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Canadian Film/TV Industry Gets A Major Boost From Netflix

The Canadian Film Centre, the screen content and career development hub founded by Norman Jewison 30 years ago, got major boost from Netflix in the form of the Netflix-CFC Global Project. The announced was made at the CFC’s annual BBQ Fundraiser in uptown Toronto on Sunday.

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The five-year partnership will help development, create and market Canadian film and TV projects. There will be three different area to help with development. The Calling Card Accelerator for new creators to showcase their feature or series projects through a proof-of-concept production. The Project Development Accelerator for mid-career creators to access international support for or dissemination of their screen productions. The Marketplace Accelerator to help creators prepare for international market events in order to secure investment in or distribution of dramatic features or TV series.

The diverse creative talent in Canada is among the best in the world, and we’re excited to partner with the CFC to help expand opportunities for Canadian creatives in the international marketplace,” said Netflix vice-president of content acquisition Larry Tanz. “We’ve seen first hand how well Canadian talent has captivated our members around the world and look forward to working with the CFC to continue to foster Canadian creatives.”

“Partnering with Netflix on this initiative represents an incredible opportunity for the CFC to continue to be at the forefront of advancing and empowering Canadian voices and stories globally,” said CFC CEO Slawko Klymkiw.

This is an amazing opportunity to really help the Canadian Film/TV industry to develop. Over the past few years Canadian productions have made great strides in the international and also at home. Netflix has helped in getting some Canadian programs seen. In my little old opinion Canada TV and films are finally getting out of the wheat fields. Okay maybe that is a little harsh but Canada is more the Anne of Green Gables.

Source: Variety

 

 

Coming And Going On Netflix Canada September 9-September 15

Avail 9/9

Wynonna Earp: Season 2
The outcast descendant of lawman Wyatt Earp teams up with an immortal Doc Holliday to rid the world of demonic revenants from the Wild West.

Avail 9/11

Daniel Sloss: Live ShowsNetflix Original
The dark mind of Daniel Sloss is back, and he’s ready to find the funny in some very taboo topics, from the deeply personal to the highly irreverent.

The Resistance Banker Netflix Film
Risking his family and future, a banker in occupied Amsterdam slows the Nazi war machine by creating an underground bank to fund the resistance.

Avail 9/12

Jane
The life and work of the renowned primatology scientist, Jane Goodall, especially on her research about chimpanzees.

On My Skin Netflix Film
Arrested for a drug-related offense, Stefano Cucchi suffers at the hands of Italy’s Carabinieri police and a broken legal system. Based on true events.

Avail 9/14

American Vandal: Season 2 – Netflix Original
In the wake of the first documentary’s success, Peter and Sam seek a new case and settle on a stomach-churning mystery at a Washington high school.

The Angel Netflix Film
While operating at the highest levels of Egypt’s government, Ashraf Marwan walks a dangerously thin line as a spy for Israel. Based on a true story.

Archer: Season 9
Suave, sophisticated spy Archer may have the coolest gadgets, but he still has issues when it comes to dealing with his boss, who is also his mother.

Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures: Season 1
Get to know Barbie and her BFFs — including next-door neighbor Ken — in this animated vlog of adventures filmed inside her family’s new dreamhouse.

Bleach Netflix Film
When high schooler Ichigo is suddenly given reaper abilities, he really wants to give the powers back. But he’ll have to reap some souls first.

BoJack Horseman: Season 5 – Netflix Original
BoJack’s back on screen as the star of “Philbert,” a new detective series produced by Princess Carolyn. But his demons are out in full force.

Car Masters: Rust to Riches – Netflix Original
The colorful crew at Gotham Garage overhauls an eclectic collection of cars, trading their way up to a showstopper they can sell for big bucks.

The Dragon Prince – Netflix Original
Two human princes forge an unlikely bond with the elven assassin sent to kill them, embarking on an epic quest to bring peace to their warring lands.

Ingobernable: Season 2 – Netflix Original
Emilia takes on the leader of a drug trafficking empire in her fight to reunite her family and reduce corruption in her country.

