Category Archives: Interviews

Interview: Zachary Jones (FilmFreeway)

Disclosure: FilmFreeway is the exclus­ive sub­mis­sions plat­form for my short film screen­ing series Shorts That Are Not Pants, but this inter­view was unso­li­cited and I received no com­pens­a­tion or advant­age for con­duct­ing it. In just over 18 months, Vancouver star­tup … Continue read­ing

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Interview: Hu Wei (Butter Lamp)

UPDATE (January 15, 2015): Butter Lamp has been nom­in­ated for an Academy Award in the cat­egory of Best Live-Action Short. Best of luck to Hu Wei and the rest of his team! One of the most impress­ive short films I … Continue read­ing

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Interview: Micheal Palmieri and Donal Mosher

At this year’s Hot Docs, the film that undoubtedly had the biggest effect on me was Off Label. This erstwhile “issue doc” turned out to be so affect­ing that I lit­er­ally could not write about it for months. You can … Continue read­ing

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Interview: Matt Gallagher

Matt Gallagher’s latest doc­u­ment­ary Grinders (review) just premiered at Hot Docs. I spoke to him about the film and about his own time as a strug­gling poker player on Toronto’s under­ground cir­cuit.

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Interview: Jarod Neece

I met Jarod Neece back in September, where he was the incred­ibly gra­cious host of a really swell SXSW party at TIFF. He was so gra­cious that he also agreed to an inter­view, right in the midst of the pre-SXSW … Continue read­ing

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