Big life/career news by Adam Jones

I'l get right to it. The big news is that at the end of May, I will be taking on a position with Telefilm Canada as Indigenous Liaison and Content Analyst. The job is an exciting one and an important one for me, as someone who has been working for a long time to support other Indigenous filmmakers gain access to funding streams in Canada. 

The significant downside is that it means I will be unable to make any work of my own in film and television for the foreseeable future. As I'm sure you can appreciate, this was an incredibly difficult decision for me to make, but I believe it is the right one for me and for my community of artists. For now, much of my energy will go into supporting the creative work of other filmmakers and creating easier access to Telefilm for Indigenous filmmakers. When I'm not doing that, I'll be working on new literary writing, learning my language, being a dad, and becoming the best bead worker I can be.  Sounds like a good life to me.

FS Novel reviews are in (and they're great!) by Adam Jones

Some killer press for the book so far:

Mar. 1: Feature on Open Mic on Barnes & Noble’s BNTEEN blog (read it here)!

Jan. 1: Kirkus Reviews, starred review, “Complex, vulnerable … avoids clichés of reservation life… a long time coming for the Indigenous community.”

  Author Richard Van Camp’s glowing endorsement’s of  Fire Song  (from Richard’s Facebook page) 

Author Richard Van Camp’s glowing endorsement’s of Fire Song (from Richard’s Facebook page) 

Jan. 30: Booklistwebinar featured title, “Diverse Titles for Youth and Young Adults” (924 views so far)

Feb. 1: School Library Journal, review (attached), “A great coming-out novel…recommended for all teen collections.”

Feb. 21: Open Bookinterview, “The deep, honest, gripping quality of Jones' writing shines on the page even in Shane's darkest moments.”

Mar. 1: Quill & Quire, interview (PDF Link)

Apr. 1, Foreword Reviews, review (attached), “…a beautifully written story about self-discovery and navigating the difficult path between dreams and responsibility…”

  ... And more of Richard Van Camp’s love for  Fire Song!

... And more of Richard Van Camp’s love for Fire Song!

As part of the exciting multi-media Fire Song roll out, we will soon have a simultaneous Fire Song ebook on sale date, and recording of the Fire Song audio book voiced by Indigenous actor Dillan Chiblow has wrapped and will be available later this spring. Adam has also been confirmed for a special Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) event for June 8! Details on the FOLD event to come.

 

 

 

GGG wins THREE awards @ CFF!!! by Adam Jones

So proud to announce that Great Great great was the winner of three awards at the Canadian Film Festival:

*Best Feature* 

*Best Screenplay*

*Best Performance* (Sarah Kolasky)

Thank you so much to the Canadian Film Festival and the jury. We can't tell you how much this means to all of us who worked on the film!  

Adam speaks to CBC Arts about Great Great Great by Adam Jones

Some more CBC love, an awesome interview with our director (writer/producer) Adam Garnet Jones- talking about everything Great Great Great and his collaboration with Sarah Kolasky (writer/producer/star). Thanks to Oliver Skinner (and Peter Knegt) at CBC Arts. Still smiling from our world premiere the other night at the Canadian Film Fest.

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/this-new-film-might-make-you-question-your-relationships-and-that-s-the-point-1.4038029

"standout" review in Brief Take by Adam Jones

Charles Trapunski at Brief Take says: "Great performances all around, watch out for Meredith Cheesbrough’s stunning turn, with the standout being Kolasky in a vulnerable, intimate performance . . . ."
Bravo to Meredith Cheesbrough and Sarah Kolasky, under the brilliant direction of Adam Garnet Jones. Countdown to our World Premiere - tomorrow (Thursday, March 23) at the Canadian Film Fest, 7PM screening at the Scotiabank Theatre Toronto.

Now Magazine loves GGG! by Adam Jones

Norm Wilner of NOW Magazine says:
“It’s a moody, occasionally piercing character study, and Kolasky – who co-wrote and co-produced the film with Jones – is terrific in a tricky role, keeping us on Lauren’s side as she acts out in increasingly risky ways by hinting at the panic driving those actions. It’s a tour de force performance, played in a minor key.”