Saturday, July 25, 2009

Photos: Costumes of the 'Jurassic Park' Shadowcast

Alex Woodside, director of the Fringe Festival's 2009 'Jurassic Park' shadowcast, asked me to do some publicity photos for his show. Hold on to your butts...

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

We need extras for Bloor Cinema Feature on Friday, July 24th

It's back on!

We are filming a wild, illegal party scene at the Bloor Cinema this Friday (July 24th, 2009), and we want you to be there.

The feature film I'm directing is best described as a Christian sex comedy. It was produced in association with the Bloor and it will premiere there in early 2010.

We are looking for youthful looking people, ages 15-29. You should dress as hipster-esque as possible; American Apparel, Valu-Village, plaid shirts...tight fitting, solid coloured clothes are a plus. Please avoid wearing anything with a logo.

Call time is noon (aka 12pm); we aren't serving lunch but we will have coffee, fruit, bagels and stuff like that on set.

We will be going as late as 3pm but most of you will be wrapped before then.

Click here for the facebook event.

Update: The shoot went very well; my sincere thanks to everyone who came out.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

blogTO Post: 'Toronto Portrait' of Alex Fischer

This is Alex Fischer, a 23-year-old abstract digital painter who's quickly gaining momentum in the Toronto art world. You can read about him here.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Photos: Blue Velvet Band on the Marquee

'Anything that Moves', the band that accompanied songs live from our Fringe show Blue Velvet, played a set on the marquee of the Bloor not once but twice; opening and closing night. Here are some pictures!

Carmen Elle (solo singer/songwriter, guitar and vocals for Donlands & Mortimer)
• Johnny Spence (keyboards for
Donlands & Mortimer)
• Dorian Thornton (bassist for
Spiral Beach)
• Jo Fallak (lead singer of
Miss Scarlett)
Brandon Valdivia (drummer for Picastro)
• Katie Avery (violinist for
Beneath the Ice)
Ryan G. Hinds (performance artist about town)

(Through the window of the women's washroom)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Silver Stage in Eye Weekly

The marvelous Chandler Levack wrote about Blue Velvet this week in Eye Weekly which is pretty exciting; they even printed a couple of my pictures (press shots for the shows.)

You can check out what she had to say here.

Eye Weekly has given the show a four star review!

"A real band adds an exciting element to the shadow-cast presentation of Blue Velvet: almost all the songs on the soundtrack are performed live. The cast employ a range of unusual props, including bubbles and a pogo stick, to reflect (invert?) the sexy bits. This steamy, silly exercise extends the life of the classic ’80s film with profundity and passion. As Jeffrey and Dorothy, Furey and Fallak are hot, and the rest of the cast — including the fun-to-watch Ryan Hinds — are fabulous."