FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Toronto. Oct. 28, 2015 – Prairie Dog Film + Television and Thru the RedDoor are thrilled to announce the release of a compilation album showcasing musicians featured in the fifth and final season of the award-winning drama Blackstone.
“Blackstone has always been known for its creative and innovative storytelling and the music featured in the show plays a huge role in elevating the drama and emotional impact of the stories we tell”, said Executive Producer, Writer and Director Ron E. Scott. “Collaborating on this soundtrack is an opportunity for Blackstone to explore a new medium and showcase these musicians for the talented storytellers that they are”.
The album, BLACKSTONE: Original Television Soundtrack, will be released online everywhere digital music is sold (iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Spotify, etc.), and the November 3, 2015 release date will coincide with the television premiere of Blackstone Season 5 on APTN (Aboriginal Peoples Television Network).
“Collaborating on this soundtrack is an opportunity for Blackstone to explore a new medium and showcase these musicians for the talented storytellers that they are.”
Showcasing a wide variety of artists and genres, the Blackstone soundtrack features rap and hiphop groups, indie folk musicians, roots-inflected rock bands, R&B singers, and more. Juno Award winning artists George Leach and Derek Miller are featured, as well as performances by Inez Jasper (MTVs Rebel Music), Jonny Hetherington (Art of Dying), the indie folk project Hunting, and urban artists Feenix and Rellik. Rap groups, The Northstars. and Hellnback are also highlighted on the album, as well as arrangements from Blackstone’s series composer, Mike Shields.
Blackstone is produced by Prairie Dog Film +Television, with Ron E. Scott as Executive Producer, Writer & Director, Jesse Szymanski as Co-Executive Producer, and Damon Vignale as Writer/Producer. The series currently broadcasts in Canada on APTN, in the United States on Hulu and HuluPlus, in New Zealand on Maori Television, and in Australia on SBS/NITV. Blackstone has been nominated for 86 awards, including Best Dramatic Series, and Best Dramatic Writing at the Canadian Screen Awards.
Blackstone is produced in association with Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), the Canada Media Fund, with the assistance of the Government of Alberta, Alberta Media Fund, with the participation of Rogers Cable Network Fund, and with the assistance of the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.
About Prairie Dog Film + Television
Prairie Dog Film + Television is an award winning dramatic production company dedicated to scripted television series production. Founded by Showrunner Ron E. Scott in 1993, the company has developed a reputable pedigree for high quality, relevant projects that depict unique stories with universal themes.
The company has garnered international media attention and been recognized with over 100 award nominations and wins from such prestigious organizations as the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, including a nomination for Best Dramatic Television Series for the revolutionary series Blackstone.
Over 190 episodes of television produced, Prairie Dog’s programs have aired on major networks across North America (APTN, ABC, CBC, CBC Bold, City TV, CTV, Global, Halogen, ION, Hulu, & Showcase) as well as international markets including the U.S., New Zealand, Australia, China, Europe and South Africa.
About Thru The RedDoor
Located on Six Nations of the Grand River, Thru the RedDoor is the studio that brought you 6 Arrows Media, 6AM Sessions and Dig the Artist. We are a record label, sound stage, recording studio and ISP working toward Indigenous Media Sovereignty.