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Fredericton’s Raynemaker Productions land two screenings at this year’s FIN Atlantic International Film Festival. 

Matt Carter

The 2018 FIN Atlantic International Film Festival announced its full lineup last week. Set to take place September 13-20 in Halifax, the event will feature 125 film screenings over eight days and several venues.

Included among the many screenings set to take place over the eight day event are two films many New Brunswickers may be familiar with.

Fredericton’s Raynemaker Productions will have two films included as part of this year’s lineup – the dramatic short Why Good People Do Bad Things, which debuted last year at Fredericton’s Silverwave Film Festival, and the full length documentary film The Capital Project

The Capital Project, a documentary series focusing largely on the province’s music community, has been an ongoing project for Raynemaker Productions in development for the past two years.

“It feels pretty good having two projects that are completely different from each other in the same festival,” said Tim Rayne, who directed both projects. “The Capital Project is my first official documentary feature project while Why Good People Do Bad Things is a 14 minute fictional short produced from a screenplay I had written. This film completes a short film trilogy I had been working on for the last ten years.”

Rayne, a life-long fan of New Brunswick music, found his initial inspiration for both films while working as station manager with Fredericton’s community radio station, CHSR FM.

“Having both films screen is exciting,” he said.  “They might be from different genres but they are both inspired by the local music scene. I listened to the album Carleton by Counting On Downstairs for inspiration while writing WGPDBT and I was lucky enough to use it as the score in the film along with The Waking Night’s amazing track Vena Cava. The Capital Project was directly inspired by the local music scene so it feels really good to be recognized in both genre categories at The Atlantic International Film Festival.”

With this recent announcement, Rayne and his production partner Arthur Thomson look forward to completing the feature documentary The Capital Project. In addition to screening at this year’s FIN Atlantic International Film Festival, the pair will also launch a multi-episode web series that compliments and expands upon ideas covered in the full length feature film.

The Capital Project is a documentary web series on the New Brunswick music scene that has been in production over the last two years. The project will be released as both a full length documentary film and web series featuring over 100 New Brunswick band performances and 200 interviews with bands, solo musicians, music educators, theatre performers, festival organizers, venue owners and music promoters.

“As a producer on both films, I am very excited to be screening these two projects at the film festival,” said Thomson.  “It is a chance for us to showcase the local on-screen and off-screen talent that went into making the films with festival audiences. It is also an opportunity for Tim and I to demonstrate the level of quality and creativity we are capable of producing through our video production company, RayneMaker Productions.”

While Why Good People Do Bad Things was funded independently, the development of The Capital Project was been made possible with support from Telefilm Canada’s Microbudget Project Program as well as the New Brunswick Film, Television and Multimedia Industry Support Program.

The Capital Project | September 14 | 4:30 pm | Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane Theatre 5 | Buy Tickets

Why Good People Do Bad Things | September 14 | 9:10 pm | Atlantic Shorts Program 1 |  Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane Theatre 1 | Buy Tickets

Full festival details available at www.finfestival.ca

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