One year ago, Trina, Aerlan, and I were running all over Edmonton shooting Cities And Plains. We had no money and no permission to shoot anywhere, so we just went wherever we wanted, using wireless mics to conceal the fact that we were even making a movie. Aerlan constructed a make-shift shoulder mount out of an old tripod. We almost […]Read more "T-Minus One Week"
It’s sometime in April, 2013. The Elevation Room, an all-ages venue in downtown Edmonton, is closing. I’m there because Tyler Butler is playing as part of a farewell show to the venue and I play and sing in Tyler’s band. I’m in search of another beer when I see the enigmatic Layne L’Heureux over by the entrance. […]Read more "Layne L’Heureux – “Funeral Of A Former Self” Premieres on The Low Level Hum"
It’s been a few weeks since my last post. My intention has been and will continue to be to post (at least) weekly, and I will continue to endeavour to do exactly that. Let’s call these few silent weeks the exception and not the rule. The lack of posts in the last few weeks is […]Read more "Truthful Goings-On"
I remember the first time Doug Hoyer asked me if I wanted to work together with him on a video. It was early December, 2011 and we were at Old Ugly Recording Company royalty Joe and Beth Gurba’s old apartment off Saskatchewan Drive here in Edmonton, Alberta. It was a party of some kind; the […]Read more "“Doug Hoyer – One Foot” Premieres On exclaim.ca!"
Today my friend Hans Olson and I drove out to his parents’ property near Armena, Alberta – about 15 minutes outside of Camrose. It’s called “Pretty Hill.” I was scouting the plot as a possible location for This Wind, and Hans was generously showing me the area around where he grew up while also hitching a […]Read more "Prairie Boys"
So far it’s been the busiest summer of my life, and it’s not slowing down any time soon. And that couldn’t be more fine with me. Over the last month or so I’ve had the pleasure of working with both Layne L’Heureux and Doug Hoyer on new music videos. Both artists came to me with […]Read more "New Music Videos Coming Soon!"
Pre-production is underway for This Wind! As I mentioned in my last post, it’s a short film about two lost souls who get drunk and commiserate in a field in late 1940’s Alberta. Was fortunate enough to receive a grant for this film, so we’ve got a bit of a budget for once and we’re hoping to turn […]Read more "THIS WIND – Pre-Production Begins"