The Land of Steady Habits Netflix Film
After leaving his wife and his job to find happiness, Anders begins a clumsy, heartbreaking quest to reassemble the pieces of his fractured life.

LAST HOPE – Netflix Original
After causing the near extinction of mankind seven years ago, genius scientist Leon Lau must now fight the ecological disaster he unwittingly created.

Norm Macdonald has a Show – Netflix Original
Comedian Norm Macdonald hosts this talk show with celebrity guests, unexpected conversation and a behind-the-scenes view into Norm’s world.

Super Monsters Monster Party: Songs – Netflix Original
Sing along and move to this groovy collection of music videos featuring monster friends Katya, Lobo, Zoe, Drac, Cleo and Frankie!

Last Call

9/14
Disney’s Pete’s Dragon

Coming and Going to Netflix Canada Between August 26 and Sept 1, 2018

Avail 8/27

The Accountant
As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities, and the body count starts to rise.

The Blacklist: Season 5
Despite last season’s stunning revelations, secrets remain to be solved — including the mystery of the human remains unearthed at Tansi Farms.

When the Bough Breaks
A surrogate mom for a couple becomes dangerously obsessed with the soon-to-be father.

Avail 8/31

The Comedy Lineup: Part 2 Netflix Original
A cadre of promising up-and-coming comedians delivers a rapid fire series of stand-up performances.

Inside the Criminal Mind Netflix Original
Explore the psychological machinations and immoral behavior that define the most nefarious types of criminals.

The Laws of Thermodynamics – Netflix Film
Jilted by his girlfriend, a man likens his lack of luck in love to the laws of thermodynamics in this documentary-like romantic comedy.

Ozark: Season 2 Netflix Original
The Byrdes face danger from every side as the cartel, the Snells and the Langmores all threaten to bring down the new life they’ve built in the Ozarks.

Paradise PD – Netflix Original
From “Brickleberry” creators Roger Black and Waco O’Guin comes this adult animated comedy about a backwater Southern-fried police department.

Ultimate Beastmaster: Survival of the Fittest Netflix Original
An inspirational group of new contestants who have overcome significant adversity come together to take on the world’s toughest obstacle course.

Meteor Garden – Netflix Original
Dong Shancai is determined to excel at her dream university, where she encounters an elite clique of dashing, popular high-achievers — and finds love.

Avail 9/1

Bad Neighbors 2
When a sorority with a progressive agenda moves in next door, parents Mac and Kelly must keep them at bay before closing the deal on their house sale.

Death at a Funeral
When a Los Angeles family’s patriarch dies, his dutiful eldest son plans the funeral — which becomes a fiasco thanks to a colorful cast of attendees.

Family Guy: Season 16
In Seth MacFarlane’s no-holds-barred animated show, buffoonish Peter Griffin and his dysfunctional family experience wacky misadventures.

The Flash: Season 1-4
A forensics expert who wakes from a coma with amazing new powers squares off against forces threatening the city in this live-action superhero romp.

Hancock
Will Smith stars as Hancock, a down-and-out superhero who’s forced to employ a public relations expert to help repair his image.

The Hollars
A man returns to his small hometown after learning that his mother has fallen ill and is about to undergo surgery.

Kramer vs. Kramer
Ted is a career-driven yuppie whose wife leaves him and their 6-year-old son. As he adjusts to life as a full-time dad, she comes to reclaim the boy.

La Catedral del Mar – Netflix Original
In 14th-century Barcelona, a serf’s determined climb to wealth and freedom incurs the disdain of the noble class and the suspicion of the Inquisition.

Labyrinth
In Jim Henson’s fantasy, teen Sarah embarks on a life-altering quest to rescue her little brother from the clutches of a treacherous goblin.

Legend
Identical twins and notorious gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray elude the authorities in 1960s London while transfixing and terrifying the public.

Monkey Twins – Netflix Original
Inspired by Khon dance drama and Thai martial arts, a fighter scarred by the past joins forces with a determined cop to battle an organized crime ring.

