Welcome to the Hamilton Film podcast, where I document all of the exciting happenings of the film industry in Hamilton Ontario. Every episode explores an exciting role of movie making; from acting, to special effects, directing, to content creation. In Season 3 we’re going to dig deep into some of the remarkable film and television shows that have been filmed here, and feature prominent Hamilton storylines.
Season 4 begins October 2021! Subscribe now
SEASON 3 EPISODE 8
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.
SEASON 3 EPISODE 7
Award winning filmmaker Warren P. Sonoda is the National President of the Director’s Guild in Canada. You may know him from directing Season 8 of 'Trailer Park Boys', or for having the world record for the most expletives in a movie for 'Swearnet'. In 2020 he released 'THINGS I DO FOR MONEY', a Hamilton crime cello caper. We chat about his life growing up as a Japanese Canadian in Hamilton, creating a passion project in his hometown on an ultra low budget, and the real life cellist brothers who inspired the film’s story.
SEASON 3 EPISODE 6
Producer and Writer Jeff Boulton joins me to share over two decades worth of experience on the big topic of selling your film, from development to distribution. Jeff ran Dante Media Group, producing over 500 commercials, branded content and music videos. He’s now developing film and TV projects through his Hamilton based production company, Crafthaus. We chat about navigating film markets, co-producing films with other countries, and some projects in development with a connection to Hamilton.
SEASON 3 EPISODE 5
Kirsten Bodenstedt started Peregrine Visual Storytelling with her husband, Colin Doncaster. It’s a multidisciplinary creative studio in Hamilton specializing in visual effects and animation tools for the film industry.
I chat with Kirsten about her lifetime working in film, the challenges of working as a husband-wife team, creating a successful Hamilton based business, and attending the Academy Awards with a baby on her lap.
SEASON 3 EPISODE 4
The very first Hamilton Black Film Festival takes place May 28-30th, 2021. The festival showcases cultural and traditional films of African/Caribbean, Native, Asian, and Middle Eastern filmmakers and other films of ethnic inclusion.
I chat with actor, educator and festival volunteer Melissa Murray-Mutch about on screen representation, what makes a film a BIPOC film, and how the festival came together.