Suzanne Crocker finds happiness in the Yukon wilderness in her doc “All the time in the World”

I met Suzanne Crocker at a Women in Film & Television workshop earlier this year and was intrigued by her story about shooting a doc in the Yukon bush, while living nine months off the grid. I’m happy she let me preview her doc, which screens at VIFF this week. Go and have a look, if you can, it’s worthwhile!

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“I always envisioned myself as being one of those moms who would have fresh baked cookies and a glass of milk ready for their kids when they walked in the door after school,” says filmmaker Suzanne Crocker in the opening scene of her new doc All The Time In The World, as she pulls a canoe jam-packed with supplies up a rocky Canadian river. But she always felt there wasn’t enough time for the things that really counted. 

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500 days without a shower – Documentary filmmaker Dianne Whelan preps her new adventure

Meeting Dianne Whelan and her dog Lily was so uplifting. I didn’t intend to write such a long article for the Women in Film blog, but then Dianne gave me all this input I couldn’t refuse. Well… here she is, preparing her next adventure.

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Dianne Whelan with her 18-year old Jack Russell, Lily, on Granville Street. August 22, 2014. Photo by Katja De Bock Dianne Whelan with her 18-year old Jack Russell, Lily, on Granville Street. August 22, 2014. Photo by Katja De Bock

If you’re experiencing the moviemaker blues it’s time to get inspired by local WIFTV member, journalist and photographer-turned-filmmaker Dianne Whelan. If you know Whelan’s former work, you’ll remember her expeditions to the Canadian Arctic and Mount Everest’s base camp, both turning into award-winning films.

“I made 55 days without a shower on Everest, and might break the record on the next project,” says Whelan, whose next expedition may well lead to 500 days in the dirt. “I’m trying to be the first person in history to do the [entire] Trans Canada Trail.” 

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