In January of 2011, The Sheepdogs were an unknown rock band from Saskatoon, Canada. They were touring in a broken van, playing a brand of vintage rock music that everyone told them would never get radio play. But after winning a place on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine, everything changed.
After such a meteoric rise to fame, what happens next? How do The Sheepdogs prove they’re more than a band who won a contest?
The Sheepdogs Have At It follows the guys into a Nashville recording studio as they make their new album with producer Patrick Carney from The Black Keys. The band’s fate rests upon the success of this new record, and all eyes are upon them.
All the while, we follow The Sheepdogs to live performances all over North America, as they win over fans, one audience at a time, with their unique brand of vintage rock and roll, which, it turns out, radio audiences are responding to.
This is the story of four young men standing on the brink of superstardom, who now, more than ever, must prove themselves to the world.
It’s also a look inside a changing music industry and the art of tactical manipulation by the band’s support network of management, marketing and agents who must work miracles with limited resources.
But most of all, The Sheepdogs Have At It is about doing what you love and staying true to what you believe in, no matter what the cost.
Tagline:A feature documentary about the rise of Canadian rock band The Sheepdogs from obscurity to the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine, and through the recording of their next - and most important - album.
THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world. Through the heart and photographic lens of animal rights photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur, audiences become intimately familiar with a cast of non-human animals. From undercover investigations to joyful rescue missions, in North America and in Europe, each photograph and story is a window into global animal industries: Food, Fashion, Entertainment and Research. THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE charts McArthur’s efforts to bring wider attention to a topic that most of humankind strives hard to avoid.
Junkie is a pitch black comedy about two heavily addicted, drug addled brothers, Danny (Daniel Louis Rivas) and Nicky (Robert LaSardo). When Danny decides he's going clean, Nicky reacts aggressively, driving Danny from one insane experience to another as a whole host of bizarre, surreal characters descend on their house, all with grievances to
bear, debts to reclaim or trouble to cause. It quickly becomes apparent that Nicky is not really Danny's brother, but a fictitious personification of his own drug addiction, manifested in the form of an impish nightmare hellbent on Danny's self-destruction.
As Danny's life spirals out of control he must fight tooth and nail to kick the habit and rescue himself from the personal hell Nicky has consigned him to, whilst simultaneously attempting to repair the deeply damaged relationships with his increasingly bizarre friends and family.
Junkie is a twisted, pitch black comedy about a hapless addict desperately trying to go clean, and his psychotic, devil-may-care brother, who'll stop at nothing to make sure he never does.
When nerds Dennis and Noah crash a party thrown by the local jocks and hot girls in a remote cabin, they must combat a brainy serial murderer known as the Driller Killer, who uses power tools to rid the world of idiots, one clueless teen at a time.
Ian Folivor, a depressed and reclusive 30-something, finds himself taking advice from a growth in his bathroom after a failed suicide attempt. The Mold, a smooth talking fungus who was born of the filth collecting in a corner of Ian's neglected bathroom, works to win Ian's trust by helping him clean himself up and remodel his lifestyle. With The Mold's help, Ian attracts the attention of a neighbor he's been ogling through his peephole, Leah, and he manages to find a slice of happiness despite his unnatural circumstances. But Ian starts to receive strange messages from his old and broken down TV set that make him realize that The Mold may not be as helpful as it seems to be, and strange characters combined with stranger events cast Ian's life in the shadow of an epic battle between good and evil that Ian is only partially aware of.