New York City Bound with eSports

We are thrilled that Rise of the eSports Hero is continuing to get out to new audiences. Rise of the eSports Hero is an official selection for the NYC Independent Film Festival happening October 15-19, 2014. There will be two separate screenings for the film. The first on October 15th at 5:30pm and the second October 18th at 9:00pm. If you are in the New York area, please support documentaries, eSports and indie film festivals and check out our film!

More info on screening locations, the documentary, film festival and buying tickets can be found here. Thanks for your support! Please help by spreading the word.

Winner Best Documentary at DragonCon Film Festival

Back from Atlanta, Georgia where Rise of the eSports Hero had its US premiere at the DragonCon Independent Short Film Festival. An exciting few days filled with eye opening costumes, sessions, panels and films. Erica sat on a panel discussing Documentary filmmaking and met lots of passionate filmmakers from around the world who are touring around on the festival circuit. DragonCon is an interesting conference that is best described as being 30 conferences in 1 with different themes, tracks and strands depending on people’s interests and reason for being there. With over 75,000 people in attendance this year, outside of the film festival, they could also attend other panels and sessions from Doctor Who to Tolkien’s Middle-earth and Paranormal to Apocalypse Rising and everything else in between. If you are into science fiction, Cosplay and more there is a track for you! Our eyes were opened with the multitude of costumes throughout the festival and depth and detail put into each one. Another experience that pictures can’t do justice for and must be seen to believe. (But we will post a few to give you a taste!)

All those involved in the film festival side of things were welcoming, helpful and excited to meet the filmmakers and screen our films. On top of getting a great response from the audience during our screening, we were thrilled to walk away with the award for Best Documentary and came home with a nice plaque to prove it! Congratulations to all the filmmakers we had a chance to meet in Atlanta. Looking forward to continuing to get this film out there for others to see.


Working People Series wins Leo Award!

The three night award show kicked off on Friday for the Leo Awards. The Leo Awards are British Columbia’s film and television awards. Our four nominations from two of our shows were split into categories being handed out on Saturday and Sunday. First up on Saturday night Erica Landrock and Jeff Yellen represented Working People: A History of Labour in British Columbia. Up for two awards on Saturday night with Jeff Yellen up for Best Sound Editing in a Documentary Program or Series and Adham Shaikh up for Best Musical Score in a Documentary Program or Series, excitement was in the air!

We were thrilled that Jeff Yellen from Ridgeline Sound took home a Leo Award for Best Sound Editing in a Documentary Program or Series for the Working People series! A much deserved award for bringing the images and history alive of BC’s Working People. Congratulations Jeff!

Sunday night we had a big group out to represent Working People: A History of Labour in British Columbia and Rise of the eSports Hero that were nominated for Best Documentary Series and Best Short Documentary respectively. While we didn’t end up taking home a Leo on Sunday night, it was an honour to be nominated amongst so many talented people in British Columbia and lots of fun to get all dressed up for the occasion! Congratulations to all of this years nominees and winners. Was great to raise a glass and celebrate BC’s film and television industry.


Skeet Shooting, Lobster & Films in Yorkton, SK

It was a great honour to have our documentary series Working People: A History of Labour in British Columbia nominated this year for the Yorktown Film Festivals infamous Golden Sheaf Awards for best documentary history & biography. While we didn't take home the trophy we had a great time in Saskatchewan. Yorktown Film Fest is the longest running film festival in North American and offers up a charm like no other festival we've seen. From skeet shooting and a lobster feast to great films and a fantastic group of people in attendance, it is clear why the festival has been ongoing for so long. Now to get back to the drawing board to come up with some new content so we can get back to the Prairies again! If you have an opportunity to attend this festival definitely say yes. 


Working People Films Featured at BCGEU Convention

We are pleased to announce that the BCGEU 49th Constitutional Convention in Vancouver, BC will feature some of the Working People: A History of Labour in British Columbia short films. For more information on the convention please visit:

If you are attending the convention and are looking to purchase DVDs of the series, please send us an e-mail here to be added to the list. DVDs are currently in production and will be ready for purchase mid-June. Thanks for your interest!


Working People Films featured at Gulf of Georgia Cannery

We are excited to announce that two of the Working People: A History of Labour in British Columbia shorts are being featured in the new exhibit at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. The exhibit title Solidarity On Ships and Shore looks at the organizing of the west coast fishing industry is open until spring of 2015. If you find yourself in Steveston be sure to drop into the cannery and check out this new exhibit and learn about BC's colourful fishing industry.


Landrock Receives 4 Leo Award Nominations!

When the announcement came out that the Leo Award nominations were out, the Leo Awards server crashed with everyone rushing to see if they made the cut. After more than an hour refreshing our computers and a few friends contacting us to say we needed to check out the nominations we finally got through and were thrilled to find out we received 4 nominations! Nominations include:

Working People A History of Labour in British Columbia

– Best Documentary Series

– Best Sound Editing in a Documentary Program or Series

– Best Musical Score in a Documentary Program or Series

Rise of the eSports Hero

– Best Short Documentary

Congratulations to the entire team on the nominations. See you at the end of May on the red carpet! You can check out the rest of the nominations here. Congratulations to all nominees. We are honoured to be recognized amongst so much great talent in British Columbia!


Baby-Go-Round Charity Video

It isn't everyday that we get asked to jump on board a project that is for a worthwhile cause with a great team involved. Erica received a call from Vancouver editor Erin Cumming who was approached by Baby Go Round, a Vancouver based non-profit organization committed to distributing new and gently used essential baby gear and clothing for children 0-4 years old in Greater Vancouver about producing a short promotional video for an upcoming charity event. Erica came on board as the producer with Heather Hawthorn-Doyle directing, Michael Dinsmore as the DP, Mark "Sparky" Pitkethly for location sound, Erin Cumming as editor and Jeff Yellen as audio post and another handful of great individuals who donated their time and expertise to make this project happen. Erica wasn't familiar with the organization prior to working on the project but quickly had her eyes opened to the great work and generosity that people are doing to help mothers in need.

It was a great feel good opportunity that everyone on board believed in and was excited to be a part of. For more information about Baby Go Round, you can watch the finished video here. If you have any gently used baby items that you are looking to donate, please consider looking into Baby Go Round as we experienced first hand the mothers who were benefiting from this important service.


Working People Nominated for Golden Sheaf Award

We are excited to announce that Working People: A History of Labour in British Columbia has been nominated for  Golden Sheaf Award in the category of Best Documentary History & Biography. Awards will be handed out at the Yorktown Film Festival in Yorkton, Saskatchewan May 22-25, 2014. The Yorktown Film Festival is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year and we are pleased to be honoured amongst some of the best of the best in Canadian documentary filmmaking. 


Working People Series – Premiering March 20th on Knowledge Network

Working People: A History of Labour in British Columbia is premiering Thursday, March 20th at 7:30 pm on Knowledge Network throughout British Columbia. Episode 2 will air March 27th at 7:30pm and Episode 3 on April 3rd at 7:30pm. All episodes and individuals interstitial's will be available to view online across Canada following the series premier. For more information please refer to Knowledge Network's website for up to the date scheduling information about this program.