James Vandewater – Castlewood’s Senior Producer/Director/Editor is off to Cannes this week as producer and editor of SLEEPING GIANT, the first feature film by Canadian director Andrew Cividino. Vandewater, a graduate of Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts, is no stranger to the silver screen, having had multiple short features selected for TIFF and other major film festivals. SLEEPING GIANT, the story of three boys on the brink of adolescence who spend the summer on the shores of Lake Superior, was one of only 7 films selected (from eleven hundred entries) for Semaine de la Critique (Critic’s Week) at The 2015 Cannes Film Festival. SLEEPING GIANT’s world premier is on Thursday May 14th.



CASTLEWOOD’S Metal Masters has received a nomination for Best Photography in a Lifestyle or Reality/Competition Program or Series. Chris Elias, the DP on the project, was singled out for his outstanding work turning a Floradale, Ontario forge into television magic. The Canadian Screen Awards (combining the former Gemini and Genie Awards) is presented annually and celebrates the best in Canadian film, television and digital media. The Canadian Screen Awards Broadcast Gala hosted by Andrea Martin is on CBC-TV Sunday March 1, 2015.


Extra, Extra! Get your CASH CAB on iTunes!

Great news for all the CASH CAB lovers out there – the latest season of CASH CAB featuring Adam Growe is now available on iTunes. The 13 newest shows were added this week to the iTunes Store catalogue of CASH CAB. Now you can watch your favourite episodes, any day, any time. We know you LOVE the show – enough to watch the seemingly endless reruns JUST to catch another glimpse of your star (or epic-FAIL) performance. Perhaps you’re an avid trivia fan… or maybe you can’t get enough of that handsome, charming (and hilarious) Adam Growe. Now you don’t have to wait in front of your TV. And there’s more on the way – CASH CAB Vancouver & even more past seasons are coming to iTunes later in the year.


I HATE MY TATTOO makes its mark on SLICE

THINK BEFORE YOU INK – A quarter of North Americans take no heed to this common, often ignored, warning. We’ve sampled these stories in a new show coming to SLICE. Almost everyone with a tattoo carries at least 1 blunder on their body, with the same desperate cry: I HATE MY TATTOO! In our latest production, we hear 3 tattoo regrets in need of a cover-up. We’ve called in some of the world’s best tattoo artists to take on the daunting task of not only designing a new a work of art, but making sure the client’s awful mistake is a thing of the past. The stakes are high, and failure is not an option. Between the buzz of the tattoo machine and the emotional, physical pain our candidates endure, tension mounts as the artists, clients (and audience), wait in anticipation over the jaw-dropping reveals.



MANUFACTURED Magic….in slo-mo with music

Our amazing DOP Duraid Munajim has curated 3 stunning video montage segments from images he filmed for Discovery Channel series MANUFACTURED. The electronic music is composed & produced by Toronto producer Burnykun whose music can be found on Soundcloud: