Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Tracey Fragments at the Leeds Festival

For all our UK enthusiasts...

The Tracey Fragments will be screening on Friday 22nd at the Leeds Festival at 9.45pm followed by the Tracey Remixed party with Youth Movies!!

Following the huge success of this event at the East End London Film Festival I reccomend you check it out - watch the movie and then watch the movie remixed live to awesome music!

Hope you're all having a great summer!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Tracey Fragments DVD out today in Canada and the US

After a great DVD launch screening in Toronto on Sunday night with giveaways, a Q&A with Bruce McDonald, screenings of the Winning and Shortlisted entries of the Tracey:Re-Fragmented contest and a sneak peek at the new film by Bruce McDonald "Pontypool" the DVD is now available for everyone else!

Get yours wherever you buy or rent fine movies!

Like here:

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Toronto - The Tracey Fragments DVD Launch and Giveaway!

Hi All,

For those of you in Toronto who have missed The Tracey Fragments in it's big screen awesomeness, or just want a chance to see it again and catch up with the director Bruce McDonald;

Come out this SUNDAY JULY 6TH to THE ROYAL - 9.15pm
608 College Street

DVD Launch - Giveaways of DVDs (with bonus features including interviews on the set with Ellen Page and Bruce McDonald), the original soundtrack album - featuring new music by Broken Social Scene, comic books and even a few of the exclusive and impossible to buy anywhere - Posters!

ALSO - World Premiere screening of the finalists and winning entries of the Tracey: Re-Fragmented contest, cut from footage of the film.

and FINALLY, a special sneak peek at something new from director Bruce McDonald, come on down and ask him about it.

The Tracey Fragments is available on DVD in the US and Canada JULY 8th! Pre-order HERE:

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Houston Chronicle Review

Come out and see The Tracey Fragments at the Museum of Fine Arts in Texas

Musuem of Fine Arts

Friday, June 27, 2008

Boston Herald Review...see it this week!

'Fragments' Takes Page out of 'Juno' By James Verniere‘Fragments__takes_Page_out_of_‘Juno_/srvc=home&position=also

“Juno Has a Nervous Breakdown” might be the best way to describe Canadian filmmaker Bruce McDonald’s “The Tracey Fragments,” a dysfunctional family drama featuring a tour de force turn by Juno herself, Ellen Page.

If you have an aversion to split screens, the experimental technique that enjoyed a brief vogue in the 1960s and is revived here with a passion, steer clear of this vertigo-inducing entry. Otherwise, paging Page fans everywhere.

When the story begins, Tracey Berkowitz (Page) is naked, wrapped in a curtain on a bus with bright-blue seats, addressing the camera - and she tells a sorry tale indeed.

An outcast at school because of her prepubescent lack of womanly attributes, 15-year-old Tracey is also unhappy at home, where her doltish, working-class father (Ari Cohen) grounds her unfairly and chain-smoking drudge mother (Erin McMurtry) seems to hate her. Adding to Tracey’s and our sense of dislocation, her shrink is played by a man (Julian Richings) in drag.
When Tracey’s younger brother Sonny (Zie Souwand) disappears without a trace while with his sister, all hell breaks loose in the Berkowitz home, and Tracey, whose job it was to care for and keep an eye on Sonny, runs away.

Did I mention that Tracey believes she “hypnotized” Sonny and convinced him to think he was a dog?

“The Tracey Fragments” is a modern-day “Candide”-like, picaresque tale in which Tracey encounters, among other things, a convenience store clerk with horns and a drug dealer in trouble with his supplier (the film’s one unfortunate stereotype).

Visually, the movie is fascinating and ambitious. The screen responds to Tracey’s words, creating “multiframe” images with screens of various sizes within the screen, swirling and fluttering like a stream of psychic, autumnal leaves.

McDonald, working with Canadian writer Maureen Medved adapting her own novel, uses the art of film to bring the thoughts in Tracey’s head to vivid Mondrian-like life.

