The 2023 Cannes Film Festival and Marché du Film was a welcome return to the glitz and glamour the live event is known for, especially since it’s three year absence in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Beside the stars in attendance like Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Natalie Portman, Harrison Ford, Sean Penn, Cate Blanchett, […]
N5 Pictures to attend the 2023 Cannes Film Festival
Producers from N5 Pictures will be attending the 2023 Cannes Film Festival to meet with international financiers and buyers to shop the prodco’s latest completed films and projects that are now in development. You can find the company at the Canadian Pavilion from May 16 – 25. Appointments can be made via the company’s Cinando […]
‘Auto Aficionado’ nominated for 2023 Canadian Screen Award
February 22, 2023 The 2023 Canadian Screen Awards nominations have been announced. N5 Pictures has been nominated along with Paul Nigro for ‘Best Stunt Coordination’ on the motoring themed docu-series produced with the support of Ontario Creates and the Bell Fund. Winners will be announced at the award ceremony on April 13, 2022. https://www.academy.ca/2023/paul-nigro/ […]
Three Takeaways from AFM 2022
Three Takeaways from AFM 2022 Competition, Globalization & Challenges The first in-person American Film Market (AFM) in three years took place in Santa Monica, California, just wrapped. Approximately 3,700 Media and Entertainment (M&E) executives from 3,000 companies attended either in person or online, attempting to pitch, sell or buy 623+ films and television series produced in dozens […]
Bell Fund supported series ‘The Runner’ receives 2021 CSA Nomination
Bell Fund supported Canadian Screen Awards (CSA) 2021 Nominees
Director Ant Horasanli nominated for a 2021 Canadian Screen Award
Nominations for the 2021 Canadian Screen Awards were announced and N5 Picture’s digital series The Runner produced with the support of the Bell Fund earned a nomination for series creator and director Ant Horasanli in the category of ‘Best Director, Web Program or Series.’ A link to the nomination can be found here: https://www.academy.ca/2021/ant-horasanli/ You […]
Telefilm Canada awards N5 Pictures
N5 Pictures secures portfolio development financing from Telefilm Canada for it’s 2021 slate of feature film projects. Two feature films including a drama and a contained sci-fi thriller, are expected to enter production in 2022 and 2023 respectively.
N5 Pictures secures development funding
The latest film project from N5, the action / adventure ‘OUTRUN’ just received development funding from Ontario Creates. A second draft is currently being penned by screenwriters with the film expected to go to camera in late 2021.
N5 Pictures ready for 2020 AFM
As with most other film and TV markets this year, the 2020 American Film Market taking place Nov 9 – 13 will be an online event. Execs from N5 Pictures will be participating online and are scheduled to meet with buyers for the new slate of projects that are currently in development and those that […]
Ontario Creates Awards ‘Auto Aficionado’
N5’s latest digital series ‘Auto Aficionado’ secures complete production financing and gains the support of Ontario Creates. The series will showcase some of the most interesting Canadians and their cars in a premium digital series set to premiere on PetrolTV.
N5 Participates in MIPCOM Online+
Running October 5 thru November 17 2020, this is the first virtual market N5 Pictures will be attending. Despite the challenges and lack of personal connection, N5 is set to meet with a multitude of key executives and pitch an exciting slate of projects going to camera in 2021.
Bell Fund Awards Docu-series ‘Auto Aficionado’
N5 Picture’s latest docu-series ‘Auto Aficionado’ is awarded production financing from the Bell Fund. The company is set to begin production on the premium digital series in October 2020.
MGM picks up REV for UK
June 19, 2020 For immediate release – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios has picked up the action / adventure film REV (2020) for all rights UK. The film directed by Ant Horasanli and starring Vivica A. Fox will be released on Netflix in the territory.
Lionsgate releases REV on Digital, DVD, and On Demand
REV directed by Ant Horasanli and starring Francesco Filice, Vivica A. Fox, Hannah Gordon and Sean Rey is now available on Digital & DVD in North America through Lionsgate. The film is now available on numerous platforms. Amazon AT&T Bell TV Cineplex VOD Cogeco DirecTV Dish Echostar Fandango Frontier Google Play InDemand iTunes Microsoft Redbox […]
REV debuts on iTunes Top 30
REV released on iTunes and currently in the Top 30
N5 Pictures at EFM 2020
N5 Pictures returns to the European Film Market FEB 20-28, 2020 REV sells to several territories and The Runner locks in additional VOD sales.
REV gets theatrical release in UAE
REV was acquired by Eagle Films for the Middle East all rights and received a theatrical release in the United Arab Emirates. The deal was brokered by International Sales Agent Film Mode Entertainment. https://www.eaglefilmsme.com/
The Runner Wins at die Seriale 2020
The Runner won BEST ORIGINAL SCORE at die Seriale 2020 and was also nominated for ‘Best Series’. The festival took place from June 3-8, 2020 in Giessen, Germany. To learn more and see all official selections, click here.
N5 at MIPCOM 2019
MIPCOM 2019 is a wrap. Scripted series boom still in full swing but not so much for new entrants. Kids and Young Adult series are a big area of demand.
N5 presents new projects in Cannes 2019
N5 Pictures attended the Marche Du Film at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. The company was presenting it’s latest completed feature films and digital series like The Runner.
P2-GTA wins ‘Best Action/Adventure’ at HollyWeb 2019
Los Angeles, California (March 31, 2019) The latest digital series from N5 Pictures, P2-GTA won ‘Best Action/Adventure’ at the 2019 HollyWeb Festival at a blue carpet ceremony in Los Angeles. This is the second award for producers Ant Horasanli and Reza Sholeh, having won the same category in 2017.
P2-GTA Nominated for a 2019 Canadian Screen Award
Toronto, Canada (February 7, 2019) Dennis Nimoh Jr. picks up a Canadian Screen Award Nomination for “Best Supporting Performance” in the N5 Pictures digital series P2 – GTA. https://www.academy.ca/2019/dennis-nimoh-jr/
N5 Pictures joins Canadian Delegation of Web Series Creators in New York
Toronto July 9, 2018 For immediate release. Canadian Delegation of Web Series Creators heads to New York’s Stareable Fest Producers and creators of 18 scripted short-form web series produced in Canada have been invited to participate in the official program of Stareable Fest and in a Best of Canada Showcase screening session, in New York, […]
N5 Pictures wins funding from Bell Media for latest digital series
Bell Fund distributes $4.1M across 23 digital projects Gearshift Films’ Gay Mean Girls, N5 Pictures’ The Runner and Attraction Images’ Fourchette were among the recipients in the inaugural round of the Short-Form Digital Series (Fiction) Program. By Jordan Pinto June 29, 2018 Read more: http://playbackonline.ca/2018/06/29/bell-fund-distributes-4-1m-across-23-digital-projects/#ixzz5KmYSJvXD
N5 Pictures secures distribution deal for upcoming digital series
N5 Pictures signed a deal with Canadian distribution upstart Mocean Releasing Inc. The deal is for a new original digital series entitled The Runner. The project is expected to go to camera late 2018 early 2019.
N5 Pictures attends EFM 2018
Director and producer Ant Horasanli, from Toronto-based production company N5 Pictures, will be attending EFM 2018 in Berlin, Germany (Feb 15-23, 2018). The European Film Market (EFM) is the business epicentre of one of the most important international film festivals in the world, the Berlinale. Every February the EFM opens the grand doors to the Martin-Gropius-Bau […]
Breakthrough Entertainment aquires Gear for all rights Canada
Canadian distributor has signed an agreement to distribute the film Gear (2017) starring Tyler Blake Smith, Nicola Posener, and Gregory Hlady.
