Last year Creative Saskatchewan piloted the first Music Video Production Grant program, and the results are finally in!
A huge congratulations goes out to the filmmakers, musicians, and mentors who participated in the program and now have a high quality marketing asset to showcase their skillsets. Take a look at their work below.
Francois deNysschen (Prehistoric Productions) for Il Creatura “Miles Away” – Mentors Stephen Trivieri and Scott McCuaig with Breathe Entertainment
“Creative Sask did a great job aligning local talent with a panel of talented filmmakers who were dedicated to the process! The detailed approach sets them apart from many other grant programs” – Stephen Trivieri and Scott McCuaig, Breathe Entertainment
“The Music Video Production Grant is a great opportunity for musical artists, as well as aspiring filmmakers, to create a high-quality video production that may have otherwise been out of reach or budget when starting out. Access to industry professionals and mentors is also an invaluable resource for a creator at any stage! Truly an excellent one-stop solution for those who don’t know where to start.” – Ryan Schultz, Il Creature (The Pistolwhips)
Lee Chambers for W3AP0NS “Hope on the Radio” – Mentor Lindsay Thomas Robinson
“The Music Video Production Grant is a great opportunity for filmmakers and musicians alike to learn and grow in a space that is encouraging for emerging artists. For artists to advance in their career it is essential to have opportunities like this available, and I think Creative Saskatchewan has put together a program that can help achieve this” – Lindsay Thomas Robinson, Producer/Director
Blessing Alasan for Davy Sage “Let Me Know” – Mentor Farideh Olsen
“The Music Video Program is such a powerful experience for the musician and filmmaker. I hope many folks apply” – Farideh Olsen, Musician
Josiah Maningas (Studio D) for Kendal Schendel “Don’t Act Like You Care” – Mentor Chris Triffo with Wavelength Entertainment
“I had the good fortune to act as a mentor for Creative Saskatchewan’s new Music Video Production Grant program and found it invaluable for emerging filmmakers. I wish this type of program had existed when I started in the industry” – Chris Triffo, Wavelength Entertainment
“This experience has been life changing for me, I was able to create a high-quality music video that I would not have been able to achieve on my own. Along with the new connections made by working with a team, the value of this opportunity is immeasurable, and I would definitely encourage artists to apply!” – Kendal Schendal, Solo Artist
“I think one of the best takeaways from this program was the ability to collaborate with different creatives who are all at different levels of experience, and to take different perspectives and ideas and combine them to create a complete vision. Also, to be able to produce a high-quality product that may not have been done without the financial aid of the program. I would encourage anyone that is looking to get experience leading a bigger production to apply for this grant. At times in this industry it can be very difficult to get real world experience on bigger projects, especially if you are relatively new in the video world and this grant really provides creatives in Saskatchewan a very unique opportunity.” – Josiah Maningas, Studio D
Aaron Sinclair (Aaron Sinclair Film Ltd) for The Pxrtals “She’s Gone” – Mentor Erin Mussolum with Chickadee Creative Works Inc.
“Providing emerging filmmakers and musicians the opportunity to collaborate, while supporting them through the business lifecycle of creating a music video, all combines to create solid foundations for further artistic advancement” – Erin Mussolum, Chickadee Creative Works Inc.
Saul Chabot for Katelyn Lehner “10 Bucks” – Mentors Dylan Hryciuk and Brianne Janex with Versa Films
Video to be released soon!
Thanks to your feedback, this year’s new and improved Music Video Production Grant program has been very popular and we have received some stellar applications. The applicant assessors meet in the near future to determine this year’s successful grant recipients, who will be announced here when awarded.