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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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Laurie Gordon Albert Nerenberg & Johnny Brower at E One TIFF 2014

Johnny Brower is the writer and producer of “The POP 69 Movie.” This is based upon the historical events that prompted John Lennon and Yoko Ono to travel across the world to perform for the first time as the Plastic Ono Band... Albert Nerenberg (born October 13, 1962) is a Canadian independent filmmaker, actor, journalist, and laughologist. His films include Stupidity (2003), Escape to Canada(2005), Let's All Hate Toronto (2007), and Lau...

Ryan’s Renaissance Documentary. Completed. Festival Version ready

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__________________________________________________________________________________________________   Ryan’s Renaissance Documentary. Completed. 2011.  Nicola Zavaglia,Laurie Gordon Ryan’s Renaissance chronicles an improbable human journey, friendship, and what transpires after Oscar nominated Ryan Larkin (Walking) becomes the world’s most famous panhandler after the film “Ryan” wins an Academy Award. It begins when Ryan, still living at a homeles...

TIFF 2014 - an evening at OMDC Gala - Moments on Film!

TIFF takes place in Toronto  just a few hundred kilometres from my hometown Montreal rendering another full week of meetings gathering and impromptu moments. The festival season is in full swing -  being 12 months a year is an endess non-stop carousel.  TIFF is ON fulltime and many familiar and new faces have graced my last 24 hours. Here we are at the Carlu on the photo mirror mirror on the wall who's the fairest of them all? OMDC & myself  ...

The 10 Best World War 1 Films - According to IMDb - Would Grandfather Agree?

My grandfather Pal Schanzer WW1 was a high decorated Major for the Austrian Hungarian Monarchy.   Lights across Britain and Europe were switched off for an hour on Monday in a tribute to the dead of the First World War, inspired by the prophetic observation of then-Foreign Minister Lord Grey on the eve of war 100 years ago. "The lamps are going out all over Europe," Grey said in 1914. "We shall not see them lit again in our lifetime." British landmarks like Trafalg...

I Spy My Father Reveals Deeper Truths - Congo Crisis is Happening - NOW

I Spy My Father is about my search for my father and to learn the truth about what I believe was his other life as a spy. My research is taking me to unknown territories, special ops, the UN knew Know - shhh secrets. Why what who where…Keep up a dictatorship and you keep the wealth.   What else is this film about? Have  a taste my friends have a taste...not about one story but many and people. This film is about society and battlegrounds still being fought under fa...

Between Dream State and "In Development" Orson Welles and Cheap Champagne

Making Films is not, has not, and will never be easy even in our climate change of instant images and even faster results. We believe everyone"else"  is outputting nonstop 24/7  in the dawning of nano-technology and Youtube. For a creative driven mind-soul or woeful personality (is that not the same thing?) The key to all of these funsense is FOCUS and VISION luck and timing if it happens before you die. So what is this all about? Well maybe its a pick me up for writers an...

Montreal Film Festivals, the Cycle of Seasons - or Before (Hell?) Freezes Over

Myself and the inimitable Claude Chamberlan founder of Festival du Nouveau Cinema Montreal is the city of film festivals, comedy festivals music festivals and dance festivals. Not only does Montreal have two official languages both French and English, Montreal also sports the widest range of temperature from minus 37 C to plus 38 (we like to add things like humidity or wind chill factor to the mix for added shock value.) Brrrrr... Thankfully us native film festival goers and or...

Bill Plympton & Laurie Gordon interviewed at TV 8 MontBlanc with Alain Zirah - Annecy 2014

On le Cynge boat docked on beautiful blue green glacial lake Annecy at the OFF Annecy during the Annecy International Film Festival. Watch as this talk show takes place in the most casual fun filled manner in the Savoie region of France.   Impromptu moments and unrehearsed interviews made for a super delightful gathering of animators, musicians and film lovers. Why is Annecy so much fun? Just because!  ...

