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"
I was recently hosted by some Edmonton-based podcasters who do a weekly film review from a critical left-wing viewpoint. We had a terrific conversation, mostly surrounding Peak Oil and my upcoming documentary project Digging In The Dirt, two films that engage peripherally or directly with the idea of the province-of Alberta-as-Petro-State. I highly recommend checking out KINO […]Read more "KINO LEFTER INTERVIEW"
Exciting news this week as Peak Oil received the A&E Short Filmmakers Award for Best Film at the National Screen Institute’s Online Short Film Festival. The jury comments provided some of the best feedback I’ve ever received. It’s an incredible feeling to know that this film can resonate with people in exactly the ways I’d hoped. […]Read more "PEAK OIL WINS BEST FILM @ NSI ONLINE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL"