The hoarfrost was perched beautifully on the trees the other day as Tom and I drove to Red Deer. Everything was crystalline and precious in the delicate cold of the encroaching winter. We were sent to film a construction site. As usual, we set about finding the beauty in its quotidian brutality. This is not […]Read more "HOARFROST"
“‘It wasn’t Indians that were important, nor adventures, nor even getting out here. It was a whole bunch of people made into one big crawling beast. And I was the head. It was westering and westering. Every man wanted something for himself, but the big beast that was of them wanted only westering. I was […]Read more "WESTERING"
It is the night of November 8th, 2016 and Tom and I are driving to Calgary for work. When we leave Edmonton the world is one way, and by the time we get to Calgary it is another. We wonder if we have taken a wrong turn somewhere and mistakenly travelled back in time. We […]Read more "LOVE // HATE"
DRH: How do you know when a painting is finished? NEIGHBOUR: I don’t really. DRH: So what’s the impetus to move on to another one? Boredom? NEIGHBOUR: I guess I call it finished when I feel in my gut that it is as best as it can be. Like if I do anymore I will wreck it. Sometimes they […]Read more "I TALK TO MY NEIGHBOUR ABOUT ART"
I’ve gotten a chance to direct a few local music videos through my friend Blake’s company: Back Road Productions. That’s how this one came to me. I met with the guys from Norell at Empress, sweaty after a basketball game. They told me their idea. I liked the idea of pairing the energy of the […]Read more "OVERGROWN"
Well okay, playing a bit of catch-up here. But it’s better than letting the “series” go unfinished, no? We wrapped the shoot on Friday night. Lizzie seemed to gain more confidence with every passing day. It’ll be a hell of an edit (we shot about 500GB worth of ProRes for a probably 8-10 minute film), […]Read more "FIVE DAYS IN CARONPORT – DAYS FOUR AND FIVE"
Long day. Mosquitos in Caronport continue to be an existential threat to humanity, but we are persevering. See the problem is that if you want to make a nice movie in the prairies, you have to shoot in a wheat field at dusk. And it is at this very time, dear reader, that mosquitos are […]Read more "FIVE DAYS IN CARONPORT – DAY THREE"