Who said summer school can't be fun?

United in Film was excited to welcome our bootcampers back for the first set of electives. Being taught by Harry Cherniak, Tim Young and Marie Ketring, we’re offering: directing, writing, editing, and producing. We also brought in some new students for another bootcamp.

It’s amazing seeing how much progress has been made, with the students having been working hard with local partner Reel Impact Foundation in the months since the bootcamp. Kabale really is creating a new, strong filmmaking community!

Excited to work with Bridge to Health!

Just a few days until we're back in Kabale, paying our students to do video work out in the field for Bridge to Health!

The aspiring filmmakers were so talented, it was a no-brainer to come back and use them for video work. While we certainly had goals of getting work for our program participants, we honestly never expected it would happen so quickly!

While back in Kabale, we'll also continue with their training - further working on sound, story analysis, script writing and more!

We have a team!

We're excited to announce the team of filmmakers that will be traveling to Kabale, Uganda to work with our local partners to deliver our first training program!

ROB SAVAGE

Rob Savage is a writer/director working in features, television and commercials. A Screen International Star of Tomorrow, he wrote, directed, shot, co-produced and edited a micro-budget feature film at age 17, which premiered at the Rome Film Festival and was then acquired for release by Vertigo Films, winning the Discovery Award at the British Independent Film Awards.

Rob is a Berlinale Talents and Edinburgh Talent Campus alumnus and has won a number of awards for his short films at festivals including the London Short Film Festival, Raindance and Sitges, and was the recipient of the BFI Future Film Award 2011. Rob's latest film, “Dawn of the Deaf”, has played at over 100 film festivals worldwide, including the Sundance Film Festival, London Film Festival, and Oscar- Qualifier Sitges, where it won the Melies D'argent for Best Short.

BRANDON DALEY

Brandon Daley is a Chicago-based filmmaker. His most recent short film, Savasana, premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival, going on to be selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick that was featured on Vimeo's front page for over six weeks as one of the Best Comedies of 2016. Brandon has directed national ad campaigns for brands such as Pringles, WEN, and Turtle Wax, while his personal projects have appeared on the front pages of Youtube, Reddit, Buzzfeed, Kotaku and more.

Brandon graduated in 2013 with degrees in both film and economics from Northwestern University. During his time in college he won a Student Emmy as head writer for his school's sketch comedy film group, NSTV. He's currently developing his first feature film, A Party With All Your Friends. 

MATT LANDRY

Matt Landry is a Toronto-based filmmaker and actor. He studied film at Ryerson University where he wrote and directed multiple short films, completing a BFA with honours and winning several awards, including the Norman Jewison Award, Universal Studios Canada Scholarship, and the HSBC Filmmakers Award.

His work, both in front and behind the camera, has been showcased at TIFF, Nuit Blanche, the Montreal World Film Festival and VIFF.

He interned with Canadian director Atom Egoyan on one of his recent films, and continues to work in various mediums within Toronto.