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The Grasslands Project

Scott Parker
2016

Synopsis


Q&A with Scott Parker

Trailer

A Rancher's View Clip

Generations Clip

After the Fire Clip

Homecoming Clip

Life Out Here Clip

No Other Place Clip

The Last One Clip

Val Marie Hotel Clip

Les Fransaskois Clip

Population 21 Clip


Regional Map


A Rancher’s View | 8 min 22


No Other Place | 9 min 12 s


Homecoming | 7 min 26 s


Life Out Here |11 min 45 s


The Last One | 6 min 16 s


Generations | 7 min 47 s


Population 21 | 9 min 17 s


Val Marie Hotel | 10 min 32 s


After the Fire |9 min 27 s


Les Fransaskois | 8 min 35 s

Images

Eastend Fire Chief Robert Stork surveys the damage at an early morning fire on a local ranch.
Shawn Catherwood and his father Ken continue the tradition of passing the family farm to the next generation.
Beautiful weather and a big turnout for Magrath Days, the town’s annual celebration.
Louis Stringer and Denis Boire inspect recent repairs at the historic Gravelbourg Cathedral.
Bonnie Pearson, Joan Hughson, Larei King and Lee Harty share their experiences of rural life.
Artist Val Good Rider draws inspiration from the landscape of Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park / Áísínai'pi National Historic Site.
Peaceful evenings and time for family and friends are important aspects of life in Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan.
Rancher Miles Anderson at his ranch south of Fir Mountain, Saskatchewan.
Sitting on one of his family’s old lug tractors, Herb Pidt recalls the challenges and rewards of farm life.
The Val Marie hotel, like so many other watering holes across the prairies, plays an important social role in the community.

Team


Scott Parker
Filmmaker
Biography
Photo
Photo : Scott Parker


Scott Parker

Scott Parker has worked in film and television for 30 years, producing everything from music videos to documentary films. Parker has primarily focussed his career on directing and editing but also shoots his own films. His projects include the National Film Board’s Stories from Our Land 1.5., which was shot in the Arctic, as well as work on development films shot in remote Central American rainforests.

Parker has been a mentor to emerging filmmakers and contributed to a number of community-based film workshops. In addition to his filmmaking career, Parker’s international community engagement work (notably in remote regions of Botswana) provided the invaluable experience required to make The Grasslands Project.


David Christensen
Producer & Executive Producer
Biography
Photo


David Christensen

David Christensen is a Producer and Executive Producer at the National Film Board of Canada’s North West Studio, one of the NFB’s six English language studios. Some of his recent films include If I Was God, recently Oscar-shortlisted for Best Animation Short, the NFB co-produced feature documentary Hadwin’s Judgement, which premiered at the 2015 Hot Docs Film Festival, and the feature film The Forbidden Room, directed by Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson and winner of the best Canadian Feature by the Toronto Film Critics Association.

Other works that David has produced include the acclaimed documentary Everything Will Be, a devastating co-production about Indian Residential Schools entitled We Were Children, the Oscar-nominated animated short film Wild Life, and Bear 71, an online interactive web documentary that was named FWA Site of the Year. He is also very involved in emerging filmmaking and digital programmes for Nunavut filmmakers.

Credits

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY
SCOTT PARKER

PRODUCER
DAVID CHRISTENSEN

FILMED AND EDITED BY
SCOTT PARKER

MUSIC COMPOSED AND PERFORMED BY
AARON MACRI

SOUND MIX ENGINEER
JOHN BLEROT

ONLINE COLORIST
JOE OWENS
PRESTO!DIGITAL

SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR
KRISTIN CATHERWOOD

TRANSCRIPTION
PATRICIA GARRY
SHARON MURPHY

(TRANSLATION & TRANSCRIPTION (ONLY FOR LES FRANSASKOIS))
MARCO BASTIDAS
WESTERN TRANSLATIONS SERVICES

TITLE ANIMATION
KIM CLEGG
RAT CREEK DESIGN

PRODUCTION COORDINATORS
JASMINE PULLUKATT
FAYE YONEDA

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
EDIE KLEIN (POPULATION 21)
EMILIE DONOVAN (HOMECOMING)
GUYLAINE GREEN (LES FRANSASKOIS)

PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
MARK POWER

PROGRAM ADMINISTRATORS
BREE BEACH
GINETTE D’SILVA

CENTRE OPERATIONS MANAGER
DARIN CLAUSEN

MARKETING MANAGER
LESLIE STAFFORD

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
DAVID CHRISTENSEN

DIRECTOR OF ENGLISH PROGRAMMING
MICHELLE VAN BEUSEKOM

 

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