Sunday, 10 December 2017

Helene Lacelle, Genevieve Betourne & Peter Evanchuck at the ART HOUSE CAFE

ahhh the snapOFtheCENTURY

here we be 20minutes ago with Genevieve curator/co-owner
of theARThouse
notice art piece behind isn't it MARVELOUS


snap by ALEX (inmirror)

Friday, 24 November 2017

Peter Evanchuck's MARVELOUS OTTAWA Collaboration with Helene Lacelle - XMAS Fundraiser at Ottawa School of Art

we had a pile of art,  on the south walls, west walls and east walls and H’s sculptures on stands . 
that’s me leaning on CATHY BRAKE, curator/coordinator of Gallery - on my first after 5pm. outing in Ottawa for perhaps a year - 

23nov17 opening 5-8p.m. show on 'till 10 Dec.'17
HELENE's got a pile of pieces in from older stuff to just made sculptures
me i got some MarvelousRealism shared with Helene

here's HELENE with her mini sculptures on display/sale
(she did well with last batch of these - has art in the boutique as well)

hope u guys get to do something creative today

photoBY PeterEvanchuck at Ottawa-art-GALLEY 23nov17 XMASartSHOW

Saturday, 21 October 2017


The Venice Vending Machine project is a “collaborative, participatory, inclusive live art public installation”, conceived by Venetian artist Marina Moreno. Its aim is to question the role and the value of Art in our society, whilst aiming to promote emerging artists alongside some famous and established ones. It creates an intriguing game for the participants who feel compelled to enjoin and involve themselves in a dialogue that the artist Marina creates in posing the question:

“How Do You Value Art?”

Since the first Venice Vending Machine installation, it has involved over 250 artists from all over the world and has attracted professionals such as curators, art historians and art collectors while extending the possibility of an encounter with people that normally would not be interested in “Art”.

The Venice Vending Machine Edition 5 will run from the 14th to the 22nd of October 2017 from 11.00 a.m. to 17.30 p.m.
@ the Giardini della Marinaressa (Seychelles Pavillion) Riva dei Sette Martiri Venice
Private view @ Palazzo Mora, Venice on the 14th October time TBC.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

IMAGE ARTICLES - Community Gardening & Adopting Parkette

how sweet it is - bldging fence few days back 80' of it 6' high in 8' secitons - not bad for a guy almost 80 and living with cancer - terribly sore back caused by hole in spine/cancer - hope all goes well today with markings and radiation

here i am a week back in backyard tearing down fence i built 25 years ago and with Helene's help building a new one in 8' sections on the flat then lifitng into place and topping with squared lattice attachement - now all up
including the trellises that i hand make from cedar strips cut from 1x6" by 8' NB cedar boards

great to have learned/developed these building skills - making our homes beautiful with creative designs hand build by HELENE and I - a big deal for us - i.e. it's like 'living art' 

so many people think art is something on a board hanging on a wall but in fact it's in our everyday lives - living among beauty is living among art i.e. aint' that grand folks

ok off the get my cancer radiation markings .... then 5 days of intense radiation - to kill spinal cancer development - hope all goes well and i get at least another 5 years of life

as said in ALICEinWONDERLAND 'so much to do so little time'

Tuesday, 12 September 2017


LIFEofPIE this mornHang
'famouspeople/famousplaces'  &  'ARTneverSLEEPS'
by that dynamic duo

(hippies, dwebs, noodleBOYZ, hipsters, famous people welcome, byob)

photo by Peter Evanchuck - HELENELACELLE & BHATboy at PIE

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Chipman MAYOR Atkinson purchases our MARVELOUS ART!

Chipman Mayor Carson Atkinson hold purchased
art piece of LACELLE and EVANCHUCK's
a style that combines the photos of Evanchuck
with the art embellishments of Lacelle
to recreate the 'feel' of the original and make it marvelous

Lacelle holds up Tshirt logo with a twist on a trumpism
'make CHIPMAN great again'

Monday, 24 July 2017


Photo (self timer) of Peter Evanchuck & Helene Lacelle. Peter with some of his film and digital cameras and Helene holding Featherstone's nobel prize winning PIG the two stars of Evanchuck's latest feature CANADIAN PIG GIRL IN WONDERLAND, a musical comedy.

