THE DEFECTOR WINS 3 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS!
Congratulations and THANK YOU to all of our amazing supporters! Last night The Defector won THREE Canadian Screen Awards: Best Documentary Program, Best Direction in a Documentary Program,... Read more
The Defector Nominated for 2 Canadian Screen Awards and Has WON the 2014 Diversity Award
The Defector is the proud winner of the 2014 Diversity Award from the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. Along with the award, The Defector has also been... Read more
Defector Screenings in Washington DC, Finland and Toronto!
The Defector is premiering in Washington DC! We invite all of our DC and Virginia supports to attend one of the two screenings in December:
Thursday, December 5th... Read more
The Defector At The Digis!
After months of touring the world, The Defector has been to 20 festivals, has been nominated for 4 awards, won an FITC award, and has been submitted to the Digi... Read more
The Defector on TVO and ACD Screening in NYC!
After months of touring the festival circuit, we are very excited for our TVO television broadcast premiere! All of our supporters in Ontario can catch The Defector on... Read more
The Defector Interactive Launch - February 15!
Hi Kickstarter Friends,
I am excited to announce that digital animation portion of The Defector - The Defector Interactive - will be launching February 15th!
The Defector Interactive is our... Read more
The International Premiere of The Defector!
Hi again friends,
Less than a week until the international premiere of The Defector at the International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam (IDFA)! We are so excited about this weekend--... Read more
The Defector to Premiere at the IDFA!
Hello Kickstarter friends!
Our film is finally finished and we are pleased to announce that The Defector: Escape from North Korea will be premiering at the very prestigious International Documentary... Read more
The Defector OFFICIAL TRAILER is up!
Hello again friends and supporters!
After months of round the clock editing, I am please to tell you that the OFFICIAL trailer for THE DEFECTOR: Escape from North Korea is... Read more
Help The Defector Win the SXSW PanelPicker Vote!
Hello again loyal friends and supporters!
We have just submitted the project to SXSW’s PanelPicker competition. Our submission is called Make Interactive/Films wi NO ACCESS (in North Korea). We... Read more
The Defector to be showcased at FIFE this year!!!
The trailer for The Defector: Escape From North Korea has been selected for the Webdocs section of this years International Environmental Film Festival in France. A huge honour considering we... Read more
You did it! You got us funded. Thank you!
This campaign has been a whirlwind experience, we started off roughly 40 days ago with no idea what to expect. It's been a moving, motivating, sometimes stressful, but... Read more
We're at 93% almost there, 12 hours to go
A lot has happened in the past 24 hours - we're at 93% funding! Thank you for your pledges and support, we're very touched and grateful.
There is... Read more
Hello friends and supporters,
We are down to the final day of our Kickstarter campaign.
First of all, we want to thank you again for your pledges and commitment in... Read more
We've just come back from our first undercover shoot trip in Asia
Thank you for your support - we have managed to go on our first film trip to Asia and would like to share news from this trip with you. Unfortunately,... Read more
Vote for THE DEFECTOR as Project of the Week on IndieWire!
The poll is up for IndieWire's Project of the Week, and we need your help to get us there! If we are Project of the Week, then we... Read more
We are IndieWire's Project of the Day!
Hello again dear friends,
We are so happy to be chosen by IndieWire as Project of the Day we could just explode! We have had so much wonderful support and... Read more
The Defector on TVO's Doc Studio
Hello friends and Kickstarter lovers alike,
I hope everyone is having a good Friday, because we sure are! The wonderful people down at TVOntario have given us their approval with... Read more
Share and discover stories of escape from political, religious and ethnic oppression on new Facebook APP
We are over halfway to our goal and couldn't find a better time to launch the second phase of our project-- An interactive Facebook APP!
Nearly 300,000 North... Read more
Remembrance Day update - Film Trailer and more
Today is a day of remembering, and being thankful for what we have. Working on this project makes us particularly aware of the many things we take for... Read more
DG Approved: UK based DocGeeks supports The Defector!
DocGeeks keeps you updated with the latest and best in the documentary world. They featured our project on their blog and officially stamped The Defector's Kickstarter campaign as 'DocGeek Approved'! ... Read more