Mr. Sunshine – Netflix Original
A young boy who ends up in the U.S. after the 1871 Shinmiyangyo incident returns to Korea at a historical turning point and falls for a noblewoman.

Sisters – Netflix Original
Her dad’s deathbed confession leads Julia to discover she has more than 100 brothers and two sisters: troubled TV star Roxy and uptight lawyer Edie.

Leaving between August 26 and September 1

8/26
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

8/27
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2

9/1
13 Going on 30
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Pitch Perfect 2

Coming to Netflix Canada In June 2018

 

Avail 6/1

About a Boy:  Hip, irresponsible Londoner Will invents an imaginary son and starts attending single-parent meetings to find available women.
Anaconda:  When a deranged snake hunter cons his way onto a film crew’s boat to hunt a giant anaconda, the group soon finds they’ve become the reptile’s prey.
Baby Mama: When straightlaced Kate learns she’s infertile, she hires immature Angie to be her surrogate, inviting hilarity as both women prepare for motherhood.
Barbie: Video Game Hero: Pulled into her favorite video game, Barbie becomes a fun, roller-skating heroine who’s battling a sinister emoji that’s trying to take
The Bone Collector:A rookie cop reluctantly teams with a paralyzed ex-detective to catch a grisly serial killer dubbed the Bone Collector in this crime thriller.
The Boxtrolls: When a cruel exterminator tries to destroy the band of impish creatures that adopted young orphan Eggs, he and a bold rich girl come to the rescue.
Busted! Netflix Original: Tackling different mysteries in each episode of this game show, seven sleuths get closer to solving the biggest one of all: What happened to Project D?
The Cave: When the cavern they’re surveying collapses, a group of seasoned explorers is stranded inside a network of caves at the bottom of the ocean.
Charlie Wilson’s War: A Texas congressman sets a series of events in motion when he conspires with a CIA operative to aid Afghan mujahideen rebels fighting the Soviets.
Cinderella Man: Jim Braddock garners boxing glory during the Great Depression, arriving on the scene at a time when Americans were woefully in need of a hero.
The Disaster Artist: Aspiring actor Greg moves to Los Angeles with his strange friend Tommy, then agrees to star in his movie. Things start weird and get a lot weirder.
Gridiron Gang: In this moving drama, a probation officer at a detention camp for juvenile delinquents hopes to mold teenage inmates into a successful football team.
Hail, Caesar!: When a major star is kidnapped from a movie set, a hard-charging but overwhelmed studio boss sets out to find the actor and save the film.
The Indian Detective: Season 1: A Toronto police officer investigates a murder while visiting his father in India.
Jarhead: Instead of combat, this film focuses on the long, lonely days spent at war, and the caustic humor soldiers employ to deal with unbearable conditions.
Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth: Explore the mind and spirit of teacher and storyteller Joseph Campbell, who discusses the need for modern myths that fit our ever-changing world.
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels: Hoping to make a bundle in a high-stakes poker game, four shiftless lads from London’s East End instead find themselves swimming in debt.
Monster High: Electrified: When Clawdeen dreams of opening a salon made for monsters and normies, Frankie has the perfect place – an abandoned power station outside town. But the idea sparks negative voltage when Moanica plots to ruin the whole thing, and replace the celebration with something a little more… shocking!
Monster High: Great Scarrier Reef: At a Monster High party, Lagoona and pals are sucked into the reef, where she’ll have to come to terms with her flaws and confront an old frenemy.
Monster High: New Ghoul at School: Insecure new student Frankie Stein struggles to fit in at Monster High, where ultra-cool ghoul Cleo De Nile and hunky monster Deuce rule the roost.
Monster High: Scaremester Collection: With extrascaricular activities like Fear Squad & dodgeskull, there’s more to school than studying! Join the ghouls & mansters as they explore the howlways of Monster High!
The Mothman Prophecies: A reporter is drawn to a small West Virginia town to investigate a series of strange events, including psychic visions and the appearance of bizarre entities.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2: As Toula and Ian try to liven up their marriage, an old family secret inspires the extended Portokalos clan to put on another wedding.
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist: A newly dumped teen finds himself attracted to a live wire who shares his taste in music when they meet during a night on the town in New York City.
Notting Hill: A chance encounter brings together reserved bookstore owner William Thacker and Hollywood icon Anna Scott, who forge an improbable romance.
November 13: Attack on ParisNetflix Original: Survivors and first responders share personal stories of anguish, kindness and bravery that unfolded amid the Paris terror attacks of Nov. 13, 2015.
Panic Room: A woman and her daughter are caught in a game of cat-and-mouse with burglars in their New York City home and are forced to retreat inside a vault.
Savages: When a Mexican drug cartel tries to take over their California pot business and kidnaps their shared girlfriend, Ben and Chon risk all to fight back.
Sense and Sensibility: Facing poverty after their father’s death, three sisters are obliged to rely on the generosity of others in this adaptation of the Jane Austen novel.
Stealth: A computer-controlled fighter jet designed to study human pilots begins to develop its own ideas and runs dangerously amok through unfriendly skies.
W1A: Season 3: The new Head of Values at the BBC deals with redefining the company’s purpose, events like the arrival of Prince Charles and issues with new programs.
Welcome to Monster High: The Origin Story: Dracula’s daughter Draculaura sets out to create a new kind of school where monsters of all kinds can be themselves and have a scary good time.