This story also appears in the NB FILM CO-OP WEAKLY NEWSLETTER




After more than a decade absence from my filmmaking life, I returned to create with digital - not easy for me to learn, not easy for me to do much after a decade of fighting my cancer and near death surgeries and problems. Not fun but in many ways a very dramatic learning experience and proves my great affection for creating.

Due to a major decrease in energy, memory and strength and massive changing times old school film folks like me had to give up or learn the ‘new school’ way of digital.

Many filmmakers I knew gave up since they could not learn ‘new school’ or they turned to other creative pursuits like photography, art, writing…. even sculpture. For various reasons they did not see the magnificent opportunity digital offered the low budget/no budget artist/filmmaker/videographer. 

Digital is the holy grail of independent filmmaking. One with equipment can basically make a movie totally alone from script to screen for peanuts. They just have to burrow into learning something very new, very complex and very competitive

In the 80’s I was one of about 30 feature filmmakers in English Canada. PLATINUM came out at the Montreal Film Fest to original reviews since it was not a common way to make a feature or to structure a feature – I found myself with Jutra, Agoyan and MacDonald on panels fielding questions – heady days as the saying goes. Around that same period I was editor/publisher of MOTIONmagazine highlighting Canadian film.

Since dramatic ‘longs’ (features ) were my past interest, I headed in that direction with digital but my illness curbed that notion since long days, exhaustive schedules and dealing with numerous people put me back on the cancer list.

Of course my love of creating using image/words never terminated.

I thought that an easy alternative was docs and even easier is my style of shooting: reality as it shows up on location: no artificial lighting, no scripted scenes, no producers telling me what to do, no agencies involved. Just the creative moments of making/creating ‘art’ …. Raw Art - the best kind.

After doing some promotional/industrial projects to learn and make money, I swung into making LONG docs with BACHELORS. Of course, I overshot my diminished abilities and doing a cross country dramaDOC put me back on the cancer list. Tests revealed a rise in blood count and a lesion was detected in my brain which simply put means, the end of it all.

The lesion proved to be dormant and detected in 2006 during my original scans. The new oncologist had made a mistake.

These experiences put me on a path back to photography with my partner Helene Lacelle creating a new style of embellished photos called MARVELOUS REALISM in a way taking from the famous Mexican style of MAGICAL REALISM – things went very well and we had fun back into our lives as well as unique ‘art creations'.

Then, back to digital movie-making when EUREKA the light went on and I swung into the dreaded SHORT doc. And like most fears proved to me an awakening rather than a hinderance of higher creative workings.

Since both shoulders suffered torn rotator cuffs/tendons and required replacements, I could not lift my CanonA1s so I bought a very light tiny PanLX7 – basically like all modern cameras a still cam with HD video. This proved a great easy tool to make SHORTS without pain then came the PAN770 another full HD camcorder. ( I tried PANfx1000 4K but not for me at this time )

Since that early SHORT on NIAGARA FALLS , I included my love of solo kayaking to combine solo KAYAKING with SOLOdocMAKING recently completing several shorts using both (shot around Chipman our new homesweet)

I have found my grail – from LONGS to SHORTS and Peter's SHORTS are getting shorter ….must be something to do with being an elder mmm??

P.S. after putting BEAUTIFUL BACHELORS on hold Helene and I bought a Featherstone nobel prize winning Plastic PIG for a pack of smokes and thus began CANADIAN PIG GIRL IN WONDERLAND, a new movie - but designed to be shot when i could with minimum actors and marvelous scenery/scenes/places - a sad tale of redemption and discovery of how a girl lost herself and found her voice through her friendship with a pig - starring of course Helene Lacelle.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017


On location under the Bank Street Bridge in Ottawa " Canadian Pig Girl in Wonderland " ( Luka Lawford, John Lawford, Sabine Modder (ANGEL OF HOPE) Director Peter Evanchuck, Matt Lawford )

This story also appears in the NEW BRUNSWICK Filmmakers Co-operative 

NBFC Weekly Friday E-News 

well since i last wrote anything lots have happened but what's on my mind lately is how we elders who have never given up , survive and what's the benefit of endurance.

well recently two items have made me 'keep the faith' of creativity in my life.

