The Hotel Dieu, Succeeds Internationally Prior to Canadian Premiere

The Hotel Dieu, Succeeds Internationally Prior to Canadian Premiere

Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 15:00

This past Saturday at the St. Tropez International Film Festival, The Hotel Dieu premiere inspired judges to honour Fourgrounds Media Inc. with the Best Producer of a Feature Film Award. Representing The Hotel Dieu film were Writer and Director Adrian Thiessen, Cinematographer Kristen Nater, and Lead Actor Andrew Rotilio, as well as other members of the cast and crew. Thiessen and Nater received this award at the Gala Awards Ceremony that Saturday night. In addition to receiving this award, the film was also nominated for three other awards: Best Feature Film, Best Director and Talented New Director.

This premiere was a pivotal moment for this Canadian company’s recognition worldwide. This will be the third time that Fourgrounds Media Inc. President Adrian Thiessen and Vice President Kristen Nater have been accredited as accomplished feature film producers. Following this international premiere, Thiessen and Nater will now be shifting their focus back to their company, and their next Canadian production . The Hotel Dieu ’s Canadian

Premiere will take place at the Niagara Integrated Film Festival on June 20th, 2015 located at the Landmark Cinema in St. Catharines, Ontario at 3:00pm(est). For tickets please visit https://niagarafilmfest.com .

The Hotel Dieu is a story revolving around a teenager whose life becomes suddenly challenged after a critical incident leaves him blind. “ The film plays on many different emotions; growing up, family, love and tragedy. As the film jumps through glimpses of his past, present and future, the images are a kaleidoscope of realism and melancholy. It’s a drama, but it’s also just life.” says Adrian Thiessen. The Hotel Dieu is a story almost anyone can understand, on the surface, with a mix of visual and existential layers that aim to inspire.

Through the launch of a successful IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign, The Hotel Dieu established an incredibly supportive following consisting of dedicated individuals from the Niagara Region and across Canada. Thanks to the generosity of local Niagara businesses, family, and friends, The Hotel Dieu received considerable financial and benevolent support.

“Independent filmmaking can only be successful with the help from those who believe in us and who encourage us, and we definitely had that support. So with that, we were able to make an extraordinary film”, said Michael Krasnay Writer and Producer of the The Hotel Dieu. The Hotel Dieu is simply the beginning of a bright and successful future for this group of filmmakers.

Fourgrounds Media Inc. encourages the region to join in on a scintillating gathering of cinema and wine during the Niagara Integrated Film Festival this coming June, 2015.