September 28, 2015

My Fave Things: Keep Left

True horror isn't about blood and gore, it's about fear. It requires an understanding of atmosphere, timing and evoking a sense of dread in your viewer while you slowly lead them where they don't want to go. When I first saw KEEP LEFT, my flesh was crawling with goosebumps. Local Writer/Producers Arthur Mah & Harvey Li from Alpacalypse impressed the hell out of me. They kept their premise simple and played on our universal fear of being alone in the dark. It's a perfectly executed short film, so I am not surprised they've just won "Best Horror" at the Edmonton Short Film Festival. Well deserved, Bravo!

Turn out the lights and WATCH: KEEP LEFT

September 23, 2015

Updates: Edmonton Comic Expo

The line-up for the Edmonton Comic Expo is amazing this year. They had me at Spike... and I'm so excited to be joining a bunch of talented people for panel discussions on filmmaking! If you want to know how to break into the film scene and build a career, this is a great opportunity to meet locals who are doing just that! So come by and say hello! I'd love to see what you're wearing.

Saturday Sept 26, Rm 109 @ 4:30pm
w/ Trent Wilkie, Matt Stanton, Angela Seehagen, Andrea Beca & Darryl Merpaw

Sunday Sept 27, Room 107 @ 3:30pm
w/ Matt Watterworth and Todske

READ: Five Must-Sees at Edmonton Comic Expo | Fish Griwkowsky, Edmonton Journal

September 15, 2015

My Fave Things: Straight To Video

The House of Heathens continue to put Edmonton on the map, now unleashing the stellar genre homage Straight to Video: A B-Movie Odyssey. 

You need to know these names: Tim Rutherford (director) Cody Kennedy (director) Darryl Merpaw (writer) Brandon Boucher (dop) Jesse Nash (lighting guru), Josh Lenner (actor) and Kevin Martin (actor). Raw-genius danger boys who have a mad love for the most awesome/terrible films known, unknown and yet to be created.

After successfully winning the last round of Telus Optik's STORYHIVE, the team took $50,000 and spun a Quantum Leap-esque web-series with brilliant moments of humour and perfectly executed Art Direction.

You'll notice some of our local heroes in the theatre and film scene as well as cameos of the lovely Tristan Risk (American Mary) and Adam Brooks, Conor Sweeney and Matthew Ward Kennedy from Astron 6. I seriously couldn't stop laughing. And you know what happens when you can't stop laughing?

So yeah, this is def on my list of my fave things of all time. Start your video odyssey here:

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