KEN LOACH's recent feature 'I DANIEL BLAKE' is right at the top of his dramatic skills - putting on screen 'real' people living 'real' lives. Reminds me of the early days in Quebec Cinema and in English Canadian Cinema with features like 'MON ONCLE ANTOINE', 'BAR SALON', 'THE BEST DAMN FIDDLER', 'GOING DOWN THE ROAD' and many others from that era. This is where our documentary tradition overwhelmed our sense of pretending drama into 'real' drama, real tragic events lived by real people - at least in those days that skill was almost normal for so many exceptional directors/filmakers. These features were 'lived' not invented with fake twists and turns catering to an pretend audience.

On that list of 'real' movies with the Canadian documentary 'feel' is Gordon Pinsent's 'THE ROWDYMAN' shot in Newfoundland, Pinsent's home province, near and around his home area of Grand Falls/CornerBrooke. Gordon lived that movie and told the real story not inventing fake news stories as silly some would 'trump' up.

Recently a documentary on Gordon's LIfe by Brigitte Berman 'THE RIVER OF MY DREAMS was screened at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and opened at a few theatres across Canada. It catalogues a actor/writer/director's life and sums up how 'never giving up' has made both Pinsent and Loach ikons of the silver screen.

These two octogenarians not only are surviving old age they are thriving in it creatively despite their health setbacks. 

I DANIEl BLAKE is without doubt one of LOACH's best movies with harsh stories about contemporary British persons facing difficult times in a changing world they they can't manouver well. It's about older age told in such an honest and real manner that the viewer can 'feel' the hardships faced by a recently laid of worker stuggling to find meaning in his 'new' life.

Berman's homage to Pinsent gives us Gordon despite recent hear death experiences the fullness of this man's creative desire never to give up but reaching into his 90's with future hopes and dreams like a river that always flow forever streaming into the ocean of a full life.

All that being said, i have to admit that i've departed from my docs to create a new almost feature length ( formerly short movie ) movie called 'CANADIAN PIG GIRL - in wonderland'  Which i'm shooting digitally like a documentary i.e. real untouched locations, one camera recording a scene no script, no meetings, just going along developing it as we creatively 'feel' what should be added organically. And that's one secret of docMaking putting it together organically - i.e. 'keeping it real'.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

hey guys hope ur sum summer is gooder than good
H&I finally enjoying our humble life style since my cancer shit not pulling me into that dark abyss like last years
seem to be recovering despite that i'm living with cancer in my chest area too large to radiate (  lifetime thing )
anyway fuck it i'm not giving up in the least
back to a modest version of my active lifestyle
yipppeeeee yoooooooo ( CapitanPETE back of WEGU sailboat with small 6hp Evinrude putting away toward grandLAKE )
shooting a short for TIFF - PIGgirl 

Friday, 29 July 2016

NEW BRUNSICK FILM CO-OP article - Peter Evanchuck & Helene Lacelle - PIGGIRL

NBFC Weekly Friday E-News

July 29, 2016
Header Image 1NBFC member Ryan Groom has exciting news to unveil, see below for more details.
Header Image 2NBFC members Peter Evanchuck and Helene Lacelle just finished a new short film. (Photo by Peter Evanchuck)



Just signed my first contract with CBC to produce a documentary called “Maritimes from Above” about landscape aerial videography, the techniques, and regulations behind getting grand vistas with the film industry’s hottest tool, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), or what many call drones.
On Saturday, my filming companions (Paul Archer & Jacob Groom) are picking up our international travel buddy Rodney McAffee from the Halifax Airport then driving to Nova Scotia to start filming. After Nova Scotia we head to a few amazing places in New Brunswick in the Sussex area, then to Grand Manan Island. We are just not taking regular aerial shots but flying through gorges, caves, and between massive trees to get unique video with our pair of UAVs.
The documentary will be shot this summer, edited this fall, and will be shown on CBC next summer (2017).
Personality I am nervous and excited (pumped!). I have been learning about broadcast TV thanks to the generous support of Bell Aliant TV1 the last 4 years and now I got a chance to expand the reach and tell a story on CBC taking all the lessons learned from past adventures and wrapping them into an educating and entertaining 45 minutes!
Special thanks to the Silver Wave Film Festival (and ultimately the NB Film Co-op who hosts the festival) in facilitating the first meeting with CBC last fall which lead to the full bloom of this project.
Well … almost time to pack the truck with cameras, drones, coffee, candy, cables, and computers to start an unforgettable road trip with some of my best friends in the whole world — to bring you, Maritimes from Above.
Ryan Groom on location somewhere in the world. 


PigGirl is a new short drama by Peter Evanchuck and Helene Lacelle.
Marshall McCluhan always seemed to be laying down on his leather couch in his office at University of Toronto when I dropped by back in time. He was always looking for an audience to reveal his latest thoughts on pop media. 
Of course his concept of the Global Village has come true with the saturation of digital technology and all it's offspring like youtube, facebook, etc., etc., and the mightiest of all the selfie; that pathetic need we all have to show our stuff, flourished when digital gave it freedom of exposure.
Those of us who use digital to make movies are married to a heavenly SD card - 'because it costs next to nothing, one can learn all they have to learn to make selfie movies - i.e. learn to do all the jobs that used to take ten, now takes one. Well not exactly but, if you really want to make a selfie movie drama or doc. it's now possible and, in fact, rather popular.
I joined that bandwagon quickly when I returned to making movies after a decade hiatus. At first, I went back to the technology I knew and the equipment I had purchased over the years to make feature fiction movies: Arriflex, CP16, Nagra, Senni mics,  Steinbecks, etc. (the CP16 was a layover from my days shooting for the Wide World of Sports. A great simple camera that never fails weights a ton but never fails). That old technology is excellent but tedious for someone prolific and renegade It's just too expensive and, too cumbersome and too slow. Digital is the opposite, it's cheap, light and fast.
Being a solo type guy whose partner is an actor/artist (Helene), it was made for me and, others like me so, buying the new equipment was mandatory.
Armed with relatively good pro/semi pro equipment, I can make all the short docs i want for next to nothing compared to film costs. I still use/hire an excellent editor for the important docs but, for the fun ones I do all the jobs myself with my partner's invaluable assistance.
Cancer having overtaken my extreme lifestyle and made it quieter and more sober, digital's advantages have fallen right into my weakened condition; so cheap, light, fast - despite my cancer allows me to continue to make movies albeit mostly docs which take so little to make. Compared to dramas, they and digital are a perfect match. 
So, PigGirl comes along because our neighbour in Chipman had this pig on his front lawn for years. Helene bought it from him for a pack of smokes. Now I don't need much of a muse to get creating new ideas, scripts, projects. The pig was all I needed and, with Helene's marvelous help PIGGIRL was born and is now in pre-producton.
This will be Helene's entry into drama directing.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016


varied locations, from Niagara to Toronto to Kingston to Brockville to Ottawa to Montreal to Trois Rivieres

to Quebec City to Edmonston to Woodstock to Fredericton to Sackville to Alma tp St. Marten

to St John to Moncton to Grand Pre to Joggins to Halifax to Peggy'sCove and

with bucks and lucks to 'the ROCK' i.e. NFLD.

as the girl searches for her voice, she becomes a whisperer -

a pig whisperer - it's the talking pig , BABE, that guides her thru

her trauma into a great new afterlife.

'In thunder, lightening and in rain... they meet again'

photo by peter evanchuck

Sunday, 5 June 2016


Filmmaker Peter Evanchuck on location with bachelor Tony Kelleher in Chipman/shooting for his documentary BEAUTIFUL BACHELORS  (Photo by Helene Lacelle)

In 1939 when John Grierson came from Scotland to start up a Canadian National Documentary organization called The National Film Board of Canada, he along with James Beverage began what would become the Canadian way of making documentaries - the real deal raw, and rugged. Grierson's honesty wasn't anything like the phoney, scripted hogwash or the extreme nonsense of Michael Moore and others who really make dramas that are staged, scripted and edited into preconceived stories to fit what is on the page rather than allowing the real nature of the subject to unfold and tell its own story.

