Last week, through fortuitous and kind circumstances, I had the opportunity to attend the Banff World Media Festival. I drove down on Monday, groggy from having shot very late the previous night. I didn’t know what to expect, and I didn’t have a plan or a pitch. I just went to take it all in, […]Read more "Banff Reflections"
One of the best parts about starting to have done this for a while is that sometimes I can put what I’ve learned making movies in this province to greater use by facilitating other people’s projects. I produced this video for my friend Cecil, who’s been all over the world with his Born Gold project. […]Read more "Watch BORN GOLD’s “Abdomen”"
Spring feels even more stunted than usual this year. It’s mid-May and leaves are just finally starting to poke through. I realized the other day that we only really have leaves on our trees here for maybe 1/3 of the year. Maybe that’s depressing to some people. But maybe they just need to try and […]Read more "Spring…Such As It Is"
Last week was FAVA FEST, the annual celebration of independent media art in Edmonton put on by The Film And Video Arts Society – Alberta. As part of the celebration, FAVA hands out Awards Of Excellence. I submitted the video Doug and I made last summer for consideration as Outstanding Music Video, and an early cut of This Wind to […]Read more "THIS WIND Recognized By Film And Video Arts Society – Alberta"
This Wind, the short film we shot back in the summer, is now done done done and we’re starting to submit to festivals around the world (well, mostly Canada for starters). I’ve started a tumblr page dedicated exclusively to this little movie; you can check it out here. One of the greatest challenges in filmmaking, I […]Read more "THIS WIND Grows Up, Gets Its Own Website"
Growing up going to a performing arts school, I always loved watching dance. There’s a real beauty to any kind of expression that utilizes only the tools we were given at birth: our bodies, our voices. I don’t think I’ve ever met a dancer who isn’t the most beautiful person I’ve ever seen. Over the […]Read more "Dance On Film, Film On Dance"
Via Facebook – January 8th, 2014: Marlaena: “Hey. Wanna do a music video when you’re free?” Me: “Boy do I ever. For what song?” [sic -ugh] Marlaena: “Not sure. Give me your email, I’ll send you the album and you can pick. The one that inspires you.” When Marlaena sent me the album, I listened […]Read more "Unsafe, Unsure"