Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Oil Sands Karaoke Screening and Contest Enjoys Success!

“Oil Sands Karaoke” movie documentary screenings and 100.5 K-Rock Karaoke Contest at Bailey’s Pub a huge success 

Fort McMurray, AB. – May 13, 2013 – The much-anticipated documentary “Oil Sands Karaoke” hit the big screen in Fort McMurray on Thursday at the Keyano Theatre and Arts Centre, with additional showings on Friday and Saturday.

“It was great to see so many community members come out to cheer on the performers and film makers in what was a truly a movie that showcased the talent and beauty that our region offers,” said Krista Balsom, Editor of Your McMurray Magazine and Fort McMurray’s Child Magazine. “The remaining screenings were very well attended and the Karaoke Contest hosted by 100.5 K-Rock’s McCully went extremely well.” In support of the film screenings, a karaoke contest took place at Bailey’s Pub at 10:00 PM on Saturday, May 11 and was hosted by 100.5 K-Rock’s Ben McCully, one of the film’s stars. 

“A huge thanks to Keyano Theatre and Arts Centre, Bailey’s Pub, The Stonebridge Inn and 100.5 K-Rock for being our leading sponsors,” said David Whitelock, Executive Director of Events Wood Buffalo. “Also, sincere thanks to our gold sponsors: Summit Surveys, ICEIS Safety, Jaguar Lounge and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.” 

“Oil Sands Karaoke” is a documentary about five oil patch workers vying to win a karaoke contest in one of the most controversial places on the planet – our home – Northern Alberta’s Oil Sands. A documentary unlike any other, “Oil Sands Karaoke” challenges us to re-examine our biases. 

“Oil Sands Karaoke” is produced by Charles Wilkinson (film director) and Tina Schliessler. The world premiere took place during Hot Docs on April 26 at the Toronto International Film Festival. Hot Docs is the biggest documentary festival in North America. 

The film trailer can be viewed here: http://vimeo.com/62965248 

Media Contact:

Cait Evans, Events Wood Buffalo 
C: 587.646.2146 
W: 780.791.1600 

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