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The Defector Wins 3 Canadian Screen Awards!

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.

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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
ERICA LEENDERTSE
HEIDI TAO YANG
MELANIE HORKAN
HANNAH DONEGAN
CG Graphics – SCOTT MCPHERSON
Motion Graphics
ALEXANDRA G. BRILLEMBOURG
ROBERT PILICHOWSKI
STEPHANIE DUDLEY
SHUMING JIANG
TOM TRINDADE
MUNZER HALIME
ABHYUDAY KARN
ARTURO MERINO
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
JEFFREY MAGAT
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
SEAN KANG
MI-RE KIM
Interns MAX COTTER
ARIAL YANG
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

Thank you TVO, CMF, Bell Broadcast and New Media FundRobin Balick MirskyHot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival Documentary Organization of Canada, Canal DCTS!

The Defector has WON the 2014 Diversity Award!

The Defector is the proud winner of the 2014 Diversity Award from the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. The Defector is not an easy story to tell, and required a diverse and resourceful team to pull it off. We are very happy to be recognized for our unique team’s talents as a prime example of the Canadian film and television industry.
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Along with winning the Diversity Award, The Defector is nominated for two Canadian Screen Awards - Best Documentary Program and Best Direction in a Documentary Program. The Canadian Screen Awards takes place in March, we hope you keep your fingers crossed!

THE DEFECTOR NOMINATED FOR TWO CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS

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.

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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

TVO BROADCAST AND ADC SCREENING IN NYC

After months of touring the festival circuit, we are very excited for our TVO television broadcast premiere!
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Catch The Defector on TVO in one of these five time-slots (all EST):
Wednesday, June 26th at 9:00pm & 12:00am
Thursday, June 27th at 9:00pm
Friday, June 28th at 10:30pm
Sunday, June 30th at 10:00pm
ADC-Butter-DefectorAnd for our friends in New York, the Art Director’s Club in NYC will be hosting a screening of The Defector this Thursday, June 27th at 7:00pm. We invite you to join Ann Shin and Jam3 for a screening, Q&A, and a special interactive experience (not to mention open bar!).
The event fills up quickly! RSVP at http://www.adcglobal.org/adc/events/calendar/#438

THE DEFECTOR TO BROADCAST THIS JUNE!

The Defector will be having its first broadcast this June in Canada and Australia, marking the 63rd anniversary of the Korean war.

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In Australia you can catch THE DEFECTOR: ESCAPE FROM NORTH KOREA, presented by Kerry O’Brien, on Monday June 17th at 8.30pm on ABC1. It is repeated on Tuesday June 18th at 11.35pm and can also be seen on ABC News 24 on Saturday June 22nd at 8.00pm or ABC iview .

In Canada, THE DEFECTOR will air on TVO Wednesday, June 26th at 9:00pm and midnight EST. It will be repeated on Thursday, June 27th at 9:00pm EST, Friday, June 28th at 10:30pm EST, and Sunday June 30th at 10:00pm EST.

We hope you will be able to tune in!

Director Ann Shin on TVO’s DocStudio: Why I Needed to Make This Film

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.

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“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.

The Defector on TVO’s Doc Studio

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Our friends at TVO have given THE DEFECTOR a page on their Doc Studio website! We are so excited to get the stamp of approval and stand with so many great projects. If you haven’t seen our trailer yet, it’s on there too!