Archive for September, 2010

Roger’s Pass

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Calgary Writer/Director Colin Askey’s first feature Roger’s Pass screen at the Calgary International Film Festival this weekend. After hearing about the film for so long around town, it was a great to finally see it!

It is the funny, and surprisingly touching, story of a family sorting out a lifetime of interpersonal issues as the patriarch dies of cancer. It’s fantastic to see so much local talent on display, both in front of and behind the camera. Plus, the soundtrack is loaded with some great Calgary bands. If you get the chance to see this truly indie film, definitely give it a look!

Trailer below!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-FxhZygcDU

One Square Mile of Earth

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

The Calgary International Film Festival is in full swing and I was out at the animated shorts program the other night. There was some really great work but I thought I’d post one of the films I found completely hilarious.

One Square Mile of Earth is a weird conversational comedy animated by Jeff Drew and voiced by comedy duo The Pajama Men. I’ve posted the short below broken into six parts. I highly recommend checking giving it a watch!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YM6gDU21two

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUOV4klvrFw

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCKPJ0LDj8k

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf-2XWcpVnQ

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLbUsrArq_8

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6rcp4vGoiw

What I Watched Last Night

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

So my girlfriend has an iphone with this great (and free) application the National Film Board put out that allows you to watch alot of the films in their archive. This is easily the best app on her phone. Last night, we were poking around the animation section and watching some NFB classics, like Log Driver’s Waltz, when we stumbled across a great short called From the Big Bang to Tuesday Morning (Du Big Bang À Mardi Martin) by Claude Cloutier. It reminds me a bit of the old Disney evolution cartoons I saw as a kid but with an absurdist twist. Give it a look below. I will definitely be playing with my girlfriend’s iphone a lot more from now on.

I Claus

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

This is a personal favorite of mine.

What I love about it is that some how the filmmaker has combined a Fellini film with Benny Hill and who even thinks to do something like that? Who?

Keely Bruce, that’s who!

Keely Bruce is a friend and fellow filmmaker here in prairies of Calgary, Alberta. She put I Claus for the same Calgary Filmmaker’s Challenge I made Dickfore for.

Anyway, on with the show!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npSzc7Xi1AM