Avail 6/3

The Break with Michelle Wolf  Weekly Episodes Every SundayNetflix Original: Nobody’s safe as Michelle Wolf unapologetically takes aim in this weekly topical show that blends sketches with live comedy and in-studio guests.
Lady Bird :In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.

Avail 6/5

Delirium: A man with a history of mental issues moves into his late parents’ mansion and comes to suspect his new home may be haunted.

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Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok:Thor is imprisoned on the planet Sakaar, and must race against time to return to Asgard and stop Ragnarök, the destruction of his world, at the hands of the powerful and ruthless villain Hela.
Mr. D: Season 7: Follows a teacher juggling through being a teacher and dealing with his students while trying to maintain his not so cool lifestyle.

Avail 6/8

Alex Strangelove –  Netflix Film: High school senior Alex Truelove is on a mission to lose his virginity, much to the excitement of his patient girlfriend and rowdy friend
Ali’s Wedding  Netflix Film: After telling a white lie that spins out of control, the son of an Iraqi-born cleric in Melbourne becomes torn between family duty and his own heart.
All I See Is You: A blind woman’s relationship with her husband changes when she regains her sight and discovers disturbing details about themselves.
The Hollow – Netflix Original:Three teens join forces to find a way home after waking up in a strange realm filled with magic portals, perplexing puzzles and vicious beasts.
Marcella: Season 2 – Netflix Original: As Marcella gets to the root of her blackouts via hypnotherapy, her son becomes entangled in a police search for a child killer with an unusual M.O.
Sense8: The Series Finale –  Netflix Original:In the sweeping series finale, passions run high as the Sensates and their closest allies fight to save the cluster and stop their enemies for good.
The Staircase – Netflix Original:This documentary series offers a revealing inside look at the high-profile murder case of author Michael Peterson, accused of killing his wife in 2001.
Treehouse Detectives – Netflix Original: What happened to the snowman? Where did all the caterpillars go? A brother and sister bear detective team solves all their neighborhood’s mysteries.

Avail 6/11

Lights Out: When a terrifying force arises from her family’s past, a woman must protect her young step brother from a spirit that kills its victims in the dark
The Shallows: After being bitten by a great white shark, a young surfer is stranded on a rock close to shore and must outwit the predator that stalks nearby.


Avail 6/12

Champions – Netflix Original: Years after impregnating his girlfriend, washed-up jock Vince meets his eccentric son Michael and learns about fatherhood, one show tune at a time.


Avail 6/14

Marlon – Netflix Original: An internet superstar with an big personality, Marlon is challenged in the maturity department. But what he lacks in judgment is made up for in heart.


Avail 6/15

Lust Stories – Netflix Film: From strained marriages to sexual hiccups: four stories of love, lust, sex and desires — some illicit, some unrequited.
Maktub – Netflix Film: After surviving a bomb attack, two low-level mobsters in Jerusalem change their ways and set about making supplicants’ Wailing Wall prayers come true.
The Ranch: Part 5 – Netflix Original: The Bennett boys face a hitch in their plan to buy the Peterson ranch. Meanwhile, Beau tries to take it easy after his hospital stay.
Set It Up – Netflix Film: Two overworked and underpaid assistants concoct a plan to get their insufferable bosses off their backs by setting them up with each other.
Sunday’s Illness – Netflix Film: A 35-year absence. A 10-day reunion. One agonizing request. Some wounds need more than time to heal.
Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 6 – Netflix Original: As the lines between darkness and light continue to blur, shocking revelations and power struggles send Voltron hurtling toward another epic showdown.


Avail 6/16

Nostalgia:A mosaic of stories about love and loss, exploring our relationship to the objects, artifacts, and memories that shape our lives.


Avail 6/17

Club de Cuervos presenta: La balada de Hugo Sánchez – Netflix Original: Chava Iglesias’s doting personal assistant Hugo Sánchez is tasked with leading Club de Cuervos to victory in Nicaragua — if only his mom will let him.

Avail 6/18

Unsolved: Tupac & Biggie – Netflix Original: This scripted true crime series chronicles the two major police investigations into the murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls.
Avail 6/19

Kim’s Convenience: Season 2: While running a convenience store in Toronto, members of a Korean-Canadian family deal with customers, each other and the evolve world around them.
Hannah Gadsby: Nanette – Netflix Original: Australian comic Hannah Gadsby rejects standard stand-up by pairing punchlines with personal revelations on gender, sexuality and childhood turmoil.
Avail 6/22

Brain on Fire – Netflix Film: Struck by a mysterious, mentally devastating illness, a young reporter searches for answers while battling psychosis, catatonia and memory loss.
Cooking on High – Netflix Original: In the first-ever competitive cannabis cooking show, two chefs prepare mouth watering marijuana-infused dishes for a panel of very chill celeb judges.
Derren Brown: Miracle – Netflix Original: After years of skepticism, he’s mastered the art of magical thinking. Can he convince a live audience to do the same?
Desolation: Along with her son and best friend, a grieving widow hikes into the woods to scatter her late husband’s ashes, only to discover they’re being stalked.
Kaleidoscope: A quiet ex-con’s tenuous grip on reality starts to slip when his manipulative mother brings out a part of him he hoped to leave behind.
Marvel’s Luke Cage: Season 2 – Netflix Original: As his popularity soars, Luke Cage finds his world suddenly upended by a mysterious newcomer with astonishing powers — and sinister plans for Harlem.
Starbuck: A fortysomething slacker’s life is turned upside down when he learns that his many sperm donations have resulted in more than 500 children.


Avail 6/24

To Each, Her Own (Les Goûts et les couleurs) – Netflix Film: Just as Simone works up the courage to tell her conservative Jewish family she’s a lesbian, she finds herself attracted to a male Senegalese chef.
The Last Laugh:World famous comedians including Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, and Gilbert Gottfried pitch in with their own views on the boundaries of comedy.


Avail 6/26

Ghostbusters: Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.
Secret City – Netflix Original: To expose a government’s brazen deceit, one dedicated journalist will risk her career — and her life.

Last Jedi
Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Rey developed her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order
W. Kamau Bell: Private School Negro – Netflix Original: Activist and comedian W. Kamau Bell muses on parenting in the Trump era, “free speech” dustups, woke children’s TV and his fear of going off the grid.

Avail 6/29
Bullet Head: Three career criminals find themselves trapped in a warehouse with the law closing in and an even worse threat waiting inside – a nigh unstoppable killer dog.
Churchill’s Secret Agents: The New RecruitsNetflix Original:Based on true events, this series delves deep into the top-secret recruiting and training of Britain’s SOE program during World War II.

