Supporting the Next Gen of Filmmakers

December 15, 2023 Dec. 15, 2023

Christie’s new cinema trailer made its world debut last week at CineAsia, a conference and tradeshow for the motion picture industry in the Asia Pacific region. Featuring color grade by Bill Ferwerda, sound mixing by Alan deGraaf and finishing edit by Patrick Perron, the film was created by Mila Paulman, a fourth-year student majoring in film and media production at Toronto’s Humber College, and directed and produced by Kitchener, Canada’s Digital Sabbath Film Company.

The trailer is the result of a contest launched by Digital Sabbath on behalf of Christie, to engage and support the next generation of filmmakers. The contest invited post-secondary students in film programs to submit a pitch for the trailer for a chance to win a monetary prize, a day on-set, and to have their concept shown on the big screen, in theaters globally.

To create the film, Paulman gained valuable first-hand experience in post-production, joining Digital Sabbath at Company 3’s offices in Toronto for color grading and sound mixing at a scale that she hadn’t experienced before. “The team here at Company 3 were excited to partner with Christie and Digital Sabbath on this initiative. Providing emerging filmmakers like Mila the opportunity to work with some of the world’s top color and sound professionals is valuable experience that they can carry into their future projects,” says Michael Patterson, director, Sales, Company 3 Toronto.

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