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ARGYLE FILM WINS BEST SHORT FILM AT WAFF
The Argyle student film “Blood Memory” has won Best Student Film and Best Short Film at the Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival. The film showed twice at the film festival in November to near capacity audiences.
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Aboriginal graphic novelist Dave Robertson (7th Generation series) facilitated several preparatory writing workshops in April 2012. The students completed the script in May. Students involved in cinematography and directing received camera and jib workshops with professional camera operator Tyler Funk during May to prepare for shooting. The film was shot in June 2012 and a final edit completed at the end of 2012. Oscar winning music singer songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie did a consult with the students for the musical score of the movie. Audience reaction to the movie and the musical score has been extremely positive.
In psychology, genetic memory or “blood memory” is a memory present at birth that exists in the absence of sensory experience, and is incorporated into the genome over long spans of time. This concept was incorporated in Argyle’s newest film.
Blood memory is available in both DVD and Blu-Ray format.