About us

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Dear Valued Movie Enthusiasts,

At Songwind Studio, we believe that great stories have the power to captivate hearts, ignite imagination, and bring people together. As a small movie company, we are passionate about creating unforgettable cinematic experiences that leave a lasting impact on our audience.

Our mission is to celebrate the art of storytelling by producing films that are thought-provoking, entertaining, and emotionally engaging. From gripping dramas to hilarious comedies and awe-inspiring adventures, we strive to bring diverse narratives to the silver screen, reflecting the rich tapestry of human experiences.
What sets us apart is our unwavering commitment to quality. We believe that every frame matters, and every detail counts. Our team of talented filmmakers, writers, actors, and crew members work tirelessly to bring our vision to life, pouring their passion and expertise into every project we undertake.

But we don’t just create movies; we build communities. We understand the power of shared experiences and the magic of movie theaters. We are dedicated to creating a sense of belonging, sparking conversations, and fostering connections among our audiences. Whether it’s the gasps of suspense, the laughter that fills the theater, or the tears shed in moments of profound emotion, we aim to create an immersive journey that resonates with each and every viewer.

We also embrace innovation and the ever-evolving landscape of storytelling. Alongside traditional cinematic releases, we embrace digital platforms, bringing our films to audiences across the globe. We actively seek out opportunities to collaborate with emerging talent and explore new avenues to tell compelling stories that resonate with the modern world.

As a small movie company, we deeply value your support. Your enthusiasm and love for cinema inspire us to push boundaries, take risks, and create extraordinary films that leave a lasting impression. We invite you to join us on this cinematic adventure as we continue to bring stories to life and invite you to embark on journeys that will move, entertain, and inspire you.

Thank you for being a part of our journey.   (A message from our team)

We are very proud to announce that our last film ‘Hometown Mysteries – A Farmhouse Murder’ has won the ‘Best Crime Feature Film’ at the Santa Monica Film Awards in California in April 2023, Best Narrative Feature Film at International Future Sound Awards in NY City, and the Best Low Budget Feature Film Award at the Dallas . This is our first feature film win and we would like to thank all the cast and crew along with everyone who helped us along the way. We are a no budget indie family and this means a lot to a number of people. 

We would also like to announce that we have won Best Narrative Feature Film in NY city at the International Sound Future Awards May 2023. 

Songwind Studios (formerly Songwind Inc.) is based in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. The original company was founded in 1999 and was primarily an industrial film company. As Songwind Inc. owner Rob Letourneau was involved with the Canadian National Film Board, CBC Radio & Television, Canadian Tire, and Couch Cat TV to name a few. Over the years the company expanded their services to include music and now writing, editing and filming movies.  With one short film, The Map, and five full-length feature films completed: The Tablet , A Double-edged Sword, I Need A Christmas Vacation, Hometown Mysteries – A Farmhouse Murder, and to be released in 2023, Hometown Mysteries 2 – The Case of the Sleazy Manager.

We are very proud to announce that we have received our 116th laurel and we want to thank everyone who has helped us along the way achieve this amazing goal.

Songwind Studios has been involved with volunteering for the Algonquin College Photography Program for a number of years now helping students with their hours towards their education.

Black Cherry Band  (BCB) is a subsidiary that controls the music side via original music. BCB has ten (11) CD’s of original music with more on the way.

Songwind Studios is also involved with helping out TealFest Inc. a non-profit company that raises money to support ovarian cancer research. 

Filming I Need a Christmas Vacation – some cast and crew

Film Awards

  • not released

1) Commfest Film Festival Toronto – Canada 2015

– ‘Official Selection’ – Feature Film [1]

– ‘Nominee’ – MADA Award 2015 [2]

3) GSFF – Garden State Film Festival Atlantic City 2015

  • ‘Official Selection’ – Canadian Short Film [3]
  • not released (Shown at CineStarz Orleans – Sept. 2020)

1) Moutain & Adventure Film Festival – Tampa Bay USA – 2018

– ‘Special Mention Award’ – Short Film [1]

2) CINE Film Festival – India – 2019

– ‘Official Selection’ – Short Film [2]

  • Not Released (not shown due to Covid Restrictions)

1) The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences – Boston New England Chapter – USA

  • ‘Honorable Mention’ – Long Form – Fiction 2020 [1]

2)    Mountain View Film Festival – San Fransisco, USA

–       ‘Special Mention Award’ 2021 [2]

3)    Tampa Bay Motion Picture Film Festival – California USA

–       ‘Official Selection’ 2021 [3]

4)    Hollywood North Film Festival – Toronto, Canada

–       ‘Official Selection’ 2021 [4]

–       ‘Nomination Best Supporting Actor’ [5]

–       ‘Nomination Best Hair & Makeup’ [6]

–       ‘Nomination Best Editing’ [7]

–       ‘Nomination Best Set Design’ [8]

–       ‘Nomination Best Original Score’ [9]

–       ‘Nomination Best Production Design’ [10]

–       ‘Nomination Best Cinemaphotography‘ [11]

  • Nominatioin’ Best Costume Design’ [12]
  • ‘Nomination’ Best Director Award [13]

5)    London Lift-Off Online Sessions Film Festival – London UK

–       ‘Official Selection’ 2021 [14]

6)    IFF – International Film Festival – Canada

–       ‘Official Selection’ 2021 [15]

7)    High Tatras Music and Film Festival – Slovakia

–       ‘Official Selection’ Summer 2021 [16]

–       ‘Semi Finalist Best Music Video Award’ [17]

–       ‘Finalist’ – Best Indie Feature Film Award’ [18]

8)    Rome Music Film Festival – Italy 

–       ‘Official Selection’ 2021 [19]

  • Semi-finalist award‘ 2021 [20]

9)    Couch Film Festival – Toronto, Canada

–       ‘Official Selection’ 2021 [21] 

–       ‘Nomination ‘Best Thriller Award’ [22]

–       ‘Nomination ‘Best Director Award’ [23]

–       ‘Semi-finalist’ – Feature Film [24]

–       – *** ‘WINNER’ *** – ‘Best Director Award’ [25]

10)    Munich Music Video Film Festival – Germany 2021

–       ‘Semi-Finalist ‘Best Music Video Award’ [26]

11)                  High Tatras Music & Film Festival – Slovakia

–       ‘Official Selection’ Fall 2021 [27]

–       ‘Semi Finalist ‘– ‘Best Music Video Award’ [28]

–       ‘Finalist‘ – ‘Best Feature Film Award’ [29] 

12)                  Rome Music Video Film Festival – Italy 2021

–       ‘Official Selection’ (26)’Semi-Finalist – Music Video Awards [30]

  • ‘Semi-finalist’ – Best Music Video Awards [31]
  • Finalist – Best Music Video Awards [32]

13) Shockfest Film Festival – NY city, USA

– ‘Official Selection‘ 2021 [33]

14) Tampa Bay Motion Picture Industry Professionals’ Indie Film Festival -USA

  • ‘Official Selection‘ -[34] Feature Film 2021

15) Lift-off Global Network Sessions – UK

  • ‘Official Selection’ – [35] Feature Film 2022

16) Austin Lift Off Film Festival USA

– ‘Official Selection‘ 2022 [36]

17) International Sound Future Awards – NY USA

  • Official Selection‘ 2022 [37]
  • ‘Semi-Finalist‘ 2022 [38]

18) LNDN Music Video Film Festival Awards – London UK

  • Official Selection‘ – London UK 2022 [39]
  • ‘Semi Finalist‘ – Best Music Video Award [40]

19) Miami Indie Film Awards – USA

  • ‘Official Selection’ [41]- Feature Film 2022
  • 17) Budapest Film Festival – Hungary 2023
  • Official Selection‘ – Best Music Video [42]
  • Nominee‘ – Best Music Video [43]

20) Beyond Entertainment Family Film, Screenwriting & Music Festival – USA

  • ‘Official Selection’ [44]- Feature Film 2022

21) Prague Music Video Award Film Festival – Spring 2023

  • Nominee‘ – Best Music Video [45]

22) Top Film Awards – USA

  • Official Selection’ – Feature Film [46] – 2022
  • not released – shown to cast & Crew Dec. 05, 2021 Cinestarz St. Laurent Shopping Centre Ottawa
  • 1) High Tatras Film Festival – Slovakia 2022
    • ‘Official Selection’ – Feature Film [1]
    • – ‘Semi Finalist‘ – Best Feature Film [2]
  • 2) Miami Indie Film Festival – USA 2022
  • – ‘Official Selection‘ – Feature Film [3]
  • 3) Holiday 365 International Film Awards Film Festival Los Angeles – USA 2022
  • – ‘Official Selection‘ – Feature Film [4]
  • 4) Top Film Awards Film Festival – Europe 2022
  • – ‘Official Selection‘ – Feature Film [5]
  • 5) Beyond Entertainment Family Film, Screen,writing & Music Film Festival Tampa Bay – USA 2022
    • – ‘Official Selection‘ – Feature Film [6]

6) Yule Film Festival – USA 2022

  • Official Selection‘ – Feature Film [7]
  • Semi-finalist – Feature Film Award [8]
  • not released – shown to cast & Crew Nov. 10, 2022 Mayfair Theatre Ottawa
  • 1) Washington Film Awards – USA 2022
  • ‘Official Selection’ – Feature Film [1]
  • ‘Semi-finalist’ – Best Narrative Feature film [2]

2) LA Independent Film Awards – USA 2022

  • ‘Official Selection’ – Feature Film [3]
  • ‘Nominee’ – Best Narrative Foreign Film [4]

3) Rotterdam Independent Film Festival – Netherlands 2022

  • ‘Official Selection’ – Feature Film [5]
  • ‘Semi-finalist’ – Best Narrative Feature Film [6]

4) Atlanta Movie Awards – USA 2023

  • ‘Official Selection’ – Feature Film [7]
  • ‘Semi-finalist’ – Best Narrative Feature film Award [8]

5) New York Independent Cinema Awards – USA 2023

  • ‘Official Selection’ – Feature Film [9]
  • ‘Nominee’ – Best Narrative Feature Film [10]

6) Vancouver Film Festival – Canada 2023

  • ‘Official Selection’ – Feature Film [11]
  • ‘Nominee’ – Best Canadian Feature Film Award [12]

7) Sacramento Film Festival – USA 2023

  • ‘Official Selection’ – Feature Film [13]
  • ‘Semi-finalist’ – Best Narrative Feature Film Award [14]

8) Liverpool Indie Film Festival – England 2023

  • ‘Official Selection’ – Feature Film [15]

9) Sant Cruz Independent Film Festival – USA 2023

  • ‘Official Selection’ – Feature film [16]
  • ‘Semi-finalist’ – Best Narrative Feature Film Award [17]

10) Calgary Independent Film Festival – Canada 2023

  • ‘Official Selection’ – Feature Film [18]
  • ‘Semi-finalist’ – Best Canadian Feature Film Award [19]

11) Oakland Film Festival – USA 2023

  • ‘Official Selection’ – Feature Film [20]
  • ‘Nominee’ – Best Narrative Feature Film [21]

12) Prague underground Film Festival – Czechoslovakia 2023

  • ‘Official Selection’ – Feature Film [22]
  • ‘Semi-finalist’ – Best International Feature Film Award [23]

13) Dallas Movie Awards – USA 2023

  • ‘Official Selection’ – Feature Film [24]
  • ‘Semi-finalist’ – Best Low Budget Film Award [25]
  • – ***WINNER*** – Best Low Budget Film Award [26]

14) International Cosmopolitan Film Festival Tokyo – Japan 2023

  • ‘Official Selection’ – Feature Film [27]
  • ‘Semi-finalist’ – Best International Film Award [28]

15) Hollywood North Film Awards – Canada 2023

  • ‘Official Selection’ – Feature Film [29]
  • ‘Nominee’ – Best Writing for Canadian Feature Film Award [30]
  • ‘Nominee’ – Best Lead Actor Performance Award [31]
  • ‘Nominee’ – Best Supporting Actor Performance Award [32]
  • ‘Nominee’ – Best Production Design Award [33]
  • ‘Nominee’ – Best VFX & Colour Award [34]
  • ‘Nominee’ – Best Director Award [35]

16) International Sound Futures Award Film Festival NY – USA 2023

  • ‘Official Selection’ – Feature Film [36]
  • ‘Semi-finalist’ – Best Narrative Feature Film Award [37]
  • ***WINNER*** – Best Narrative Feature Film Award [38]

17) Hawaii International Film Awards – USA 2023

  • ‘Official Selection’ – Feature Film [39]
  • ‘Nominee’ – Best International Feature Film [40]

18) Chicago Filmmakers Awards – USA 2023

  • ‘Official Selection’ – Feature Film [41]
  • ‘Nominee’ – Best Narrative Feature Film Award [42]

19) Denver Movie Awards – USA 2023

  • ‘Official Selection’ – Feature Film [43]
  • ‘Semi-finalist’ – Best Narrative Feature Film Award [44]

