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Urban Safari Films Inc. sousfonds
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- Moving images
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- Urban Safari Films Inc.
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- 34 cm textual records
- 1 film
- 7 videocassettes
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Name of creator
Urban Safari Films was incorporated in 1994 to manage the business dealings surrounding the production of the feature film "Urban Safari." At the time of donation no revenues had been generated for several years and the company had ceased to do business.
A single feature film was completed by this company, "Urban Safari;" planning began in 1994 and the film was produced in 1996 with a budget of $2 million. "Urban Safari" was well received at film festivals, it was sold to HBO and viewed in more than sixty countries.
Name of creator
Michael Collier graduated from Simon Fraser University in 1969. In the mid-1960s, while studying for a degree in physics, Collier became one of the first members of the SFU Film Workshop under Stan Fox. It was this involvement that fired his interest in film making and ultimately steered him away from a career in physics. After completing his BSc, Collier s first job was with Alpha Cine Motion Picture Lab, where he stayed for eight years (1969-1976).
While at Alpha Cine, Collier had the opportunity to work with many internationally known directors and producers, working as both production manager and technical director. The colour tinting used throughout the film McCabe and Mrs. Miller was invented by Collier and Academy Award-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond. Collier was the technical advisor on Days of Heaven, which won the Academy Award for cinematography.
Collier is a founding director of the Pacific Cinematheque, a founding member of the BC Branch of the Canadian Film and Television Production Association (1976), and a member of the Directors Guild of Canada.
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Sousfonds consists of the textual, electronic and moving image records related to the production and promotion of the feature film "Urban Safari;" it includes copies of the film, promotional footage, and records related to its distribution, production, and promotion. Records include article clippings, records of sales, records of promotional activities, copies of promotional items, as well as contracts and agreements pertaining to music and other rights. Sousfonds contains two series:
-Urban Safari series
-Promotion and sales series
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