The screening details for Just Himself: the story of Don Jamieson are out! The documentary was made an official selection of the St. John’s International Film Festival which runs from October 16 to 20. The festival programming committee considered more than 400 submissions, of which 45 were made official selections. A dozen of them come from Newfoundland and Labrador and Just Himself is lucky enough to be one of them.
The documentary kicks off a lunchtime doc series, and will screen at the LSPU Hall on Wednesday, October 17 starting at 12:30pm. Tickets are on sale now for $10-$12 from the LSPU Hall box office. Book your seats today – click here for information on how! If you want to see this film on the big screen, this might be your last chance!
The press page has been updated to include a new piece written by Pam Pardy Ghent in the April 1 to 7, 2012 issue of The Herald, which was released today! Click the image below to check out the four page PDF! (Please note that the article mentions Donna is Joshua Jamieson’s mom, however it is Debby).
Thanks to the folks at Rogers TV for helping us get this clip on the official Just Himself: the story of Don Jamieson website! Here’s the documentary film’s director, producer and writer, Joshua Jamieson, having a chat with Out of the Fog host, Josh Pennell!
We’ve setup a campaign on IndieGoGo to help get Just Himself: the story of Don Jamieson nominated for a Gemini!
With the deadline for nominations coming up in April 2012, we’re planning and preparing a ‘single program’ nomination for the 27th annual Gemini Awards. This includes 1 program category nomination (Best Biography Documentary Program) and 2 craft / performance category nominations. The funds raised will help cover the costs associated with the nomination process outlined by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television (http://www.geminiawards.ca) and any administrative fees related to this goal.
Check out the campaign webpage here to learn more about the project, share the campaign with friends, follow updates or contribute!
Watch the documentary on NTV, Sunday October 30 at 2:30pm NDT (1:00pm EDT)
NTV agreed to broadcast Just Himself: the story of Don Jamieson back in July 2010 and they’ve now confirmed an air date! The documentary will premiere on NTV (CJON-DT) Sunday, October 30 at 2:30pm NL time (1pm Eastern).
The broadcast will be available to Newfoundland and Labrador cable channel 5, or 404 for Bell Aliant HD subscribers and channel 521 for Rogers HD subscribers. The station will start promos soon!
Just Himself: the story of Don Jamieson has been submitted to a few more film festivals in Canada and the United States. We’re contenders for selection at the Canada International Film Festival in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The documentary has also been submitted to two more festivals internationally – the Cleveland International Film Festival, celebrating films that are all about education, entertainment and a celebration of the human experience, which is from March 22 – April 1, 2012.
Just Himself was also sent to the True/False Film Festival in Columbia, Missouri, which focuses on the documentary genre. That one will take place from March 1 – 4, 2012.
It’s been an exciting few weeks! With the film complete, patience becomes a virtue as we now wait to hear back from some film festival submissions and anticipate a private screening before the big broadcast on NTV later on in the fall of 2011!
So far we’ve submitted the documentary film to the Atlantic Film Festival in Halifax, Nova Scotia and the Festival du nouveau cinéma in Montreal, Quebec.
Outside of Canada, we’ve also submitted to DOC NYC! There will be others in the coming weeks as deadlines approach and we’ll be sure to post updates on submissions and about any festivals that Just Himself: the story of Don Jamieson gets accepted to!