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It is with heavy hearts that we inform you one of the stars of the Cyber-Seniors Documentary, Shura Eadie, passed away peacefully on the night of Sunday, October 27th, 2013.
Everyone involved in the making of this film will agree, she was one of the most delightful people you would have ever had the pleasure of meeting. She truly was a unique soul and it was such a gift to be able to work with her over the past 2 years on such an intimate level. We are proud that her spirit will live on through the film.
A memorial page has been set up in her honor. Feel free to leave a message in the guestbook sharing your thoughts and memories of Shura.
As many of you know, two weeks ago we screened Cyber-Seniors for the first time in front of a live audience. And it was a success! It was so wonderful for us to be able to share the film with the people who made it possible (the cast, crew, friends and family), and have it be so well received. We want to thank everyone who came out and made it such a special night.
To those of you who visited our Cyber-Seniors Corner camera after the screening, thank you for your positive remarks. We’ve compiled your reviews and reactions into a video to help spread the word about the film! We’ve also posted a photo album of the event on our Facebook page. Please check it out and be sure to tag yourself and your friends and family.
That’s all for now. We are grateful for your continued support. Have a great long weekend everyone!
Hi Everyone, I know it’s been a while. We have been very busy putting music to the film, submitting to film festivals and, in case you didn’t notice, giving our website a make-over!
Our brilliant composer, Miho Hongo, did a great job of setting the tone for Cyber-Seniors. During the editing process our director/editor Saffron made the fatal mistake of falling in love with the temp score, which had a really great, country-style feel. So Miho really had her work cut out for her, but she rose to the challenge! She knew that the only way we could get that down-home feel to the music was to use live musicians. She wrote some beautiful scores and hired three musicians to play guitar, banjo, violin, flute and harmonica. And we LOVE it!!! Saffron was finally able to give up the temp tracks. If you want to hear a bit of the new soundtrack, check out this sneak-peak clip from the mixing studio.
We have been busily submitting to several top-tier film festivals. We know these festivals are highly competitive but we are confident our film is good enough to have it’s world premiere at one of them. So we are waiting patiently and will let you know as soon as we receive our first acceptance.
Lastly, how do you like our new website?? We want to thank Derek Ma for a great job. Please have a look around and let us know what you think about it and if there is any content you would like to see added to the site.
We’ve been incredibly busy the past few weeks putting all the final touches on the Cyber-Seniors documentary. It’s hard to believe that 19 months ago we began filming the seniors and students, and along the way it’s been an exciting trip trying to bridge the generation gap.
From the first lessons where they learned the computer basics and started discovering the Internet, to the creation of the Cyber-Seniors Corner YouTube channel and the inspiring video competition, it’s been a blast hearing their stories, and we’re almost ready to share them with you!
Yesterday we sent off our submission to the Toronto International Film Festival, so we hope we’ll be sharing some exciting news with you in the coming months. With National Grandparent’s Day happening during TIFF, it would be a great way to honour our Cyber-Seniors Stars with a World Premiere at the festival, so wish us luck!!
We never would have been able to make it through these past few weeks without the guidance of our Post-Production Supervisor, Cameron Tingley, and all of the hard work from everyone at Triangle Post. We thank them all for their assistance with the final touches bringing Cyber-Seniors film all together.
Stay tuned for news about upcoming screenings, and hopefully one will be at TIFF!
As always, we encourage more young people to get involved to teach a senior some new skills. We’re always accepting new videos for the Cyber-Seniors Corner YouTube channel, so get those cameras rolling! For more info, check out our “Get Involved” page.
Bye for now!
Hi everyone! It’s time for a little update. Saffron is working hard tweaking the final edit of the Cyber-Seniors documentary, and we’re expecting it to be complete mid-May. After seeing a rough draft, the story has come together nicely and we’re sure you’re going to love the film!
While she plugs away at it, we’re still working on our Cyber-Seniors Corner Campaign to encourage more students to get involved with their elders by creating videos for the Cyber-Seniors Corner Youtube channel.
We have some new entries produced by students Ashley L. and Hayley S. from E.L. Crossley Secondary School in Fonthill, Ontario, so check them out! We look forward to seeing the other videos that are on the way, and we encourage YOU to participate too. For more info, check out our Get-Involved page!
Here it is, the official trailer for the Cyber-Seniors Documentary! Please check it out, and if you like it, spread the word about our little passion project by sharing it with friends. We appreciate your support and look forward to having the film complete by May!
We took Cyber-Seniors Corner on the road to Downsview Services for Seniors, and asked a few questions to some of the group in the 55+ computer lab. Watch the above video to see what this fun group of seniors had to say about their experiences using computers!
Special thanks go out to computer instructor Karl Smyth for inviting us in. If you would like us to bring Cyber-Seniors Corner to you, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll make it happen!
Also, check out our Get Involved page to see how you can can participate and make your own videos. We’re encouraging high school students to partner up with a senior they know, and create a one minute video to submit to the YouTube channel. Some of the best entries will be included as extras when we release the film!
The director and producer of the Cyber-Seniors Documentary were recently at The American Film Market in Santa Monica! We’re currently in post production and the film is expected to be complete in early 2013!