I recently had the privilege of speaking with German Villegas on the Modern Manhood podcast. The show aims to change the kinds of conversations we have around what it means to “be a man.” This was certainly part of the focus of Digging In The Dirt, so it was a natural fit. Our conversation spans about […]Read more "Talking DIGGING IN THE DIRT on the MODERN MANHOOD Podcast"
New video for Norell is live. You can watch it here. Very fun for me to try my hand at drawing directly on film stock, something I’ve always wanted to do but haven’t out of the usual fear of trying something new. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how that kind of fear informs […]Read more "NORELL – “SAVE”"
Almost exactly a year ago, I walked out of the bar at the Hotel MacDonald in downtown Edmonton with a handshake deal to produce an hour of television for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. I have since been sarcastically referring to this moment as “the most-showbizzy thing that’s ever happened to me,” but it meant I […]Read more "DIGGING IN THE DIRT Now Live on CBC GEM"
AUGUST 8TH 12:39 PM “Hey man wanna come do my podcast? You pick you fav movie and we talk about it it’s called Jurassic Par.” AUGUST 8TH 5:39 PM “Oh hell yeah man I know JURASSIC PARK backwards and forwards. what if I want to argue that it’s the best Hollywood blockbuster of all time? […]Read more "SIMON GLASSMAN AND I TALK MAGNOLIA AND JURASSIC PARK"
And with that, our mini-retrospective of Cassavetes’ films comes to an end. I thoroughly enjoyed having the opportunity to present some of my favourite movies in my favourite movie house. Here is the last intro I prepared, this one for my personal favourite from the Cassavetes canon: Opening Night. ____________ OPENING NIGHT Hello again, and thank […]Read more "OPENING NIGHT AT METRO CINEMA"
As part of the ongoing Cassavetes mini-retrospective at The Metro Cinema in Edmonton, I had the pleasure of introducing two screenings of A Woman Under The Influence. They were my third and fourth time seeing the film (although I only caught the end of the fourth screening on account of a camper van breakdown in Saskatoon, […]Read more "A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE AT METRO CINEMA"
For the last year or so, I’ve sat on the Programming Committee at The Metro Cinema in Edmonton. This month, I had the opportunity to curate a mini-retrospective of the films of John Cassavetes, five of which are available in DCP for the first time. Of the five, we were ultimately able to screen three […]Read more "A STUDY OF LOVE – CASSAVETES’ FACES AT METRO CINEMA"