Years back I co-wrote a book on the work of Richard Leiterman, who made all of Alan King's documentaries. To catch the important story moments, they shot 50 to 60 hours to get one hour of a finished project. Through this shooting, the director was able to look at the footage and find the story structure in the editing phase. An enormous amount of time would be spent in the editing room by the director since he was often not present during the shoot. He would see the footage for the first time, and would make the documentary from that footage without the emotional side effects that might have surrounded him if he had been on the actual shoot.
In many ways, I'm taking the 'cinema direct' notion of Leiterman/King and the early National Film Board's idea of what a documentary should be and add that I shoot, edit, direct and produce it. I do this without others hovering over my idea wondering if it's marketable or suitable for their many obligations. I can do this due to digital filmmaking, which has allowed all of us to document various subjects without having to be a slave to the raising of large amounts of money to complete one's work - this is a miracle for the artist filmaker. 

My documentary BEAUTIFUL BACHELORS has been a long term very passionate project of mine. I'm shooting from Ontario into the Maritimes, as my lifelong battle with cancer continues.  Last year, I had three major surgeries to remove tumors and part of my lungs. During the second surgery, a nerve to my left vocal cord was severed thus causing my voice to be altered so that I now sound like Tom Waites on a bad day.  Of course when I contact a potential bachelor by phone my rasping, hoarse voice sometimes scares them into wondering who could sound like that and be an active, producing filmaker. So each time, I have to introduce myself and explain my voice issue, and then we get on with the shoot.

Although the documentary has been ‘on the shelf’ during my surgeries , Helene and I have continued our photo/art collaboration that we call ‘Marvelous Realism’ and while I’m shooting in Old Ottawa South looking for comments from bachelors, we’ll have our MarvelousRealism images hanging in the Loo (that’s the Loo not the Louvre ) at
Life Of Pie, 1134 Bank Street in OldOttawa south - the show will run all
through June in the loo.
Drop in, have a piece of pie and think about how creative work enhances all our lives.

Friday, 8 April 2016

Calling All BACHELORS!

Peter Evanchuck surrounded by a bunch of BACHELORS way back in the fun Toronto Days!





director/producer PETER EVANCHUCK is back at his doc. shooting BACHELORS ... looking for lovely folks who wanna be in a movie - and have something to say about bachelors or even better are bachelors and have an opinion why they are who they are... this is an open call and all are invited to contact EVANCHUCK asap.

The shoot will go fast no meetings, no nonsense, i go to ur location, use natural light ( so no light setups ) and shoot as u express ur views on bachelors and bachelor-hood.

This call for rest of week since next week will be in the Maritimes shooting there since this doc. shoot travels across Canada so is a long term project as EVANCHUCK continues his cancer treatments between shoots.

please contact

PETER EVANCHUCK at... 613 604 2859

Friday, 25 March 2016

OTTAWA EAST NEWS - March 24, 2016 - 'Bachelors Wanted'



 Director/Producer PETER EVANCHUCK calling for BACHELORS to participate in his documentary BEAUTIFUL BACHELORS

Director/Producer PETER EVANCHUCK looking for BACHELORS to participate in his documentary BEAUTIFUL BACHELORS - experience of bachelor-hood necessary as is having something to say about your life as a bachelor past, present and future.

I don't hold meetings or expect to take much of ur time. You contact me, we meet at ur location, I shoot ur comments, no meetings, no waste of ur time

now if u're really clever and have a great life style then let's elongate ur participation if u have the time/interest.

Peter Harcourt a former emeritus professor called my docs 'RAW and REAL' so hopefully i'll keep 'em that way by not 'staging' shots, using all natural light, and allowing u to be who u are...

I'd like to start shooting this weekend so if u're a Bachelor let's go....

please contact me at:::

if u like take a peek at my site

Thursday, 26 November 2015



Combining the realism of PETER EVANCHUCK'S images with the marvelous art interpretation
of HELENE LACELLE the Abandoned Houses of Canada's Maritime Provinces present the first in an eventual Canada Wide series of shows and exhibitions.

These images select what the creators saw that would present the 'dramatic feel' of the creation; thus, the documentation of the abandonment becomes a dramatic exploration.
This is a first presentation of an ongoing development of a style we call  

Viewing at 3 locations:
Ottawa School of Art - 35 George St. - until Dec. 20
Life of Pie - ( Art in the LOO - not the LOUVRE! ) - 1134 Bank St. - on going
Timothy's Cafe - 234 Laurier East - until Jan 2016

Peter Evanchuck on location in New Brunswick photographing one of the many Abandoned Homes used for his next exhibition

Sandy Hill's ONE & ONLY arts/crafts/designs Fair

City Counsellor Mathieu Fleury, Helene Lacelle & Chef Peter Evanchuck - smiles all around for another great show!

