Niagara-On-The-Lake, ONâ€” Digital animation and visual effects studio Keyframe Digital Productions has begun producing all digital visual effects for the SyFy pilot â€œThree Inches.â€? The screenplay for the 90-minute project was written by Harley Peyton (â€œTwin Peaks) and is directed by Jace Alexander (â€œRoyal Painsâ€?). Bob Cooper and Peyton are Executive Producers. Fox TV Studios and Landscape Entertainment are producing.
James Marsters (â€œBuffy the Vampire Slayerâ€?) portrays the leader of a covert team of less than impressive â€œsuperheroes.â€? The three inches refers to the ability of the lead character, new recruit â€œWalterâ€? (Noah Reid), to move an object with his mindâ€”provided that itâ€™s three inches or less. Together, the unlikely band of heroes proves that â€œsuperâ€? is simply a state of mind.
Andrea Martin (“My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” â€œSCTVâ€?) has joined the cast as Belinda Spackman, the main character’s mother. She’s a brutally cynical force of nature who will do anything to protect her son, who has developed the unique not-so-superpower.
For the CBC, Keyframe is providing visual effects for the tenth season of â€œDegrassi,â€? a Canadian teen drama television series set in the Degrassi universe, which was created by Linda Schuyler and Kit Hood. â€œDegrassiâ€? is the fourth fictional series in the â€œDegrassiâ€? franchise, and follows â€œThe Kids of Degrassi Street,â€? â€œDegrassi Junior High,â€? and â€œDegrassi High.â€?
â€œWe were asked to come aboard once the producers decided to employ the Red Camera system,â€? said Clint Green, Visual Effects Supervisor. â€œThe Red Camera gave the show a whole new look. The clean, crisp and vibrant images shot by our director of photography, Alwyn Kumst, have expanded the showâ€™s visual quality that in turn triggered discussions about how to expand the Degrassi world. This new point of view allowed Keyframe to extend various street angles and, with the use of green screen and other city plates for backgrounds, we were able to create brand new locations.â€?
Keyframe is also attached to 13 one-hour episodes of the thriller â€œX111,â€? now shooting in Toronto. The drama, top-lined by Stuart Townsend as X111, a former secret agent struggling to discover his true identity and the governmental conspiracy surrounding him, will see Aisha Tyler (â€œ24â€?) play a top CIA operator and Virginie Ledoyen, a mercenary hired by a former U.S. President to track X111.
Prodigy Pictures is co-producing â€œX111,â€? which is set in France, with French partner Cipango. Canal Plus has picked up the hour-long drama for the French TV market, and Showcase will air the series in Canada.
Jay Firestone, head of Prodigy, is executive producing â€œX111â€? along with Cipangoâ€™s Edouard De Vesinne and Thomas Anargyros. Show runner Gil Grant is executive producer. Wanda Chaffey is producing the Canadian-French production.
Keyframe recently completed all visual effects for the second season of â€œWarehouse 13â€?and is currently completing 13 one-hour episodes of the new fantasy-noir series, â€œLost Girl.â€?
About Keyframe Digital Productions
Keyframe Digital Productions provides a multitude of digital services including 3D animation, animation co-production planning, on-set supervision, pre-visualization, and state-of-the-art visual effects with an emphasis on broadcast digital animation and VFX.
Keyframe has won a number of industry awards for their 3D animation work on the feature length, direct to DVD title â€œLittlest Light on the Christmas Tree,â€? as well as their own original property, â€œThe Hugglers.â€?
The studio has provided visual effects for television series including â€œThe Dresden Files,â€? â€œThe Tutors,â€? â€œWild Rosesâ€? and â€œMutant X.â€? Keyframe also provided all visual effects work for the movie â€œCrazy Canucks,â€? a feature length â€œdramedyâ€? produced by Alberta Film Works and â€œVictor.â€?
Keyframeâ€™s feature film credits include â€œSecret Window,â€? â€œDriven,â€? â€œLeft Behind,â€? â€œExit Wounds,â€? â€œDonâ€™t Say A Word,â€? â€œK-19 – The Widowmaker,â€? â€œBulletproof Monk,â€? â€œX-Men,â€? â€œZombie Land,â€? and most recently â€œRED,â€? starring Bruce Willis.
The studio co-produced and created 3D animation for the second season of Sesame Workshopâ€™s â€œPinky Dinky Doo.â€? The animated series consisted of 52 eight-minute episodes and 104 three-minute games.
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Contact: Lanny Sher, 323/653-0380,