With post-production wrapped, filmmaker Benjamin Noah and his imprint Ark Film are ready to deliver the official trailer for their anticipated Newfoundland gothic short
“I walked out halfway through. I couldn’t take it any more. As far as I can tell from the first half, this is a movie made by the mentally warped for the mentally warped.”
This campy cut of Canadian b-list cinema may be remembered for its sleaze, but the choppy tale of three literal man-eaters also helped launch the career of future Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman, and SCTV stars Eugene Levy and Andrea Martin.
With a litany of inspiration and an unrelenting creative drive, Benjamin Noah has ploughed his way into post-production on his new and ambitious short film.
The Viking (1931) is a story which stretches from Hollywood to the coast of Labrador; however, it has largely been forgotten despite accomplishing a notable first in the Hollywood film industry, and holding a disastrous record which stands to this day.
During their 1992 Breaking of The Wind reunion tour, British mockstars Spinal Tap stopped by Quidi Vidi Lake in St. John’s for a special Canada day performance. Check out some found footage from the original Much Music broadcast.
Six happenings in St. John’s that you might have missed this week, or don’t want to miss this weekend:
A Cowabunga wedding with a honeymoon tour kickoff, local short film Flankers now available for full stream, local emcee MAK11 drops debut video and prepares for Random Sound, Trouble Bound Studio presents St. John’s first ever tattoo convention, mainstay rock venue Distortion turns 9, and Neon Satori prepare another family-friendly and free afternoon EDM party at Bannerman park.
St. John’s gets a premiere of the first skate video produced by industry legends Vans. The screening takes place at 6PM on May 10th at the LSPU Hall, and will be accompanied by a performance from local surf-punkers Jonny & The Cowabungas.
Forty years before Obama announced his willingness to open diplomatic pathways with Cuba, two distinguished Newfoundlanders, Joey Smallwood and Geoff Stirling, attempted their own form of diplomacy with the island nation, [albeit, unofficially and more than a little eccentrically.]