'LOVEBITES' on CBC Canadian Reflections

LOVEBITES makes its television debut this Sun, May 21st at 12:30AM (technically Monday), on CBC's Canadian Reflections! This is Jaded Pictures first television broadcast, so we're super excited about it. Plan your screening parties or set your PVR's, friends! If you love drama and zombies, you don't want to miss this.

The full short film is also now available online in Canada on the CBC Canadian Reflections page!

And lastly, we've recently secured an international sales agent for the film, Magnetfilm, based in Berlin.

New Film: Drama Short Film 'SLEEPWALK'

Jaded Pictures has completed principal photography of its latest short film, SLEEPWALK, starring Jessica Matten (Netflix's Frontier, Blackstone) and Brendt Thomas Diabo (12 Monkeys, Mohawk Girls). The film is written and directed by Andrew C and produced by Jessica Matten and Brendt Thomas Diabo, with cinematography by Rodrigo Vergara Cereceda.

SLEEPWALK is about a woman named Alicia who sleepwalks, and her husband, Bernard, who must take care of her at night, despite their failing marriage. Check out the trailer on the Projects page.

New Film: Fantasy, Drama Short Film 'MARIE'

We're excited to announce the completion of our latest short film MARIE starring Amanda Pye in the title role, written and directed by Melanie Chung, produced by Kelly Wong, and DP'd by Conor Fisher who also collaborated with our team on BOY.

Marie is a fantasy short inspired by children's fables and fairytales twisted into a dark narrative for a more mature audience. Check out the Projects page for the trailer!   

'LOVEBITES' Official Selection at CAAMFest

As the festival run for LOVEBITES winds down, we got the exciting news that it's an Official Selection for CAAMFest 2016 (formerly the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival), the largest Asian American film festival in North America, happening from March 10th to 20th of this year. It will mark the first time we've been selected for the festival. We're ecstatic about meeting our fellow Asian American filmmakers from all over the continent and showing them our little baby. Stay tuned to the CAAMFest website for updates on the screening schedule and the specific screening time for LOVEBITES. Here's to a successful 2016! 

'LOVEBITES' Official Selection at the Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Film Festival

We're excited to announce after making its market premiere at this year's Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner, LOVEBITES will be having its screening premiere at the 16th Annual Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Film Festival, a festival produced by the Rhode Island International Film Festival on Saturday, October 24th. If you live in the Rhode Island area, don't miss it before the feature film, SUMMIT by Christina Raia. If you haven't seen the trailer for LOVEBITES yet, visit the project page above!

'BOY' Official Selection at The Montreal World Film Festival

After a successful debut for both of Jaded Pictures' 2015 shorts LOVEBITES and BOY at the Cannes Film Festival's Short Film Corner, we're excited to announce the next stop on BOY'S festival journey. 

BOY will be making its North American premiere at the 2015 Montreal World Film Festival, taking place from August 27th to September 7th. Director Melanie Chung will be in attendance along with star, Jackson Martin to introduce the film.

Screening dates to be announced.

Welcome

Welcome to the official website of Jaded Pictures. A film production company based in Toronto. Akin to our namesake, our content is inherently world-weary. But conversely, we're extremely passionate about creating an emotional impact on audiences by shedding light in dark places with our stories.

We have three completed major projects under our belt.

The first is our largest project to date, MILLIONS, the story of a group of twenty-somethings who set out on an ambitious but dangerous journey to become millionaires before they turn thirty. The project was screened at festivals internationally as both a feature film and digital series. It won for Best Director at the 2013 Marseille Web Fest, was the Closing Night film at the 2013 Vancouver Asian Film Festival, and was selected for the Independent Pilot Competition at the 2013 New York TV Festival. It is currently represented by Summer Hill Entertainment.

Our second project is BOY, a short drama about a neglected 13-year-old boy struggling to care for his 6-year-old brother in a decrepit seaside town that is steeped in fear and corruption. The Boy dreams of escape for himself and his brother and goes to the greatest of lengths to make that happen, catching the eye of the town's godfather.

Our most recent project is LOVEBITES, a drama/horror short about the deterioration of a lesbian couple's relationship, set in a zombie apocalypse. The film unfolds in a reversed time line, paralleling the couple's need to hold on to their past with one another in order to keep their present relationship alive. When the two must confront the future of their relationship, they're forced to confront a flesh-eating zombie at the same time.

Both BOY and LOVEBITES are currently embarking on a 2015 festival run, so stay on the look out for it.

You can view the trailers for all of the above projects on our Projects page.

For information on any future projects, as well as the progress of our current ones, please check back here!

All the best,

Andrew