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Musivision Films


 

Musivision Films is an artist driven, full service film and music production company located in Montreal  Canada.

Founded in 2006 by Laurie Gordon, president of Musivision is a boutique production house working with icons of the animation world; animator Oscar nominee Ryan Larkin and Oscar winner Co Hoedeman and  three time Oscar nominee cult film Heavy Metal director Gerald Potterton. Laurie is also the director of  The Montreal International Animation Film Festival (MIAFF) sometimes referred to as Animaze.

Musivision produced documentary film  Ryan’s Renaissance (available in French and English versions) began production with partner CTV BelllMedia and broadcast on Bravo. MusiVision is currently in development with animation and feature films, including I Spy My Father about Laurie enigmatic father and a feature documentary film on animation director London born Gerald Potterton his short film High Flight.

Please email laurie [at] musivision  [dot]  ca OR musivisionfilms [at] gmail [dot] com for more information.

Musivision is working on brand new film projects for 2018. Watch this space

 


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The quiet strength of pioneering Québécois director Denis Villeneuve

With an unprecedented string of hits and film phenomenon, Quebec gets slammed by a giant tsunami of world class directors: enter Denis Villeneuve, Xavier Dolan and content creators and technology visionaries enter Daniel Langlois. Quebec is a hotbed for homegrown filmmakers, cinema buffs, cinemaphiles and seasoned producers. From all over the world they are coming to Montreal setting up shop seeking the next international co-production and next availability of the hot director lineup. From Spi...

Film Financing in death spiral - Sony's co-financing lifeline LStar says soyanara

Filmtake.com reports Sony’s co-financing partner, LStar Capital, informed the studio at the last minute that they would no longer invest in their slate. LStar was scheduled to forward $50 million to Sony Pictures, but the company exercised an option to withdraw from the agreement on the day before funds were due on the studio’s latest animation feature, The Emoji Movie. Additional films avoided by LStar’s early exit include Flatliners, Hotel Transylvania 3, ...

Winning Films at 70th Cannes Festival listed here!

    The Jury of the 70th Festival de Cannes, presided by Pedro Almodóvar, has revealed the names of the 2017 prize-winners during the Awards Ceremony. Monica Bellucci welcomed the prize-givers and winners onto the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière. The President of the Jury and the French actress Juliette Binoche, had the honour of awarding the Palme d’or to the best of the nineteen fi...

FULL LIST OF WINNING FILMS at Berlin Film Festival 2017 - Golden Bear for Best Film On Body and Soul

Hungarian author and director Ildik’ Enyedi, ‘On Body and Soul’ poses for photographers after winning the Golden Bear for Best Film at the awards ceremony of the 67th Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Saturday Feb. 18 2017. (Britta Pedersen/Pool Photo via AP) (Associated Press) BERLIN — A Hungarian love story about two slaughterhouse workers who connect in shared dreams won the top award Saturday at this year’s Berlin Film Festival. “On Body and ...

Lies We Tell - Film Review - Affairs of hearts deceive and cultures divide

  Review Lies We Tell written by Laurie Gordon   Gabriel Byrne delivers   First time director Misu Misra’s  Lies We Tell debut feature is an offering  of great acting, a strong story and a stealth performance by Gabriel Byrne and the entire cast. Byrne delivers a sensitive and powerful performance with an intensity and gritty authenticity. Byrne plays Donald and Amber acted by newcomer Sybilla Deen have a palpable chemistry with great performances all round....

Donald Ranvaud producer and humanitarian - Dead at 62 a personal story of a great man

  Donald Ranvaud producer and humanitarian - Dead at 62 a personal story of a great man   Donald Ranvaud  producer and inspired man     Donald Ranvaud (right) in my garden in deep and engaged conversation as always.Under the grapes in my garden in full bloom.  As jury at the Montreal Festival 2015    The loss of Donald Ranvaud is a loss to the film world and personal loss for me. Anyone who has ever met the man ...

Bilal gives a voice to animation film and creates a legacy

  Bilal is riding on a wave of it's own momentum moving through time space continuum. The phenomenal buzz around Cannes and the world is true. The feature animation film does not disappoint. Artistically driven and clearly created through belief and passion director producer Ayman Jamal delivers. Bilal is set to leave future generation an animation legacy telling stories of long ago and faraway lands which unites us all even today. The theme of voice is set in stone in the animated f...