N5 Pictures attends MIPCOM 2017
Director and producer Ant Horasanli, from Toronto-based production company N5 Pictures, will be heading over to MIPCOM 2017 – The World’s Entertainment Content Market. MIPCOM 2017 takes place from October 16-19 at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. Its goal is to unite players with the best partners, create the best content, nurture the best […]
Petrol gets 5 Nominations at the IAWTV Awards
Petrol the Series was nominated for 5 categories at this year’s IAWTV Awards in Los Angeles! Nominations include: Best Directing for Ant Horasanli, Best Dramatic Series, Best Editing, Best Sound and Best Ensemble Drama. The prestigious International Academy of Web Television will host its 5th IAWTV Awards at a gala celebration honoring the best in streaming […]
Director Ant Horasanli speaks at BAM 2017!
Director Ant Horasanli was invited as a special guest and industry expert to speak at BAM 2017 about the strategies of building an audience for a web series. As a member of the Canadian delegation, he also met with other Colombian filmmakers, attended conferences and panels, and screened some of the latest in Colombian films, […]
Petrol the Series goes to Marseille
Petrol the Series is an Official Selection of the Marseille Web Fest! One of 21 webseries from around the world that will be a part of the festival in Marseille, France from Oct 19-21, 2017. Since its creation in 2011, the Marseille Web Fest has remained faithful to its founding purpose: to reveal and highlight digital series to […]
Petrol the Series plays at the Buffalo-Niagara Film Festival
Petrol the Series is an official selection at the Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival this year! The Festival will take place from September 20 – 30, 2017. For more information on the festival: www.thebnff.com
N5 Pictures goes to Banff World Media Festival 2017
Petrol the Series Producer / Director Ant Horasanli, was invited to attend the World Media Festival in Banff Alberta from June 11-14, 2017, thanks in part through the support of the Independent Production Fund. The 4 day event was jam-packed with conferences, Master Classes and notable speakers. Check out more information on the festival: Banff World Media […]
Gear Market Premiere set for 2017 Cannes Marché du Film
Gear (2017) will have it’s market screening at the Marché du Film during the Cannes Film Festival as part of ‘Perspective Canada’ a Telefilm Showcase.
Fabula picks up Gear for Turkiye
Following the premiere of the film directed by Ant Horasanli, Gear (2017) has been acquired by acclaimed art house distributor Fabula for VOD rights for the territories of Turkey and Turkish speaking Cypress. The film will premiere on Digiturk. Distributor website: https://www.wearefabula.com/
Gear screens at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival Marché du Film
Gear (2017) starring Tyler Blake Smith, Nicola Posener, Gregory Hlady, and Len Greenaway debuts at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival as part of ‘Perspective Canada’ a Telefilm Showcase.
Gear World Premiere set for May 22, 2017 in Cannes
Gear from Producers Ant Horasanli and Reza Sholeh will be having its World Premiere during the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, at the Marché du Film. The screening will be held at: 22/05/2017 at 6pm Lerins 3
Gear invited to screen at the Marché du Film, Cannes Film Festival 2017
GEAR has been invited to screen at the Marché du Film at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival… as part of PERSPECTIVE CANADA a Telefilm Canada showcase. Thanks to Telefilm Canada for the invite to this prestigious event!
Petrol announced as an Official Selection at T.O. WebFest
T.O WebFest has announced it’s 2017 Official Selections and they include Petrol the Series! The IWCC will host the 4th Annual Web Festival from May 25-27, 2017. This year’s venue will be the iconic Toronto landmark, the CN Tower. T.O. WebFest supports, connects, promotes and celebrates independent content creators from Canada and around the world. The […]
Petrol wins at HollyWeb 2017
Petrol wins “Best Action/Adventure’ Award at the 2017 Hollyweb Festival in Los Angeles, California. Read more about Petrol The Series winning the award at Hollyweb here: https://www.hollywebfestival.com/previousawards
Petrol wins VWF 2017!
