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Musivision Films


Musivision Films is an artist driven, full service film and music production company located in Montreal  Canada.

Founded in 2006 by Laurie Gordon, president of Musivision is a boutique production house working with icons of the animation world; animator Oscar nominee Ryan Larkin and Oscar winner Co Hoedeman and  three time Oscar nominee cult film Heavy Metal director Gerald Potterton. Laurie is also the director of  The Montreal International Animation Film Festival (MIAFF) sometimes referred to as Animaze.

Musivision produced documentary film  Ryan’s Renaissance (available in French and English versions) began production with partner CTV BelllMedia and broadcast on Bravo. MusiVision is currently in development with animation and feature films, including I Spy My Father about Laurie enigmatic father and a feature documentary film on animation director London born Gerald Potterton his short film High Flight.

Please email laurie [at] musivision  [dot]  ca OR musivisionfilms [at] gmail [dot] com for more information.

Musivision is working on brand new film projects for 2018. Watch this space



Finland announces new tax credits to help animation film production

SCREENSHOT/GIGGLEBUG Gigglebug's commissioning broadcasters are YLE Finland and SRF Switzerland. Finland has announced the first three productions to make use of the country’s new tax incentive. As of the beginning of the year, Finland has offered a 25 per cent tax rebate for film and TV production.     Anni Wessman project manager of International co-productions for Finland talks to Laurie Gordon about the new initiative launched in January 2017.  The productions ...

Musivision at AFM with I Spy My Father and The Flying Animator - documentary properties

Musivision FIlms is  attending AFM to discuss ongoing pre-production of two documentary properties partially shot.    I Spy My Father:   I Spy My Father Genre: Documentary Feature –Live action - animation Length: >90 min Production Company: MusiVision-  Director: Laurie Gordon A documentary film with animated sequences I Spy My Father travels to Montreal, Toronto, Budapest, Paris, Barcelona, the Congo, Jerusalem and more. The meaning of a man...

Video Exclusive: Harvey Weinstein with ex-NY Times investigative reporter AFTER she writes sexual harassment story

  Sharon Waxman founder of The Wrap  at forefront, Harvey Weinstein and Tim Burton   Written by Laurie Gordon   Hollywood's culture of silence, dysfunction and enabling may finally be put to rest or come back up for air after this short commercial break brought to you by The Weinstein Brother (Hands Solo?).   How did Harvey Weinstein end up on a panel moderated by ex-NY Times reporter Sharon Waxman of The Wrap? Or better how did Wa...

Debut feature Project Feature genuinely moves audience to tears

written by Laurie Gordon  Kanika Batra's feature film debut Project Papa  (#tellhimnow ) is deeply emotional snf s brilliantly told narrative on the effects of people struck with Alzheimer's disease and the life changing effects of the people who love them. Official Poster Project Papa debut film by director Kanika Batra A fan is genuinely moved after watching Project Papa  at WoFF 2017 in Glasgow Scotland Screened at World of Film Glasgow 2017 Project Papa...

Montreal sees Blade Runner 2049 first at FNC - star director Denis Villeneuve - watch trailer video here

A special presentation of Denis Villeneuve’s BLADE RUNNER 2049  Opening film of the 46th Montreal Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC)   Montreal Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) is pleased to announce that Denis Villeneuve’s latest work, BLADE RUNNER 2049, will be presented at a special screening on October 4 at Théâtre Maisonneuve de la Place des Arts as the opening film of its 46th edition, which runs from...

Whitney: Can I Be Me - Airing tonight on BBC 2 - Interview with producer Marc Hoeferlin

  Whitney: Can I Be Me, An intimate close up look into the short but spectacular life of of singing icon Whitney Houston. Laurie Gordon speaks with producer and editor Marc Hoefelin about the making of the film, the editorial choices he made with Nick Broomfield and how they were able to secure rare this long lost footage by filmmaker Aired on Showtime in the US and the BBC 2 UK September 2 Premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2017 Marc Hoeferlin - the producer and editor of acclai...

Chinese UK horror Susu- Interview director Yixi Sun at Montreal World Film Festival premiere

Actor Steve Edwin, director Yixi Sun, actress Lin Zhu, publicist for Sun FIlms Celin Deng   Interview with the lovely and talented first time director Yixi Sun talking to Laurie Gordon at the Montreal World Film Festival     ...

