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Cat Crazed – Watch the film, then decide

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Did an interview with Radio Canada International about Cat Crazed – RCI is the CBC’s shortwave international service. Host began by asking me whether I was a cat or bird person – he couldn’t tell from the film! I took that as a compliment because trying very hard to advance the conversation about the needs

Bountiful Films in The Globe and Mail

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The Globe and Mail‘s television columnist, John Doyle, stopped by last week for a chat about our work – and the state of Canadian documentary filmmaking. “We totally get the need for broadcasters to reach an audience, but as documentary strands disappear – and the more eccentric strands have disappeared entirely – there’s a narrowing

Recollections from a Trip to Bountiful

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Helen and I both have been to Bountiful, she for filming on Leaving Bountiful, me for shooting Polygamy’s Lost Boys, so we’re both keenly following the BC government’s court case. Does polygamy violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms? Glad I don’t have to be the one to answer that question. Polygamy in itself may actually

Alexandra’s Echo at Wild & Scenic Film Festival

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We’re honoured (and excited!) that Alexandra’s Echo will be included in the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. It’s the largest environmental film festival in the U.S., and is known for being an inspirational, eye-opening and entertaining event.  Some even call it the next Sundance.  Here’s how organizers describe it: “We show environmental and adventure films that

Helen Slinger one of BC’s Most Influential Women

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Bountiful Films’ Helen Slinger has been named one of ‘British Columbia’s 100 most influential women’ by the Vancouver Sun.  Helen was recognized in the Arts and Culture category. Helen’s “filmmaking is all about taking a grabber of an event and turning it on its head,” according to the Sun‘s Daphne Bramham, about digging deeper and

En Route to the Cohen Commission

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British Columbians care passionately about their wild salmon – the proof was in the downpour. Despite unrelenting rain, the Paddle for Wild Salmon flotilla grew to about 100 by the time it completed its run down the Fraser River on October 25th. And there on the beach to greet the paddlers were about 400 more,

Cat People are People, Too

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“As a culture we never outgrow the joys of puppies. There is no break in our obsession.” For those of you who think felines are the cat’s pyjamas (or want to understand those who do) here’s an article from the New York Times to tide you over until Cat Crazed airs.

Casting Hilary’s Alters

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When the Devil Knocks, our film about DID, is built around 40 hours of videotapes recorded during our main character’s psychotherapy sessions. As filmmakers, that access into a character’s absolutely most intimate secrets was the absolute gold that we knew we had to mine. The challenge was to create a device that could take the

FEATURE: Cat Crazed

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Cat Crazed is a fun and irreverent take on an important environmental story: the world’s unprecedented cat overpopulation crisis. The cat is the world’s most popular pet – and the most disposable.