Affecting Films, Effecting Change

What difference would a guaranteed income make to Canadians living in poverty? Two filmmakers from the Yukon are going to find out and document it, CBC reports. Jayden Soroka and Vivian Belik plan to choose one family each from Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, Ontario and Nunavut, and top up their wages for a year. They’re […]

Daily Rushes for First Tues in DST

Victoria, BC, needs to “build the kind of crew base that will appeal to the real Hollywood” says former film industry worker Marcus Handman, writing in the Times-Colonist. As of now, he says, the capital is a place for low-budget productions to avoid the cost of shooting in the more unionized Vancouver. Read more here. […]

Daily Rushes for First Mon in DST

Also Commonwealth Day — who knew? Something else we didn’t know: The House of Commons’ Canadian Heritage Committee is taking a look at Canada’s feature film industry.  Thanks to, here (scroll down to Today in Committee). Arctic Mosque, a documentary that follows a pre-fab mosque on its long trip from Winnipeg to Inuvik, has […]

Daily Rushes for First Fri in March

Defensora, a 2013 documentary about Canadian mining practises in Guatemala, screened in East York recently. The film has been making waves with its allegations against Skye Resources and its corporate successor, Hudbay Minerals — and a recent judge’s ruling means the case may be heard in a Canadian court. Read more in the Toronto Observer […]