Hello Everyone! My name is Lisa Rose Snow and I am an actor/filmmaker/wearer of many hats here in Halifax. I’ll be updating you on what’s happening around Nova Scotia for the next little while. Big love to our previous updater, the lovely and talented Sherry Smith, for her past contributions.
Even though we may be deep in the dreary depths of winter, there is still a lot going on, and people are busy writing away and planning and plotting. Like Jackie Torrens, just finishing up production on her first television documentary Edge of East (with Peep Media collaborators Jessica Brown and Shannon MacDougall). Or Shelley Thompson, busy on multiple upcoming projects with the likes of Gay Hauser, Rebecca Sharrat and Liz Richardson. Stephanie Clattenburg just shot and directed her short Suicide at the Gun Range, whose cast includes Nicole Steeves (who also happens to be in AFCOOP’s FILM 5 Program, along with producer Jenna Murphy). And speaking of AFCOOP, their latest round of grant recipients went out and it’s very encouraging to see so many deserving females getting funded.
Besides making a splash on the East Coast, lots of us ladies have been representing outside of our hometowns. Like Melani Wood, just back from sunny California doing the festival circuit with Twenty Eight Feet: Life on a Little Wooden Boat. She’s also busy promoting Foam Drive Renegades, gearing up to shoot Lord of Chaos, and just released Erin Costello’s Give A Little music video. Myself and producing partner-in-crime Lora Campbell are off to Winnipeg to take part in this year’s National Screen Institute Drama Prize, doing two weeks of training in Manitoba before returning to Nova Scotia to film When Fish Fly in the spring.
Siobhan Wiggans has released the first of three videos about the TD Halifax Jazz Festival.The first video was made by PEI filmmaker Mille Clarkes. You can watch it here. It would be super helpful if you could share it on Facebook and Twitter with you connections that would be great!
Seed is produced by Force Four Entertainment in Vancouver, B.C. with principals Rob Bromley, Gillian Lowrey and John Ritchie, and Waterstar Entertainment in Halifax, N.S. with principal Karen Wentzell. It’s shot and edited in HRM. Seed airs on City-TV Thursday nights at 9pm EST.
Thanks so much to WIFT for supporting Seed!
It’s nice to see people working hard through the cold months. I know a little bit of winter hibernation is always good for me to cozy in with a hot toddy and put my pen to the page. I’d love to hear about what’s going on with you all, and would love even more to brag about it, so please send me any news or excitements at firstname.lastname@example.org. Oh ya, and don’t forget to sign up for the Woman Making Waves Conference! It’s from March 21-23 and it’s going to be incredible. Find out more info on the WIFT-AT webpage. Till next time!