death isn’t the same anymore — now online!

One of the haunting images from the film. This bed came from my dad’s childhood farmhouse, and was put together with wooden nails. Must be at least 100 years old.

It has been two long years since I put together this short film — my first artist funded endeavour. It was a fun project made possible with many creative inputs (they’re listed at the end). death isn’t the same anymore was also accepted into several festivals, for which I am forever grateful to the programming teams. What a treat!

Now that the festival run is over, I decided to put in online for everyone to see! Check for it. It’s listed first under Projects. Enjoy!

2018 SAW Resolution Screening

I spent last night hanging out with some fine Ottawa artists for the 2018 instalment of Resolution, a showcase of work by SAW Members from the previous year. It was a great mix of experimental, music videos, docs, and non-traditional narrative.

Happy to see death isn’t the same anymore screen again in Ottawa to a new crowd. I also received some positive feedback on the short. Seeing the work definitely inspired me to want to do more this year. Now I just have to find some time. Oh, time!

 

 

Fall 2017 Festival Updates!

My film was selected for the Mirror Mountain Film Festival, in their Local Heros category, and my short has been nominated for Best Ottawa Short!

Check out the trailer!

2017 festival trailer from Mirror Mountain Film Festival on Vimeo.

Lots has gone on this Fall. I went to the Lady Filmmakers Festival  for the World Premiere of death isn’t the same anymore. Then it was home to catch my breath and get the films ready for the Vixens event. Then it was off to the Austin Film Festival. Then it was home and back to work for my full-time job and Digi60.

This year has been trying on a whole number of levels, but I’m still here, and still writing.

Keep writing! It’s the only way good things happen.

First stop. . . Beverly Hills!

I’m really excited to have my first short film premiere at the Lady Filmmakers Festival in Beverly Hills at the end of September. It’s been an interesting road to get here, somewhere I had no idea I would be five years ago when I left my full-time job in pursuit of a creative life. Can’t wait to see where this film will go!

For those folks in Ottawa who missed the JumpStart screening, it will be playing at the Vixens Victorious event on October 19th at Centrepointe Studio Theatre. I would love for you to see it! Tickets are $35 + ticketing fees for a lineup of all Ottawa based media, video and film artists, with all proceeds go to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. Check out www.vixensvictorious.ca for more information and to get your tickets!

The life of a vehicle driver….

I remember owning and driving a car. There’s freedom in being able to pickup and go when and where you want without having to wait for a schedule.

I had an accident in 2015 with my SUV and gave up wheels of my own since it was getting expensive to maintain….  The life of a minimalist, self-imposed, more or less. Taking the bus is fine, but with the bus strike happening right now in Gatineau, it’s a tad unreliable, especially when you really need to get around town…

It took a while to adjust, and then I got back into the groove of a bus take. But, I was driving a 2017 JEEP Compass High Altitude this past weekend that reminded me how much I miss having a reliable car to zip around in. It was a dream to drive.

I’m putting out to the universe that if JEEP wants me to be a spokesperson, I’d gladly drive around a Compass for them. I’ll even pay for the gas.

First images from “death isn’t the same anymore”.

Mysterious, right?

I’ve been working on my short film these past few weeks. It’s now in post-production with the screening date coming up fast — May 11th at Arts Court. Thanks to SAW Video, and their staff, for helping me bring this all together.

Here’s a few more shots to intrigue you.

Cinematography by Caelan Benn.

On screen presence is Victoria Luloff.

On set continuity by Emily Ramsay.

Location provided by Valerie Mulligan. Beds provided by me, and Jennifer Sicard.

Additional help along the way by Nate Estabrooks, and Amanda Earl.

Mentorship assistance by Laura Taler.

Equipment, training and guidance by SAW Video staff.