Welcome to the Hamilton Film podcast!  I’ve been documenting all of the exciting happenings of the film industry in Hamilton Ontario.  I can’t believe this is the start of Season 4.  It’s been a really interesting project for me, as we learn more about filmmaking, and showcase some of the incredibly talented people that make movie magic here.

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SEASON 4 EPISODE 4

Everyone Speaks the Language of Film with Shane Pennells

Shane Pennells is a filmmaker, writer and advocate.  His latest short film, HUEY, just screened at the 2021 Hamilton Film Festival.  I chat with Shane about his work with at-risk youth, the universal language of film, and using your voice to elevate important stories.

SEASON 4 EPISODE 3

Documenting Hamilton's Housing Crisis with Taras Hemon

 Director/Producer Taras Hemon released a compelling and timely documentary on Hamilton’s affordable housing crisis.  THANKS FOR NOTHING follows resident Sharon Miller’s fight to remain in the home she’s lived in for over 2 decades, one of many Hamiltonians affected by the bungling LRT project.  

SEASON 4 EPISODE 2

Turning Passion into a Pilot with Julie Fazooli

Julie is an artist, a DJ, and a line producer for Steady Canoe Productions.  She has been working in the film industry in both Canada and the US since 1997.  She’s working on a new Pilot called WE ALL EAT, about restaurant culture and the food industry.  She shares insights into how to produce a successful pilot episode to pitch to broadcasters.

SEASON 4 EPISODE 1

Curating A Film Festival with Ryan Ferguson

This week the 2021 Art Gallery of Hamilton Film Festival kicks off, and I chat with Film Curator Ryan Ferguson about the process of putting together a diverse and remarkable lineup.   Spoiler alert, he watched nearly 700 films this year to find some true gems. 

The AGH Film Festival runs from Oct 15-24 2021.

SEASON 3 EPISODE 8

In the Wardrobe Department with Sophie Duguin

 I’m so excited to be chatting with Sophie Duguin, who works in wardrobe and costume design.  Sophie has worked on shows including Murdoch Mysteries, Blood & Water and Slasher, and films like “How To Plan an Orgy in a Small Town”.  We talk about her early interest in costume design from her time in theatre, budgeting for wardrobe, and creating the look for the character.