Archival Restoration

We learned many processes of upgrade and restoration from our considerable depth in film post production – digital and otherwise – and our love of great Cinema. In time these areas of experiences lead us add restoration of film and TV classics in addition to our ongoing new productions. From our inception we were always evolving our knowledge of and experimentation in, new capacities in post production.

Our first restoration work proper started on our own works, about 30 films and scripted TV drama going as far back as to the late  1970s in super-16, 35MM and diverse formats.

A chance meeting with John Frizzel a co-writer and co-director of the 1983 classic, challenging Winter Tan (staring the inestimable Jackie Burroughs).  That casual conversation soon lead to a decision to re-introducing the film turned into a discussion of – where can we find a good print?

That wasn’t so easy. Eventually with the help of National Archives Canada  we got our hands on two old faded, scratched super-16mm theatrical prints, but no trace of the original negatives. Hence our first shot a restoring a third party classic.

Working closely with Eggplant Pictures and Sound we ultimately restored two new digital masters, one for theatrical projection, the other for streaming services. The carefully restored soundtrack, from scratched, mono optical release prints is truly brought back to great quality (hat’s off to Bruce Fleming at Eggplant Sound).

The restored Premier was held by TIFF in a special event at the Bell Lightbox in Toronto. In Europe the restored film was projected at the Edinburg Fringe and gone into North American Streaming. It was an encouraging start.

Restoration and Archival work also meant one had to track the rights and often re-build long-lost chain of title documentation of works we were restoring. After all, a show needs a legal and exploitable existence, or the restoration work is of no use. As producers of films and TV with sometimes complex financing helped us in Chain of title and rights reconstruction. At times we were engaged by one or another completion guarantor to take over productions, some of those first called for us to rebuild chain of title and rights – turned out to be a necessary depth in archival and restoration work.

In 1978 intermittently funded low, low production started on Music of the Spheres, finishing in 1981. Restored in 2019 released to stream on Tubi and others in 2019.

This effort was followed by a successful restoration and of Clay Boris’s 1982 Cannes Director’s Fortnight festival hit Alligator Shoes

This is a beginning for us, Great cinema deserves to be there for future generations and we will keep bringing lost treasures back.

For more on our film and series restoration capacities and services, call 647-783-2799 or email


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


      Starhunter ReduX: The Complete Series

[Collector’s Edition]


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 far 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.


Mark Terry, Director of Communications, Starfield CreatorCo
Tel: 416-899-5855

Pictures, interviews, and video previews available upon request.



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 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.


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


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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