Rezolution Pictures signs development deal for Dirty Red Boys series with APTN
Created by Jeff Barnaby, Director of Rhymes For Young Ghouls and
Emmy-nominated writer/producer Sam Egan
Montreal (January 27, 2015) – Rezolution Pictures is excited to announce a new dramatic series in development, Dirty Red Boys, created by award-winning Mi’gmaq writer/director Jeff Barnaby and Emmy-nominated writer/producer Sam Egan. Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) has commissioned 8 x 1 hour scripts of this series that looks to re-imagine the traditional crime family drama through the eyes of Native values and codes, set in a world seldom seen on television or in film. This is the harsh world of First Nations criminals, filled with smuggling, violence and “crazymakers”, the intersection of hope and hopelessness and a place where nations and cultures collide.
Jeff Barnaby is the multi-award winning writer/director of the acclaimed film Rhymes for Young Ghouls, which is set in the context of the abuse and violence of the residential school systems of the 1970s. Sam Egan is the Emmy-nominated writer/producer of numerous television dramas, including V, Northern Exposure, Sanctuary, The Listener, Jeremiah, and Masters of Science Fiction.
Rezolution Pictures’ critically acclaimed series on APTN, Mohawk Girls just wrapped up its first season. John Doyle of the Globe and Mail calls it “gutsy…hilarious and consequential” and it has received favourable notices from several media including the Toronto Star and Canada.com.
Dirty Red Boys is based on an original concept by Executive Producer Catherine Bainbridge.
This project was made possible by the Bell Media CTV-CHUM Tangible Benefits program.
About Rezolution Pictures
The series is developed and produced by Rezolution Pictures’ Christina Fon, Linda Ludwick and Catherine Bainbridge and executive produced by Catherine Bainbridge, Ernest Webb, Christina Fon and Linda Ludwick, the same team that produced the multiple-Gemini and Peabody Award-winning film, Reel Injun, as well as several award winning documentaries and television series including Smoke Traders, Club Native, Down The Mighty River and Mohawk Girls. John Hamilton is co-Executive Producer.
Rezolution Pictures is an award-winning film, television and interactive media production company, founded by Ernest Webb and Catherine Bainbridge, which plays a vital role in bringing cultural diversity to the North American broadcasting landscape. Since 2001 it has built itself a reputation for creating acclaimed series and one-of-a-kind productions, working with many of Canada’s best new and established talents to create unique comedy, dramatic, non-fiction and video game programming.
Christina Fon, Rezolution Pictures, firstname.lastname@example.org, 514-272-8241
Leisa Lee, The Leisa Lee Group, email@example.com, 514-946-2010