(October 2018), HD, 45 min.
“Gaza: Health under Siege” takes us into the streets and hospitals of Gaza. Here you will witness firsthand the daily realities affecting the management of human health-related systems under the blockade: access to clean water and hospital care as well as effective food and waste management. Filmed in Gaza City during January and February 2016, the audience will meet a variety of local Gazans from doctors, nurses, street vendors, water workers, waste pickers and children to learn what is life like behind Israel’s massive wall surrounding Gaza.
Produced by: Wide Open Exposure, Byron A. Martin Productions
International Distributor: Java Films
Canadian Distributor: IndieCan
Oaxaca International Film Festival 2018 - Special Mention Jury Prize
(May 2017), HD, 76 min.
"Tomorrow's Power" is a feature length documentary that showcases three communities around the world and their responses to economic and environmental emergencies they are facing. In the war-torn, oil-rich Arauca province in Colombia, communities have been building a peace process from the bottom up. In Germany activists are pushing the country to fully divest from fossil-fuel extraction and complete its transition to renewable energy. In Gaza health practitioners are harnessing solar power to battle daily life-threatening energy blackouts in hospitals.
Produced by: Wide Open Exposure, Byron A. Martin Productions
International Distributor: Off The Fence
Canadian Distributors: IndieCan (English Canada), MultiMonde (French Canada)
Newport Beach 2017
Zagreb Green Film Festival 2017
Cordoba Film Festival 2017
Cambodia International Film Festival 2017
Sydney World Film Festival 2016
(October 2013) HD, 77 min. colour
"No Land, No Food, No Life" explores the calls for an end to the global land grabs, and for sustainable peasant and community agriculture.
Films De l’Oeil, CMF, Super Channel, Télé-Quebec, SODEC, PRIM, SCAM
Canadian Distributor: Cinéfête International Distributor: Journeyman Picture
Selected in over 40 festivals to date. Highlights include:
FEBRUARY: FIFA De Mons, Belgium
FESPACO, Burkina Faso
Festival Tutti nello Stesso Piato, Italy
MARCH: One Earth Film Festival, USA
Festival du Film Vert, Switzerland
APRIL: Cologne International Women’s Film, Germany
FEBRUARY: uman Rights Human Wrongs Documentary Film Festival, Oslo, Norway
Festival International de Films D’environnement de Paris, Paris, France
APRIL: Festival International de Cine de Panama, Panama City, Panama
MAY: Crossroads Film Festival, Vienna, Austria
Festival International de Cine Ambiental, Buenos Aires, Argentina
OCTOBER: Festival Alimenterre, Belgium
OPENING GALA Festival des Libertés, Belgium
OCTOBER: Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada
NOVEMBER: Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Films De L’Oeil, MIAOU, Super Channel, CMF
(Sep 2013) NO LAND Interactive is multiplatform project implemented as a complement to the documentary production NO LAND NO FOOD NO LIFE that is informative, entertaining and interactive across an original map showcasing land grabs happening around the world and a stylish destination web site.
(June 2012) HD, 84 min. colour
The Carbon Rush takes an up-close look at the framework that is being used to reduce carbon and investigates whether or not offsets are distracting us from what’s really required to tackle the climate crisis. Who will gain, who will lose, and what impact is an international carbon market having on our environment?
Production: Wide Open Exposure Productions/Byron A Martin Productions, Canadian Media Fund, Super Channel, Télé-Quebec, Rogers Finishing Fund, NFB FAP program
Canadian Distributor: KinoSmith, US Distributor: The Video Project, GATHR Films
VOD Distributor: GAIAM Films
International Sales Agent: Films Transit
TV Licenses: Super Channel, Télé-Quebec, TV5 Monde, (International) NHK (Japan), Denmarks Radio (Denmark) GLOBOTV (Brazil), Telesur (Venezula)
Selected in over 80 festivals to date. Highlights include:
JANUARY: Kirloskar VAsundhara Int. Film Festival, Pune, India
FEBRUARY: OPENING FILM 1st Ahvaz International Science Films Festival, Ahvaz, Iran
Angkor Wat International Film Festival, Cambodia
MARCH: One Earth Film Festial, USA
FEBRUARY: Sedona International Film Festival, Sedona, Arizona, USA
MARCH: Cape Town Eco Film Festival, Cape Town, South Africa
SEPTEMBER: Barcihara Film Festival, Colombia
OCTOBER: BEST FILM AWARD Document12 festival, Glasglow, Scotland
NOVEMBER: Bogazici Film Festival, Istanbul, Turkey
DECEMBER: Kathmandu International Film Festival, Nepal
FEBRUARY: Human Rights Human Wrongs Festival, Oslo, Norway
30th International Environmental Film Festival, Paris, France
MAY: Docville, Leuven, Belgium
12th Edition Festival de Lasalle en Cévennes, Cévennes, France
10th Green Film Festival, Seoul, Korea
Planete Doc Film Festival, Warsaw, Poland
2nd Ecofalante Environmental Film Festival, São Paulo, Brazil
JUNE: Crossroads – Festival for Documentary Film and Discourse, Graz, Austria
Greenscreen Festival, Lincoln Center, New York, USA
JULY: 17th International festival of Environmental films MEFEST, Vlasina Lake Serbia
AUGUST: Argentina’s Environmental Film Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina
OCTOBER: Rio De Janiero International Film Festival, Rio, Brazil
APRIL: AWARD OF MERIT The Indie Festival, La Jolla, California, USA
JUNE: CLOSING GALA The Green Nation Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
SEPTEMBER: Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival
Take One Action Film Festival - Edinburgh, Scotland
Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada
OCTOBER: 2nd Miami Beaches Environmental Film Festival, Miami, Florida, USA
NOVEMBER: OPENING FILM Polar Ice International Film Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia
Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal, Montreal, QC
NOVEMBER- DECEMBER: COP18, Doha, Qatar, 5 special screenings during the UN Climate Conference
Wide Open Exposure Productions, Turbulent Media, Super Channel, Bell New Media
(Release June 2012) The Carbon Rush Interactive is multiplatform project implemented as a complement to the documentary production The Carbon Rush that is informative, entertaining and interactive across an original social online video game and a stylish destination web site.
THE CARBON RUSH BOOK
Published by: Wide Open Exposure Productions, Red Deer Press
Release date: January 2014
Description: The Carbon Rush book is a gorgeous 212 page paperback with essays and images relating to the fallacies of the carbon market.
(March 2009) SD, 58 min. colour
Through diverse interviews and case studies this documentary unveils the specific interests and profits that are made by certain corporation, individuals and agency within Canada.
Wide Open Exposure Productions
Selected in over 35 festivals to date. Highlights include:
SEPTEMBER: State (T)error Special Section of Milano Film Festival, Italy
NOVEMBER: Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal official selection
OCTOBER: Bay Street Film Festival official selection
MARCH-MAY: Stopping War in Canada Tour: 45 screenings during semi-theatrical cross-Canada tour
(January 2008) DV, 28 min. colour, documentary: Examines exclusionary nature of European Union immigration policies, migration and detention centres.
Selected in over 20 festivals to date.
Star & Shadow Newcastle Cinema UK, September 2010
Peoples Choice award, Migration Contest, CBC-RCI December 2008