Petrol the series won “Best Mystery’ at the 2017 Vancouver Web Fest. Check out the video here.
Petrol the Series Makes it to the TOP 20
Petrol makes it to the top 20 web series in the world!
N5 Pictures at Canadian Screen Week
Co-producers (left to right), Reza Sholeh and Ant Horasanli, of the nominated web series Petrol the Series at Canadian Screen Week 2017 in Toronto. Co-Producer and Director, Ant Horasanli, of Petrol at the Canadian Screen Awards Digital Media Gala & Awards Night in Toronto. Here’s a full list of Digital Media nominees for 2017.
New Media Panelist at the Oxford FF
Ant Horasanli, one of Petrol’s co-producers, has been invited to take part in the new media panel at the Oxford Film Festival during the Fest Forward event on Friday, February 17 at the Powerhouse. The general focus is on careers in new media. The School of Journalism at Ole Miss will be doing a news coverage event […]
Producers from N5 Pictures on iHeart Radio with David Eddie
Ant Horasanli and Reza Sholeh are in the Newstalk 1010 studios (iHeart Radio) to talk with David Eddie about all things Petrol. Tune in and listen as they discuss the making of their web series about 5 getaway drivers who all work for a mysterious figure known only as the “Employer”.
Petrol receives 2 Canadian Screen Awards Nominations
The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television announces the nominees for the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards in March. Petrol the Series received two nominations: Best Original Program or Series produced for Digital Media – Fiction Best Performance by an Actor in a Program or Series Produced for Digital Media (Kane Mahon)
Another Petrol article featured in wheels.ca
The Toronto Star’s Wheels Section – Wheels.ca – published another article about the webseries, Petrol. This time it focuses around director Ant Horasanli’s top car picks that have been featured in the webseries. Check out the full article at: http://www.wheels.ca/news/the-cars-of-petrol-the-series/
NEW episodes of Petrol starting Jan 13, 2017
Screen Anarchy recently gave Petrol The Series a shout out, letting readers know that new episodes return Jan 13, 2017. Check it out here: Screen Anarchy
N5 Pictures Inc. now a member of the IWCC
With the success of it’s web series, Petrol, N5 Pictures Inc. is proud to announce that they are now an official member of the Independent Web Creators of Canada (IWCC_CIWC). “We’re excited to join this community of web content creators.” Learn more about the IWCC_CIWC at: http://www.iwcc-ciwc.org/
Petrol Nominated for Best Mystery and Best Actor at 2017 VWF
N5 Pictures’s Petrol is an Official Selection at the 2017 Vancouver Web Fest and as been nominated for Best Mystery and Best Actor for Kane Mahon. Visit the VWF web site for details. http://www.vancouverwebfest.com/
Petrol showcased on Stareable.com
Petrol is now one of the many web series being featured on Stareable.com – a NewYork based platform that showcases different web series from channels such as AMC, Lifetime, Vice, alongside independents. Check it out here: Stareable.com
Petrol selected for competition at the 2017 Oxford Film Festival
Petrol selected for competition at the 2017 Oxford Film Festival. Playing alongside films starring, Holly Hunter, Janeane Garofalo and other notables, Petrol will be in good company as it takes part in the Festival under the New Media category from Feb 15-19, 2017. View the full lineup for #OXFF here:
N5 Pictures Petrol to get Feature Treatment
Read the full article here: http://playbackonline.ca/2016/11/17/n5-pictures-petrol-to-get-feature-treatment/
SCREEN Exclusive on Petrol and N5 Pictures!
Exciting news from the AFM with the sale of distribution rights for the feature film version of Petrol The Series. Check out the exclusive article in Screen Daily by clicking here:
Playback Magazine interviews Petrol
Playback Magazine’s Jordan Pinto interviews Ant Horasanli and Reza Sholeh on N5 Pictures’ headline grabbing action web series, Petrol. To read the Playback article which was released during the 2016 American Film Market click here: