The Owen Hart Foundation

The Owen Hart Foundation

October 07, 2014 11:38 ET

The Owen Hart Foundation Announcement

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Oct. 7, 2014) -

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Dr. Martha Hart, founder of The Owen Hart Foundation is thrilled to announce that her Canadian short documentary "THE OWEN HART FOUNDATION: A LOOK BACK" has been officially selected into the Monaco International Film Festival.

The film was produced by award winning producer James A. Sinclair and directed by Dr. Martha Hart, who stated "The story of The Owen Hart Foundation is profound and moving; it is a story I am happy the world will now know."

Dean Bentley, the Executive Producer, Programming Director, and Co-Founder of the Angel Film Awards - Monaco International Film Festival stated, "The Canadian short documentary film "THE OWEN HART FOUNDATION: A LOOK BACK" has been accepted into the last spot of the 2014 Angel Film Awards out of 814 submissions and has been shortlisted alongside 10 short films and 7 feature films... The World Premiere "THE OWEN HART FOUNDATION: A LOOK BACK" Canadian short documentary film will be opening the Monaco International Film Festival with its official screening on the evening of Friday December 5th 2014 in Monte Carlo, Monaco."

The Monaco International Film Festival is the only film festival in the world that focuses on 'Non-Violent' films. Dean Bentley, along with founder Rosana Golden have been recently recommended to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for spotlighting non-violent media that matters to the world.

James A. Sinclair, the producer of "THE OWEN HART FOUNDATION: A LOOK BACK" and founder of Be Institute has previously experienced incredible success at the Monaco International Film Festival. In 2013 he won the Best Feature Documentary and Best Picture for his production "For The Love Of Children Movie" and in 2009 his production "What If? The Movie" won Best Feature Documentary. On producing "THE OWEN HART FOUNDATION: A LOOK BACK" James A. Sinclair and his stellar team, including Wes Beiko, a highly gifted Director of Photography and Editor stated, "It was an honor and a privilege to work with Dr. Martha Hart on this film. She is a very driven and dedicated individual who did a wonderful job collectively sharing the vision for how the essence of the film should be best communicated, Martha was a natural at directing this film. As a result I believe that audiences will gain a deeper understanding of the poignant creation of The Owen Hart Foundation and the good works they have accomplished over the last 15 years."

Martha Hart stated, "This is certainly a very humbling experience to be invited to showcase our film to such a global audience at the Monaco International Film Festival. The Owen Hart Foundation has done an astonishing amount of humanitarian work over the past 15 years and this short documentary illustrates that amazing work as well as the emotional journey underscoring the origins of The Owen Hart Foundation. We feel truly honored that our short documentary has been selected into Monaco International Film Festival, and we endeavor to be the most outstanding ambassadors for Calgary and for Canada throughout this process."

On Wednesday October 8th, Martha Hart will hold a special private screening of their film "THE OWEN HART FOUNDATION: A LOOK BACK" at the Glenbow Museum starting at 7:30pm. "Throughout the making of this film we had so much community support from Calgary's Honorable Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Sportsnets' NHL Annalists Kelly Hrudey and Eric Francis, entrepreneur/philanthropist and Order of Canada Recipient Brett Wilson, Canadian Para-Olympian and Order of Canada Recipient Patrick Jarvis, plus so many more notable Canadians, including original music composed and performed by Tammi Christopher. As a result, we wanted to share the finished product with these very special people" noted Martha Hart.


On May 23rd 1999 the shocking and unexpected death of globally renowned WWF (now known as WWE) wrestler Owen Hart stunned and shook the world with disbelief. Martha Hart, Owen Hart's young widow and mother of their two small children, chose to turn tragedy into triumph by creating an extremely meaningful and everlasting legacy entitled The Owen Hart Foundation. In this inspiring and profoundly moving short documentary film the humanitarian spirit of Owen Hart lives on through the tireless philanthropic efforts of Martha Hart and the good works of The Owen Hart Foundation, which helps people with limited resources but unlimited potential. A look back over the past 15 years takes audiences on an incredibly emotional journey of the heart wrenching struggles associated with Owen's loss, the epic search for justice in a very public and often ugly legal battle that ensued between Martha Hart vs. WWF (WWE), and the enormous transformation and rise of The Owen Hart Foundation and its founder Martha Hart.

Private Screening

Wednesday October 8 / 2014
Glenbow Museum
130 9 Ave SE

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