The Defector: Escape from North Korea has been nominated for two Canadian Screen Awards in the Television category – “Best Documentary Program” and “Best Direction in a Documentary Program.” The nominations follow The Defector: Interactive’s recent Digi Award win. As media attention is drawn towards the high profile celebrities currently venturing to North Korea, The Defector gets an inside perspective on those risking their lives to flee from the starvation and oppression of
After three sold out screenings of The Defector: Escape from North Korea, our Canadian premiere at Hot Docs has come to a close. We would like to thank everyone that came out, all those in the line-ups spanning around the block, and in the packed audiences. The amazing reception has made this our most successful premiere yet! We had lots of outstanding press from The CBC, CTV News Canada, Global News, The Toronto Star, and Random House as well as some great response from blog
Following the successful launch of The Defector Interactive Experience on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, The Defector has been generating a lot of buzz. It was AdAge’s #1 Pick of the Day, and Fast Company’s Rae Ann Fera writes in her Co.CREATE article: It’s in this need to build awareness–about human rights atrocities, abuse of power, and the plight of a suffering nation–where interactive storytelling conceived in tandem with a linear documentary can make a significant impact.
Feature documentary and cross-platform project, The Defector: Escape from North Korea, was selected for POV funding from the Canada Media Fund. Thank you for your continued support and interest which has helped us get this ambitious project up and running with upcoming shoots in Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, and Asia. We will be working closely with aid workers and several others as refugees embark on a perilous journey to freedom. You’ll be able to follow us as we film via
We’ve been busy – at Hotdocs, DocXchange, and finishing off 2 new trailers for Pyongyang Express. Here’s one of them for you to watch. This is the demo reel for the Interactive Website we’ve been developing, it’s related to the Pyongyang Express the film. The Pyongyang Express Interactive Website lets you find out what it’s like to try to escape from North Korea. You walk in the shoes of a North Korean refugee and try to find your way across China and into South-East Asia. Ho