DAM! The Story of Kit the Beaver was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award in the category of Best Animated Short! Time to celebrate!
"DAM! The Story of Kit the Beaver" will be performed and screened with orchestras and film festivals around the world in 2017. Please stay tuned for future announcements about newly scheduled concerts and screenings!
DAM in Concert
Toronto Symphony Orchestra - February 25th, 2017
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra - May 5th, 2017
Kitchener Waterloo Symphony Orchestra - Saturday September 30th, 2017, 2:30pm
Kingston Symphony - November 5th 2017, 2:30pm
DAM Festival Screenings
TIFFKids International Film Festival - Toronto, Canada - April 2017
Short Shorts Film Festival - Tokyo, Japan - June 2017
Busan International Kids and Youth Film Festival - Busan, Korea - June 2017
Palm Springs International Shortfest - Palm Springs, California - June 2017
TURSAK International Children's Film Festival - Istanbul, Turkey - June 2017
25th Curtas Vila Do Conde Film Festival - Vila Do Conde, Portugal - July 2017
Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival - Providence RI, August 2017
Breckenridge Film Festival - Colorado - September 2017
Bumbershoot's 1 Reel Film Festival - September 2017
Hamptons Film Festival - 2017
Austin Film Festival - 2017
Ottawa Animation Festival - 2017
Animation Block Party, Brooklyn NY 2017
Giffoni Film Festival - July 2018
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles - July 2018
Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival's Fest Field Trip - Toronto
KUKI International Short Film Festival for Children and Youth - Berlin, Germany
interfilm International Short Film Festival - Berlin, Germany
DAM has also screened in festivals in Brazil, Mexico, France, Slovenia, Ukraine, Spain, England, Ireland & Poland.
Nomination for the Canadian Screen Awards - Best Animated Short Film - 2017
Best Animation for Kids: Animation Block Party, Brooklyn NY 2017
If you are interested in programming DAM! The Story of Kit the Beaver at a film festival or performing it in concert with a live orchestra, please contact me for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
DAM! The Story of Kit the Beaver is a Toronto Symphony Orchestra and TIFF co-commissioned short animated film directed by Kjell Boersma with a score composed by Erica Procunier. The film premiered with a live score in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's Young People's Concert Series as well as the TSO's Education Series in February 2017. It was commissioned as part of the TSO's Canada Mosaic Sesquicentennial commissions to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary. All nine performances were conducted by TSO resident conductor Earl Lee.
We were fortunate to get a live recording of DAM! to accompany the film which will be shown in April at the TIFF Kids film festival. We are being featured in two programs of shorts: "Me Up Front" and "Reel Rascals Senior: Pack Your Bags!"
Me Up Front (64 minutes) Ages 6-8:
Sometimes it takes a friend to solve a problem or realize one’s potential. It’s only when we’re encouraged by those around us that we realize the true value of being ourselves.
April 11 @ 12:30pm
April 12 @ 10:15am
April 15 @ 12:45pm
April 17 @ 12:30pm
April 20 @ 12:45pm
April 21 @ 10:30am
April 22 @ 2:15pm
Reel Rascals Senior: Pack Your Bags! (67 minutes) Ages 5-6:
Bring your passport and travel the world in this series of international animated shorts that are certain to charm and entertain. This programme includes films from Canada, Ireland, Germany, USA, Russia, France, Georgia, Switzerland, Mexico, and South Africa.
April 08 @ 11:00am
April 14 @ 3:00pm
April 16 @ 1:00pm
April 22 @ 10:30am
Film festival brings homegrown composer full circle (SARNIA JOURNAL)
The Sarnia Observer and The Sarnia Journal were kind to both do a feature on my work as a film composer. Mariner will screen in the Shorts Programme at SWIFF in my hometown of Sarnia, Ontario on Sunday November 6th at 11am. To purchase tickets go here
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the TIFF Kids Film Festival have commissioned me to score the short animated film titled DAM! The Story of Kit the Beaver as part of the TSO's Young People's Concert Series. The work will premiere on February 25th, 2017 at Roy Thompson Hall as part of the Lights, Camera...Orchestra! program. The work will be shown alongside other orchestral excerpts from famous films. To purchase tickets to this event HERE