Winners of MIAFF 2017 Best animation films and virtual reality awards

Best International Short Film  Ex aequo award to Meeting MacGuffin by Catya Plate (US) and Drifting Away by Cyprien Clement Delmas (Spain) Best Canadian Short Film  Cigare by Tom Tassel (Canada) Best Short Film: Student Film Contest  Nana by Alexandra Kellner (Canada) With a special mention to In a Heartbeat by Beth Davis and Esteban Bravo (US) Best Feature Film  Abina and the important men by Soumyaa Behrens (US) Best E...

Weinstein Company new animation distribution arm Mizchief secures Montreal film

Animation news out of Montreal  Montreal International Animation Film Festival MIAFF 2018 submissions now open.   The Weinstein Company Takes a ‘Leap’ into Animation with New Mizchief Label  First two animated features to be distributed under the new label will be L’Atelier Animation’s ‘Leap!’ and Light Chaser Animation’s ‘The Guardian Brothers.’     L’At...

Film review: Dead on Arrival stands the test of time

Written by Laurie Gordon. Stephen C. Sepher’s Dead on Arrival is inspired by Rudolph Mate’s D.O.A., the classic film noir D.O.A. stands the test of time while succeeding to maintain the integrity of the original story. Dead On Arrival is a sexy macabre thriller set against a lush backdrop shot in the hauntingly beautiful bayous of Louisiana. This dark tale of Sam Collins  the man you’re rooting for who has just 24 hours to live seeks to resolve his own soon to tra...

The quiet strength of pioneering Québécois director Denis Villeneuve

With an unprecedented string of hits and film phenomenon, Quebec gets slammed by a giant tsunami of world class directors: enter Denis Villeneuve, Xavier Dolan and content creators and technology visionaries enter Daniel Langlois. Quebec is a hotbed for homegrown filmmakers, cinema buffs, cinemaphiles and seasoned producers. From all over the world they are coming to Montreal setting up shop seeking the next international co-production and next availability of the hot director lineup. From Spi...

Film Financing in death spiral - Sony's co-financing lifeline LStar says soyanara reports Sony’s co-financing partner, LStar Capital, informed the studio at the last minute that they would no longer invest in their slate. LStar was scheduled to forward $50 million to Sony Pictures, but the company exercised an option to withdraw from the agreement on the day before funds were due on the studio’s latest animation feature, The Emoji Movie. Additional films avoided by LStar’s early exit include Flatliners, Hotel Transylvania 3, ...

Winning Films at 70th Cannes Festival listed here!

    The Jury of the 70th Festival de Cannes, presided by Pedro Almodóvar, has revealed the names of the 2017 prize-winners during the Awards Ceremony. Monica Bellucci welcomed the prize-givers and winners onto the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière. The President of the Jury and the French actress Juliette Binoche, had the honour of awarding the Palme d’or to the best of the nineteen fi...

FULL LIST OF WINNING FILMS at Berlin Film Festival 2017 - Golden Bear for Best Film On Body and Soul

Hungarian author and director Ildik’ Enyedi, ‘On Body and Soul’ poses for photographers after winning the Golden Bear for Best Film at the awards ceremony of the 67th Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Saturday Feb. 18 2017. (Britta Pedersen/Pool Photo via AP) (Associated Press) BERLIN — A Hungarian love story about two slaughterhouse workers who connect in shared dreams won the top award Saturday at this year’s Berlin Film Festival. “On Body and ...

Lies We Tell - Film Review - Affairs of hearts deceive and cultures divide

  Review Lies We Tell written by Laurie Gordon   Gabriel Byrne delivers   First time director Misu Misra’s  Lies We Tell debut feature is an offering  of great acting, a strong story and a stealth performance by Gabriel Byrne and the entire cast. Byrne delivers a sensitive and powerful performance with an intensity and gritty authenticity. Byrne plays Donald and Amber acted by newcomer Sybilla Deen have a palpable chemistry with great performances all round....

Donald Ranvaud producer and humanitarian - Dead at 62 a personal story of a great man

  Donald Ranvaud producer and humanitarian - Dead at 62 a personal story of a great man   Donald Ranvaud  producer and inspired man     Donald Ranvaud (right) in my garden in deep and engaged conversation as always.Under the grapes in my garden in full bloom.  As jury at the Montreal Festival 2015    The loss of Donald Ranvaud is a loss to the film world and personal loss for me. Anyone who has ever met the man ...

