Officially, the Whistler Film Festival kicks off tonight with the gala screening (and Western Canadian Premiere) of The Imitation Game but Colleen (adead.horse), Dale (Letterboxd) and I (Letterboxd), will be in Whistler on Thursday and, if time permits, checking in throughout the festival. Failing that, expect a wrap show sometime on Sunday.
We can now hang up our hats satisfied that we have provided preview shows for an entire year. Sure, it doesn’t sound like much when you consider the frequency of the other podcasts hosted here at Row Three but it’s a big deal for us so let us revel in it OK?
Colleen (adead.horse), Dale (Letterboxd) and I (Letterboxd), are a little distracted by the upcoming Whistler Film Festival (a preview podcast will go up either later today or tomorrow) and the fact that post move, I had limited ways in which to see the upcoming movie list, but we muddle through December’s offerings – from the awesome to the less so.
At the top of the show, we also share a few podcasts we’re listening to. Link goodness:
We can almost see the finish line! Two episodes left before we hit a full year of previews!
We recorded this a week earlier than usual and the list of movies was a bit light at the time though as noted by Colleen (adead.horse), Dale (Letterboxd) and I (Letterboxd), awards season seems to be slow in starting this month but does kick off this with a number of awards bate offerings including the TIFF audience winner, a movie which, shockingly, we are all interested in seeing.
The end is here. Almost.
The Vancouver International Film Festival wrapped with The Incident but festival correspondent, and Green Screen of Death podcast co-host, Bill Harris (@soundjam69), Lisa (making her grand reappearance 2 years after her podcast debut) and I recorded a rambly, 2am post-midnight film wrap show in which we count down our best and worst of the fest and sing the praises of “Altered States” programmer Curtis Woloschuk (@CurtisWoloschuk) who, in 2 short years, has made the program unmissable.
It took us a few days to find the time to record another show but 11 days into the Vancouver International Film Festival, festival correspondent, and Green Screen of Death podcast co-host, Bill Harris (@soundjam69) and I finally find the time, over dinner no less, to catch up with the screenings from the last few days including loads of love for both Cannes winner Winter Sleep and Bollywood sensation Highway.
When it comes to online media, it doesn’t get much bigger than Bernie Su. An executive producer at Pemberley Digital, Su and Hank Green have been the creative force behing a number of very successful web series including the Emmy winning “Lizzie Bennet Diaries“, “Emma Approved” and “Frankenstein MD“. We talked a little about how he got into developing web series, the success of “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries” and what’s next!
Su is in Vancouver as for the VIFF Industry conference which kicks off today and runs through to October 4th at the Vancity Theatre. This year’s conference includes a great assortment of speakers including “Archer” creator Adam Reed, the lead writer of “Assassin’s Creed” Corey May, Dallas Buyers Club screen writer Craig Borten, director Jay Duplass and Snowpiercer screenwriter Kelly Masterson among many others.
Conference highlights include “Specific Voices – Episodic TV” which features Chris Collins, Executive Producer and head writer of “Sons of Anarchy,” and Jack Amiel, co-creator of “The Knick,” discussing how to keep their vision intact on TV, “Meet the Gatekeepers,” a panel which includes network and cable executives speaking about their approach to trends in programming and “Totally Indie Day” on Oct. 4, which features an entire day of programming designed specifically for aspiring creators.
For tickets and additional program information, check out the VIFF Industry site.
On our fist dispatch from the Vancouver International Film Festival, I’m joined by festival correspondent, and Green Screen of Death podcast co-host, Bill Harris (@soundjam69) to get some insight into great titles from Fantastic Fest and some of the highlights (and low lights) of VIFF so far.
Prepare yourself for some high praise of Xavier Dolan’s Mommy!
In an effort to stay on schedule to deliver a monthly preview for the entire year, Colleen, Dale (Letterboxd) and I (Letterboxd) scheduled some time a little earlier than usual to catch up on the October releases before the madness of the Vancouver International Film Festival takes over!
It’s clear that festival season is almost upon us. Just look at the mix of middle brow thrillers and last year’s festival titles opening this month. It’s like the leftover month. Yet, Colleen, Dale (Letterboxd) and I (Letterboxd) manage to find a few titles that look appealing. Hopefully a few of them will open wide enough that we’ll get a chance to see them.