A new documentary
directed by Will Pascoe
begins principal photography
(Toronto. March 2, 2012) Producer Tony Wosk (The Samaritan, The Green Chain) of Middle Child Films announces the start of principal photography on writer/director Will Pascoe’s (Noam Chomsky: Rebel Without a Pause; The Finder; Combat Hospital) documentary LOST HEROES.
Filming is taking place from January through April, shooting in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Los Angeles.
LOST HEROES is the story of Canada’s forgotten comic book superheroes and their legendary creators. A journey to recover a forgotten part of Canada’s pop culture and a national treasure few have ever heard about, LOST HEROES is the tale of a small country striving to create its own heroes, but finding itself constantly out muscled by better-funded and better-marketed superheroes from the United States.
“At times touching and at other times tragic, LOST HEROES is a 70-year story of how we created and then forgot a slice of our own creative heritage and identity,” says Pascoe.
Kyle Bornais (We’re The Weakerthans; House Party) of Winnipeg’s Farpoint Films will serve as Executive Producer.
The filmmaking team includes Director of Photography Andrew Oxley (The Absence of Emily, Searching for Roger Taylor) and Visual Effects Designer Mark Alberts (Waterlife, Ancestors in the Attic).
LOST HEROES is a Middle Child Films production in association with Farpoint Films. It is being produced with the support of Super Channel and the participation of the Canada Media Fund and Rogers Documentary Fund.
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About Middle Child Films:
MIDDLE CHILD FILMS INC. (“MCF”) is a Toronto-based film production company headed by producer Tony Wosk. MCF recently completed The Samaritan, a neo-noir thriller from director David Weaver starring Samuel L. Jackson, Luke Kirby, Ruth Negga and Tom Wilkinson. In 2009, MCF released The Green Chain by writer/director Mark Leiren- Young through Kinosmith Inc in Canada. This award winning environmental film is a faux documentary about the battle between loggers and environmentalists in a small British Columbia logging town.
About Farpoint Films:
Farpoint Films is a film, television, and digital media production company based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Over the past decade, the company has consistently developed and delivered a slate of television and film projects that have been successful in the International and National market place. Highlights of past projects include; the feature films We’re the Weakerthans; We’re from Winnipeg (2010) and Wild Cherry (2009), the Comedy Network original television series House Party (2009) and the award-winning documentaries Lost Bones; In Search of Sitting Bull’s Grave (2009) and CTV’s first HD documentary There’s Something Out There which was nominated for a 2007 Gemini Award. Farpoint is currently in production on John Barnard’s documentary about Canadian rock band The Sheepdogs.