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Thursday, 12 July, 2007
Siobhan McCarthy is another content creator & producer that I met at 2007 Banff and we literally had only a few minutes to chat briefly. Underneath her cheerful exterior, I sensed also a determine and creative person that mean business and will get the job done.
So it is my pleasure to share with you a new YouTube clip that Siobhan has created. Here is a brief intro with the clip link.
In “Blyss Gets Her Pony” [K: Warning: Adult themed content. Don’t click on the link if you are easily offended.] Blyss, the kinky clown of www.blyssfulproductions.com finally finds the love of her life- Sweetness! The pony she was always promised! Yes we Are “The Freaks of The Industry” and you LOVE IT! There is a lot going on in Blyss land. Pride events, more webisodes are in the works, Blyss/ Siobhan is just back from Calgary and intends to be in Toronto the week of July 23 . See you on facebook and myspace! Please don’t forget to follow your Blyss…..
Thursday, 12 July, 2007
My friend David Cormican from Year of the Skunk productions (we first met at 2007 Banff) just emailed and told me some great news. He has been selected to be one of ten finalists to pitch his series Crazy People in the Just for Pitching Event as part of the 2007 Just for Laughs Festival (this is big league stuff in comedy) in Montreal at the Hyatt Regency on July 19th, 2007! If you are in Montreal and love comedy, check him out.
David, my best wishes to you. Remember to sign me lots of autographed photos so I can eBay them when you go big. (smile) Seriously, good luck and I am keeping my fingers crossed for you.
Sunday, 20 May, 2007
I promised myself to go to Cannes one day to present a film of mine. OK, thats a tall order. May be just to be part of Cannes, as a filmmaker producer friend of mine highly recommended this experience.
Here is a Variety report of the 33 three-minute short films made by “leading international auteurs on the occasion of the Cannes Film Festival’s 60th birthday“. Following is an excerpt on the two Canadians on the list, Atom and David,
Also rating high marks are contributions from Atom Egoyan, in which two people in separate cinemas phone each other images of the films they’re watching …
Occupying a provocative, confrontational zone all its own is David Cronenberg‘s intense piece, in which the director himself appears as “the last Jew in the world in the last cinema in the world” preparing to commit suicide on television while commentators blather on dispassionately about Jews and cinema. [K: I love some of David’s out there cinema. Including his quite daring Crash (1996), eXistenZ (1999), and the new “normal” A History of Violence (2005).]
And I don’t think any filmmakers and the press at Cannes will forget the frustrated Roman Polanski walking out from press conference. I have excerpted a wonderful exchange between the new and the old titans here for the record [K: emphasis mine],
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Friday, 27 April, 2007
My better half and I were invited to a wonderful performace of The Overcoat at Theatre Calgary a few days ago. It was full of energy and the live performance is not to be missed.
You can check out their promo video here, but I can assure you that the live performance looks a lot better than the video as the energy and style of performance are tricky to capture on video.
Here is an excerpt from the Calgary Herald (emphasis mine),
You could say the show that opened on Friday at the Max Bell Theatre beggars description.
Or you could say that The Overcoat represents a stunning, dazzling and altogether unique theatrical achievement, the likes of which we have never witnessed on a Calgary stage.
Either way, The Overcoat — a work of insanely inspired genius, co-created and directed by Morris Panych and Wendy Gorling — constitutes a detailed exemplar of mind-blowing entertainment.
In other words, it’s a real knockout.
You still have till May 5th to check this out, highly recommended. For tickets and more info, check their site.
Thursday, 14 September, 2006
Tracey Power (Performer/Writer) and the creative company are bringing back the engaging and excellent play “Living Shadows — A Story of Mary Pickford” to Calgary (showing from 13th Sept to 23rd Sept, check here for tickets info) after a successful run at the 2006 Calgary Fringe Festival last month.
As I blogged previously in my August 20th entry, the play (and Tracey’s performance) was very engaging to me. Before I watched the show, I was feeling indifferent about Pickford, but by the end of the show, I actually care about Mary Pickford as a person. So go check out this wonderful piece of live theatre in Calgary. I think you will like it. (For me, I just love the show!)