Julia Ivanova’s acclaimed NFB feature doc
on Fort McMurray’s young dreamers, Limit Is the Sky,
now online at iTunes and NFB.ca
Winner of the Colin Low Award for Canadian Documentary at the DOXA Documentary Film Festival in Vancouver just days ago, Julia Ivanova’s acclaimed feature Limit Is the Sky, about a diverse group of young dreamers trying to jump-start their lives in Fort McMurray, is available for download and VOD on iTunes and NFB.ca starting May 16.
Limit Is the Sky follows six young Canadians, including refugees from the Middle East and Africa, who come to Fort McMurray, the capital of the third-largest oil reserve in the world. “Fort Mac” becomes a testing ground for these young dreamers as they struggle with their own perceptions of money, glory and self-worth amid plummeting oil prices, an unpredictable economy… and then a devastating wildfire. Limit Is the Sky is produced by Bonnie Thompson and executive produced by David Christensen for the North West Studio.
Limit Is the Sky had its world premiere at the Calgary International Film Festival and screened at Edmonton’s NorthwestFest—and has also recently received the 2016 Multimedia Award from the Petroleum History Society in Calgary.