January 3, 2013

Black Field is now available online worldwide at Indie Mondo. Check it out here.

December 17, 2011

The Black Field soundtrack is now available on iTunes. Check it out here.

March 13, 2011

Black Field will be screening on March 23rd at District 319 as part of First Weekend Club's Canada Screens Vancouver series.

There will be a pre-show wine reception and live music, starting at 6:30 PM. Writer/director Danishka Esterhazy will be Skyping in for a Q&A after the film.

For more information, see their website.

March 6, 2011

Black Field wins BEST FEATURE DRAMA and BEST PERFORMANCE at Vancouver's Women in Film Festival

The awards were presented on Sunday, March 6th, at the Vancity Theatre following a sold out screening of Black Field.

For more information, visit the WIFF 2011 website.

February 24, 2011

Black Field has been invited to screen at The County Theatre in Pennsylvania.

The screening is on March 21st at 7:30 PM EST.

For more information, visit their website or this blog posting.

January 14, 2011

Back by popular demand!

Black Field will play Winnipeg's Cinematheque Theatre on March 12th, 16th and 17th, 2011. Nightly at 7pm.

January 12, 2011

Black Field opens Vancouver festival

Black Field has been invited to screen as the opening night film at Vancouver's Women in Film Festival.

Friday, March 4th at 7:00 PM at the Vancity Theatre.

Tickets and information are available on the festival's opening night event page.

September 27, 2010

Reel to Reel review of Black Field

Black Field recently played in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Film critic Tyler Baptist from Reel to Reel writes:

"Quiet, beautifully shot, and richly character driven. Black Field's slow burn story of sisters alone to fend for themselves is disquieting and powerfully realized by Danishka Esterhazy."

September 23, 2010

Article in Saskatoon's Planet S

Black Field is playing in Saskatoon as part of the national celebration Culture Days. Saskatoon's weekly magazine Planet S printed a great article to promote the screening. We also have a pdf version here.

September 1, 2010

Black Field invited to Dark Bridges festival in Saskatoon

Black Field will screen at the Dark Bridges genre festival in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on September 26th. Here is a posting from the festival organizers:

Canadian Historical Drama as part of Canada Culture Days

We are extremely proud to be presenting the Manitoba created BLACK FIELD (Sun, Sept. 26, 1pm) Danishka Esterhazy has created a beautiful dark historical drama about two young sisters living alone on an isolated farm who become involved with a stranger who is interested in more than just spending a night in their barn while his horse rests. Admission for BLACK FIELD will be by donation for those who do not have a festival pass.

August 19, 2010

Sara Canning talks about Black Field on etalk. You can watch a video clip of the interview on the CTV website.

August 3, 2010

Black Field plays in Alberta

Black Field recently wrapped up a successful theatrical release in Alberta. Check out these feature articles from The Calgary Herald, The Edmonton Journal, and See Magazine. Or, read a pdf copy here.

July 9, 2010

Read the latest Black Field review from the New Hope Film Festival:

"Black Field is Gothic in the classic, literary sense of the word, meaning the film tells a story about 19th century characters in a style true to that place and time. The end result of Esterhazy’s almost scholarly devotion to matching style to content is a film that actually takes the viewer somewhere: not to the could-be-next-door set often expected in independent films, or the glamorous, recognizable locales of Hollywood cinema but inside a fully-realized, earthbound fantasy."

July 6, 2010

Black Field plays in Sannio, Italy this month. Check out their fabulous film festival, which celebrates excellence in Costume Design and Production Design.

This will also be our European festival premiere!

June 29, 2010

Black Field won the "Honorable Mention - Best Picture" award at the New Hope Film Festival in Pennsylvania.

A full list of award recipents is available on their website.

June 17, 2010

Check out Sara Canning's interview on MuchMusic. She talks about Black Field, The Vampire Diaries, and how much she loves a good Manitoban crew!

June 10, 2010

Toronto Star reviews Black Field.

June 4, 2010

First Weekend Club promotes Black Field's Toronto opening.

June 4, 2010

Selkirk Journal reviews Black Field.

June 3, 2010

CBC's Alison Gillmore reviews Black Field.

June 3, 2010

On Screen Manitoba has a new article about Black Field on their website.

May 28, 2010

Winnipeg Free Press publishes Black Field feature article and movie review.

"A Beautifully shot gothic period drama... Danishka Esterhazy is a filmmaker to watch"

A pdf version is available here.

May 28, 2010

Uniter publishes Black Field movie review.

"Four stars. A perfect example of independent cinema... executed with precision and affection. Winnipeg cinematographer Paul Suderman does phenomenal work here, with a style reminiscent of the legendary Roger Deakins (No Country for Old Men)."

A pdf version is available here.

May 27, 2010

Black Field soundtrack now available online!

