Mourning Has Broken coming to iTunes

We’re excited to announce that Mourning Has Broken will be released on VOD and iTunes in the February of 2015. ‘Mourning’ will be available on VOD in 47 countries with a French subtitled version also on tap! Many thanks to Avi Federgreen of Indiecan Entertainment for getting this critically-acclaimed feature out into the world and into your households.

‘Mourning’ in Movie Entertainment Magazine

We’re excited to see that Mourning Has Broken made ‘Canada’s Call Sheet’ in the April 2014 edition of TMN’s Movie Entertainment Magazine. Judith Klassen wrote a fantastic article that describes the film as “an inspired piece of filmmaking”. Read the full article below.

Movie Entertaiment Magazine (April 2014)

“It’s Nolan’s performance that burns down the house.”




The Butler Brothers on ‘Canada Talks’

Hot off the successful Toronto theatrical run of Mourning Has Broken, the Butler Brothers were asked to come in and discuss the movie and the state of Canadian filmmaking in general on the Ward and Al Show for ‘Canada Talks‘ on SiriusXM Radio. What transpired was off-the-cuff, honest and kind of insane – just the way we like it!

If you missed the original airing here is the interview in it’s entirety for your listening pleasure! Thanks again to Ward Anderson and Allison Dore for having us on their show, we look forward to coming back again real soon! Find them on Twitter @WardAndAl and tweet them about getting the “Ward and Al Film Fest” up and running!

Ward and Al-Butler Bros

Mourning Has Broken: An Essay

In addition to winning BEST FEATURE at the Weyauwega International Film Festival for Mourning Has Broken, we were delighted to discover that the Weyauwega Artistic Director, Kathy Fehl, was inspired to write an essay about the film. Words cannot express how flattered we are by this, so instead we’ll let Kathy’s words do the work! Enjoy!

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Mourning Has Broken wins AUDIENCE CHOICE

The festive mood at SubProd started early this December as it was announced that Mourning Has Broken received a “Golden Oosikar” as the AUDIENCE CHOICE Award Winner at the Anchorage International Film Festival in Anchorage, Alaska. Many thanks to the AIFF and Fest Organizers Jim Parker and Tony Walsh in particular for allowing us the opportunity to screen at such a wonderful location.

Let’s hope 2014 brings continued success for one and all!

Mourning Has Broken wins BEST FEATURE

We’re excited to announce that Mourning Has Broken recently won for BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE at the Weyauwega International Film Festival in Wisconsin (USA). Coupled with Robert Nolan winning for BEST LEAD ACTOR at the Laughlin International Film Festival, it’s been a great month for Mourning Has Broken. Let’s hope we can keep it going into the new year!

“Mourning” at Weyauwega

We’re delighted to announce that Mourning Has Broken will be the Opening Night feature at the Weyauwega International Film Festival in Wisconsin (USA). The screening is on November 14, 9:00pm at the beautiful George Gerold Opera House. For ticket information please visit the WIFF site.

The Butler Brothers at Cinemerge

As part of the Grand River Film Festival screening of Mourning Has Broken, filmmakers Brett and Jason Butler were asked to participate in the Cinemerge Program running in conjunction with GRFF. Hosted by Gayle O’Brien, the Butler Brothers along with lead actor Robert Nolan, Graham Kent and Jane Pokou participated in a full panel discussion about independent filmmaking from both a production and artist standpoint. Also included was a very enjoyable Q&A after the screening with some insightful and thought provoking questions from the audience. All in all, a great time at a great festival – look for even more exciting things from GRFF in the years to come!

“Mourning Has Broken” to be Theatrically Released

We’re excited to announced that Indiecan Entertainment has picked up the Canadian distribution rights to Mourning Has Broken with a theatrical release set for this winter. Avi Federgreen, Head of Indiecan had this to say about the acquisition: “I am delighted that Indiecan gets to work with the Butler Brothers on the release of MOURNING HAS BROKEN. Like I always say to filmmakers across the country, “NO IS NOT AN OPTION”, and after seeing what these guys did with what little they had, I knew immediately we were meant to work together! I hope this is just the beginning of a great filmmaking collaboration.” Below is the official announcement in Playback Magazine.


“Mourning” Premieres at Calgary for CIFF

Mourning Has Broken had it’s Canadian Premiere at the Calgary International Film Festival to much critical acclaim, including this fantastic review from Beatroute Magazine by Philip Clarke and culminating in a distribution deal for the film with Indiecan Entertainment, who plan on a winter 2014 theatrical release in Canada. All in all a great way to kick-off the film festival circuit!

“If some movies are meant to be pure escapism, then Mourning Has Broken is the highest kind of catharsis a movie ticket can buy.” – Philip Clarke, Beatroute Magazine

Stay tuned for where Mourning Has Broken will be screening next as it travels across North America and abroad.