Apr 8: NS Pulse

Teresa and Annette Apr 8: NS PulseTeresa MacInnes (Director) and Annette Clarke (NFB Producer) are thrilled that their recent documentary, Buying Sex, will make its world premiere at Hot Docs on May 1st in Toronto. This feature documentary, which MacInnes co-directed with husband/cinematographer Kent Nason, looks at the contentious debate and pending reforms to Canadian prostitution laws. Next up for Teresa (and Kent) will be directing, Trek of the Titans for CBC’s ‘The Nature of Things’.

Producer Pamela Lovelace and Writer/Director Luckas Cardona are thrilled with their newest 1/2 hour production. The Long and Short of Barry Small (LSBS) is shortlisted for CBC/Film Nova Scotia Bridge Award in 2012, and follows on the success of their 5 min short film, MR. HAPPY, currently playing on CBC Download. LSBS starring Joanne Miller and Christopher Shore, as Barry Small, will spend the spring months in post production.

Writer-director Shandi Mitchell‘s first feature film, The Disappeared, opens at Empire Park Lane in Halifax, Empire Bridgewater, and Empire St. John’s (Avalon Mall) on Friday, April 19. This Atlantic feature film stars Billy Campbell, Shawn Doyle, Brian Downey, Gary Levert, Ryan Doucette and Neil Matheson as six fishermen lost at sea. In their struggle to survive, they realize it is not only the ocean they must conquer, it is themselves they must come to terms with. Filmmaker and author Shandi Mitchell will be familiar to Women Making Waves 2013 participants – she took part in our ‘Soon To Be a Major Motion Picture’ panel on adapting your writing for the screen.

Another year of the Women Making Waves Conference has been enjoyed by many WIFT-AT members, both female and male! A good time was had by all; re-connecting, educating and all-around film enjoyment with colleagues across the Atlantic Provinces. Two Nova Scotia filmmakers won the Women Making Waves Awards: Angie Kokic & Lisa Rose Snow. Congratulations, ladies!

NS Pulse is compiled by Lita Llewellyn who is an actor; having appeared in films such as Snow Angels, Memory Keepers’ Daughter and Open Heart with Megan Follows. Lita was so excited to book her first professional acting gig alongside her childhood icon (Follows) that on the first day of shooting she tripped and broke her front tooth. Life afterwards would never be the same. Lita most recently produced a short film, Omaha Fly By, with CBC and is happy to have recently taken up residence again in Halifax and rejoin WIFT-AT.

NL Pulse March 2012

NL Pink Ribbons NL Pulse March 2012By: Ruth Lawrence

  • The St. John’s International Film Festival and the NFB present two great documentaries for Scene & Heard, an annual celebration of International Women’s Day.
  • On March 4th, at 7pm, see Ariel Nasr’s The Boxing Girls of Kabul, produced by St. John’s own Annette Clarke.
  • On March 11th, at the Hall at 7pm, see Newfoundland’s official theatrical release of Lea Pool’s Pink Ribbons, Inc.