Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Halifax Opening Confirmed

The Tracey Fragments will extend its Canadian opening to Halifax on Friday November 9 to the Park Lane in Cinema. See:

for tickets & screening times.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Bruce McDonald Launches Tracey: Re-Fragmented

- Online initiative invites aspiring filmmakers to create their own version of new McDonald film using actual footage from the movie-

- Contest component features Apple Final Cut Pro prize pack for best re-edit project. -

Toronto, October 29 - Today in Toronto Bruce McDonald launched Tracey: Re-Fragmented, a re-editing initiative surrounding the release of his latest award-winning feature film The Tracey Fragments. Featuring a stand-out performance from Ellen Page as a 15-year-old girl who has lost her little brother and sets out on a desperate journey to find him, The Tracey Fragments is a daring portrayal of teenage angst, told in a dazzling style. The film, which opens in limited release Friday, employs multi-frame editing to breathtaking effect, pushing the boundaries of cinematic language to get inside the heart and mind of Tracey.

Tracey: Re-Fragmented makes available at www.thetraceyfragments.com all the footage from the shoot of the film for users to download and re-edit their own related projects including music videos, new trailers or to re-edit the entire movie themselves. The Creative Commons licensed initiative also makes available the score of the movie by Indie Collective Broken Social Scene.

Director Bruce McDonald explains the inspiration behind the project: “The Tracey Fragments is a film that fully embraces experimentation and teamwork. I wanted to find out if that experience exists on the Internet and give others the chance to experiment and play with some beautifully shot footage of a world class actress in a free form environment. I hope people make their own feature films, short films, rock videos, trailers, experimental films and personal manifestos out of The Tracey Fragments.”

The re-editing initiative also has a competitive element with Bruce McDonald and his editors selecting the best from the projects from Canada to win an Apple Final Cut Pro prize pack. The winning project will also appear in the bonus features on the DVD release of The Tracey Fragments. Instructions and contest details are available online.

Tracey: Re-Fragmented uses Bit Torrent.com to release the files for legal download and is licensed through Creative Commons. The initiative was developed with Smiley Guy Studios in Toronto.

The Tracey Fragments is distributed in Canada through Alliance Films and will be released in theatres in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal November 2, 2007. The film recently won Best Canadian Feature Film at the Atlantic Film Festival with Ellen Page picking up the Award for Best Actress at the fest. The film premiered at the 57th Berlinale and won the Manfred Salzgeber Prize for innovative filmmaking. It has also screened at festivals around the world including Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival and will play at AFI Fest Los Angeles 2007 in November.

For more information please contact:

Sarah Timmins, Producer – The Tracey Fragments

Ph: 416 972 1794

Jonas Diamond, Executive Producer – Smiley Guy Studios

Ph: 416 979 8800 ext.221


Check out the Canadian Press Article below for the online re-edit contest - Tracey: Re-Fragmented is officially launched today. Use the footage from the movie The Tracey Fragments to make your own video, submit it to win an Apple Final Cut Pro Edit Suite!



To download and get started!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Australian and New Zealand Tour Dates

Here are the dates for the Australian & New Zealand Tour of The Tracey Fragments. Producer Sarah Timmins will be presenting the film in Sydney and Melbourne.

Auckland - Nov 23 @ 6:30 PM, Nov 27 @ 6:30 PM
Academy Cinema - Auckland Central Library Building, 44 Lorne Street, Auckland City - www.academycinemas.co.nz

Sydney - Dec 2 @ 6:30 PM
Chauvel Cinema - Corner Oxford St & Oatley Rd, Paddington, Sydney - www.chauvelcinema.net.au

Melbourne - Dec 4 @ 9:15 PM
Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) - Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne - www.acmi.net.au

Canberra - Dec 7 @ 8:30 PM
Greater Union Manuka - Cnr Furneaux & Canberra Ave, Manuka, Canberra - www.greaterunion.com.au

Adelaide - Jan 4 @ 7:30 PM
Mercury Cinema - 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide - www.mercurycinema.org.au

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Bruce McDonald on The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos CBC

A great conversation between Bruce McDonald and George Stroumboulopoulos on The Hour (CBC). Talking about The Tracey Fragments, Ellen Page and his career as a Canadian director.

Stroumbo was in the shoot of The Tracey Fragments, talking about the famous Tracey Berkowitz and he gets to ask Bruce whether he made the final cut of the film…


Saturday, October 20, 2007

Ellen Page to win Breakthrough Actress at Hollywood Awards

On Monday October 22, Ellen Page will be honoured as Breakthrough Actress at the Hollywood Awards for her role in the Jason Reitman comedy Juno.

Other honorees of the awards (part of the Hollywood Film Festival include Ben Affleck, Casey Affleck, Brad Bird, Diablo Cody, Jennifer Connelly, Marion Cotillard, Scott Farrar, Dante Ferretti, Marc Forster, Richard Gere, Stephen Goldblatt, Christopher Hampton, Joe Hutshing, Mark Isham, John Travolta, Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, and the cast of “Hairspray,” which receives the ensemble award

Congratulations Ellen!

also see posted article below about Ellen & the award.


Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Tracey Fragments is going to Brazil!

Screening at the 31st Sao Paulo International Film Festival

705 Sat 10/27 23:10 Unibanco Arteplex 3
834 Sun 10/28 21:00 CineSesc
960 Tues 10/30 15:10 Cinemateca - sala BNDES
1083 Wed 10/31 21:50 HSBC Belas Artes 2


Monday, October 15, 2007

The Tracey Fragments in Denver

The Tracey Fragments is playing the 30th Starz Denver Film Festival

Screening dates/times:

Friday November 9th 8:45pm

Saturday November 10th 2:30pm

Sunday November 11th 12pm

with Director Bruce McDonald in attendance.


Friday, October 12, 2007

Official Release dates for Canada

The Tracey Fragments has CONFIRMED dates for the release in Canada:

Toronto - The Royal - Friday November 2nd
Vancouver - Tinseltown - Friday November 2nd
Montreal - AMC Forum - Friday November 2nd

We will be attaching the award-winning NFB short film Madame Tutli-Putli (17 minutes) to Tracey Fragments for our openings as above.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

The Tracey Fragments Down Under - screenings in Australia & New Zealand

Screenings in Australia & New Zealand

The Tracey Fragments will be touring New Zealand and Australian cities.

The film will play in Sydney as part of the Possible Worlds Festival December 2:

Here's the facebook event for the screening, attended by special guests Bruce McDonald (Director) and Sarah Timmins (Producer)



Thursday, October 4, 2007

Bruce McDonald & The Tracey Fragments at Cinemateque Ontario

Here are the dates for The Tracey Fragments and other Bruce McDonald films playing at Cinemateque Ontario:

Friday, October 19 at 9:30 p.m.
Bruce McDonald in person

Saturday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m.

HIGHWAY 61 and Twitch City, Episode 1: "I Slept with My Mother"
Sunday, October 21 at 5:15 p.m.

Tuesday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Bruce McDonald in person

Tuesday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Full details here:

Monday, October 1, 2007

New Month, New Screening Dates

Here are the screening dates for AFI Fest Los Angeles 2007

Tuesday November 6, 6:45pm, A11

Wednesday November 7, 2:00pm, A11