I’m in Banff at the moment wrapping up MADE IN CANADA at the International TV Festival here. So far we’ve got tons of insight from some interesting people in TV, like Kenny Hotz (Kenny vs. Spenny), Sharon Lewis (ZeD, a show that inspired MANY of us back in the day), and a personal hero of mine, Ricky Gervais, all against the stunning backdrop of Banff, Alberta. I’m sitting in the delegate lounge anxiously awaiting an interview with Jason Priestly (of 90210, in case you didn’t know).
On another note, while you’re here, you should check out the new teaser for THE CHESTER KIDS!
UPDATE: The Chester Kids found its way onto /Film with a very insightful review by Christopher Stipp (he definitely gleaned many accurate details from just the trailer alone). This guy definitely gets what we’re doing. Another review can be found on Quiet Earth, also very supportive of the film.
Much time has passed since my last post as this fall shaped up to be a busy one. Since the TIFF screenings, SOAP has gone on to screen at Cinéfest Sudbury, and DEADMAN played at the Vancouver International Film Festival as part of the NFB’s 70th Anniversary Program. SOAP has also been sold to the CBC, so I will be posting broadcast dates and times as they come up.
I’ve been shooting a really fun new documentary with a good friend of mine, director Scott Boyd. It’s called MADE IN CANADA and we kicked off our eight month shooting schedule at TIFF. The documentary will be exploring the logistics of “making it” as a filmmaker, and Scott is inserting himself into the narrative as a means of illustrating the ups and downs of trying to realize his goals at home in Canada.
The project is being produced by Marva Ollivierre of DOE EYE MEDIA PRODUCTIONS and will be broadcast on SUN TV in 2010.
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I also did a little mobile film in October that got a prize! Nadia and I will buy camera equipment with that prize and make more videos. Here it is: