Archival Restoration

We have learned many process in doing upgrade and restoration work, starting with the deep knowledge and history in film, analogue and digital editing and effects work.

This came naturally as some of us grew up in post production – back when…   At the time we had to track and retrieve elements (this can take years and patience if the ownership and administrative history is as lost as those cinematic physical elements). Thus we  learned to work from damaged elements that had aged over time.

First we did it remastering our own back-catalogue,  on films going back to 1979 in super-16.  We had the pleasure of restoring -from old and damaged prints- the awesome Jackie Borroughs 1988 classic feature film and festival sensation Winter Tan. The restoration was premiered by TIFF in a special event at the Bell Lightbox and in Europe at the Edinburg Fringe.  This effort was followed by an equally successful  restoration and  relaunch of Clay Boris’s 1982 Cannes Director’s Fortnight hit Alligator Shoes .

We soon discovered that restoring old cinema involved more knowledge than just how the chemistry of old films changed and reconstruction digital pathways in film and TV libraries. The process could sometimes involve re-building evidence proving the legal exploitable existence of a picture as well.

Our legal (inside and outside go-to people and our business affairs were up to  Tracking paper in estates and university archives to begin, we’ve done it all, for ourselves and as a service.

For more, call us at 647-783-2799 or email info@starfieldcreator.com

 

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North American Release of Blu Ray Collectors Edition of Starhunter REDUX on August 23 2022.

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      Starhunter ReduX: The Complete Series

                      [Collector’s Edition]

      GALAXY-SIZED ADVENTURE AWAITS!
COLLECTOR’S EDITION of ALL 44 EPISODES!

Starhunter REDUX has finally landed in blu ray!

This beloved science-fiction adventure series starring Michael Paré (Streets Of Fire, Eddie And The Cruisers), Stephen Marcus (Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels), Tanya Allen (Silent Hill),

Claudette Roche (The Game), and Clive Robertson (Darkstar: The Motion Picture) is finally available as a 10-Disc Blu-ray set by the storied genre distributor  SHOUT! Factory including all 44 episodes, releases AUGUST 23 2022, with all of

the expanded footage, updated special effects and the original 16:9 aspect ratio intact!

Welcome to the year 2275. Earth has colonized the entire solar system … but danger still lurks in every corner. Bounty hunter Dante Montana (Paré) and his crew travel among the raf reaches of the

Solar System on the trail of interplanetary criminals, including the Raiders – an evil cabal that Dante believes kidnapped his beloved son. Elsewhere, covert forces wage a desperate war to unlock

the secrets of the mysterious Divinity Cluster, believed to hold powerful knowledge that in the wrong hands would offer the power to dominate the known universe.

Bonus Features

  • Behind-The-Scenes Featurette
  • Effects: Before And After
  • Starhunter At FanExpo
  • Green Screen Follies
  • The Rudolpho Monologues
  • Recording The Theme
  • Composer Donald Quan … Live!
  • Promos old and new

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Starfield CreatorCo Signs Distribution Deal with Shout! Factory for the Re-Launch of Starhunter REDUX

TORONTO – Starfield CreatorCo, a Toronto-based science fiction film and television production
company, is pleased to announce it has signed a distribution deal with the Shout! Factory, a
leading multi-platform media company, for its popular science fiction television series,
Starhunter REDUX, now available on Amazon Prime in the US and UK.

 

Starfield CEO Philip Jackson made the announcement at the recent Toronto International Film
Festival held here in September. The distribution deal provides Shout! Factory with all media
rights in North America.

 

“There couldn’t be a better distributor for us than SHOUT Factory,” said Jackson. “Their
identification with the markets that our audiences live in is a robust but particular kind of
demographic. No one is better positioned to maximize the exploitation of this 44-episode sci-fi
classic than Shout! Factory.”

 

The release of the series in 2000 created a loyal, if cult-like fan base over the years and now
subscribers to Amazon prime in the US and the UK can watch all 44 fully-restored episodes,
many of which boast new footage. Missing or censored content was re-shot from scratch in half
of the episodes. This involved writing an additional story arc that entailed having actors 20
years older meeting their former selves in green-screened interaction.

 

The current re-launch of the two-season series on Amazon Prime includes a daily social media
campaign showcasing episode previews and never-before-seen production stills from the show
as well as behind-the-scenes. The media roll-out began in August and continues today on
Starhunter’s popular platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Reddit.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Mark Terry, Director of Communications, Starfield CreatorCo
Email: markterryatyorku@gmail.com
Tel: 416-899-5855

MEDIA ASSETS:
Pictures, interviews, and video previews available upon request.

 

BACKGROUNDER:

ABOUT Starfield CreatorCo
Starfield Independent Studios Inc. dba “Starfield CreatorCo”, is a creative Toronto/London
studio with partners in Munich, Hong Kong, UK and France. Producers, (G.) Philip Jackson,
Lynda Cope, Peter Horton (for more information, see About Starfield at
www.starfieldcreatorco.com). They are drawn together by creative gravity, a shared dedication to developing and delivering novel and compelling stories as feature films, TV and transmedia.
“Imagination Works” is Starfield’s motto.

 

ABOUT SHOUT FACTORY
Shout! Factory, LLC is a leading multi-platform media company devoted to film and TV
distribution, development, and production, as well as the preservation and revitalization of the
very best in pop-culture entertainment. Founded by Richard Foos, Bob Emmer, and Garson
Foos in 2003, Shout! owns and manages a large portfolio of films, contemporary and classic TV
series, animation, and documentaries. The company’s creative acquisition mandate has
established it as a leading independent distributor, with partners and properties including
GKIDS, Sesame Street, The Carol Burnett Show, The Johnny Carson Show, IFC Films, Stephen J. Cannell Productions, ITV Studios, Major League Baseball Productions, and many others. Shout! Factory Kids focuses on live-action and animated kids and family properties as well as anime, and the company releases films and television shows in other genres under the Scream Factory and Shout Select imprints. Shout! develops, acquires and distributes new films via Shout! Studios, owns and operates libraries including Mystery Science Theater 3000 (in partnership with creator Joel Hodgson) and the Roger Corman New Horizon Pictures Library, and operates the acclaimed streaming service Shout! Factory TV. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.

 

ABOUT STARHUNTER REDUX
Starhunter is a Canada-UK-France Sci-Fi TV series that aired for two seasons. The series was
produced by Starfield CreatorCo’s predecessor The Danforth Studios Ltd. (a D'or/Jackson
Company). The series stars Michael Paré, Tanya Allen, Claudette Roche, and Clive Robertson.

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