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The behind-the-scenes production story of This Time Last Winter: The Making Of includes commentary from the director, producer, actors, students, and professional crew along with footage taken during the filming of This Time Last Winter.
Documentary, HD, 14 min, Canada, 2013
|Assistant Editor||Candy Fox|
This Time Last Winter was made through a senior undergraduate class dedicated to production of a half-hour dramatic film at the University of Regina. Sarah Abbott created and led this class to produce the film, selecting Ann Verrall through a juried application process to be Director-in-Residence in the Department of Film. Ann taught a narrative filmmaking class and directed This Time Last Winter. She and Sarah co-wrote the script, inspired by the short story “Location of the Imagination” by Alice Kuipers, and the want to write Indigenous people and content into the screenplay to reflect aspects of life in Saskatchewan and support local First Nations talent. The students worked as crew, alongside local emerging filmmakers and film industry professionals who generously offered their time and expertise to mentor the students for creation of a professional film. This Time Last Winter was supported with funding and in-kind assistance form The University of Regina, SaskFilm, Java Post Production, Talking Dog Studios, William F. White, ACTRA, Mind’s Eye Productions, the Saskatchewan Motion Picture Association (SMPIA), the Saskatchewan Community Network (SCN), and The National Film Board of Canada.