Message from the Producers of "This Movie is Broken"
This summer, Bruce McDonald (Hard Core Logo, The Tracey Fragments) and Shadow Shows, in collaboration with Arts & Crafts, will be filming a new feature film called THIS MOVIE IS BROKEN starring Broken Social Scene.
The idea behind the film is to create a portrait of a hot July day in Toronto and so over the next few weeks we’re looking for you to help us out by capturing footage from around the city. We are interested in the weird and wonderful images that define for you the Summer of 2009: it's the sun rising over Rexdale, it's a Fringe play taking over the loading dock of Honest Ed's, it's couples making out on the TTC, it's the growing piles of garbage at Christie Pits -- it's whatever catches your eye.
We like kissing. We like heat. We like faces. We like romance. We like neighborhoods. The important thing is to be interesting and be artistic. Nothing’s too small. Just pick images that are significant to you and keep your lens on them. THE ONLY THING WE ARE NOT INTERESTED IN IS ANY FOOTAGE OF THE BAND... SO PLEASE DO NOT BRING YOUR CAMERAS TO THE SHOWS!
So, use whatever you’ve got lying around -- digital cameras, cell phones, handheld video cameras, your dad’s old Super 8. -- and try to capture something original. Experiment. Have fun. Our hope is that by integrating your footage with ours, we’ll be able to create a visual mosaic that captures the city and the summer.
And, if your footage is used in the final film, you'll be rewarded with an on-screen credit, an invite to a special private screening, and many other great, exclusive prizes. For more details or to begin uploading your videos, visit www.thismovieisbroken.com