released on DVD, VOD and Pay-Cable outlets, in Australia, UK and the USA.

Pria wins at Sprockets

In early 2007, Telefilm Canada committed development funding for the feature film, currently entitled THE BIRDER, a comedy about a mild mannered birder who seeks revenge on a younger rival, after losing the highly coveted Head of Ornithology position at the National Park. Written by Theodore Bezaire and Mike Stasko from THINGS TO DO, this film is slated for production in 2012.

In mid 2008, The Dot Film Company completed production on its second feature film IODINE, written and directed by Mike Stasko. Starring Ray Wise (Twin Peaks, Reaper). Distributed by Anchor Bay/Starz Entertainment the film is available in DVD and on iTunes in Canada. The film received it’s World Premiere at Montreal’s World Film Festival in August 2009 and later won a Silver Remi For Best First Feature Film from WorldFest Houston.

In 2010 and 2011, The Dot Film Company produced a string of Bravo!FACT short films for the CTV network. In mid 2011, Telefilm Canada committed development support for the script MY CANADIAN SON. Written by Theodore Bezaire, this comedy is about a self-absorbed, has-been 80’s actor, who struggles to bond with his straight-laced Canadian Son in an attempt to win back his acting career. Production is set for 2013.