Salute! from Chef Peter Evanchuck surrounded by his kitchen volunteers - together they served 100's of people with their fabulous varied buffet including - Lasagna, Scalloped Fish Cakes, Chili, Samosas, Thai Spring Rolls, Perrogies, Basmati Rice with Halal Chicken and LOTS MORE...

Friday, 30 January 2015

Sychronicity, Life & Peter Evanchuck

 NBFC members Helene Lacelle and Peter Evanchuck are right in the thick of some projects. (Photo by Anthony Knox)


It's rather amazing how Jung’s concept of Synchronicity can affect one’s creative  life  - when I accidentally met Nelson Adams in Fredericton through a friend, I had no idea he would restart my film career since I had long before self terminated it due to the tiresome, annoying control others had of my work. But he did and as they say the rest is my history as once again I’m making films or rather videos. All due to the advent of Nelson and digital technology – now that’s a living example of sychronicity.

Like many independent filmmakers, I've always admired artists who’s work is very personal; from beginning to end, they create it according to their own self-awareness … very admirable indeed thought I.

"I wish filmmaking was like that," I often thought… well with digital it is – no question. We now can personally ‘make a movie’ like an artist ‘makes a painting’ i.e. completely alone using all our talents and skills to arrive at our personal view of the subject through our world experience. Not tainted by the big shots, the boys in the back room, the majors, the broadcasters, etc., etc...

We can arrive at a finished creative piece of ‘art,’ and then screen it on Youtube or Vimeo. This freedom is astounding for me and all independent, highly creative people who dislike to compromise their creations. So for the past few years I’m back at it – making my movies using digital technology.

The second occurrence that shaped my present ‘way’ of looking at movies happened in a manner that could be construed as negative but  I saw it as a positive – a lesson of learning in the modern age. I halted my movie making to review this 21st century way of achieving one’s art.

We all want to make feature fiction films not shorts, not docs. We want to see our movies in theatres and get the recognition and get big compensation. Well of course that was my folly as well.

Then through a series of mishaps, I learned that it was shorts and short docs that one can make like an artist, not the big features which depend so much on so many, but videos - short docs were the answer.

When cancer struck me again last summer, I decided to put that theory into practice and make a series of 5 or 6 short docs fast and furious using digital technology. Then while convalescing from surgery and 42 days of radiation, I would use my time completing those shorts while I upgraded my skills using a great professional editing software called FinalCutPro7.

So far I’ve managed to put 4 shorts ‘in the can’ as we used to say in the film world and have two more to complete. I should mention they are such fun to make… such fun and after all life lived fully is the best life of all.

To view Peter Evanchuck's recent docs called Peter’s shorts please go to: and scroll down to the bottom of our web page where you will see the posters and the links to youtube.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

CANCER back waiting for surgery - making PETER EVANCHUCK shorts ... honing my FCPro7 skills - will do more post during 42 days of radiation

ahhh it's a shock to be told that one's cancer has returned - especially after a couple years back i was told it was safe that it would not re-occur but it has... so been doing multiple tests,scans, etc and all point to a removal of the large tumours using surgery ( throat and thorax two surgical teams like that first time in 2007 ) meanwhile, i'm rushing along making these little shorts 'cause after the surgery i have daily radiation for 42 days ... and i'm not sure how active i'll be l thus, if i can think straight i can use these short to hone my skills on FCPro7

so far i've completed 3 shorts and hope to do a total of 6 which'll keep me totally busy during my convalescing ... good luck to me and to all those who suffer from the same illness.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

FIDDLING around the town - Mental health, addiction, guns and politics and phoney newspaper articles

Of course if one has imagination, fortitude ( what an old fashioned word , eh ) and some talent and has a life at least a bit of life like i have then there's doc. subjects abounding around town and country. Recently met a few but then that poor homeless, mental patient who was a crack addict got his hands on a gun and a guy with a car and shot a soldier at the war memorial and then drove to the Parliament Buildings and pulled off a few more shots while Harper hid in the closet ... now that's a doc since almost all of the papers except the vancouver based TYEE, didn't cover the truth - the reality of this man's mental condition - instead they speculated all sorts of gloom and doom about hidden cells and ISIS and terrorists when all that motivated the man was a mind gone askew and for that he died.... but the truth well never out unless someone like me or younger more talented and energetic seeker of truth makes the doc about this event in CaNADA's history...

