Supporting the Next Generation of Canadian Filmmakers
Vancouver-based production company to provide $30,000 in post-production services to emerging Canadian filmmakers
Vancouver, BC, November 26, 2021 – Vancouver-based production company, Big Time Decent Productions, have announced that they will be sponsoring the upcoming Whistler Film Festival (WFF), taking place December 1st-5th in Whistler, and across Canada online December 1st -31st. The production company, which develops and produces unscripted and scripted series, feature films and digital content, will provide $30,000 in post-production services to participants of this year’s Doc Lab, an immersive program for emerging Canadian filmmakers. The company will also be hosting the Filmmaker Party on the evening of December 3rd.
“As a young filmmaker, the Whistler Film Festival provided an important platform to share my work and move my career forward. One of the first films that I produced with my friends premiered at WFF. Later, when our team launched our successful factual series Rust Valley Restorers, we had the opportunity to speak at the festival, and share our experience with industry peers and up-and-comers,” says Matt Shewchuk, President & Executive Producer, Big Time Decent Productions. “Today, I feel so grateful to be able to give back to this important event and to support the next generation of filmmakers.”
The WFF Doc Lab is an intensive five-month mentorship program for Canadian documentary filmmakers, and Big Time Decent Productions will provide this year’s participants with a total of $30,000 of post-production services at the company’s 5,000 square-foot post facility located in Burnaby, B.C. With the most state-of-the-art colour grading suite in the Vancouver area, the facility features 20 edit suites, a 5.1 sound mixing studio, and a voice over booth.
Big Time Decent Productions will be hosting the Filmmaker Party on Friday, December 3rd at 8pm at the Whistler Racquet Club. By invitation only, the event will celebrate Canadian filmmakers and the creative talent featured at this year’s festival with pickleball, a snowball fight zone, roller skating, axe-throwing and refreshments provided by Whistler Brewing.
Rust Valley Restorers Season 4 will premiere on HISTORY in Winter 2022. In addition to Big Time Decent Productions’ strong foundation in factual series, the company is expanding their development slate to include hard hitting feature documentaries and scripted series.
Matt Shewchuk, President & Executive Producer, as well as René Brar, Head of Development, and Jeff Kinnon, VP of Factual, will be in attendance at the festival on December 2nd and 3rd.
About Big Time Decent Productions
Founded in 2020, Big Time Decent Productions is a Vancouver-based production company that develops and produces unscripted and scripted series, feature films and digital content for global audiences. Founder Matt Shewchuk is an Executive Producer behind the hit factual series Rust Valley Restorers, which airs domestically on HISTORY and internationally on Netflix and MotorTrend. For more information visit bigtimedecent.com or @bigtimedecent.