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GLOW: Season 2 Netflix Original: Armed with leotards, leg warmers and plenty of lipstick, the women of GLOW return with style. The season returns for a second round.
Harvey Street Kids Netflix Original: Join three fierce best friends for a whirlwind of fun and adventures in this animated series set in a special place ruled by kids.
Kiss Me First Netflix Original: A lonely young woman hooked on a virtual reality game befriends a party girl who leads her into a world of new thrills and dark secrets.
La Forêt Netflix Original: When a teen girl disappears from a village near the Ardennes Forest, local police and a concerned teacher begin to uncover a web of unsettling secrets.
Nailed It!: Season 2 Netflix Original: Everyone’s favorite amateur baking show is back with an all-new season of epic failures and a star-studded cast of culinary guests.
Paquita Salas: Season 2 Netflix Original: One of Spain’s best talent agents in the ‘90s, Paquita now finds herself searching desperately for new stars after suddenly losing her biggest client.
Recovery Boys Netflix Original: In the heart of America’s opioid epidemic, four men attempt to reinvent their lives and mend broken relationships after years of drug abuse.
TAU – Netflix Film: Kidnapped by an inventor who uses her as a test subject to perfect his robotic AI, a street-smart young woman tries to escape her high-tech prison.
Avail 6/30

Fate/EXTRA Last Encore: Oblitus Copernican Theory Netflix Original: Hakuno Kishinami finds himself in the midst of a Holy Grail war with no memories of how he got there. Through his confusion, he must fight to survive.
Suburbicon: As a 1950s suburban community self-destructs, a home invasion has sinister consequences for one seemingly normal family.
Last Call – Titles that will be rotating off the service in June 2018.

6/1 A Little Chaos ,Doctor Dolittle, Fatal Attraction, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Ice Age: Collision Course, Independence Day: resurgence, Seventh Son, Smokin’ Aces
6/2 Sherlock: Series 3,Unlocking Sherlock
6/8 Born on the Fourth of July, Knocked Up, Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, Oz the Great and Powerful, Varsity Blues
6/9 The Great Outdoors
6/15 Miami Vice, Shutter Island
6/16 Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War
6/22 True Grit, Uncle Buck
6/29 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

 

 

 

 

 

Movie Monday: Blackstar Warrior

Mixing blaxploitation and really back 70’s sci-fi  Matt Haley brings you a bad but entertaining short film. The bad is that this is so dam close to it brings you back those days when if your may age TV series could be this bad. So sit back and travel back to a time when this was TV sci-fi.

In a 1970s version of the future, an egotistical space detective struggles to solve his biggest missing-persons case: finding his birth mother. After his parents’ deaths, space detective Tyson Roderick discovers their secret genetics lab and partners with his trusty funbot Alphie in a desperate quest to rid the galaxy of evil while searching for the secret of his origins – and his long-lost mother.

Source: YouTube, Dust

 

Movie Monday: PRISM (2015) Award Winning Sci Fi Fantasy Short Film

Imagine a world where there is no color. Color has been turn into a source of energy. Waking every day to a colorless world. Dan Warner is a desaturator, tasked with sapping beauty from the world but can he continue do so?

SEMIFINALIST in the 42nd ANNUAL STUDENT ACADEMY AWARDS MPSE GOLDEN REEL NOMINEE VERNA FEILDS AWARD SAG 2015 LA SHORTS SHOWCASE AUDIENCE AWARD for BEST SHORT NARRATIVE at PRESCOTT FILM FESTIVA 2015 JURY AWARD for BEST COLLEGE SHORT FILM at CINEQUEST FILM FESTIVAL 2016 JURY AWARD for BEST SCI FI at LAGUNA FILM FESTIVAL 2015 OFFICIAL SELECTION at HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL 2015 OFFICIAL SELECTION at SKYLINE INDIE FILM FESTIVAL 2015 OFFICIAL SELECTION at LONESTAR FILM FESTIVAL 2015 COLLEGIATE SHOWCASE at NEWPORT FILM FESTIVAL 2016 DMA AWARD for BEST VFX (DODGE COLLEGE OF FILM AND MEDIA ARTS)

Source: YouTube, Jackson Miller