Meet Producer and #FromOurDarkSide Mentor Marina Cordoni

Marina Cordoni

Marina Cordoni

A creative strategist who excels at working interdependently with filmmakers, Marina Cordoni‘s experience spans two decades of high-level international sales, including rights negotiations with content buyers; from theatrical, broadcast and digital platforms, to working with film financiers, government agencies, and sponsorship investors. At her company MCE Inc, she focuses on providing development, production and sales agency services to the independent film community.

Cas and DylanMarina’s most recent Executive Producer credits include Jason Priestley’s feature directorial debut: Cas and Dylan (starring Richard Dreyfuss and Tatiana Maslany) the critically acclaimed genre films Antisocial and Antisocial 2. She is currently developing the sci-fi film South of Hope Street (directed by Jane Spencer, with whom she previously worked on The Ninth Cloud) and in post-production of the dark thriller The Bequest (directed by Jeff Kopas) and the comedy First Round Down (directed by Brett M. Butler and Jason G. Butler). Continue reading

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Petals in the Dust – Exploring Gender Violence in India

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The Vancouver Int’l South Asian Film Festival (VISAFF) presents Nyna Pais Caputi‘s Petals in the Dust: The Endangered Indian Girls, a feature documentary about the cultural origins of female genocidal crime in modern India.

“I needed to create this film for myself, and for people like me who didn’t realize the magnitude,” says director and producer Caputi in a sit-down interview with WIFTV member Christine BissonnetteContinue reading

Patricia Gruben talks Women & Science Fiction

For me, the definition of science fiction is “What if…?” This open question inspires filmmakers to stretch the boundaries of the genre in every direction – style, theme, and narrative structure – and get away with it. It allows us to ask questions like “What if people changed gender halfway through their lives?” “What if we could build androids with empathy?” “What if we could change the past and thus change the future?” and ultimately “Who are we?” “Who could we be?” “How do we know what we know?” Continue reading

Our 1/4 Life Crisis – a Film Made for Millennials

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Emerging adult – a developmental stage that was first introduced in 2000 — is a stage whose defining trait is instability. It’s “a phase of life that is only possible in countries that give you the possibility to postpone adulthood” (as quoted by Ass. Prof. Mag. Dr. Ulrike Sirsch in the film), where some adults aged 20-25 are allotted the opportunity to get to know themselves better and explore the contribution they want to make, before taking action. It’s a period of reflection with a whole host of problems, many of which filmmaker Sonia Suvagau approaches with the help of a long list of peers and experts in her documentary Our 1/4 Life Crisis. Continue reading