Baher, Her Mind an artistic complex film

Director Hassan Akhondpour and actress Mahtab Keramati Screened at Cannes Short Film corner "Baher Her Mind" delves into the psyche of an Iranian woman "paranoid" 'jealous" imagined or not of her suspicions her husband is having an affair with another woman. The plot revolves around the main character struggling to align her inner world set against a stunning backdrop and elaborate set designs and skillful cinematography  One wonders if a male director ...

Oscar made a rockstar - Nothing compares 2 U Prince. RIP

Highest grossing touring rock act ever and advocate against copyright infringement Prince was a pioneer in front and behind the stage and screen. A few words from me as Prince was such an inspiration. Before I got into film I was and am into music and to where I will always be connected. Prince is one of those performers I heard for the first time and would from that point forever be part of my life fabric and musical sensibility. Prince, the iconic and flamboyant and soulful performer always ...

Film pioneer head of NFB animation Colin Low dies - Imax 3D Big Screen Cinema & Stanley Kubrick

  Colin Low began his career with the NFB in 1945  as a graphic artist and rose through the ranks, eventually becoming head of the animation unit. He later moved into documentary filmmaking and produced titles including City of Gold, Corral and Universe, which was among the sources Stanley Kubrick used when making 2001: A Space Odyssey. Hisexperiments in large-format cinema contributed to the development of IMAX 3D film died Wednesday&nb...

Montreal for Brooklyn - most of the film shot in Montreal

Pierre Even, co-producer of Oscar-nominated Brooklyn, talks shooting film in Montreal Film was partly shot in Ukrainian Federation Church in Mile End, St-Jacques St., Notre-Dame Ave. CBC News Pierre Even co-produced the Oscar-nominated film Brooklyn, which was partly filmed in Montreal. (CBC )    Related Stories Brooklyn, Saoirse Ronan's romantic drama, tells nuanced, emotional tale ...

Musivision's The Flying Animator - Crowdfunding Kickstarter success!

Musivision is pleased to announce a successful crowdfunding campaign for the upcoming feature length documentary film The Flying Animator, a film on maverick animator Gerald Potterton. After a 2nd campaign the relaunch finally achieved winner  status for Musivision's Kickstarter campaign.With 63 backers pledging $10,377 towards the project well over their set goal of $10,000  brings with it a strong vote of confidence for The Flying Animator director Laurie G...

Spare Change. Short Animation by Ryan Larkin

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___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Spare Change. Short Animation. Completed. 2009, Dir. Ryan Larkin, Laurie Gordon This animation short by Ryan Larkin (Walking, Street Musique, etc.) recounts some “comical experiences” Larkin had during his many years as a panhandler in Montreal. It tells the story of Astral Pan, a street beggar (voiced by Larkin himself), who takes us on a wild journey ...

The Flying Animator set to soar on Screen - The Montreal Gazette

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The Flying Animator set to soar on screen BILL BROWNSTEIN, MONTREAL GAZETTE More from Bill Brownstein, Montreal Gazette Published on: November 5, 2015 | Last Updated: November 5, 2015 2:59 PM EST Poster design B. Chatelin   Director Laurie Gordon with animator Gerald Potterton: “From my first phone conversation with him,” she says, “he jus...

Cult Films, atypical success from Rocky Horror Picture Show to Heavy Metal

Cult films are and  may be regarded as the enigmas of the film industry; the black sheep who may do good once they pass adolescence, a heap of trouble. You can't be sure that they don't fall into the crevice of anonymity. What can we say about the rebel without a cause who does 180 turn? A loser who eventually turns a prophet err do we mean profit? No film marketing plan, great director or big budget can ever guarantee the success of any film. What constitutes a successful film in...

Kickstarter The Flying Animator - What we're learning from Kickstarter needs backers! On Animation World Network

Kickstarter The Flying Animator film project needs the number of backers UP even more than dollar amount right now. Thecampaign is almost halfway through and in order to keep the momentum and the project alive the backers must increase by 25 in 24 hours!   Just 5$ can make a HUGE difference. We can make a movie altogether right now!   Gerald Potterton Documentary Launches Kickstarter Campaign Three-time Oscar nominee is best known for directing the animated cult classic &lsquo...

Documentary on Oscar-nominated director Gerald Potterton launches crowdfunding campaign

The crowdfunding campaign for the first-ever documentary on Oscar-nominated film director Gerald Potterton's life and career is now underway on Kickstarter.   Gerald Potterton: The Flying Animator is an intimate and spirited portrait of the man whose pioneering work as an animator and director has made an indelible impact on the scope and scale of animation film, through his work on Heavy Metal (1981), Yellow Submarine, The Railrodder with Buster Keaton and many other films and TV s...

The Flying Animator - Documentary - 3x Oscar nominee Gerald Potterton! On Kickstarter!

Musivision Films has launched its Kickstarter campaign for the The Flying Animator documentary on 3x Oscar nominated animator Gerald Potterton. Director Laurie Gordon has been filming Gerald for nearly five years at his home in Quebec and in London, Toronto. Still scheduled for more shooting days Laurie is really excited about editing the film into shape. Oh so many surprises and gems to be discovered! Please visit the Kickstarter campaign page for followups news and updates. https://www.kick...

Cannes Riviera "Biblical Rain" - MIPCOM still a go

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“Actual biblical rain right now,” tweets one reporter at the international TV market, as Cannes shuts down. Severe weather created a deluge at Cannes, the film festival holyland. MIPCOM television market is set to begin October 5th but severe thunderstorms poured down upon the fall flooding the streets threatening the event taking place in this riviera city. No electricity power in Cannes Sunday and phone and mobile service was intermmittent at best.  Hotels along the Croisett...

Kickstarter launch countdown for new documentary on Gerald Potterton! Tell your friends!

We're nailing down the last minutes details for the Gerald Potterton documentary kickstarter campaign launching within the next two weeks. So what does Buster Keaton, Susan Sarandon , The Happy Prince, The Beatles, Ringo Starr or JFK have to do with Gerald? All have crossed paths with Gerald who's career spans decades touching the lives and careers of many artists, animators and actors. Musivision has been in development with the documentary for more than 4 years and we're cl...

Jury of First Feature Prize announced

JURY OF THE FIRST FEATURE PRIZE   Pierre-Henri Deleau Pierre-Henri Deleau began his career as an assistant director to Jacques Doniol-Valcroze and Pierre Kast and then as a director in educational television. He directed a short, Virginie ou la double rupture, in 1969.  He is the co-founder of the FILMOBLIC production house which produced or co-produced films by Hugo Santiago, Jean-Louis Comolli, Jean-François Dion, Claude Miller, Edouardo de Gregorio and Jean-Pierre L...

39th Annual 2015: LINE-UP OF MWFF WORLD COMPETITION AND FIRST FEATURE COMPETITION

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THE 39TH MWFF UNVEILS THE LINE-UP OF ITS WORLD COMPETITION AND FIRST FEATURE COMPETITION Tuesday August 11, 2015   The Montreal World Film Festival is proud to announce the line-up of its World Competition as well as First Feature Competition. Members of both Juries are also public as of today. “Over the decades, the MWFF has achieved its cultural and an economic mission by offering audiences and professionals a multitude of films, of all genres and provenances,” stated ...

MV prepares KICKSTARTER Campaign for Documentary Gerald Potterton Animator - Beatles Yellow Submarine to Heavy metal

Musivision is preparing a Kickstarter campaign in Autumn 2015 to raise financing for a feature length documentary film on Gerald Potterton. His dry British humour, life on a 200 acre farm in the eastern townships, Gerald can tell us about what it was like to work with Buster Keaton and animating the Beatles Yellow Submarine. Learn about the never released film with a sound track written by Ringo Starr. Scouse the Mouse an animation film conceived by Gerald based on a story written by Briti...

Buster Keaton, Woody Allen and Just For Laughs TV Show

Yes the photo is upside down. Ha Ha Ha      Just for Laughs is the world's most popular comedy festival where young emerging comic talent come to get discovered.  JFL also hosts the seasoned players as well and a star studded edition is already underway!  Just For Laughs has become a giant in syndicated television with a show also called simply Just For Laughs where gags are played on unsuspecting passerbys who get tricked, duped or whatever you wa...

Comedians and film directors -Montreal's Just For Laughs 2015 Industry Conference - Mike Myers to Jason Reitman

      JASON REITMAN Jason Reitman’s first short film, Operation, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1998. Reitman made his feature film debut with the 2006 hit Thank You For Smoking. He next directed Juno in 2007 for which he earned his first Oscar nomination… more... MIKE MYERS ...

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