Thursday, 25 September 2014

ahhh taking a long look at doc shorts

since i was out of movie making for a decade or more and now that i've been back into it for a few years , i'm finding things have changed so much in the past 15 years that i've got to re-evaluate my method of dealing with all those new changes sooooooo more later.

Watched AFFLICTED a box office success story of a Cdn monster movie thinking what shit i ain't gonna like this but i did - very well made/developed - the second lead was weak but the main actor was strong and the incidents/circumstances that happened to him during his transition into a 'monster' were very well done - i congratulate the team making this movie

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

KIDNEY stones and other stoners

ahhh been a long time since i posted something and it was hernias and kidney stones rather than medical herbs from moncton. I once again am so disappointed in this Harper and his harpies removing our culture and creative things like CBC, gallery support and the like and instead he pours billions of our tax bucks into war machines like the F35 which like the subs he bought will never fly - what happened to my Canada the one that was peacekeeping and so lovely with helping the downtrodden with compassion now it's helping them with a taser - Harper's wish to turn our country into a mini hamerica with cops beating the shit outta people rather than talking them into co-operation - ahhhh this is one time i wish for the good old days when our arts were supported by our government ... after all we are defined by our CULTURE not by our warplanes ... aren't we??

Friday, 16 May 2014

Making movies for $40,000 bucks says the latest post from British source

That made me chuckle 'cause in Canada most of us would relish the thought of having that much money to make a movie - mostly we do shoestring budgets and mostly broken shoestrings gathering kind and generous people who work for fun/creative reasons rather than moola only - those enormour budgets that HOLYwoody purports to have to shoot 100mil movies are absolutely impossible  in fact that amount can come into a Canadian reality which would be like 1/100th of that amount would be enormously generous budgets.... and u know when the CRTC forced radio stations to play Cdn Music in Prime Time, the music biz here bossomed - if THE CRTC FORCED TV & THEATRE OUTLETS TO DO THE SAME like in QUEBEC our movies would thrive and our output increase in quality and quantity - but that will never haPPEN - HOLYWOODY has us by the gonads and always will since guys like Harper bows to their needs not the creator's needs

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Well things move slowly ... working away but slowly some aches and pains and stones

Yeah BEAUTIFUL BACHELORS moving along while my two docs on homelessness/mental illness are preping for festivals/etc POETRY OF PAYNE about homeless street poet ROBERY PAYNE is now no longer homeless with the help of the sisters at ST FELIX in Toronto's Queenwest area a warm and respectable place was found for ROB who now is in his homesweet - a great moment in his life as his alleyway home was being locked for CONDOworld to take over like how they are taking over much of Toronto's downtown and turning it into some sort of dull-non artistic, non creative venue - now that's very sad indeed.

Monday, 3 February 2014

EVANCHUCK writes about 'When Things Fall Apart'

EVANCHUCK writes about WHEN THINGS FALL APART .. so slowly, so quickly, so dangerously insecure

Came across another fighter the other day - not in WaawaaHarperLAND but in BigCIty - he's also a man who's gone thru a lot; lost a lot; and is trying to get some of that 'lot' back ... not easy when u're well into or past middles age and when things u know have fallen apart - newspapers are not the same, getting press coverage isn't the same, promoting shit isn't the same so the learning curve always climbs upward - people flock like ants on the hill to view the latest Apple event which is really nothing more than more shit for people to buy stuff they usually don't need but somehow they have been convinced they do need it ... what happened to common sense, purpose, individualism and stuff like that? Rather sad how we all gather wool ... and baaaa baaa baaaa but today and for a long time life has been just fine, thank ya'll... as BOB says, 'Don't worry be happy; cause everything's gonna be alright.' STAY TUNED to a NEW FEATURE DOC 'WHEN THINGS FALL APART' now in pre production that will doc 'THE FALLING'