11 May, 2014
11 May, 2014
5 March, 2014
We are pleased to announce The Defector: Escape from North Korea won three Canadian Screen Awards at last night’s Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television ceremony: Best Documentary Program, Best Direction in a Documentary Program and the Academy’s Diversity Award.
A great team win! It’s a testament to the incredible talent that came together to make this film. Heartfelt congratulations to:
Director of Photography – STEPHEN CHUNG
Supervising Editor and Co-Writer – MANFRED BECKER
Editor – CHRIS WISEMAN and STEVE GUISE
Art Director – ALEXANDRA G. BRILLEMBOURG
Animation Director ROBERT PILICHOWSKI
Visual Research – ELIZABETH KLINCK
Music Composed and Performed by – ARI POSNER
Commissioning Editor, TVO – JANE JANKOVIC
Line Producer – HEIDI TAO YANG
Associate Producers – SHERRY BARRETT-BOGUSKI
HEIDI TAO YANG
CG Graphics – SCOTT MCPHERSON
ALEXANDRA G. BRILLEMBOURG
Second Unit Cinematographer ALAN POON
Additional Camera ROBERT PILICHOWSKI, JOHN TRAN
Camera Assistant SCOTT BURTON
Los Angeles Sound Recordist NATHAN BARGER
Los Angeles Production Assistant JUSTIN FERK
Toronto Sound Recordists SEAN VAN DELFT
Korea Sound Recordist NA-RU KANG
Thailand Sound Recordist PONGSARID TOMECHAI
Fixer (South Korea) MI-HYE KIM, CHARLIE MAENG
Fixer (Thailand) FRANK SMITH, MAE THEEWARI
Daily Assistant Editor JARED RAAB
Editorial Assistant DAINE BOHNER
Additional Stock Treatment KYOUNGKUEN CHUNG
Translators and Editorial Assistants
EUI YONG ZONG
Interns MAX COTTER
Post Production by REDLAB
Audio Post Production by POST CITY SOUND INC.
Dialogue Editor and Sound Design ALEX BULLOCK
Music Supervisor STEPHANIE PIGOTT
Music Mixed by JARED KUEMPER
Music Assistant and Additional Music PATRICK COTTER
28 January, 2014
23 January, 2014
“Since coming to power, Kim Jong-Un has strengthened control measures and security posts on the border between North Korea and China, to put an end to attempts to escape North Korean citizens . It also increased the penalties against border guards may receive bribes defectors.”
13 January, 2014
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 North Korea.
Watch The Defector Trailer at www.thedefectormovie.com
1 January, 2014
21 March, 2013
We invite you to attend one of our three screenings:
Sat, Apr 27 - 9:00 PM at Scotiabank Theatre, Cinema 4
Mon, Apr 29 - 3:30 PM at Scotiabank Theatre, Cinema 5
Sat, May 4 - 6:30 PM at The Regent
For all of our Toronto supporters who missed the world premieres, this is your chance to see the film on the big screen! We could not be more excited to have our Canadian premiere in our home city.
Tell your friends!
For tickets and more information about screenings and the amazing line-up of films at this year’s festival, visit hotdocs.ca
25 November, 2012
In the midst of funding cutbacks for TVOntario they continue to champion great documentaries while creating an online community to showcase documentary works. Ann Shin was invited to discuss the importance of making The Defector: Escape From North Korea.
“As a Korean-Canadian, I was in a unique position to get intimate access into North Korean stories and to tell it tio a Western audience. I started meeting with North Korean defectors in Toronto, and learned about a vast global network of people who were helping them. I met with church groups and humanitartian aid organizations. I began to envision a film about North Korean defectors and the global network of people who were putting themselves at risk to help them… continue” -Ann Shin on TVO DocStudio
For the full story and other amazing docs, visit TVO’s DocStudio.