Ken FRITH - Producer
Ken is an award-winning film producer of feature films and documentaries for international distributors and broadcasters. He is president of Gold Star Productions Inc., a full-service, award-winning film and production company in Vancouver. Currently he is producing the rom-com "Godfrey" with his producing partner Jason Bourque with an LA team.
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Ken produced the feature film “Black Fly,” that premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival, aired on Super Channel in Canada and is available on multiple VOD platforms in the US and Canada (such as I-tunes, Comcast, Rogers and Shaw VOD).
Recently, Ken was the lead producer of the feature film “Drone,” starring Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings, Martian, Game of Thrones). Myriad Pictures is distributing the film internationally. It has been released theatrically through Screen Media in the US and is currently available on Netflix USA. “Drone” has been an international success having sold to over 24 countries around the world. In 2019, Ken will be producing the dramatic thriller “Trapline,” starring Josh Hutcherson (Hunger Games).
Ken has also produced several international feature documentaries that have been filmed around the world and broadcast in Japan, US, France, South Africa and Canada. One such documentary, “Music for Mandela,” highlights the impact of music in Nelson Mandela’s life. “Music for Mandela” won the Audience Choice Award at the Amnesty International Film Festival and Ken was nominated for a Leo Award as a Producer for Best Documentary.
Ken won a Leo Award as Producer – Best Documentary in the Arts/Performing Arts category for “Dreams of Flight” which had its world premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and broadcast on Bravo! Television in Canada.
Ken oversees the business development of his film projects and has secured sales with international distributors and broadcasters. He has successfully closed financing on all of his film and television projects. Furthermore, Ken has worked closely with financial institutions, film completion bonders and film distributors ensuring the successful production and delivery of his company’s film and television projects.
Other credits include several award-winning commercials, shorts and PSA’s (Lotus and Bessie Awards for Excellence in Advertising in British Columbia) and numerous Leo nominated music videos.
10 Leo Award Nominations
Leo Award Winner, Best Male Lead in a Feature Film, Best Sound Editing
Winner: Best Feature, Arizona Underground Film Festival
Starring Matthew MacCaull, Dakota Daulby, Christie Burke
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"JASON BOURQUE'S MODEST, PROFICIENT THRILLER "DRONE" SCRUTINIZES THE ETHICS OF WARFARE BY REMOTE CONTROL" - New York Times
"DRONE IS A SIMMERING, ON TARGET DRAMA" - The Globe and Mail
"A SUSPENSEFUL AND SATISFYING THRILLER" - Toronto Star
MUSIC FOR MANDELA
Award-winning Theatrical Documentary
Gold Star Productions Inc.
“Music for Mandela” explores the role music played in the extraordinary life of one of the world's most important icons. From Nelson Mandela's imprisonment, to his release, to the present day celebrations of his legacy, the music born out of his inspirational journey is commented on by his closest friends, former exiled musicians, current international artists and community volunteers, who use music today to motivate and educate. Combining striking visuals with freedom songs, pop music and hip hop, "Music for Mandela" is a stirring tribute to the man himself and to the ultimate power of music.
"Dreams of Flight". Documentary, 46 minutes. Directed by Jason Bourque, produced by Ken Frith through Gold Star Productions Inc.