I just finished directing the film Freddy at my alma mater Vancouver Film School. The story is about the last fish on earth and the characters who get the chance to eat it. A comedic and quirky film which makes one think about consumption and greed. VFS produces two 30 minute films each term, giving their graduating students on set experience and a chance to showcase all they’ve learned. Vancouver Film School is a world leader when it comes to film education programs and is equipped with a full studio to shoot in. I had a blast working with the actors and look forward to film’s screening, at the VanCity Theatre December 13, 2108. On set channeling Harry Potter by turning my pencil into a magic wand that wards off the passing of time, making sure we get our shots!
Today on the blog we have a guest writer – Kyra Macpherson! Kyra was Key Hair/Make Up and Wardrobe on The Winter Song and she is a rock star! She consistently rose to every challenge and there were many with a lower budget and a huge cast. Kyra is a wizard when it comes to sourcing within the budget and she has that magical energy that makes the long days on set so much fun. Take it away, Kyra! ___ When I think of my time heading the beauty department on The Winter Song, the first thing that comes to mind is how amazing of an experience it was for so many reasons… I suppose I can start with the dreamy imagery visualized by our fearless leader, director, and writer, Aubrey Arnason. Thanks again for letting me be a part of your Canadian vision, eh? Then, let me tell you about those sets! They were full of imagination and creativity. You can definitely see all of the love and care that the art department put into every last detail. The cast was absolutely wonderful to work with. Jovanna Burke and Jason Therrien truly fit the roles of mom and dad […]