Indiecan Entertainment presents
THE SHEEPDOGS HAVE AT IT
Directed by John Barnard
Opens in Toronto – June 21
Cineplex Yonge + Dundas
Also opens in
Saskatoon – June 19 (Special Premiere) Then June 21st – The Roxy Theatre
Regina – June 21st – Studio 7 : Rainbow Cinema Regina
Waterloo – June 21 – Princess Theatre
Vancouver – June 23 – The Rio Theatre
Ottawa – August 4,5,6 – The Bytowne
Edmonton and Calgary Dates TBC
Indiecan Entertainment presents the debut of John Barnard’s feature film THE SHEEPDOGS HAVE AT IT, which was the Closing Gala of the Whistler Film Festival last year.
Producer Kyle Bornais (We’re The Weakerthans, We’re From Winnipeg) and Barnard’s Farpoint Films documentary features the successful rise of the super popular rock band – The Sheepdogs – and their efforts in winning the coveted spot on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine.
THE SHEEPDOGS HAVE AT IT is a rock and roll documentary about the incredible story of a Canadian band’s rapid rise from obscurity to the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, and the recording of their next, and most important, album. The film follows the band into a Nashville recording studio as they record the album with producer Patrick Carney from The Black Keys. The band’s fate rests upon the success of their new album, and everyone is watching and waiting for the four young men to prove themselves to the world. The film also provides a glimpse inside a rapidly changing music industry and the challenges faced by management, marketing and agents with increasingly limited resources. THE SHEEPDOGS HAVE AT IT is about believing in yourself, being dedicated to what you love, and never ever giving up.
The Sheepdogs are Sam Corbett, Ewan Currie, Ryan Gullen, and Leot Hanson – 100% Canadian made from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
“I am very excited that Indiecan will be releasing THE SHEEPDOGS HAVE AT IT, says distributor Avi Federgreen. “ As a huge Sheepdogs fan to begin with, when I saw the film it was obvious this was one music documentary that could not be left out. I know audiences will eat this up.”
“I made the film because I loved the music and felt an innate need to tell this story,” says producer Bornais. “When looking for distribution I knew it had to be someone who was just as passionate about the music as they would be about the film, as I was, and certainly found that in Avi and Indiecan.”
THE SHEEPDOGS HAVE AT IT will be the Opening Film at this year’s Open Roof Festival on June 20, with a special live performance by the band who will be in attendance.
The band will attend Friday, June 21st early evening screening, and will conduct a Q+A following the screenings with Director John Barnard. John Barnard will be at the late show Q&A on the 21st also and on the Saturday, June 22nd early and late shows.
Would like to mention the special premiere in Saskatoon on the 19th.John Barnard will be there and so will the band and they will be doing a special short acoustic set after the Q&A
Social Media Links:
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THE SHEEPDOGS Official Website: http://www.thesheepdogs.com/
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FARPOINT FILMS is a production company based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada that creates, develops and produces television and film projects designed for Canadian and international markets. Past projects include; the feature films Mother’s Day (2010) and Wild Cherry (2009), the Comedy Network original television series House Party (2009) and the award-winning documentaries Lost Bones; In Search of Sitting Bull’s Grave (2009) and CTV’s first HD documentary There’s Something Out There which was nominated for a 2007 Gemini Award.
INDIECAN ENTERTAINMENT focuses on Canadian independent, low-budget (less than $1.5 million) films. As a distributor, Avi Federgreen follows the same principle that earned him his reputation as a filmmaker; bringing Canadians films they want to watch. Aside from the traditional distribution route, INDIECAN leans heavily on digital delivery. INDIECAN helps films find more opportunities with audiences through TV, Netflix, iTunes, websites, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms. INDIECAN’s vision is to not only support Canadian production but to encourage the viewing of Canadian films by Canadian audiences. Indiecanent.com.