Welcome to the Hamilton Film podcast! Every episode explores an exciting role of movie making; from acting, to special effects, directing, to content creation. Join me for an intimate conversation with a unique guest connected to the thriving film industry of Hamilton Ontario.

Season Three launches March 2021!  Subscribe now

Season Two:
Teaching Acting with Juno Rinaldi and Shaun Smyth
Acting with Jim Watson
Connecting Film Fans in a Pandemic with The Westdale's Dan Fournier
A Filmmaker With a Soaring Spirit: Cher Obediah
Creating Content with Black Fawn Films' Cody & Chad 
Film Scoring with Steph Copeland

Season Three:
Season 3 Update

SEASON 1: EPISODE 7

Music Supervision with David Hayman

David Hayman is the head of the sonic branding company Supergroup, and VP of the Guild of Music Supervisors Canada.  His enviable job as Music Supervisor has him collaborating with top directors, producer and brands to realize their visions for the soundtracks to their films, TV shows and advertisements. 

I stopped by the Supergroup office in Liberty Village, Toronto for a very insightful conversation with David about his many exciting recent soundtrack projects, including the Robbie Robertson & The Band documentary, Once Were Brothers.  

 

SEASON 1: EPISODE 6

Exhibiting Film with The Playhouse's Jacob Tutt

In 2018 a legendary east end Hamilton theatre was revived, thanks to the Tutt family. Jacob Tutt tells me what it was like literally growing up in a movie theatre, how films are selected to screen, how technology has changed, and some of the highlights in their 1st year. 

In 2018 a legendary east end Hamilton theatre was revived, thanks to the Tutt family.  The Playhouse, a true independent art house cinema, has been embraced by film fans, with a growing membership base of over 4000.  I am definitely in awe of this beautiful 105 year old theatre right in my neighbourhood.  I chat with Jacob, the son of John & Wendy Tutt, who now operates The Playhouse.  

SEASON 1: EPISODE 5

Editing with Jeffery Scott Fowler

Jeffery Scott Fowler is a Director, Producer and Artist, but today’s chat focuses around his work in Film Editing. We talk about his work on the reality TV show Masters of Flip, directing vs editing, and the evolution of editing technology. 

Jeffery Scott Fowler is a Director, Producer and Artist, but today’s chat focuses around his work in Film Editing.  His movie Shelter won Best Editing at the 2013 Hamilton Film Festival.  We talk about his work on the reality TV show Masters of Flip, directing vs editing, the evolution of editing technology, the effect of cutting to close up or wide shots, temping music into scenes, film budgets, MTV Canada, and who’s making great film & TV today.

SEASON 1: EPISODE 4

Distributing Film & TV with Susan Curran

 Susan Curran is the VP of Corporate Development for A71 Distribution, which recently opened a Hamilton office. if you’re a film fan who wants to understand why your favourite movies aren’t on Netflix Canada, or a new filmmaker curious how to distribute your first feature, you’ll want to listen in on my chat with Susan. 

Susan Curran is the VP of Corporate Development for A71 Distribution, which recently opened a Hamilton office.  She’s been in the film & TV distribution game for two decades, beginning with a marketing career with major record labels, before moving to Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada.  

SEASON 1: EPISODE 3

Special FX with Carlos & Ryan's Butcher Shop

Carlos and Ryan, from the appropriately named special FX studio The Butcher Shop, have been designing award winning specialty props, prosthetics and gore effects for nearly 20 years. We talk about creating safe and tasty fake blood, the process of making severed heads, current FX trends, our favourite horror film scores, and some recent Hamilton productions they’ve worked on. 

Carlos Henrique and Ryan Louagie, from the appropriately named special FX studio the Butcher Shop, have been designing award winning specialty props, prosthetics and gore effects for nearly 20 years.