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Daylight on Mars Pictures is a Toronto-based independent production company helmed by filmmakers Pavan Moondi & Brian Robertson.

(2014, Feature Film)

Diamond Tongues is currently in post-production and due for release in early 2015.

The film stars Leah Fay Goldstein of the band JULY TALK and is directed by Pavan Moondi & Brian Robertson from a script by Moondi. It is executive produced by Brendan Canning & Sarah Haywood (Draper Street Films); Ari Lantos (Serendipity Point Films); Daniel Bekerman (Scythia Films); and Jason Charters & Liam Romalis (Riddle Films).

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(2013, Feature Film)

Daylight on Mars Pictures’ first feature film, Everyday Is Like Sunday, is a collaboration with Emmy and Canadian Screen Award winning production company, iThentic Inc., and Riddle Films. The film was released theatrically in Toronto in August 2013 and subsequently picked up by MONGREL MEDIA. It stars a combination of popular indie musicians; comedians; and non-professional actors, and was released to critical acclaim.

The film is currently available on Netflix Canada, iTunes Canada, and Rogers & Telus VOD platforms.

Everyday Is Like Sunday was directed by Pavan Moondi; written by Pavan Moondi and Michael Sloane; and produced by Brian Robertson and Pavan Moondi.

National Post:  Review – It’s about poor, jobless, lonely Torontonian twentysomethings — and it’s smart [Aug. 15, 2013]

Toronto Star: Review + Interview – Local indie comedy about conflicted young people is energetic, smart [Aug. 15, 2013]

Exclaim!:  Review: “Fiercely funny…understated gem” [Aug. 14, 2013]

National Post: Interview: “Minor key moments are what populate people’s lives” a Q&A with director Pavan Moondi and producer Brian Robertson [Aug. 16, 2013]

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(Series, 2012-2014)

Moondi and Robertson currently produce The Seventh Art: an on-going video magazine about cinema that has featured Peter Bogdanovich, Guy Maddin, Paul Schrader, Whit Stillman, Joe Swanberg, and numerous other prominent International filmmakers.

In 2012, The Seventh Art collaborated with the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television on its coverage of the 32nd annual Genie Awards to produce their live-streamed backstage show, and also produced over twelve hours of original content during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.

In 2013, The Seventh Art once again collaborated with the Academy to produce its live-streamed backstage coverage of the inaugural Canadian Screen Awards. The two-and-a-half hour live show was the most comprehensive coverage of the year’s awards featuring interviews with nominees and winners in a talk show setting, featuring comedians Dan Beirne and Etan Muskat.

December 2012 saw the launch of The Seventh Art Live Directors Series: a recurring live event bringing important film directors to Toronto to screen and discuss their works. The first of the series featured Whit Stillman presenting his films Metropolitan and The Last Days of Disco to packed houses at Toronto’s prestigious Royal Cinema. The series continued in spring 2013 with legendary filmmaker Paul Schrader.

National Post: Q&A: Seventh Art creators on Live Directors Series [Dec. 12, 2012]
National Post: Stillman hits the road to reveal the soul of Whit [Dec. 12, 2012]

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