Montreal, Canada (PressExposure) June 12, 2009 -- Island Filmworks announces the film âAmerican Savannahâ will have its North American TV debut, opening the season for CBC: The Nature of Things documentary strand, it was announced by Ian Boyd, President of Island Filmworks in Montreal.
âAmerican Savannahâ, takes a playful and witty look at the mystique of the coveted green lawn, cutting a wide and irreverent swath across urban and suburban landscapes, all manner of public places from baseball stadiums to golf courses, even deep into the Nevada desert, unearthing wherever it may lay, a passion for all things âturfâ.
âThe story began when coming home late one very rainy evening, the filmâs director noticed how many lawns in his neighborhood had sprinkler systems triggered on autopilot despite the obvious downpour. What followed is a fascinating and well researched journey into not just a sub-culture, but a huge industry, which all fashionably call themselves greenâ said the filmâs executive producer Ian Boyd.
âIt seems environmental issues are in vogue right now, having been opened up quite a bit with Al Goreâs film, and more recently the success of âEarthâ in North America which had the largest box office opening day for a documentary last month. âAmerican Savannahâ is attracting a lot of interest for foreign markets for us right now â said Dan Shannon of ID Communications, the films international sales rep.
âAmerican Savannahâ will release a special edition DVD in the fall of 09. [http://www.americansavannah.com]
About Island Filmworks Inc. Island Filmworks. is a Montreal-based independent film company, producing writer/director driven features, feature-length documentaries, television and new media http://www.filmisle.com
About ID Communications Inc. ID Communications inc. is a Montreal-based boutique film, television and web marketing company specialized in the area of international sales representation and distribution for film, TV, DVD and web-based properties. [http://www.idcommunications.org/savannah]