Reel West Magazine

I started working as a communications coordinator for Women in Film & Television Vancouver and as an e-news editor at Reel West Magazine in the summer of 2014. You will find most of my new blogs, profiles and articles on the websites wiftv.wordpress.com and reelwest.com/news.

In the May/June 2014 issue, I preview the 35th Banff World Media Festival and look back at Canada’s inaugural web series festival, Vancouver’s VanWebFest.

ER CoverIn the March/April 2014 issue, I speak with Vancouver filmmaker Karen Lam about her suspense thriller Evangeline, which opened the Women in Film Festival in March. Evangeline is a reflection on the tragedy of B.C.’s missing women – using genre elements of horror.

In the January/February 2014 issue, I speak with the makers of the verité doc series Emergency Room: Life and Death at VGH (p. 14ff), and with the creators of MediAm, a new online distribution platform made-in-BC (p.5).

Interviewing Martin Sheen on the set of Badge of Honor in Coquitlam, BC on Nov. 7, 2013. Photo: Percy von Lipinski

Interviewing Martin Sheen on the set of Badge of Honor in Coquitlam, BC on Nov. 7, 2013. Photo: Percy von Lipinski

 

 

 

I also had the opportunity to visit the set of Badge of Honor and speak with veteran actor Martin Sheen why he was so happy to return to BC for this movie (p.19).

 

Brent Butt In the November/December 2013 issue of Reel West Magazine, it’s all about the Whistler Film Festival, as I discuss two premiering films with the makers and actors. TV comedy and stand-up star Brent Butt teams up with indie filmmaker Carl Bessai for the crime comedy No Clue (p.16ff). Vancouver’s Sociable Films launch their first feature, Afterparty, at Whistler. The film was made cooperatively, with cast and crew sharing in the ownership of the production. Starring Bomb Girls Ali Liebert and Jodi Balfour (p. 18ff).

 

 

In the September/October issue of Reel West Magazine, I preview the VIFF Forum (p. 21), speak with the filmmakers of The Dick Knost Show (p. 24-25) and with Vancouver’s post-production and VFX specialists who worked on Elysium (p. 26-27).

Ken Charko in front of his Dunbar Theatre

Ken Charko in front of his Dunbar Theatre. Photo: Katja De Bock

In the July/August 2013 issue of Reel West magazine, I interviewed several independent movie theatre owners in Western Canada. See pages 20-21.

In the June 2013 issue of Reel West Magazine, the film industry magazine for Western Canada, I wrote an article about the situation of BC film industry workers after the May elections. The answer: There is “Nowhere but up from here.” See page 17.

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