I travelled to Toronto, where I participated in the Blood In The Snow Film Fest and Horror Film Lab, pitched my feature film idea and made some incredible connections. It’s been a busy time this month, new job and new opportunities for my film work. It’s been very amazing, slightly overwhelming, but amazing nonetheless.
“It was an evil house from the beginning – a house that was born bad” – The Haunting (1963)
Grainy Vhs footage in my studio, late at night. Images flicker and cut into each other and urge you to look deeper, as the drone of voices and noise build and build…
Always after a rain, always with rolling clouds overhead; the city looks so beautiful on a rainy night.
Spring is slowing coming through here in Manitoba. It feels like we are late to the game this year, with all the cooler temps and dreary rainy days, so it is nice to see these small green leaves. Makes me excited for warmer days ahead.
A few pics from today. I travelled home, quick day-trip to my hometown and was it ever beautiful. Nice to see after a long winter. *Shot with my Canon Rp*
On a recent trip back home to see my family, I felt inspired to shoot some video with my mom. We were casually talking about creativity and what we find inspiring as artists and I said “today is inspiring, right now is inspiring”. We decided to go out for a walk, to look and listen to our immediate surroundings. My mom wanted to contemplate her surroundings in this moment, and I wanted to play with my steadicam. So this little snippet came to life.
My video work is always a reflection of my experience and where I have come from. My regional experience is both rural and urban and these spaces continue to fill my creative well. Images are overlayed and reflect on each other how beautiful, unfamiliar and overwhelming this experience can be.
Screenshots from a work in progress.
My studio is located in the heart of downtown Winnipeg, in the historic Exchange District. The area is a hub for restaurants, galleries and all things arts related. Some nights the area is full with the hustle and sounds of people moving through the streets and sidewalks. Other nights it is a ghost town. No matter what the mood, I love being perched up on the 4th floor of my building listening, seeing and absorbing all the eclectic energy. It engages my creativity, being in this neighbourhood and I look forward to spending 2022 here in my studio.