Ulmer Before Detour

a Bashar Shbib film

ULMER BEFORE DETOUR - (In Post Production)

Documentary, 83:00 min, 2020, color, HD

 

Synopsis

Edgar G. Ulmer remained in the shadows of filmmaking history until the early seventies. His tumultuous carreer spanned from Europe to America and back since the 1920’s. Ulmer Before Detour covers the early years of his filmmaking up to, and including Detour (1945). The film not only covers his Ukrainian and Yiddish films, his health care industrials and his first newly remastered American feature Damaged Lives (1933) but also his most popular films since his revival The Black Cat (1934) and Detour. The film also shows how Ulmer’s persona lives in his movies, permeates his narrative and colors his creative choices.

 

Cast & Crew

FEATURING (alphabetically): HELEN BEVERLEY, ARIANNE ULMER CIPES, DAVID DEL VALLE, STEFAN GRISSEMANN, BERND HERZOGENRATH, JIM HOBERMAN, JAN-CHRISTOPHER HORAK, NOAH ISENBERG, BILL KROHN, MICHAEL POGORZELSKI, ANN SAVAGE, D.J. TURNER, SHIRLEY ULMER
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY : J. P. FORTIN
SOUND RECORDIST : SYLVAIN BROSSET
EDITOR: SYLVAIN BROSSET
MUSIC: ERDODY
RESEARCH : MAEVA DUBOSC, BLAIR GANNON
ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS : EMMANUEL CAMPEAU
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS : MAÏA NADON-CHBIB, D.J. TURNER, FAROUK S. CHEBIB, HARALABOS SUGLERIS, KIRA ETTEHADIEH,
PRODUCERS : BASHAR SHBIB, J. P. FORTIN, SYLVAIN BROSSET
DIRECTOR, WRITER: BASHAR SHBIB

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The Last Chapter

a Bashar Shbib film

THE LAST CHAPTER

Fiction, Drama, 83:00 min, 2019, Color, (HD).

 

Synopsis

Ron Weer (Bashar Shbib) is a unpublished writer from the city asked by his employer, a publisher, to pick up an overdue book manuscript from Yan de Rilke (Jan Kuilman), an isolated writer who lives in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. Yan is suspicious and reluctant.

With difficulty, Ron manages to gain Yan’s trust. They hit it off, and Yan allows Ron to read and comment on his manuscript. They argue throughout the day till night about love, politics and philosophy. As night falls Ron is invited to sleep over. The film is interwoven with Yan’s novel, Lulu in June, which tells the story of Lulu (Rebecca L. Rau), a lonely, naive and innocent young woman as she adventures with love.

Everything seems to be weaving together famously until the last chapter.

 

Cast & Crew

STARRING : JAN KUILMAN, BASHAR SHBIB, REBECCA RAU, STEPHEN P. TAYLOR, DOMINIQUE REMY ROOT, GABE BROWN, JAMES MURRAY, XANIA KEANE
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY : GABRIEL BROWN
CAMERA OPERATOR : IVAN WOOD
ART DIRECTOR : XANIA KEANE
SOUND RECORDIST : STEPHEN DE OLIVEIRA, JANNA JEFFREY
EDITOR : J. P. FORTIN
MUSIC: TRIKE (XANIA KEANE & STEPHEN TAYLOR)
ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS : KIRA ETTEHADIEH, J. P. FORTIN, SYLVAIN BROSSET
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS : FAROUK CHEBIB, MAÏA NADON-CHBIB
PRODUCER : BASHAR SHBIB
WRITER, DIRECTOR : BASHAR SHBIB

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State Of Matter

a Bashar Shbib film

STATE OF MATTER - (In Post Production)

Fiction, TBA min, 2020, color, NTSC.

 

Synopsis

STATE OF MATTER is observed in the transitioning between one story and one image, then between one sound and one effect. A state's transition indicates a change in story and can be recognized by an abrupt change in filmic properties. A distinct state of matter can be defined as any set of languages distinguished from any other set of states by a sense of affect, without disregarding love and compassion.

 

Cast & Crew

FEATURING :
EDITOR :
SOUND : BASHAR SHBIB
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY : SYLVAIN BROSSET, BASHAR SHBIB, J.P. FORTIN
MUSIC : BASHAR SHBIB
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER : MAÏA NADON-CHBIB, SYLVAIN BROSSET, J.P. FORTIN
WRITER, PRODUCER, DIRECTOR : BASHAR SHBIB

 

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Song Of Youth

a Bashar Shbib film

SONG OF YOUTH - (Spanish Original Language)

Documentary, TBA min, 2020, color, (HD).

Synopsis

Unrest has permeated South American society in recent years. This documentary by Bashar Shbib asks young 20 to 27 year olds living in the hispanic speaking South American countries what they are experiencing and what they want from life. Their testimonials reverberate universal themes that are preoccupying youths worldwide.

Cast & Crew

FEATURING: NICOLAS WAS, GABRIEL SANCHEZ, NOELIA GUTIÉRREZ, LUZ GABRIELA VASQUEZ MASCO, LINDA GIANINA MENDOZA QUISPE, MATHIAS KNEIS, NOEL ANGELOT, DANIELA RODRIGUEZ, JOSE ACEVEO (KALI YUGA), BRIAN JUINO GUEVARA CÁRDENAS, MALAZ ALSHAER, DANG CHANCE, MARTIN G. DELGADO CUTELLI, JOAQUINA DE CICCO, JUANA JAVREGUI, MIRIANNEL AUMAITRE, PAULHO GRIFFIN, WILFRIDO CUNALATA, LUCIA CARÁ SCOROLLI, JOLY PAULINA MOLDONADO
EDITOR: GUSTAVO N PEÑA, GABRIEL SANCHEZ
SOUND: BASHAR SHBIB
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: SYLVAIN BROSSET
MUSIC: BASHAR SHBIB, THE VOID
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: MAÏA NADON-CHBIB, SYLVAIN BROSSET, J.P. FORTIN
WRITER, PRODUCER, DIRECTOR: BASHAR SHBIB

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Rotwang

a Bashar Shbib film

ROTWANG - Afin qu'il ne m'arrive rien - (French Language Original)

Documentary, TBA min, 2020, Color, (HD).

 

Synopsis

This documentary portrays the thoughts and lifestyle of a Quebec art director and free thinker (Michel Gagnon) living in the central Quebec region of Kamouraska.

 

Cast & Crew

STARRING : MICHEL GAGNON
EDITOR : TBA
SOUND : BASHAR SHBIB
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY : SYLVAIN BROSSET
MUSIC : BASHAR SHBIB
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER : MAÏA NADON-CHBIB, SYLVAIN BROSSET, J.P. FORTIN
WRITER, PRODUCER, DIRECTOR : BASHAR SHBIB

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Restoring DJ Turner

a Bashar Shbib film

RESTORING DJ TURNER - (In Post Production)

Documentary, TBA min, 2020, color, HD

 

Synopsis

Restoring DJ Turner recounts the work method, the adventures, and tribulations of a Canadian film archivist (D.J. Turner) as he brings back to life old, broken and lost Canadian films dating back to the early 20th century.

 

Cast & Crew

FEATURING : D.J. TURNER
EDITOR : TBA
SOUND : BASHAR SHBIB
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY : SYLVAIN BROSSET
MUSIC : BASHAR SHBIB
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER : MAÏA NADON-CHBIB, SYLVAIN BROSSET, J.P. FORTIN
WRITER, PRODUCER, DIRECTOR : BASHAR SHBIB

 

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Promenade Montreal

a Bashar Shbib film

PROMENADE MONTREAL - (French Language Original)

Fiction, 83:00 min, 2019, Color, (HD).

 

Synopsis

Montreal’s public spaces are constantly being re-used for various socio-political and cultural purposes. What is behind a parc’s transformation, and how does it manifest itself? This documentary is an overview of the administration, development and planning of the municipal parks of Montreal, Canada.

 

Cast & Crew

PARTICIPANTS:  MATTHIEUX LABRE, JUAN TORRES, ANNE GERMAIN, MICHÉLE DAGENAIS, NICOLE VALOIS, NATHALIE BOUCHER, GÉRARD BEAUDET, LUC FERRANDEZ, JEAN DÉCARIE, HÉLÈNE SAMSON, CLAIRE POITRAS, MICHEL LAFLEUR, DENIS FOURNIER, MARTIN GAUDET, NANCY BERGERON, PIERRE HAMEL, STÉPHANIE GALELLA, MARC-ANTOINE BÉCHARD, GABRIEL TREMPE, LÉA ROCHETTE-BRUNELLE, ALEXANDRE GIRARD-LÉTOURNEAU, SYLVANO DE LA LLATA
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY : JUSTINE ROBIDOUX, SAMI COLGECEN, MIHAL FLORIN SON
OTHER CAMERAS : J. P. FORTIN, EMMANUEL CAMPEAU
SOUND RECORDIST : UGUR CAN GURSOZLU, SYLVAIN BROSSET
EDITORS : MAEVA DUBOSC
PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS : ANDREA CASTRO, HÉLÈNE LAZURÉ, SIMON ROBIDOUX, XU TING
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER : SYLVAIN BROSSET, BAPTISTE JOPECK
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER : MAÏA NADON-CHBIB, FAROUK S. CHEBIB, KIRA ETTEHADIEH
PRODUCERS : BASHAR SHBIB, J. P. FORTIN
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY : BASHAR SHBIB

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Gabe’s Gaze

a Bashar Shbib film

GABE'S GAZE - (In Post Production)

Fiction,  90:00 min, 2020, color, (HD).

 

Synopsis

Gabriel Young (Bashar Shbib) survives a heart malfunction and decides to change his lifestyle. In this the fourth of the ongoing series on the life of the disgruntled and somewhat humorous indie filmmaker. Gabe adventures into themes of ageing, nostalgia, work ethic, anger and kindness.

 

Cast & Crew

STARRING : BASHAR SHBIB, SYLVAIN BROSSET, EMMANUEL CAMPEAU, TALA CHEBIB, JOSEF A. EASTMAN, BLAIR GANNON
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER : MAÏA NADON-CHBIB
PRODUCED BY : BASHAR SHBIB, SYLVAIN BROSSET, J.-P. FORTIN
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY : SYLVAIN BROSSET, J.-P. FORTIN
EDITOR: DANIEL GABRIELLI
SOUND: SYLVAIN BROSSET
MUSIC : BASHAR SHBIB
ART DIRECTOR : BASHAR SHBIB
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY : BASHAR SHBIB

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Strawberries and Wine

a Bashar Shbib film

STRAWBERRIES AND WINE

Fiction, Drama, 76 min, 2020, Color, 35mm.

 

Synopsis

Three siblings, Michael (Mark Houghton), Nicholas (Jordan Henry) and Jean (Abby Zotz) reunite at the vineyard where they grew up, one year after the passing of their parents.  Michael’s wife Diana (Susan Eyton-Jones), their family and friends, and a couple of uninvited guests (Iona Brindle and Martin Yu), join them as they come together for a final commemoration of the passing of their parents.  As new passions set in, choices will be made between integrity and selfishness and about what the future will hold. Not only for the vineyard, but for them as well.

Cast & Crew

STARRING : SUSAN EYTON-JONES, IONA BRINDLE, MARK HOUGHTON, JORDAN HENRY, ABBY ZOTZ, BOBO VIAN, GABOR ZSIGOVICS, MARTIN YU, SHERINE TARHABI-BOUCHER, MAÏA NADON-CHBIB, BASHAR SHBIB
PRODUCTION MANAGER : MARIE-HÉLÈNE PANISSET
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY : MICHEL LAMOTHE
ASSISTANT CAMERA : PETER PONS, STÉPHANIE ALTAMIRANO
SOUND : MICHEL LECOUFLE
BOOM : SIMON POUDRETTE-WILSON
ART DIRECTOR :
MARIE-HÉLÈNE PANISSET
SET DRESSER : CHRISTIAN ROY
MAKE-UP/HAIR : JOSÉE LANGLOIS
COSTUMES :
ZYX PRODUCTION
EDITORS :
GEOFF KLEIN, ROBERT YATES
MUSIC :
CLAUDE DEBUSSY, SUZANNE EYTON-JONES
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER :
PIERRE LATOUR
CO-PRODUCER : HÉLÈNE VERRIER
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER : MARIE-HÉLÈNE PANISSET, ANDREW MAKAREWICZ, HÉLÈNE VERRIER
SCREENPLAY : BASHAR SHBIB, GABOR ZSIGOVICS, JAMES WALLEN
PRODUCER, DIRECTOR : BASHAR SHBIB

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The Weddings Murders

a Bashar Shbib film

THE WEDDINGS MURDERS

Fiction, Drama, Crime, 90 min, 2016, Color, 35mm.

 

Synopsis

The Wedding Murders is a story of obsession, told through the lives of two men – a serial killer and a detective. Henry Sparks (Mark Houghton) has worshiped Detective Prospect Jenkins (Ross Partridge) from the day he met him in the schoolyard when he was ten. As adults, a series of murders have brought Henry and Prospect closer together, as Prospect becomes more estranged from his wife, Geena (Alexandra Woodward). Prospect will be drawn deeper into the world of homosexual serial killers, where he will learn just how far worship can go.

No amount of professional ambition could have prepared Prospect for the high-profile serial-killings known in the headlines as “The Wedding Murders”. Bodies begin to turn up in and around the district. Prospect’s obsessive determination to regain control of the case begins to take its toll on his personal and professional life. The obsession has clearly become mutual; Henry has won Prospect’s attention... Regardless of the cost.

 

Cast & Crew

STARRING : MARK HOUGHTON, ROSS PARTRIDGE, ALEXANDRA WOODWARD, TONIA LYNN, TADZEO HORNER-CHBIB
COSTUMES : CATHIA PAGOTTO
ART DIRECTOR : JEAN-FRANÇOIS DA SYLVA-LA RUE
EDITOR : JON DEITCHER
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY : KARINE ZERBÉ
ORIGINAL MUSIC : STEPHEN DE OLIVEIRA, PHILIPPE LAUZIER
SCREENPLAY : BASHAR SHBIB, BRIAN DOUGLAS McDONALD
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER : MAÏA NADON-CHBIB
PRODUCER AND DIRECTOR : BASHAR SHBIB
ALSO STARRING : NICOLAS MARANDA, LINDSAY O. PIERRE, KEIR CUTLER, HUBERT MARSOLAIS, PATRICIA ADNAN

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