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DTRM INC Arrives At Cannes Film Festival



Cannes, France – Canadian production company, DTRM INC. (Do Things Right Media) arrived at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival with two new projects available for territory sales. ‘Compton Manor’ written by Stephen Wallis, directed by Cat Hostick, stars Shawn Roberts, Jason London, Kenneth Welsh and Julian Richings. ‘Compton Manor’ follows an author investigating a decades old mystery and finds himself stuck in his own ghost story. The second project, ‘The Performance’ follows a well-known actor as he prepares for a one night only performance in a run-down theatre, the home of his first performance 60 years prior. Remembering a lifetime of regrets, pushes the actor to make this performance the one he will be remembered for. ‘The Performance’ stars, Nicholas Campbell and Art Hindle.

DTRM INC.’s most recent projects include ’Backspot,’ Elliot Page’s Queer Cheer Drama, executive produced by DTRM INC, Elliot page, Martin Katz and stars Evan Rachel Wood. The second film, ‘The Martini shot,’ an existential drama that follows an ailing movie director as he begins to shoot what he believes will be his final work of art. The film triggers the exploration of mortality and one’s profound effect on the world. The film stars, John Cleese and Mathew Modine. DTRM INC. is currently in pre-production for five new projects… Rise Of The Harvester, Shout for the Devil, Romanticizing Monsters, Forgotten and Asphalt and Lipstick.

DTRM INC. was founded by Feature film producer John Davidson and Executive producer Katisha Shaw. The dynamic team are devoted to their company’s mission…art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable. Most importantly, the duo’s core values are centered on making people feel.

“We are not in the business of putting out cookie -cutter films over and over again.”

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Multiple structures ablaze as wildfire roars into Jasper, Alta., townsite



EDMONTON – One of two raging, wind-whipped fires menacing Jasper, Alta., roared into town Wednesday night and began burning buildings.

Parks officials say the fire entered the southern edge of the community about 6:40 p.m.

Pictures on social media depicted lodges and other buildings wrapped in fiery sheets of orange flame.

Some fire crews were ordered out as the battle switched from the forest to the streets.

“(The) air quality had deteriorated to the point that wildland firefighters and others without self-contained breathing apparatuses needed to evacuate to Hinton,” Parks Canada said in a statement.

“Structural firefighters remain in town and are working to save as many structures as possible and to protect critical infrastructure, including the wastewater treatment plant, communications facilities, the Trans Mountain Pipeline and others.”

A few hours earlier, all first responders were ordered out of Jasper National Park for their safety and to give fire crews more room to operate.

That launched a line of cars and trucks snaking east to the town of Hinton, outside the park gates.

Jasper was under attack by fires from the north and south, and the town’s 5,000 residents — along with 20,000 park visitors — have already left.

The northern fire was spotted five kilometres from Jasper earlier Wednesday.

The southern fire had been reported eight kilometres distant from the town, but Katie Ellsworth, with Parks Canada, said strong wind gusts swooping in behind it sent it racing.

Everything that could go wrong earlier Wednesday did go wrong.

Fire perimeters changed minute by minute.

Ellsworth said bucketing efforts by helicopter failed.

Crews using heavy equipment to build fireguards couldn’t complete the work before having to pull back for safety.

Water bombers couldn’t help due to dangerous flying conditions.

A last-ditch effort to use controlled burns to reroute the fire to natural barriers like Highway 16 and the Athabasca River failed due to “unfavourable conditions.”

The hope was that up to 20 mm of rain, forecast to begin falling in the area later Wednesday night, would bring some relief.

Alberta Forestry Minister Todd Loewen has asked the Canadian Armed Forces for help.

“We are requesting firefighting resources, aerial support to move wildfire crews and equipment and more,” Loewen wrote on the social media platform X.

The 25,000 fled at a moment’s notice two nights earlier.

The order to go went out around 10 p.m. Monday as fires cut off road access to the Jasper townsite from the east and the south, forcing evacuees to drive west into British Columbia in a long, slow midnight cavalcade through swirling smoke, soot and ash.

The following day, evacuees in B.C. who didn’t have a place to stay were directed to make a long, looping U-turn around the fires back to Alberta to evacuation centres in Grande Prairie and Calgary.

B.C., dealing with its own multiple wildfires and evacuees, did not have the capacity to help Alberta, officials said.

At the Grande Prairie evacuation centre, Addison McNeill recalled literally just arriving in Jasper when she was told to get out.

McNeill said she had just put her bags down after moving from Edmonton for her new job as a line cook when she got an alert on her phone that she needed to leave immediately.

“I moved there two hours before the evacuation notice,” said the 24-year-old in an interview.

McNeill said went to a nearby hotel, one of two meet-up points for those without transportation. She hopped in a recreational vehicle with others and headed out — at a snail’s pace.

“Every single person in town was beelining to one exit from about six different routes and so you get bottleneck, backups and congestion,” she said.

McNeill said as she sat inside the vehicle, she felt so close to the wildfires that the windows seemed like they were going to shatter from the pressure of the red, hot, smoky air.

She saw acts of kindness amid the swirling ash: neighbours loaning their cars to those without; people knocking on doors to see if everyone inside was OK.

“It was far from a panic,” she said.

Jasper National Park, the largest in the Canadian Rockies, is considered a national and international treasure.

The United Nations designated the parks that make up the Canadian Rockies, including Jasper, a World Heritage Site in 1984 for its striking mountain landscape.

It has hosted glitz and glitter. In 1953, Hollywood star Marilyn Monroe visited to make the movie “River of No Return.” More recently, the TV show “The Bachelor” was filmed there.

Jasper is famous for hiking, skiing, kayaking and biking.

It is also home to dozens of species such as elk, mountain goats, cougars, lynx, black bears and grizzly bears.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 24, 2024.

— with files from Fakiha Baig in Grande Prairie

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version incorrectly stated the name of a TV series filmed in Jasper.

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Here are the facts about British Columbia’s wildfire situation on July 24




These are the facts about British Columbia’s wildfire situation, according to the BC Wildfire Service dashboard at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Active fires: 434

Wildfires of note: Four. Shetland Creek fire, Kamloops Fire Centre; Antler Creek fire, Cariboo Fire Centre; Aylwin Creek fire, Southeast Fire Centre; Komonko Creek fire, Southeast Fire Centre.

Fires started in last 24 hours: 87

Out-of-control fires: 260

Active fire causes: Lightning 80 per cent, human 6 per cent, undetermined 14 per cent (percentages are rounded)

Firefighting staff deployed: 1,170

Aircraft deployed: 193

Area burned since April 1: 8,106 square kilometres

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 24, 2024.

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Wildfire roars into Jasper, Alta., townsite; multiple structures ablaze




EDMONTON – Parks officials say a wildfire is now inside the Jasper, Alta., townsite. Crews are battling multiple structure fires and are trying to protect key infrastructure.

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