County House Pictures in collaboration with Plateau Entertainment is pleased to announce that we’ve officially begun our film festival circuit, and we have officially been selected, and even been nominated for awards for three separate festivals this year already!
We’re so excited to see what else happens in 2022!
We’re super excited to be working and collaborating with Ally Fiola, a saxophonist and composer from Nova Scotia. Her collaboration and work on our upcoming short film Blue & White, shows off her jazz expertise, as well as her playful experimentation with tones and melody. She brings with her an air of excitement and professionalism that would be a valuable asset to any filmmaker.
In collaboration with Plateau Entertainment, Blue & White (2022) focuses on one man’s daily struggle living with ADHD.
Ally’s band, The Next Quest, performs all of her original arrangements, and Ally herself plays at shows across all of Atlantic Canada. She has even performed with Unidentified Funk Object, an East Coast Music Award Nominated band.
Ally comes from a traditional Jazz background, and her unique talents are greatly showcased in her original album Dreaming Away released in 2018, which was nominated for Jazz Recording of the Year at the 2019 Music Nova Scotia Awards, and Ally herself was nominated for Best Jazz Musician of the year in 2019 and 2021 for The Coast newspaper in Halifax.
Ally has worked with a wide variety of talented musicians and composers, has received her Masters in Film Composition in the United Kingdom, where she also performed across London, including at the award-winning Pheasantry Jazz Club. For her full biography, visit: allyfiola.com
Wendy was recently featured in an article for the Toronto Guardian discussing her past, present, and future! Wendy is excited to work with County House Pictures and we are thankful to have her on board with our team! Congratulations, Wendy! You rock!
Wendy German, Producer and Director of County House Pictures’ upcoming short documentary Finding Orleen (2021), makes headlines across Canada including this article in the Blackburn News. Wendy, also known for her role as The Curator in County House Pictures’ The Acrylic (2019), tells us how she landed this role.
“Wendy German has a long list of television credits, but the Windsor woman is about to add a feature-length film to her resume. In ‘Clash’, she plays a Canadian mother with a big secret.
“My agent sent me a breakdown and said, ‘hey, do you want to go to Toronto for this?’ I was living in Windsor at the time,” she said. “They auditioned me, and I knew something was happening because as soon as I finished, the director looked at me and said, ‘can you do that again?’ So, I did it again, and then he jumped out from behind the table and was giving me all these directions. That doesn’t usually happen at an audition.”
Super excited to announce that County House Pictures has teamed up with Director and Actress, Wendy German, to produce a short documentary Finding Orleen. In a small town, everybody knows everybody, and our story recounts a lost daughter reunited with her birth mother through serendipity and hope.