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Ryan Noth

FTF is proud to announce it is collaborating with filmmaker Adrienne Amato on the feature documentary Mbira Talks.

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From the bustling street corners of Toronto to the parched savannah of rural Zimbabwe, MBIRA TALKS follows Zimbabwean-Canadian Moyo Rainos Mutamba (Moyo) as he uses the sacred Zimbabwean musical instrument Mbira to reconnect with indigenous knowledge.

We are currently looking for production and post-production partners for the project, including distributors and broadcasters. Please get in touch with Ryan or Tess with your interest or support for the project!

Look for more information as the film develops.

The Road to Webequie - CSA Nomination; Festivals

Ryan Noth

Happy to announce that The Road to Webequie was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for best short documentary - alongside some other amazing talent too!

After some great screenings and discussion at the Belleville Downtown Doc Fest and Kingston Canadian Film Festival in March, RTW will soon be playing in Melbourne, Australia, and at the Phi Centre in Montreal, with additional screenings TBA! 

An online Bravo release in Canada is due in Summer, 2017.

Kenojuak Ashevak Heritage Minute

Ryan Noth

We are super proud to announce that the latest Heritage Minute, on the incredible Inuit artist Kenojuak Ashevak was produced and directed by Tess Girard and Ryan J. Noth for Fifth Town films, on behalf of the amazing folks at Historica Canada. The production travelled to Cape Dorset, Nunavut, to work with family members of Kenojuak, including her sister, to portray her in the film. Miali Buscemi plays the younger Ashevak, and provides voiceover to the story. The images were crafted in collaboration with John Price, and sound with Paul Aucoin. Post-production was provided by Studio VSC in Toronto, Daniel Pellerin at the Royal Theatre, and the incredible animation was completed by e.d. films based out of Montreal.  


The project was recorded and released in three languages, English, French, and Inuktitut, a first for a Heritage Minute. The subject of an artist for a Heritage Minute is only the 2nd occurance, putting Kenonuak in good company with Emily Carr. 

A hearty thank you to all involved, particularly Ryan Barnett, Nicki Thomas, Davida Aronovitch, and our polar bear stand-ins, Brigitte D'Auzac de Lamartinie and Anthony Wilson-Smith.

More photos and updates to come to this post, to give you a behind-the-scenes look at the production.

The Road to Webequie leads to Sarnia, Nov. 6.

Ryan Noth

The South Western International Film Festival, in Sarnia, Ontario, is in its 2nd year, and will be screening our short film The Road to Webequie on Nov. 6 at 11am. Co-directors Tess Girard and Ryan J. Noth will be in attendance for the screening and Q&A. 

Tickets and further info about the festival can be found through here:

A Tomb With A View - Online!

Ryan Noth

A Tomb With a View has been released online via the wonderful Aeon Magazine


Ryan Noth

Excited to announce the premiere of our short BravoFactual film The Road to Webequie at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
Here's the TIFF page for the film, playing in Short Cuts Programme 9.

Screening dates and times are:
Tuesday, September 13, 9:30pm, Scotia 14
Wednesday, September 14, 9:30am, Scotia 6 (Press and Industry)
Sunday, September 18, 7:15pm, Scotia 11