NYFA Producing Grad's "Gods Acre" to Screen at Toronto International Film Festival
August 24, 2016
Former New York Film Academy Producing student Eric Janvier produced the short film, "Gods Acre," which will have its world premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. The festival, which is universally regarded as an ideal platform for filmmakers to launch their careers, will be held from September 8–18.
"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."
Directed by first-time director Kelton Stepanowich, "Gods Acre" 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 to abandon his home or adapt to an impossible situation.
Since graduating in 2008, Janvier 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 also gone on to produce, direct, write and edit his first feature film, which is slated for release in the near future.