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A box of tapes uncovered. A lifelong Utopian obsession. A daughter’s attempt to complete her father’s final film. Wintopia traces the enigmatic footsteps of renowned documentary filmmaker Peter Wintonick through the lens of his daughter, Mira, as she tries to decipher the map he has left behind. Reverberating with emotion and whimsy, the film guides us on a journey through possible worlds in pursuit of reconciliation, both between artist and family and between dreams and reality.
Doc Edge – NZ
Gimli Film Fest – Manitoba
photo by Jer Clarke
Mira Burt-Wintonick is an award-winning radio producer and filmmaker living in Montreal. She is the co-creator and senior editor of CBC’s Love Me, a podcast about the messiness of human connection. She sometimes makes videos that make people laugh and cry (How To Age Gracefully) and absurd comedy podcasts (WireTap, Pen Pals).
DIRECTOR MIRA BURT-WINTONICK
PRODUCERS BOB MOORE, ANNETTE CLARKE
EDITOR ANOUK DESCHĒNES
ORIGINAL MUSIC BY DAVID DRURY
SOUND DESIGNER MARIE-PIERRE GRENIER
LINE PRODUCER VALERIE SHAMASH
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER KATIE McKAY
POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR HAMED (ED) ALEALI
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS DANIEL CROSS, MILA AUNG-THWIN
November 2019 — World Premiere at IDFA
February 2020 — Canadian Premiere at Available Light
March 2020 — Stockholm, Tempo Fest
April/May 2020 — Docudays UA (online edition)
May 2020 — Thessaoliniki Doc Fest (online edition)
May/June 2020 — Hot Docs (online)
June 2020 — DOXA, Opening Film (online)
June 2020 — DOC EDGE, NZ (online)
poster by Emilie Mannering