SIM Group Supports Eleven TIFF Films


Last Updated: August 23, 2016 7:12 pm GMT
(Toronto, Ontario--August 23, 2016) Continuing their long-standing support of independent film, SIM Group companies provided production and post-production services for 11 films debuting next month at the 41st Toronto International Film Festival.

SIM Digital and PS Production Services provided camera systems, and lighting and grip packages for five films screening at TIFF. They include Below Her Mouth, Canadian actor-director April Mullen's story of an unexpected romance between two women; Maudie¸ Aisling Walsh's true-life story about a woman with rheumatoid arthritis who becomes a celebrated folk artist; Unless, Alan Gilsenan's story of a writer who discovers her runaway daughter panhandling on the street; ARQ, Orphan Black screenwriter Tony Eliott's director debut about a husband and wife caught in a time loop; and Brain on Fire, the story of a rising journalist at The New York Post who descends into madness after mysterious seizures plague her.

Tattersall Sound & Picture, Toronto,provided sound services for four TIFF films, including Anatomy of Violence, celebrated Indian filmmaker Deepa Mehta's documentary about the 2012 gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman on a Delhi bus; Black Code, Nicholas de Pencier's examination of the internet's impact on free speech, privacy and activism; Burn Your Maps, by filmmaker Jordan Roberts (screenwriter of Big Hero 6, Happy Feet) a poignant story about love and loss, and Below Her Mouth. Tattersall Sound & Picture also provided editorial systems and suites for Mean Dreams, Nathan Morlando's powerful film about two teens from troubled homes in a small rural community. (Sim Digital also provided camera).

Bling Digital, Toronto, provided playback services for The Headhunter's Calling¸ Mark Williams' story of a ruthless corporate recruiter whose family tragedy brings his personal and professional lives into conflict, while Bling Digital, Vancouver provided playback services for Brain on Fire.

Recently added to the slate of premieres is Birth of the Dragon, the true story that revolves around the young martial artist Bruce Lee. PS Production Services provided grip and lighting, and Bling Digital provided offline rentals.

The Toronto International Film Festival runs September 8 - 18.

About The SIM Group:

Backed by Toronto-based investment firm Granite Partners, the SIM Group is a leading supplier of production equipment, workflow and post-production solutions. With offices spanning North America, the SIM Group provides stellar products and services for features such as the recently released "Warcraft," to the hugely successful "Game of Thrones," to the Oscar-winning film "Spotlight." From reality shows including "American Idol," to blockbusters "Deadpool" and hit series
"Mr. Robot," SIM Group has collaborated with producers, directors, cinematographers, post-production supervisors and studios to bring their vision to life. Toronto and Vancouver provides grip and lighting from PS Production Services and can be complemented with SIM Digital cinematography and playback equipment from any of its offices in Canada, Atlanta and Los Angeles. Bling, Chainsaw, Pixel Underground, Tattersall Sound and Picture and Post Factory NY provide an array of services from dailies, to online and offline editing, to final color/DI and visual effects, to sound editorial and mixing. Bling provides a comprehensive workflow solution in the US, Canada and abroad, as well as off-site service through POD (Post on Demand). Chainsaw provides creative editorial and extensive finishing services with some of the top colorists in the industry. Pixel Underground is a Toronto-based post-production company that also provides physical and file-based media fulfillment and encoding/distribution services, while Tattersall Sound and Picture is a provider of sound editorial and mixing for motion pictures and television. Post Factory NY is considered one of the East Coast's top independent post-production facilities. For more information, visit


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