28 Jul 2020

Amartei Armar +

i. I work as a film director currently working in the Ghanaian film industry. I create various multimedia works such as short narrative films, corporate documentaries, music videos, and commercials. ii. I do this creative work because: I’ve always been drawn towards stories and storytelling. Stories are impactful. They shape

24 Mar 2020

Canadian Filmmakers @ NFB

Before bouncy castles, ball rooms, wave pools, and trampoline parks, Canadian parents knew where to turn for birthday party padding: the Canadian National Film Board. Mums and Dads drove about town fetching projectors, portable screens, and well-worn film cannisters. Birthday snacks in hand, we kids squished into neighbourhood living rooms

08 Jun 2018

Ron Stuart

i. I work as an instructor of Anthropology & Sociology at Columbia College, where I am head of the department. Apart from academic activities, I am active in independent theatre production as a producer, and in documentary film as a filmmaker, primarily working on location in South Africa. ii. I

19 Apr 2016

Corbie Fieldwalker

Field walking, according to the Oxford Dictionary, is ‘a technique for finding or studying archaeological sites by walking systematically across a ploughed field collecting artifacts.’ Fieldwalker is an apt surname for Corbie Fieldwalker, a Vancouver filmmaker who keeps a keen eye on what is happening around him – people, city,

02 Jun 2015

Jon Izen

Wistful birds with giant foreheads are reading thick books, wearing devil suits, balancing oranges on their heads and trying to find a good time to leave. A wild-eyed Zach Galifianikis is playing a tiny, grey piano. Meanwhile, a Yam Roll in cowboy boots is dashing about in a taxi and

17 Feb 2015

Amartei Armar

With the Oscars less than a week away, all bets are on. Well in the mix are Birdman for Best Picture, Michael Keaton for Best Actor and Alejandro G. Iñárritu for Best Director. For young filmmakers like Amartei Armar, every new filming detail and behind the scenes is an opportunity

07 Feb 2015

Paisley Smith

It’s a moment that Diane von Furstenberg references often. As she considers talented young designers battling for the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund: “I love to watch people at the beginning of their lives. That’s the moment that you have that first juice. And that first juice will really have a

09 Dec 2014

Leo Zuckerman

I would dearly love to take credit for the photo overhead. Sadly, I cannot. It is the work of Leo Zuckerman – a talented filmmaker and photographer. At the age of 23, he has already won multiple awards for his action sports short films. Fresh out of university, he is