Series F 719-50 - Lullaby for Pi series

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Lullaby for Pi series

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F 719-50

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  • 2009 (Creation)
    Minds Eye Entertainment Ltd., 1986-

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0.600 m of textual records

1 videocassette (ca. 0 hr., 12 min., 0 sec.) : Digital Betacam

ca. 253 photographs : prints, b&w, col.

24 computer optical discs (24 items) (ca. 43653.000 MB) : DVD-R, .iso

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In February, 1986, Regina Motion Picture, Video & Sound Ltd. was established when Kevin DeWalt assumed one half of a partnership with Ken Krawcyzk in Videotrends, a Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan-based video company. Regina Motion Picture, Video & Sound Ltd. was incorporated on April 15, 1986 and commenced operation in Regina with DeWalt as its president and Krawczyk as its secretary-treasurer. Early contracts for the company included corporate videos, short documentaries, commercial spots and music videos. By 1988, over seventy corporate videos had been produced. In 1989, the company produced its first television drama, The Great Electrical Revolution.

Also in 1989, Regina Motion Picture, Video & Sound Ltd. was reorganized to meet the increasing challenges of the broadening film and video market. Minds Eye Pictures was formed as the division that focused on the creative development and production of television commercials, corporate and educational videos, and on film/drama development. Another division, Quantum Post Production, was formed to focus on all aspects of post-production. Throughout the 1990s, Minds Eye Pictures continued to expand its production work with a variety of feature films, and television series, television movies of the week and television mini-series.

In 2001, Regina Motion Picture, Video & Sound Ltd. (with Minds Eye Pictures as a division thereof) and another business venture, Minds Eye New Media Inc., amalgamated to form Minds Eye Entertainment. The amalgamated corporation was registered in Saskatchewan on March 1, 2001. Kevin DeWalt continued as President and Chief Executive Officer of the company. Highlights in the history of Minds Eye Entertainment include the international success of the Gemini Award-winning children's television series Incredible Story Studio, and the television mini-series The Englishman's Boy which earned six Gemini Awards and the Seoul Drama Award in 2008. Minds Eye Entertainment embraced the digital age with interactive projects such as the Living Dinosaur Project, and web programs including My Global Adventure and inSayshable. The company also partnered with production companies in France, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland and the United Kingdom to produce various television series and feature films. In its history, Minds Eye has operated production offices in Los Angeles, California, Edmonton, Alberta and Vancouver, British Columbia.

Currently (2017) Minds Eye Entertainment continues to maintain its head office in Regina, however it also operates a satellite office from Kelowna, British Columbia that was established in 2016. It has produced over fifty television and movie productions, many of which have been distributed by its subsidiary company, Minds Eye International.

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This series consists of records pertaining to Lullaby for Pi, a feature film co-produced by Forecast Pictures and Minds Eye Entertainment. A romantic drama, it tells the story of the relationship between a recently-widowed musician and an artist. Lullaby for Pi was shot in Regina, Saskatchewan and Winnipeg, Manitoba. It was an official selection of the 2010 Pusan International Film Festival.

The executive producers of Lullaby for Pi were Yee Yeo Chang, Frédérique Dumas-Zajdela, Nicolas Manuel and Olivier Piasentin. Its producers were Kevin DeWalt, Jean-Charles Lévy and Christine Vachon. It was directed and written by Benoît Philippon. The director of photography was Michel Amathieu, and the editor was Frédéric Thoraval. The cast of Lullaby for Pi included Rupert Friend, Clémence Poésy, Matt Ward, Forest Whitaker, Sarah Wayne Callies and Colin Lawrence.

Textual records consist of: Regina office files including script, one-line schedule and day-out-of-days, continuity one-liner, script clearance, shooting schedule, and crew list; Regina and Winnipeg day files; and Winnipeg office files including loss, daily negative reports, damage and accident reports, crew list, insurance documents, shooting schedule, and cast report summaries.

Photographs include: headshots of cast members; scene mock-ups; and location photos. The location photos were taken mainly in Winnipeg. Location photos taken in Regina include shots of the projection booth at Rainbow Cinemas; interior views of an apartment at 2135 Halifax Street; and interior views of The Distrikt Nightclub on Hamilton Street. The moving image record is a 8 mm film to video transfer tape of footage treated and not treated with Flicker. Electronic records consist of camera roll "dailies" transfers for shooting days 1 to 19 and 26 to 29.

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Data from computer optical discs was copied to digital storage.

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Additional publicity material is available in the Business Records series (F 719-55).

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Certain photographs, retained in textual records to preserve context, are located in file 55.

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Moving image: MI-12396

Photographs: GM-PH-3188 (1)-(234)

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To consult the records, visit or contact the Regina office.

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Location for retrieval: Regina - Maxwell

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