I made the entire film on my iPad, using editing apps and photos of my dogs and their friends. From start to finish the entire project has been joyous labor of love, celebrating the 18th birthday of my pup Lemon (one of the films costars).
As a follow-up in the ‘canine appreciation’ series, I anticipate my next project will focus on a celebration of the accordion, as told from a dogs point-of-view.
A short experimental work highlighting the deep dedication and participation of canines in the international art community, finally giving voice to an often underrepresented minority.
To obtain many of the photos, the co-stars of the film were taken on a cross-country roadtrip, gaining the opportunity to experience the art firsthand.
Born in Nova Scotia, Canada, I now share my time between Moncton and Montreal. When I was an 13 years old radical, my father gave me his camera and everything changed. I have since then directed over 100 documentaries and dramas, and written two-thirds of them. A globetrotter, I’ve travelled in over 50 countries and directed films in 21 countries. Cinema opened me up to the world.
I am working on a docu-drama feature about a secret society named “Ordre de Jacques Cartier” who operated in Canada between 1928 and 1965, and was founded by the francophone oppressed minority who needed protection to be able to prosper and flourish. In its 38 year life span, over 72 000 people became discreet members. Partly because of their work, the French minority today is recognized and Canada is now officially bilingual. I am enjoying working on this film because it will be a mixture of three genres: documentary, drama and animation.
BELLE-ILE IN ACADIE is the story of a group of descendants of the deported Acadians by the British from Canada in 1755, who come back to their homeland. From Belle-Ile-en-Mer in Brittany France these islanders of Acadian descent are still very proud of their heritage. The film is about exil, the power of memory, belonging and forgiving.
I was surprised to see how emotional these people would become when they walked for the first time on the land of their ancestors. After all, this genocide happened 250 years ago. So long ago, but this trauma is still so present in their DNA. When a descendant of a British Loyalist surprisingly apologized to the French Acadians for stealing their land, there was an overwhelming feeling of forgiveness. There is hope.
In my childhood, I was always fascinated with Art and how certain colors and films can affect us in how we feel about the product. When I learned about how to apply these rules every project got more and more elevated and makes me being almost lost in my own created world.
I am working on 2 projects right now, one is a Fictional Documentary about a Vampire Heist, and the second one I am working on a Survival Comedy.
A scout leader doesn’t know how to deal with the loss of his wife and tricks a group of misfits to fill that empty place until they learn the truth and he has to learn the hard way of how to deal with loss.
The one scene that was almost impossible not to laugh at on set was when Luisa is asking the other scouts who they were. I told Jack (playing Omar) just to be how Omar would be and go all out for a character that doesn't talk. So we have many takes where he licks rocks and sniffs everything he could find on location and does all of that in the background. It cracked us all up that most of the crew had to turn around not to laugh.
Hello. Since adolescence, I have always wanted to be a filmmaker (director).My second dream was to try become a race car driver.I was obsessed with racing cars and movies.Very young I signed myself up for a racing school. Upon completion I was invited to drive in the “24 Hours of Le Mans”.I refused the offer. I didn’t trust myself. By default I became a filmmaker. The rest is history.
I’m currently filming another independant film. It’s called… The Girl and Her Cat. I spend my time between the south of France and Paris for the film..
I think that many spectators find themselves identifying with the narrative of character’s lives. In short,it’s about life,love,hardship,and so much more.
Name is Jose Evangelista. I have just completed my I have just recently graduated with an AA degree in Film, Television, and Electronic Media in the Spring 2021 semester. My goal is simple; to entertain the world through film. The stories I create usually come to me throughout my daily life, which works well since I do not feel contrived during the creative process. It is a truly wonderful experience for me when ideas and scenes become an "Ah-ha!" experience. This makes me want to continue making more episodes for this film, which leads me to believe that this may be the method on how stories or ideas are created. I understand that this is not the only way, or the best method for that matter, but nonetheless, it is fun. I may continue to work on my bachelor's degree in the cinematic field, yet at this moment, I am just working in the health field to keep a roof over my head.
I have just recently completed the teaser for my completed short film that I have been submitting on FilmFreeway, "CASE #3809: The Eldritch Mortician". For this teaser, I did not want to simply use some key scenes and insert adjectives in-between cuts and call it "complete". I feel that it needs to be more than just a plain trailer. I have decided to build a small project from the ground up. I wanted to create an atmospheric back story of the Mortician's home with as few words as possible to provide the audience with a haunting theme and to showcase the mind of a sadistic criminal. I was hoping to create an impression that the mortician's house is a character of its own; an environment where the hidden cadavers continue to roam within proximity to their deceased former selves. Plus, the office of the Detective is also a character of its own, personified by the flashing light bulb to reveal its next case and what world it brings onto the screen. I hope it is not too cryptic.
In the meantime, I am planning on another episode or case number with a different theme, which is dictated by the criminal's persona. I enjoy the cast of characters in this universe. Animating the story is an arduous process so it does take so much time to do. One question I was hoping to get from this is the title. CASE #3809 is just the episode name, it is not an official title of the overall story of the world this main detective is inhabiting for the moment. The next episode should unveil the title of this series.
I have not pitched the film at the moment other than submitting this short story or episode to film festivals. I was hoping that this episode, along with its teaser, will make the audience wonder who this detective is or where he came from. With his enigmatic cell phone features as well as the non-lethal, disorienting pen flash, are those small samples of gadgets even police issued? Or are they his own personal creations? Is he even from this world? Pitching this film as an episodic series is what I plan to do.
I was about to not submit this film as my final assignment for the Production class due to the violent nature of the content. In one scene, I have removed the Mortician's blood stained clothes after coming back into his room after butchering the little girl's mother to tone down the violence. Instead, he just came back with his normal clothes, showcasing how clean and precise his embalming skills are to the audience. I have also reduced the fight near the end between the Detective and the Mortician due to some horrific scenes inside his closet. The Detective was supposed to tackle the Mortician into his closet, revealing many of his cadaver treasures in one long shot as the battle ensues. Alas, I took that scene out due to the graphical content.
I was about to voice the main character but felt that the creator should never lend their voice in a film. Why I think like that, I do not know. It's a personal curse of mine where lending part of myself from opinions to personal experience into the story will be a terrible idea.