COLLABORATION WITH CINEMA-ON-DEMAND PLATFORMS SEPT 7 2019
We’re thrilled to announce the world premiere of our feature documentary, THE RISE OF JORDAN PETERSON. It will take place at Cineplex in Toronto on September 26, 2019 in partnership with Demand.Film. We decided to work with the top “cinema-on-demand” platforms, namely, Demand (for Canada and UK), Gathr (U.S.) and FanForce (Australia and New Zealand) because to be frank, many mainstream and indie cinemas told us they were either fearful of controversy, morally concerned, and in one disappointing case, an entire week-long run was cancelled because some of the theatre’s staff (who probably did not even see the film!) took issue with it. To circumvent this, we’re working with cinema-on-demand platforms to get the film that we worked so hard on into the hands of those who wish to see it!
If you’re new to cinema-on-demand, here’s how it works: People can request screenings in their city using the platform designated for their region. As a “host” this person can also help to promote the screening (and we’ll help you with that!). Once the screening “tips” (i.e. becomes 40% sold) then the screening will definitely take place. If it doesn’t tip then everyone will be refunded. SO PLEASE HELP US TIP 20 SCREENINGS ACROSS CANADA SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 6! https://ca.demand.film/rise-jordan-peterson/
Click WATCH to find a screening in your city or request one if you want to make it happen!
WE SIGNED WITH GRAVITAS & SIDEWAYS FILMS! JUN 4 2019
We’ve just signed with one of the top distributers in the US, Gravitas Ventures and will be commencing our tour across selected cities in the US and Canada. Also, Sideways Films, a great team out of London, UK will be handling our European and international sales!
YORKTON FILM FESTIVAL NOMINATIONS! APR 2 2019
Big news! We're happy to announce that we've been nominated for two Golden Sheaf Awards at the Yorkton Film Festival! One for the Emerging Filmmaker Award: Patricia Marcoccia and another for Best Social/Political Documentary! See you at the end of May, Saskatchewan!
OUR PRODUCER’S ARTICLE IN QUILLETTE FEB 20 2019
We’re happy to share with you Maziar Ghaderi’s first article in Quillette Magazine on his journey with racism, ethnocentrism and identity politics. Read here.
QUILLETTE SOCIAL + INTERVIEWS! JAN 18 2019
On Sunday we attended the first Q Social party at the Berkley Church in Toronto. Claire Lehmann, Jonathan Kay, Michael Shermer, Gregg Hurwitz, Coleman Hughes, Cathy Young, Toby Young, Jamie Kilstein, Christina Hoff Sommers, and many others were in attendance to celebrate the success of Quillette and shake hands with their favourite writers. Stay tuned for the release of our interviews with Michael Shermer and Christina Hoff Sommers!
HITTING THE CUTTING ROOM, AGAIN! Dec 21 2018
After a very inspiring trip to Los Angeles and Vancouver shooting Jordan’s talks and wrapping a final interview with him earlier this month, we’re happy to be back in the cutting room to work on the theatrical cut of the documentary!
We’re in talks with international distributors to get the film out to the US/worldwide and seeking funding to cover post production costs — including sound editing, story editing, picture editing, stock footage fees, colour and music to name a few.
After a successful release of our first film, SHUT HIM DOWN: The Rise of Jordan Peterson on CBC Docs POV in Canada, we're working towards:
1) Making an extended version of the film for international release.
2) Making mini-documentaries for release on Youtube.
3) Completing Mixala (pronounced "meh-kha-la", a Kwakwala word meaning "to dream") the project we started in 2016 about Jordan Peterson's friendship with Indigenous carver, Charles Joseph
If you would like to support these projects, please donate, tell your friends and share feedback with us!
Since the film’s initial release on Canadian television a few months ago, Shut Him Down: The Rise of Jordan Peterson was one of the top documentaries of 2018 on CBC. Across the political spectrum, the feedback we’ve received from viewers has been overwhelmingly positive. It’s encouraging to see that there is something that people from different vantage points can all consider to be fair. This is something work talking about…
The theatrical version of the film will be almost twice as long in length, offering more insight into the ideas beneath these pivotal events and the current state of Jordan’s life on tour.
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LANE PATRIQUIN ARTICLE Nov 16 2018
Sharing their perspectives and experiences on identity growing up in a rural town, here is an article written by Lane, the non-binary activist featured in our film.
GEOFFREY LIEW ARTICLE Nov 5 2018
An article written by the student organizer that held the now (in)famous, Free Speech Rally in the Fall of 2016 garnering millions of views online. Read his perspective here.
TORONTO STAR REVIEW Nov 1 2018
Here is a great article in the Toronto Star, offering an honest review of the film and a conversation with our Director, Patricia Marcoccia.
WHY I MADE A FILME ABOUT JORDAN PETERSON Oct 30 2018
The Director of the film, Patricia Marcoccia has written an article detailing the background of this project and how it all started! It’s probably not what you’d expect. You can read it in full here.
HELLO WORLD! Oct 24 2018
The cat's out of the bag. We've been working on a documentary about one of the most heated controversies in recent Canadian history. It's been.... interesting.
SHUT HIM DOWN: The Rise of Jordan Peterson, is a timely one-hour point-of-view documentary film focusing on University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson’s controversial rise to fame beginning with his criticism of Canadian human rights legislation for trans people and his opposition to political correctness.
The film follows Peterson as he navigated his way through the biggest controversy of his career, while also exploring candid moments with transgender and social justice activists who rose up to oppose the broadcasting of his views.
This film was made with great care and consideration of the polarized political climate we live in and makes a sincere attempt to dive into these opposing worlds.
SHUT HIM DOWN: The Rise of Jordan Peterson will premiere for Canadian audiences on CBC Docs POV, the CBC TV streaming app and cbc.ca/watch on Friday, November 2 at 9:00PM EST (9:30 NT).
Note to American and other audiences. The film is coming your way too, don't worry. You can sign up for our newsletter (link) if you want to be kept up to speed or keep checking back here or on social media for updates.