Fifth Town Films
FIFTH TOWN FILMS is a multi-media production company that reflects the Canadian landscape through award-winning hybrid combinations of documentary, fiction, and online media. With over a decade of production experience, FTF was established as a partnership between collaborators Ryan J. Noth and Tess Girard in 2012, and is based in a century-old carriage house in historic Prince Edward County, Ontario. Previous projects by both Ryan and Tess have premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, SXSW, Rotterdam, Buenos Aires, and across Canada and the world. Recent work includes the short films The Road to Webequie (2016, TIFF, CSA Nominee), Beyond The Horizon (TIFF 2015), Old Growth (TIFF; TIFF Top 10, 2012) and A Tomb With A View (TIFF, VIFF, Hamburg, 2014).
FTF is currently in development (with the CBC) on the documentary Prison Farm, set for a 2020 release, and is currently in post-production on the feature drama Drifting Snow (starring Sonja Smits, Colin Mochrie, Jonas Bonnetta). Past work includes collaboration with a wide range of artists, from dancer Andrea Nann, to musicians such as Paul Aucoin, Gord Downie, Sarah Harmer, and Jim Guthrie. FTF has also produced four Heritage Minutes for Historica Canada, including most recently The Acadian Expulsion (2019).