WFF: CANADIAN STRAIN Delivers a Timely Homegrown Tale

It was only just recently with another Whistler Film Festival entry that I found myself yet again bemoaning the continued Americanization of our taxpayer-funded Canadian content. It’s been endlessly frustrating to see local locations and faces consistently morphed into stateside settings for ostensible worldwide consumption. While it’s expected for Hollywood productions to do this, I […]

Time Travel, Snow and Other Surprises at 2019 WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL

“We’re recognized as Canada’s coolest film festival.” Whistler Film Festival founder and executive director Shauna Hardy Mishaw proudly states as we chat at the expansive Whistler Conference Centre. “They grabbed onto that quote and now it’s been their catchphrase for the festival.” remarked writer/actor Jonas Chernik several days earlier as we chatted about his film, […]