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October 16, 2012

Infinity Films Producing 1 Dream 1 School Benefit Concert October 20, 2012

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1 DREAM 1 SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN IN ETHIOPIA

“Two hundred voices raised in song will make a joyful noise in Vancouver’s historic St. Andrew’s-Wesley Church and create a bright new future for thousands of children in Ethiopia.” Linda Ferguson of imagine1day. One night under the stars in Gheralta, Ethiopia, Vancouver school teacher Nancy Herb’s desire to make a difference for the children in rural Ethiopia came alive. It was then that the vision of 1 Dream 1 School was born – to raise $100,000 to build and fully outfit a school, in an area where education is largely inaccessible. In one night, the magnificent voices of two Vancouver gospel choirs combined with the beauty of dance, jubilant music and atmospheric lighting will create an unforgettable experience … and build one school through imagine1day, a charity dedicated to bringing quality sustainable education for all Ethiopians by 2030.

PERFORMANCE

Imagine darkness, then the tiny flame of a single candle. A solo voice soars through the shadows and gradually others join in. Majestic stained glass windows start to glow and come to life as the sanctuary is flooded with music and light. With its beautiful architecture and gorgeous acoustics, St. Andrew’s-Wesley is one of Vancouver’s most beloved churches.

This is the setting for a unique musical experience combining two of Canada’s finest gospel choirs, The Marcus Mosely Chorale and the Universal Gospel Choir. Special guest stars include Jim Byrnes and The Sojourners. All performers will be accompanied by the amazing Bill Sample and a five-piece band. The performances will be enhanced by spirited dance choreographed by Meagan Ekelund. Nancy Herb, a seasoned musical theatre performer and creator of this event, will be a featured soloist. The entire experience will be filmed in high definition with lighting designed by the renowned Phil Guhl, for a television special titled “A Joyful Noise”, produced by Shel Piercy of Infinity Filmed Entertainment Group Ltd. Tickets for 1 Dream 1 School – 7:30pm October 20, 2012 are $45 – $85 and are available at http://1dream1school.eventbrite.ca For information on 1 Dream 1 School see the website at www.1dream1school.org Media Contact: Maureen Verkaar mvallstar@telus.net 604-576-4885

1 Dream 1 School is a CreatributionTM for imagine1day

 

August 30, 2012

INFINITY FILMS CO-PRODUCING FEATURE FILM THE MOVIE OUT HERE

August 30, 2012

Infinity Films has partnered with Executive Producers Jeff Sackman and Michael Baker to produce The Movie Out Here, a hilarious buddy comedy set in Western Canada.

A truly Western Canadian film with a terrific script, the movie will be partially shot in the gorgeous mountain town of Fernie, British Columbia. Fueled by Kokanee Beer product placement, Kokanee also promoted the film by offering fans a chance to win on-screen participation. The entire project was created by an amazing team of filmmakers who are among the best in Canada.

Directed by David Hicks, produced by Laurie Maxwell and Infinity Films Vice-President of Production Cynthia Chapman, and distributed by Alliance Films, the film hits theatres in 2013. Watch the official trailer:

www.themovieouthere.ca

 

June 13, 2012

INFINITY FILMS WELCOMES LOVE IT OR LIST IT VANCOUVER: DESIGNER JILLIAN HARRIS TO CO-HOST

Corus Entertainment posted this press release today on their site:

(Banff, Alberta) — Corus Entertainment’s W Network announced today that interior designer and TV personality, Jillian Harris (The Bachelorette Season V, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition) will co-host Love It or List It Vancouver. Harris’ co-host will be announced at a later date. Produced by Big Coat Productions in association with W Network, the west coast spin-off of W Network’s hit series Love It or List It starring Hilary Farr and David Visentin has been greenlit and is scheduled to launch in winter 2013.

Love It or List It is a long standing flagship series show for W Network,” said Vibika Bianchi, Vice President, Original Programming, Lifestyle, Reality, Factual Entertainment, Corus Entertainment. “With Season 5 now well underway, the time is right to bring the winning formula to Vancouver’s hot real estate market.”

Love It or List It Vancouver will showcase families in B.C.’s largest metropolitan city who are struggling with homes that no longer suit their needs. It’s up to Jillian to put a stop to the wandering eyes of our homeowners, armed with a list of “must-haves” and a design she hopes will persuade them to stay. Meanwhile, the realtor is determined to get homeowners to relocate by taking the homeowners list of “must-haves” and finding them new digs.

Set in one of Canada’s largest real estate markets, the beautiful Pacific west coast, every episode will take viewers on an emotional rollercoaster as Jillian and her soon–to-be announced co-host implement their plans to battle it out for the homeowners’ allegiance. With renovation there are always setbacks and sometimes it means the homeowners must lose one of their “must- haves” on their list to stay. On the realtor’s end, finding everything the homeowners want in their dream home can be more difficult than originally anticipated. The stakes are high as the homeowners weigh in on the financial and emotional decisions of buying a new home or staying in the renovated one.