20) Dallas Movie Award – USA 2023

  • ‘Official Selection’ – Feature Film [45]
  • ‘Semi-finalist’ – Best Crime Feature Film Award [46]
  • ***WINNER*** – Best Crime Feature Film Award [47]

21) St. Louis Film Awards – USA 2023

  • ‘Official Selection’ – Feature Film [48]
  • ‘Semi-finalist’ – Best Narrative Feature Film Award [49]
  • – ‘Quarter-finalist’ – Best Narrative Feature Film Award [50]

22) Santa Ana Independent Film Awards – USA 2023

  • ‘Official Selection’ – Feature Film [51]
  • ‘Semi-finalist’ – Best International Feature Film Award [52]

23) Madrid Arthouse Film Festival – Spain 2023

  • ‘Official Selection’ – Feature Film [53]
  • ‘Semi-finalist‘ – Best International Feature Film Award [54]

24) Edinburgh Film Awards – Scotland 2023

  • ‘Official Selection’ – Feature Film [55]
  • ‘Quarter Finalist’ – Best Narrative Feature Film Award [56]

25) Kansa City Independent Film Festival – USA 2023

  • ‘Official Selection’ – Feature Film [57]
  • ‘Semi-finalist’ – Best International Feature Film Award [58]
  • ***WINNER*** – Best International Feature Film Award [59]

26) Detroit Independent Film Festival – USA 2024

  • ‘Official Selection’ – Feature Film [60]

27) CIFF – Canadian Independent Film Festival Montreal – Canada 2024

  • ‘Nominee’ – Best Canadian Feature Film Award [61]
  • ‘Official Selection’ – Feature Film [62]
  • Not released – To be shown to cast & crew Jan. 20, 2023 Mayfair theatre Ottawa

1) Rome Music Video Awards – Italy 2023

  • – ‘Official Selection– Music Video Awards [1]
  • – *‘Finalist‘* – Best Music Video Award [2]

2) Prague International Music Video Awards – Czechoslovakia 2023

  • – ‘Official Selection‘ – Music Video Awards [3]
  • ‘Semi-finalist’ – Music Video Award [4]
  • – ‘Finalist‘ – Best Music Video Awards [5]

3) Vienna Indie Short Film Festival – Austria Dec 2023

  • ‘Official Selection’ – Music Video [6]
  • – ‘Semi-finalist – Best Music Video Award [7]

4) Sacramento Independent Film Festival – USA – March 2024

  • ‘Official Selection’ – Best Crime Feature Film [8]
  • ‘Semi-finalist – Best Crime Feature Film [9]

5) Santa Monica International Filmmaker Awards – USA – March 2024

  • ‘Official Selection’ – Best Feature Film Award [10]
  • ‘Semi-finalist’ – Best Feature Film Award [11]

6) Oakland Film Festival – USA – April 2024

  • ‘Official Selection’ – Best Feature Film Award [12]
  • ‘Semi-finalist’ – Best Feature Film Award [13]

7) San Jose Independent Film Festival – USA – Summer 2024

  • ‘Semi-finalist’ – Best Feature Film [14]

7) Santa Cruz Independent Film Festival – USA – Winter 2024

  • ‘Semi-finalist’ – Best International Feature Film [15]

8) Florence Indie Film Festival – Italy – June 2024

  • ‘Semi-finalist’ – Best Narrative Feature Film [16]

9) Cleveland Arthouse Film Awards – USA – June 2024

  • ‘Semi-finalist’ – Best Narrative Feature Film [17]

10) Edinburgh Film Awards – USA – Summer 2024

  • ‘Semi-finalist’ – Best narrative Feature Film [18]

11) Istanbul Movie Awards – Turkey – Summer 2024

  • ‘Semi-finalist’ – Best International Film Award [19]
  • (Currently in Production)

  • Film Festival Totals:
  • 1- The Map = 3 Laurels
  • 2- The Tablet = 2 Laurels
  • 3- A Double-edged Sword = 46 Laurels
  • 4- I Need A Christmas Vacation = 8 Laurels
  • 5- Hometown Mysteries 1 = 62 Laurels
  • 6- Hometown Mysteries 2 = 19 laurels
  • 7- Hometown Mysteries 3 = currently in production
  • Total to date = 140 Laurels
Black Cherry Band – Filming video for Strawberry Bay (part of the soundtrack – A Double-edged Sword)
Filming The Tablet – Ottawa ON
Rob Letourneau Writer/Director and Kelly Sarazin our Assistant Director with Tony Gamble and Champ at TealFest on the Songwind Stage