May 27, 2010

Uptown publishes Black Field feature article and movie review.

"Sexual danger shimmers throughout…gorgeously photographed horizons that echo the landscapes of John Ford"

A pdf version is available here.

May 26, 2010

Danishka Esterhazy interviewed by Sylvia Kuzyk on CTV. You can watch the video online here.

May 19, 2010

Danishka on CJOB radio. Danishka will be on CJOB's show "The Credits" talking about Black Field with host/producer Carlo Curatolo. Tune into CJOB on Saturday May 22nd ay 8pm to hear the show.

Or, starting Sunday May 23rd, listen online at CJOB's audiovault.

May 13, 2010

Elle magazine talks Black Field. Actress Sara Canning is featured in the June 2010 issue of Elle magazine. Read the article here.

May 2, 2010

Actress Sara Canning featured in Avenue magazine. Read the article on their site, or a pdf copy here.

March 30, 2010

Black Field wins BEST CANADIAN FEATURE at Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto.

The Best Canadian Feature award was presented to Danishka Esterhazy for her debut feature BLACK FIELD on Sunday, March 28th, at the CLOSING RECEPTION and AWARDS GALA held at the Novotel Toronto Centre.

Danishka with award
photo: Tannis Waugh

The Female Eye Film Festival, established in 2001, is Ontario’s only annual international independent film Festival showcasing films directed by women. They present high caliber films in drama, comedy, sci-fi, action, documentary, experimental and animation. The Female Eye is a juried competitive film festival and presents films by debut, emerging and internationally recognized directors.

For more information:

March 8, 2010

Toronto premiere of Black Field.

Gala Feature at the Female Eye Film Festival
Director in attendance

Saturday, 27 March 2010
Rainbow Cinemas Market Square
80 Front Street East at Jarvis

After party: Jazz Night at the Novotel
Café Nicole and Lounge Bar,
Novotel Toronto Centre,
45 The Esplanade

For more information, see the Female Eye program guide

February 24, 2010

Black Field featured in Kodak's InCamera magazine. Read the article on their site, or a pdf copy here.

February 23, 2010

Black Field has been invited to the New Hope Film Festival in Pennsylvania.

The film will screen Saturday, June 26 at 7:00 PM in the New Hope Arts Center.

For more information, visit the festival website.

January 26, 2010

Black Field has been invited to the Available Light Film Festival in Whitehorse, Yukon.

The film will screen Friday, February 12th, 4:45pm at the Yukon Arts Centre.

For more information, visit the festival website.

January 2, 2010

The Winnipeg Free Press says Black Field is one of the "top 10 reasons to go to the movies in 2010." Read the article on their site, or a pdf version here.

November 3, 2009

Danishka Esterhazy to appear on CityTV Winnipeg.

Danishka will be on the Breakfast Television show on Thursday, November 12 to talk about Black Field. Tune in between 8:00 am and 8:30 am!

October 29, 2009

Ferron Guerreiro interviewed by the Winnipeg Herald. Read the interview on their site, or a pdf version here.

October 18, 2009

Sara Canning interviewed by the Vancouver Province. Read the interview on their site, or a pdf version here.

October 8, 2009

Danishka interviewed by eFilmCritic.

October 4, 2009

Danishka speaking at VIFF panel Calling the Shots.

Date and Time: Thursday, October 15, 5:30 p.m.

This panel is free and takes place at the Cineworks Studio with street entrance through the Pacific Cinémathèque at 1131 Howe.

For more info:

September 30, 2009

Black Field mentioned in Playback's VIFF coverage.

September 25, 2009

Black Field makes cover of Reel West magazine!

The latest issue of Reel West features Black Field on the cover, and in an article on page 20.

The entire issue is available online. We also have a pdf copy of the cover and article.

September 25, 2009

NSI interview with writer/director Danishka Esterhazy.

Listen to the interview on the NSI web site.

September 18, 2009

Telefilm promotes the Black Field premiere.

Read the news release.

September 12, 2009

World Premiere Announced!

Black Field will screen at the Vancouver Internation Film Festival:

Tuesday, October 13th at 9:00 p.m., and
Wednesday, October 14th at 12:20 p.m.

both screenings are at the Empire Granville 7 in Theatre 1

For tickets, see VIFF's event guide!

September 10, 2009

Black Field included in CBC's VIFF coverage. story/2009/09/09/viff-lineup.html

September 7, 2009

Black Field invited to the Vancouver International Film Festival!

July 31, 2009

Interview with actress Sara Canning.

May 28, 2009

A Gothic love letter to the Prairies, Uptown Magazine.

May 24, 2009

Production wraps!

April 27, 2009

Black Field is now in production!

January 7, 2009

Black Field, the first feature film by award-winning writer/director Danishka Esterhazy, has received development funding from Canada's Super Channel.