A sequence featuring Patti Smith’s incantatory anthem “Land: Horses” is utterly spellbinding (speaking of which, Smith’s life is a movie waiting to be made). In other scenes, Tracey reads a graphic novel called “Ed the Happy Clown,” which seems to be a variation of her adventures.
Narratively, “The Tracey Fragments” is also like origami, folded and refolded upon itself. If it were “straightened out,” this 77-minute entry would be more like three hours.

“The Tracey Fragments” should be seen by anyone interested in the art of film and the art of bravura film acting. It is also a further reminder that Page is the real thing.

But we knew that already.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Where's Tracey?

and where will she be next?

Well right now of course she's in Portland and Seattle, but she's coming to a town near you!

18 June New Orleans, LA

27 June Boston, MA
Brattle Theater

2 July Houston, TX
Musuem of Fine Arts

5 July Cleveland OH
Cleveland Institute of Art

Friday, June 13, 2008

Seattle and Portland - Tracey Opens TODAY!

THE TRACEY FRAGMENTS is taking this show on the road, starting tomorrow! For all of you near Portland or Seattle, you have a chance to catch Tracey at two of the coolest theaters in town.


In Seattle:
1515 12th Avenue (and Pike), Capitol Hill
Shows at 7:15 and 9:15 (plus 5:15 on Saturday and Sunday)
Advance Tickets-

(BTW- while you're there, grab advance tickets to see the absolutely stunning FROWNLAND, which opens June 27th- we're not affiliated with this film, but if you like Tracey, this will be right up your alley).

In Portland:
4122 NE Sandy Blvd (at NE 41st Place)
Shows at 5:15 Friday, 12:30, 5:30, 7:30 Sat & Sun, 7:30 Mon and Wed, 6:45 Tues and Thurs
Advance Tickets-


Both of these engagements are for ONE WEEK ONLY, so don't waste time on the microphone!

And for the rest of you, you are not forgotten- New Orleans, Houston, and Boston, we're coming to you in the next few weeks, with more to come!

See you at the movies!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Tracey Fragments Editors showing their stuff

Here are some photos from the Live Appearance by the Editors of The Tracey Fragments at the Apple Soho Store in New York on opening night of the film.

They shared some insight in how they created the amazing multi-frame effects in the film using Final Cut Pro.

If you missed the live talk, check out the article:

Left to Right: Matt Hannam, Gareth Scales & Jeremy Munce

Left to Right: Matt Hannam, Gareth Scales & Jeremy Munce - with all the crazy channels they had going at once.

Left to Right: Matt Hannam, Gareth Scales & Jeremy Munce

Monday, May 26, 2008

More Tracey on Apple!

Great story about the making of The Tracey Fragments on the Apple website (many of you may have seen it when you opened your Safari on Friday)

and the road trip continues, check below for US dates NEAR YOU!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

The Tracey Fragments POSTER nominated

The Tracey Fragments poster is nominated in the Best International Print section of the Hollywood Reporter's Key Art Awards (for the best movie posters of the year) - We're nominated against Knocked Up, 3:10 To Yuma, Hostel 2 and Sweeney Todd! Wow.

Poster designers were bpg (awesome) with a lot of involvement from Mark Slone at Alliance and Bruce and myself were involved too. It was one of the most fun and rewarding experiences of making the movie.

See all the nominees here:

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Tracey's US Road Trip Continues...

The Tracey Fragments is playing another week at the VILLAGE EAST in New York City! For those of you who haven't yet checked out the film that the Village Voice called "Bedazzling" and the New Yorks Times called "Fierce, Enigmatic and Affecting" - NOW IS THE TIME.

Also for those of you in other parts of the US. Tracey is coming to theater near you:

13 June Seattle, WA
NW Film Forum

13 June Portland, OR

18 June New Orleans, LA

27 June Pittsburgh, PA
Oaks Theater

2 July Houston, TX
Musuem of Fine Arts

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Tracey Fragments Soundtrack - get yours today!

Just a reminder that the Soundtrack Album for The Tracey Fragments is available TODAY!

Featuring original music by Broken Social Scene, a cover of Patti Smith's Horses (hey, did you know Ellen named her dog after the singer?) and a collection of awesome Canadian indie music INCLUDING offerings from actors in the film Max McCabe Lokos (Lance) who was a member of the late great Deadly Snakes and a blistering track from Slim Twig (Billy Zero, Tracey's fantasy boyfriend) !

Get yours wherever you buy your music, and check out samples from the album on the myspace page

Thursday, May 8, 2008

New York City - Tomorrow's the Day!

The reviews are coming in (The Village Voice says it's "bedazzling!" The New York Observer gives it 3 out of 4 stars and says Ellen Page gives "a virtuoso performance!" Time Out NY is afraid of the amazing split screens but we'll forgive them if they keep our favorite bar a secret!), the popcorn is popping (no worries, they'll pop new popcorn for you on Friday), and somewhere in the Village a small bar is unaware that people are about to stumble out of a movie theater, dazed and amazed, and buy out their entire stock of booze. Yep, Friday is the big day for New York City- THE TRACEY FRAGMENTS hits the big screen, and we'd like you all to be there.

TRACEY opens Friday at the VILLAGE EAST CINEMA at 2nd Avenue and 12th Street. Showtimes are Noon, 2:00, 4:00, 6:00, 8:00, 10:10, and 12:05am (12:05 on Friday and Saturday only).

Tickets are available right now at (you do have to change the date to Friday the 9th). Head over now and pick them up for your friends, family, and loved ones (Sunday is Mother's Day and yes, your mom wants you to take her to meet Tracey) to be sure you all have a seat for the ride.

But wait, just like the infomercials, there's more- as a special bonus, the editors of THE TRACEY FRAGMENTS, Jeremy Munce, Gareth C. Scales, and Matt Hannam will be giving a special talk and demo at the Apple Store in Soho at 7pm on Friday (upstairs in the theatre). Head over and see how three guys sat down, spent a few months in front of their Macs, and used Final Cut Pro to assemble one of the most intricately edited films ever made. There will be plenty of time to check out the demo, meet the editors, spend an hour in a side street with the party accessories of your choice (sure, you cannot drink IN the theater, but you can certainly drink next door to it) and grab a seat at the 10:10pm showing with time to spare- you'll even have enough time to flirt with the person sitting next to you, comfortable in the fact that as soon as the lights come up, you'll have a great movie to talk about. After that, it's up to you. You could try poetry, but don't be cheesy about it.

See you at the movies!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Here come the reviews!

First reviews are in for The Tracey Fragments from NYC:

Village Voice:

"McDonald’s bedazzling multi-frame experiment poeticizes and enhances an otherwise slender story (forgivable at only 77 minutes long), as planes of different sizes and shapes materialize—fading, sliding, distorting, and overlapping to convey the rage and anxiety of damaged adolescence.",the-tracey-fragments,433930,20.html

New York Observer:

"Ellen Page remains one of the few stellar newcomers who deserves to be seen in anything she chooses to do."

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Brendan Canning - NEW CD

Hi All,

Brendan Canning (from Broken Social Scene) is one of the most talented musicians we at The Tracey Fragments know, and that is why he was one the composers of the soundtrack for the film.

album available May 13 -

Brendan also has his OWN SOLO album available July 22, 2008. It's the second in the "Broken Social Scene Presents..." series

Something For All of Us...

PLUS an awesome free song download Hit The Wall at the website:

Of course I have more than one reason to spread the good word about Mr. Canning today but I can't give any more details until tomorrow, when the super-secret-special-event happening tonight will be over!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

DVD news - The Tracey Fragments Down Under!

Announced today:

The great people at SIREN VISUAL are bringing The Tracey Fragments to DVD to Australia (and New Zealand too, I think).

No release date as yet, but watch this space, and MySpace for more details:

Monday, April 28, 2008

New US Festival Dates!

As well as the launch in NYC and the dates in Portland OR, and Seattle WA, you can also check out The Tracey Fragments at these festival dates:

May 15-17
Tallahassee, FL Tallahassee Film Festival

June 11-15
6/11-6/15 Maui, HI Maui Film Festival

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

On MySpace - The Tracey Fragments Soundtrack

Check it out, hear some of the tracks, become our friend!

Album drops 05/06 on ITunes, 05/13 on Amazon and in stores.

Monday, April 21, 2008

The Tracey Fragments in the New York Post

The Tracey Fragments was one of the films mentioned in the New York Post's Summer Movie Preview

Reminder, if you're in LONDON, UK

There is a screening this WEDNESDAY APRIL 23, at 19:30 at the Rich Mix centre in Bethnal Green.

As part of the East End London Film Festival:

Followed by an after-party at the Vibe Lounge on Brick Lane. You'll need a ticket to the film to get into the party.

with Youthmovies live
Vibe Lounge Wednesday 23 April 9pm onwards

A post screening party after THE TRACEY FRAGMENTS screening earlier Friday 23rd April evening at Rich Mix. The multi-frame editing and jump-cut style of this Ellen Page teen coming-of-age drama inspires VJ Buzzard Buzzard for this exclusive visual set accompanied by a live soundtrack by Youthmovies, the Oxford based quintet who's myriad movements have been reined in, refined and forced into an awkwardly pop-shaped hole on their recent support tours with Foals and Dead Meadow.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Ellen Page talks to the Washington Post about Tracey

In today's Washington Post, Ellen Page talks about THE TRACEY FRAGMENTS, and how she hopes people will watch the film:

"It is one of those films where everyone will leave the film feeling something different," Page says, via e-mail. "I just hope people go in with an open mind and let go with Tracey on her crazy journey. The film requires an open heart."

Link to the story:

The film plays at Filmfest DC next week (details in post below)

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Tracey Fragments Soundtrack Album

Click on the link below for the "The Playlist" write up on the upcoming soundtrack album for The Tracey Fragments!

The album features songs and score from the film (including tracks by Broken Social Scene, Fembots, Duchess Says and Rose Melburg)

And tracks by Slim Twig (who played Billy Zero in the film) and The Deadly Snakes, a much beloved band by all the Tracey crew, not to mention that Max McCabe-Lokos (who plays Lance in the film) was a member.

I think the release date might be wrong - since my info says the release date is May 13, but the rest of the write up is awesome:

:: The Playlist ::: Exclusive: 'Tracey Fragments' Soundtrack Due April 29, Features New Broken Social Scene Songs, Fembots And The Deadly Snakes

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

MORE US Dates, Ellen Page & Tracey in Teen Vogue

The Tracey Fragments will be playing the Washington DC International Film Festival April 25 & 26

Also for Western US we now have opening dates in Seattle & Portland:

Starting June 13, 2008

Starting June 13, 2008

This weekend Bruce McDonald attended the screening of The Tracey Fragments at the Oxford International Film Festival in OH. (front cover image from City Beat Magazine below, featuring Ellen Page):

ALSO, the lovely Ms. Ellen Page is featured on the cover of TEEN VOGUE this month:

With an image from The Tracey Fragments on the inside. She also talks a little about the film:

More details for the US release and MORE CITIES and MORE DATES coming soon! See below for cities already booked.

Monday, March 31, 2008

#1 Downloaded Trailer on

Just a quick post to tell you - The Tracey Fragments is the #1 downloaded trailer on:


Friday, March 28, 2008

Meanwhile… in the Blogosphere

One of the most interesting things that has happened to THE TRACEY FRAGMENTS since we shot it over two years ago is that the star of our film Ellen Page (you may have heard of her and this little film she did called really do I need to tell you?) has shot to stratospheric heights of fame. Deservedly so, since she is one of the most talented actresses any of us has ever seen and just an awesome person as well. Director of THE TRACEY FRAGMENTS totally called an Oscar nomination for her during our shoot, but I don’t think any of us thought it would happen so soon.

The result of this is that a LOT more people are paying attention to our film now that it is finally getting a US release (May 9, 2008 in New York City and other cities TBA). The trailer has also hit the big time, at where it is presented in lovely HD.

Here are some of the recent blog articles that have sprung up since the release of the trailer. takes a pretty extensive look at a lot of the reviews and focuses on the amazing performance of Ellen Page:

A Million Monkeys Typing focuses on the talents of Director Bruce McDonald, and some of his previous work: speculates that The Tracey Fragments might be “the most annoying movie ever”:

Big Picture with Colin Boyd warns Ellen fans that her performance is not adorable or sarcastic as in Juno

There are about a million out there. Enjoy!

Remember if you want to see the film in a city near you:

27-Mar - 6-Apr (Tracey Fragments Screening April 3 & 5)
AFI Dallas - Screening in the MAVERICKS section.
Buy Tickets here:

Oxford International Film Festival

Salem Film Festival

4/24 - 5/1
Newport Beach Film Festival

9 May 2008
Village East Cinemas

The Tracey Fragments Trailer on Apple Trailers

Check out The Tracey Fragments trailer in sweet high definition on

Right at the top in the JUST ADDED section

The Tracey Fragments opens in New York City, May 9 2008 at the Village East Cinemas

More US dates to be announced soon

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Tracey Fragments - Screening and PARTY in London, UK

The Tracey Fragments will be screening on Wednesday the 23rd of April at the 'Rich Mix' as part of the East End Film Festival in London:

The screening will be followed by a PARTY! Details below:

with Youthmovies live
Vibe Lounge Wednesday 23 April 9pm onwards

A post screening party after THE TRACEY FRAGMENTS screening earlier Friday 23rd April evening at Rich Mix. The multi-frame editing and jump-cut style of this Ellen Page teen coming-of-age drama inspires VJ Buzzard Buzzard for this exclusive visual set accompanied by a live soundtrack by Youthmovies, the Oxford based quintet who's myriad movements have been reined in, refined and forced into an awkwardly pop-shaped hole on their recent support tours with Foals and Dead Meadow.

More details about this event and other screenings of THE TRACEY FRAGMENTS in the UK, Check out Soda Pictures:

and the blog:

New US Dates for The Tracey Fragments!

27-Mar - 6-Apr (Tracey Fragments Screening April 3 & 5)
AFI Dallas - Screening in the MAVERICKS section.
Buy Tickets here:

Oxford International Film Festival

Salem Film Festival

4/24 - 5/1
Newport Beach Film Festival

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Tracey Fragments on Air Canada

All of March, you can see The Tracey Fragments on Air Canada
and of course...Juno too

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

The Tracey Fragments at MoMA

The Tracey Fragments will be screening as part of a special series at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City on March 14 and March 16 called "Canadian Front"

Director Bruce McDonald and other guests will be in attendance on Friday March 14 to present the film and do a Q&A after the screening.

Check out the links below for more details and the trailer!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Tracey Fragments opening in the US

We are pleased to announce that The Tracey Fragments will be opening in New York May 9, 2008 as the first city of a nationwide platform release in the US by THINKFilm.

The film will debut in the city at the Museum of Modern Art’s ‘Canadian Front’ screening series, March 14.

Below is a link to press a articles about the release. As soon as we have more details, we will share them with you.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards - Ellen Page WINS!!

Ellen Page was awarded Best Actress in a Canadian Film for her role in The Tracey Fragments from the Vancouver Film Critics Circle (see link to article below) Congratulations again Ellen!

Also if you haven't seen it yet, check out the fold out cover of Vanity Fair this month, featuring Hollywood's latest crop of starlets including our own Ellen Page!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Friday, February 1, 2008

Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards - Ellen Page nominated!

Yesterday the Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards nominations were announced. Ellen Page was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Canadian Film for The Tracey Fragments! and also best Actress in an International Film for Juno. CONGRATULATIONS again Ellen!

Link below for story

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Ellen Page at the Genies - coming soon!

See the article below from today's Toronto Star. Ellen confirms she'll be attending the Genie Awards in Canada for her nomination for "Performance by a Leading Actress" in The Tracey Fragments. Catch it in Canada on the E! Network and IFC March 3!

Last night we had a FANTASTIC (sold out!) screening of The Tracey Fragments in Toronto at the Cinemateque Ontario as part of Canada's Top Ten screening series.

Tonight is a music panel featuring director Bruce McDonald, composers Brendan Canning and Charles Spearin from Broken Social Scene and music supervisor Stacey Horricks. It starts at 7.30pm see: for details.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Ellen Page, Bruce McDonald and a total of 6 Genie Noms for The Tracey Fragments

The nominees for the 28th annual Genie Awards were announced today by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television (ACCT) and The Tracey Fragments has been nominated for 6 awards in an “outstanding year for Canadian film and film making talent” according to ACCT CEO Sara Morton.

Congratulations to Ellen Page, who can add another “Best Actress” nomination to her banner year with a nomination for her stunning performance in the role of Tracey in The Tracey Fragments.

Bruce McDonald was nominated for achievement in Direction for the daring film, and writer Maureen Medved was nominated for Adapted Screenplay, from her own novel of the same title.

The film garnered a nomination for Jeremiah Munce and Gareth C. Scales for Editing the film with a innovative and dazzling split screen presentation. Steven Munro, John Sievert, David Drainie Taylor were nominated for Achievement in Sound Editing, and John Hazen, Matt Chan and Brad Dawe for Achievement in Overall Sound.

We sincerely congratulate all our nominees who gave so much of their talent and passion for this film.

The Genie Awards will be presented March 3, 2008

We urge ALL ACADEMY MEMBERS to vote for us!

Victoria Film Festival -& Re-Fragmented is ENDING Thursday

28 January 2008

The Tracey Fragments will be playing at the Victoria Film Festival February 6, 2008, 6.45pm at the Capitol 6:

Details here:

Also - for those of you in Canada who have been waiting to submit to the Tracey: Re-Fragmented contest the time to enter is NOW. Entries close January 31, 2008 at midnight.

You have the chance to win a Final Cut Pro software package and your re-fragmented video will be included in the bonuses of the Canadian DVD of The Tracey Fragments.

Enter here: (see Refragmented)

Friday, January 25, 2008

The Tracey Fragments Opens in Greece

Our sources tell us that The Tracey Fragments will open in Greece February 21, 2008.

We're having trouble determining where exactly, but if you're interested, check out the website for 2-1-0 Films:

AFI Fest Dallas

We have a lot of US Dates for THE TRACEY FRAGMENTS to be announced shortly. Right now we can confirm The Tracey Fragments will play at AFI Dallas March 27 - April 6

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Congratulations to our own Ellen Page on her Oscar nomination for her role in JUNO. It couldn't happen to a more deserving and talented actress (but perhaps we're a little biased)

Also check news below as The Tracey Fragments was nominated for Best Feature Film in the first ever Canadian Indie Awards.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

New Year, New Screening Dates for The Tracey Fragments


Firstly we'd like to congratulate the star of The Tracey Fragments Ellen Page, for the huge amount of press coverage and kudos she has received for her performance in Juno (she's appearing tonight on the Late Show with David Letterman)

To experience her talent in action, catch one of our NEW screenings across the country (below).


If you haven’t yet entered the Tracey:Re-Fragmented contest yet, you have until the end of January to do so, for your chance to be included in the DVD extras of The Tracey Fragments on DVD and win a sweet Final Cut Pro prize pack! (Canadians only)

Check out the Panel Discussion “MUSIC and FILM” featuring Bruce McDonald, other directors, composers and music supervisors discuss how music is chosen for film. Part of the TIFF Top Ten screenings and events.
Wednesday, January, 30 7:30 PM


London, ON, Hyland Cinema
January 4 - 10

Regina, SK - Regina Public Library
January 17-20

Toronto, ON, TIFF Top 10 at the Cinemateque Ontario
January 29 & 30

Fernie, BC
February 11

Fredericton, NB
February 18

Vancouver, BC, TIFF Top 10 at the Pacific Cinemateque
February 21 & 22

Kamloops, BC
February 27- March 2

Winnipeg, MB – Cinemateque
February 29 - March 6

Wolfville, NS
March 9, 2008