Love It or List It has been a huge success for us and we are thrilled to be taking this amazing show to the west coast,” said Maria Armstrong, Executive Producer.

“We are thrilled to be working with the very entertaining and engaging Jillian Harris. Jillian’s design background and great on-camera presence are a perfect fit for Love It or List It Vancouver. Her friendly yet feisty personality will bring an exciting energy into our Vancouver production,” said Catherine Fogarty, Executive Producer.

TV Personality Jillian Harris first charmed audiences with her irrepressible humour and emotional honesty on ABC’s The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. She will now have the chance to share her wealth of experience in the design industry as co-host for W Network’s series, Love It or List It Vancouver.Produced by partner SHEL PIERCY the entire Infinity Films staff are proud to play important roles in bringing this renowned series to Canada’s west coast.. Shooting begins in July and continues until September 2013.

Infinity Films covers the spectrum from features and documentaries to television comedy, drama and variety. But whatever form a production may take, we are first and foremost storytellers. We are a writers’ company, always beginning with a singular dedication to compelling scripts then following through with the vision of outstanding directors, cinematographers, designers, and editors to produce the high-quality entertainment for which we have become renowned.

 

January 24, 2012

INFINITY FILMED ENTERTAINMENT GROUP PARTNER SHEL PIERCY DIRECTS VALENTINES MUSICAL!

Intimate THEATRE Productions presents I LOVE YOU BECAUSE

February 8 25, 2012 Studio1398 (formallyPTC), GranvilleIsland Official Media Opening: February 10 8pm Tickets $20-$28 plus HST. www.brownpapertickets.com

VANCOUVER, BC – You are going to fall in love with I LOVE YOU BECAUSE, the Western Canada premier of the new musical that the New York Times praised as “terrific, refreshing fun – filled with wit and zest.” The first production of Vancouver’s newest theatre company, INTIMATE THEATRE, I LOVE YOU BECAUSE features a strong, young, up-and-coming cast with some of Vancouver’s brightest new musical theatre artists lead by the critically-acclaimed directing team of SHEL PIERCY and choreographer SHELLEY STEWART HUNT. Music direction is by KERRY O’DONOV AN with sets by FRANCESCA ALBER T AZZI and costumes by CHRISTINA SINOSICH. This hilarious hit musical arrives on Granville Island just in time for the season of love! Opening February 10 (previews begin February 8) I LOVE YOU BECAUSE plays until February 25 in the intimate and warm STUDIO 1398 in the heart of Vancouver’s theatre district. This show promises to make you laugh, make you cry, make you fall in love or fall in love all over again! One of the funniest off-Broadway shows of the last few years, it features an exciting and romantic script and score by the new writing team of RYAN CUNNINGHAM & JOSHUA SALZMAN w h i c h was praised as “impressive, distinctive, tuneful and smart.” In fact the The Wall Street Journal wrote that I LOVE YOU BECAUSE is “everything an off-Broadway musical should be…a charming piece of work that will send you home smiling,” A special Valentines’ Day performance features roses for every woman attending and all the champagne you can drink!

INFORMATION: emma hale ehale@infinityfilms.ca

November 27, 2011

INFINITY FILMED ENTERTAINMENT GROUP LTD CREATES 2011 GREY CUP SCOTIABANK GALA DINNER.

Infinity Films is proud to announce their involvement as the creative producers of the 2011 Scotiabank Grey Cup Show Your Colours Gala at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver. Continuing their long association with brand.LIVE Group Ltd, this spectacular show featured over 200 performers accompanied by a live six-piece band. The show was written and directed by Infinity Films’ partner SHEL PIERCY.

In the style of the Broadway hit “Spamalot”, but with football as its theme, the evening included appearances by “The Queen”, “ABBA” and “Celine Dion”. The hilarious script featured fabulous music and dance all performed by some of Canada’s top musical theatre artists. Musical direction and arrangements were by long-time Infinity Films orchestrator EDWARD HENDERSON with choreography by SHELLEY STEWART HUNT. Featured performers included PETER JORGENSEN, MATT PALMER, CAILIN STADNYK and SYLVIA ZARADIC.

brand.LIVE Group Vice President PAUL RUNNALS wrote, “I wanted to give huge thanks to you as part of our very own championship team for once again raising the bar on public events in the city. Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive on all of our events and in particular with regards to our “top notch staff”. You rocked it above and beyond….”

The evening was attended by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, British Columbia Premier Christy Clark and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robinson.

For more information: emma hale ehale@infinityfilms.ca