Considered one of the most ideal festivals to premiere a film, the Toronto Film Festival (TIFF) has launched the careers of many up and coming filmmakers. We have high hopes for New York Film Academy Producing alumnus Eric Janvier, who produced “Gods Acre,” which will have its world premiere at this year’s TIFF.
“Gods Acre,” which is Kelton Stepanowich’s directing debut, is about an older aboriginal man, Frank, struggling to adapt to a constantly changing world. Isolated in the wilderness, his roots are firmly planted in the customs passed on to him like his ancestors before. The everyday problems of the outside world creep closer to his doorstep. As water begins swallowing up the land his cabin stands on, Frank must grapple with the decision of abandoning his home or adapt to an impossible situation.
“I was able to use the skills I learned at NYFA after graduating,” said Janvier. “I want to thank the staff at NYFA for all the great things they’ve taught me, and I wouldn’t be where I am without the school.”
Since Janvier graduated from the producing program in 2008, he has started Broken Tree Productions and has worked for such musicians as Abandon All Hope, Hit or Miss, and Shantelle Davidson, to name a few.
Janvier has recently written, directed, produced, and edited his first feature film, which is scheduled to be released in the near future.