Twenty-four filmmakers from across Canada are helping raise funds for front line health workers.
‘Heartbeat of the Nation’ is an 80 second film that captures the spirit of the cheers for healthcare workers from Canadian balconies. It tugs on the heartstrings and begs its viewers to continue their support by staying home and cheering on our heroes.
The film was released on Friday April 22nd, in partnership with CanadaHelps and Gore Mutual to draw attention to their Covid-19 Healthcare and Hospital Fund. Gore is matching donated funds up to one million dollars for this particular fund. They have contributed two million dollars in total for Covid relief funds.
The film was produced while adhering to physical distancing guidelines. Sixteen Cinematographers from across Canada filmed their cities empty. Director, Ross Allen, communicated with the crew from concept to post-production through video conferencing.
Everyone involved in the project volunteered their time, skills, and equipment in order to help spread the message of thanks and support to our healthcare workers.
Writer / Director: Ross Allen
Producer: Mack Stannard
Cinematographers: Jon Thomas, Mitchell Baxter, Jaryl Lim, Ben Cox, Cristobal Ruiz, Liam Higgins, Jonny Micay, Justin Black, Adrian Vieni, Daniel Everitt-Lock, Brian Hamilton, Shae Paterson, Halley Davies, Simon Jaynes, Oli Jobin, Matthew A MacDonald
Edit: Ross Allen
Sounds Design & Mix: Matt Drake
Grade: Sam Gilling
Original Music: Blake Matthews
Art Direction: Dane Armour
Social Strategist: Andrew Chee