Animation Cartoons and Cocktails! Viva Annecy

Nisheth Takia of Krayon Pictures and Laurie Gordon of Musivision :)  meet for the first time Annecy MIFA 2013The latest edition of Annecy Animation Film festival is around the corner and oh how cool this will be. Not only surrounded by glorious mountains and a lake "plus mignon que Lac Geneve" I will be a the "spa of festivals" in my humble opinion. Something about the scenery the surroundings that is peaceful picturesque and healing. Not only with the fantastic f...

How Many Hats Do You Wear to a Film Festival? OR Lost in Hebron

My Hat and Me Lost in Occupied Territory Hebron. Here I am with sun hat while in Israel for Musivision's pitch for I Spy My Father. Chosen as the Canadian Delegation in Israel 16th Co-Pro Documentary Screen Market. . Me and my BIG hat. LOST IN "OCCUPIED" territories - my hat occupied most of the space this afternoon. Was a bit freaky. The hat not quite right...fearing for my life somewhat and still looking like a dusty shop window - funny in a paradoxical way - can we call Hebro...

Between Cannes and Tel Aviv - Followup Don't Give Up or When A Rejection is Not What is Seems

The buzz of a festival like Cannes or Berlin  is electrically charged - a space where creatives and those solely into the business are ready to pitch, ditch or commit. Saying cheers to new deals and creating content. This years Cannes seemed to have a less people ( a taxi driver guesstimated by his fares about 15% less than last year)  but the meetings were constant, the market was busy and solid exchanges were made. Besides the next film -the industry of conferences, film funds and...

Who You Know Who Knows You aka Get your Film into Cannes! The Back Room Politics

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I CONFESS I am copying and pasting this Hollywood Report Article because I want to read it later article - NOW- Off to the Festival soon and must catch up on much loads of reporting for you sweet readers tres bientot de Cannes - BISOU!!! Kiss in French but not French kissing   Everything is about people, synergy...and dynamic.  Cannes: The Backroom Politics Behind the Festival's Lineup 11:00 AM PDT 5/12/2014 by Scott Roxborough, Stuart Kemp ...

Molodist Film Festival - Kiev - Ukraine On My Mind

Kiev Ukraine is in a crisis. The world is on standby watching peace or war unfold in front of it's eyes. Just weeks earlier the Molodist Film Festival 2013 would be the place to be, to be seen  watching and screening films, listening to good music and attending great conferences. These images were shot just weeks before bullets would be fired and bodies drop. Kiev was film and fun. Life turns on a dime 180 degrees. I remember bumping into Molodist director Andriy Khalpakhchi at th...

RIP Bob Hoskins - When A Voice Dies - Who Framed Roger Rabbit Detective

We are all mortal - the only thing certain about life. Bob Hoskins known for many glorious incarnations of screen and the stage has left this plain in a surprise exit. Bob Hoskin's has died due to pneumonia at the age of 71 years young. His talent charm and real person warmth touched the world through his films and voice. Hoskin's role as the voice of Who Framed Roger Rabbit overlapping an animated image of a detective in a tale of a floppy earred rabbit has touched us all.   ...

I Spy My Father Goes to Israel Documentary Screen Market After Cannes!!!

Musivision Film's I Spy My Father documentary  directed by Laurie Gordon has been chosen to pitch in front of an international delegation of producers and film and TV commisioners at  CoPro 16 – The Israel Documentary Screen Market 24th May- 31th May, 2014, Tel Aviv Celebrating 16 years to CoPro Foundation 60 International leading members of the Documentary World Industry from 15 countries, representatives from the  leading broadcasting channe...

Don't do this on the Cannes Red Carpet - Arrive like Cleopatra!

  If you're lucky to score a few tickets to a Cannes Red Carpet event or get invited by a Cannes confidante Mark Antonym however you get to the red swirling tapis beware of  the fiercest evil of all -  becoming a fashionista victim! if you MUST wear such footwear I suggest chair to chair service and arrive like Cleopatra. For a bit of comic relief watch these models practice for Cannes.  perhaps the red carpet is taking itself a tad too seriously, n'est pas? ou n&#...

50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee

moviemaker.com thinks so...     50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee, 2014         Feast your eyes on MovieMaker‘s complete list of the 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2014. Despite original plan to publish the list in installments (we had already begun hereand here), we’ve decided we couldn’t keep the news to ourselves any longer. We’...

Director Fatih Akin Pulls his film "The Cut" OUT from Cannes Film Festival - Why?

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  Editorial by Laurie Gordon Opinions are solely those of the author.  for VIDEO INTERVIEW scoll down   Why has Fatih Akim pulled his buzz buzz film The Cut from the Cannes Film Festival OFFICIAL selection? Was this truly for "personal reasons" as the director has stated? Why on earth? Cineuropa reports that Akin has pulled "The Cut" from Cannes citing "personal reasons," and that's about all the explanation given. T...

Six Filmmaking Tips with Darren Aronofsky

Fox Searchlight Pictures Article Landon Palmer - Filmschoolrejects.com :)   You can call Darren Aronofsky many things, but what you can’t call him is unambitious. From a stylized depiction of a mathematician’s gradual descent into madness to a story of one man’s love and loss that traverses across a millennium to an unrelenting journey into the life-or-death stakes of the perfect ballet performance, Aronosky’s work has tackled an array...

How Pixar Changed Disney Animation from Within - Ed Catmull Talks Creativity

CBC.ca When Disney bought Pixar eight years ago, the Mickey Mouse creator was coming off such lows as the non-hit Chicken Little. That made it critically important for Pixar, which had a string of hits such as Toy Story and Finding Nemo, to maintain its own creative culture, nurtured under tech genius Steve Jobs and creative director John Lasseter. But the turnaround the merger wrought on Disney’s animation house was the real surprise, says Ed Catmull, now presi...

Harvey Weinstein and Lexus present Life Is Amazing Short Film Series with Tim Burton in da House - Cannes 12 months a year!

A glimpse to much more to come at Cannes 2014 there is so much happening in a film festival. As I simply adore filming and easily amass so much footage it is hard to believe I can easily discover undiscovered gems deep in the recesses of my hard drive. Here is one such newly discovered piece filmed at Cannes Film Festival 2013  with Harvey Weinstein, Tim Burton and many more budding film stars - up close and personal talking about their venture into short film making. A film series LIFE I...

FIFA 2014 Montreal - Alan Yentob - BBC Head Creative - Bowie to Orson Welles VIDEO

Festival International Du Film Sur L'Art: Here is the video of a compelling and exciting talk given by BBC icon Alan Yentob at FIFA     It's not often one comes face to fact with a master of a film genre and head of "Creative" of the iconic BBC. For two hours the FIFA audience was mesmerized by Yentob's tales of 20th century  icons from Mel Brooks to David Bowie Laurie Anderson to Orson Welles. Today Yentob holds one of the strongest positions...

32nd Edition FIFA AWARDS International Festival of Film on Arts Montreal - And the Winners are...

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32nd FIFA Awards JURY President: Danielle Sauvage (Canada) Matthias Bürcher (Switzerland), Phil Comeau (Canada)  Claude François (Belgium), Jean-Paul Fargier (France) Grand Prize VIVIAN MAIER: WHO TOOK NANNY’S PICTURES? Jill Nicholls (United Kingdom)   Jury Award BREATHING EARTH: SUSUMU SHINGU’S DREAM Th...

Alan Yentob Head of Creative BBC Gets Personal on Mel Brooks, Bowie, Orson Welles - FIFA Montreal

It's not often one comes face to fact with a master of a film genre and head of "Creative" of the iconic BBC. For two hours the FIFA audience was mesmerized by Alan Yentob's tales of 20th century  icons from Mel Brooks to David Bowie Laurie Anderson to Orson Welles. Today Yentob holds one of the strongest positions in television. He is the controller of BBC 1 and  BBC 2 therefore the most powerful programme controller in theUK and arguably in the world being th...

Montreal's Festival International Film on Arts - Market for Producers Filmmakers and MORE

THE FOURTH EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET OF FILMS ON ART A MUST FOR FILM PROFESSIONALS  Following the success of its three previous editions, the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) is inviting art professionals and specialists in the fields of films on art and media arts from around the world, to attend to its International Market of Films on Art (MIFA) held from Wednesday, March 26 to Saturday, March 29, 2014.   A unique an...

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Laurie Gordon, Producer-Director


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