Bilal gives a voice to animation film and creates a legacy

  Bilal is riding on a wave of it's own momentum moving through time space continuum. The phenomenal buzz around Cannes and the world is true. The feature animation film does not disappoint. Artistically driven and clearly created through belief and passion director producer Ayman Jamal delivers. Bilal is set to leave future generation an animation legacy telling stories of long ago and faraway lands which unites us all even today. The theme of voice is set in stone in the animated f...

Baher, Her Mind an artistic complex film

Director Hassan Akhondpour and actress Mahtab Keramati Screened at Cannes Short Film corner "Baher Her Mind" delves into the psyche of an Iranian woman "paranoid" 'jealous" imagined or not of her suspicions her husband is having an affair with another woman. The plot revolves around the main character struggling to align her inner world set against a stunning backdrop and elaborate set designs and skillful cinematography  One wonders if a male director ...

Oscar made a rockstar - Nothing compares 2 U Prince. RIP

Highest grossing touring rock act ever and advocate against copyright infringement Prince was a pioneer in front and behind the stage and screen. A few words from me as Prince was such an inspiration. Before I got into film I was and am into music and to where I will always be connected. Prince is one of those performers I heard for the first time and would from that point forever be part of my life fabric and musical sensibility. Prince, the iconic and flamboyant and soulful performer always ...

Film pioneer head of NFB animation Colin Low dies - Imax 3D Big Screen Cinema & Stanley Kubrick

  Colin Low began his career with the NFB in 1945  as a graphic artist and rose through the ranks, eventually becoming head of the animation unit. He later moved into documentary filmmaking and produced titles including City of Gold, Corral and Universe, which was among the sources Stanley Kubrick used when making 2001: A Space Odyssey. Hisexperiments in large-format cinema contributed to the development of IMAX 3D film died Wednesday&nb...

Montreal for Brooklyn - most of the film shot in Montreal

Pierre Even, co-producer of Oscar-nominated Brooklyn, talks shooting film in Montreal Film was partly shot in Ukrainian Federation Church in Mile End, St-Jacques St., Notre-Dame Ave. CBC News Pierre Even co-produced the Oscar-nominated film Brooklyn, which was partly filmed in Montreal. (CBC )    Related Stories Brooklyn, Saoirse Ronan's romantic drama, tells nuanced, emotional tale ...

Musivision's The Flying Animator - Crowdfunding Kickstarter success!

Musivision is pleased to announce a successful crowdfunding campaign for the upcoming feature length documentary film The Flying Animator, a film on maverick animator Gerald Potterton. After a 2nd campaign the relaunch finally achieved winner  status for Musivision's Kickstarter campaign.With 63 backers pledging $10,377 towards the project well over their set goal of $10,000  brings with it a strong vote of confidence for The Flying Animator director Laurie G...

Spare Change. Short Animation by Ryan Larkin

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Spare Change. Short Animation. Completed. 2009, Dir. Ryan Larkin, Laurie Gordon This animation short by Ryan Larkin (Walking, Street Musique, etc.) recounts some “comical experiences” Larkin had during his many years as a panhandler in Montreal. It tells the story of Astral Pan, a street beggar (voiced by Larkin himself), who takes us on a wild journey ...

The Flying Animator set to soar on Screen - The Montreal Gazette

The Flying Animator set to soar on screen BILL BROWNSTEIN, MONTREAL GAZETTE More from Bill Brownstein, Montreal Gazette Published on: November 5, 2015 | Last Updated: November 5, 2015 2:59 PM EST Poster design B. Chatelin   Director Laurie Gordon with animator Gerald Potterton: “From my first phone conversation with him,” she says, “he jus...

Cult Films, atypical success from Rocky Horror Picture Show to Heavy Metal

Cult films are and  may be regarded as the enigmas of the film industry; the black sheep who may do good once they pass adolescence, a heap of trouble. You can't be sure that they don't fall into the crevice of anonymity. What can we say about the rebel without a cause who does 180 turn? A loser who eventually turns a prophet err do we mean profit? No film marketing plan, great director or big budget can ever guarantee the success of any film. What constitutes a successful film in...


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