Meet the MusicWorks Panelists: Tyson Caron and Matt Schellenberg

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Matt Schellenberg & Tyson Caron

Coming up on Wednesday, April 12, Writer and Director, Tyson Caron and Royal Canoe’s Matt Schellenberg will be joining us for our workshop, Lovesick, a Case Study in Film and Music. Get to know them...

Tyson Caron grew up in Kenora. His first short film script won the Corus Entertainment Young Filmmaker’s Award and turned into the short film, Eugene, which screened across Canada on Air Canada flights. He worked as a first assistant director to Bruce McDonald (Hard Core Logo) on The Rawside Of… for IFC and the feature film, This Movie Is Broken, which had them traveling around North America, documenting musicians, drinking coffee, and talking about rock n’ roll. McDonald and Caron later collaborated on a music video for the band Die Mannequin. Caron recently completed his first feature film, Lovesick, as a writer / director, produced by Kyle Irving (Capote, Reasonable Doubt) and filmmaker Jacob Tierney (Good Neighbours, The Trotsky). The film premiered at the Whistler Film Festival in 2016, where it sold out two screenings. Lovesick premiered in the U.S. at Cinequest in San Jose and was in competition at The Richmond International Film Festival. It's also one of seven films selected for Movie Nights In Canada and will screen in Winnipeg on Canada Film Day to celebrate Canadian films and Canada’s 150. Caron is currently developing a number of scripts including a musical, and enjoying the good life in Winnipeg, with his new baby son and partner.

Born into the bustling metropolis of Kleefeld, Manitoba, home to four streets and one bay, Matthew Schellenberg moved to Winnipeg so that he would be able to buy a Slurpee whenever he wanted. As a young adult, his house on Lipton Street gave birth to a group called The Liptonians, who won a Western Canadian Music Award for Best Pop Recording in 2008. Schellenberg’s latest musical collective, Royal Canoe, recently inked contracts with Nevado Music in North America, Embassy of Music in Europe and Moorworks in Japan. The band has toured the world and has been featured in many a taste-making blog as well as receiving a shout out from the New York Times. When Schellenberg is not on tour he can be found composing soundtracks for commercials, documentaries, and feature films. Schellenberg composed the theme music to a new nationally broadcast CBC show this fall called Now Or Never. Catch him on tour with his main project, Royal Canoe, all over the continent in 2017-18.

What’s your favourite flavour of potato chip?
TC: Sea salt and malt vinegar.
MS: Ketchup.

What’s your desert island record?
TC: Daft Punk, Random Access Memories
MS: Belle and Sebastian – The Life Pursuit

Best soundtrack? (Don’t say Lovesick!)
TC: The Graduate
MS: Never really listened to many…

Last album you listened to in its entirety?
TC: The National, Boxer
MS: NoName - Telfone

Robots or dinosaurs?
TC: Dinos
MS: Robots for sure

Music is an integral part of most films and composers are an important part of any production team. In this case study we’ll sit down with Lovesick writer/director Tyson Caron and the film’s musical composer, Matt Schellenberg, to talk about how the Canadian Screen Award nominated project was conceived and realized. Filmed on location in Winnipeg, Lovesick prominently features a soundtrack written and performed by local artists. This discussion is a great opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at music for film.

Stream the soundtrack here:

MusicWorks DIY Series offers developing artists and industry, as well as veterans looking to update their skills, the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of the music business.

Register online, or to get more info, please contact:

David Landreth, Professional Development Coordinator
Manitoba Music
P: 204.975.5188

MusicWorks is made possible by the generous support of the Province of Manitoba through Industry Services of Manitoba Jobs and the Economy; the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR) through the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters; The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group; and The SOCAN Foundation.

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