Keleghan gets personal with new doc

“I am crazy about Canada, it’s as simple as that,” says Peter Keleghan in the opening scene of his new CBC documentary Once an Immigrant. His voice, and that of his sister’s, plays over a scene of the renowned actor and filmmaker, Canadian flag in hand, strolling the boardwalk on a sunny summer day. Where […]

Quest for history becomes documentary

On Tuesday, April 14, Beacher April Wilson-Lange celebrated her birthday, the 70th anniversary of her father’s liberation from a Second World War death march, and the launch of a fundraising campaign to fund a documentary about her search for her father’s past. The journey to this point began when Wilson-Lange started looking into her father’s […]

Filmmaker seeks out emotion

A day before filming the first dance in Kaha:wi – The Cycle of Life, director Shane Belcourt got into the studio and saw trouble. “What can we do?” he asked art director David Hannan, who had ringed a stage with trees and branches, evoking a forest clearing. The next day, dancer and choreographer Santee Smith […]

Beach filmmaker to make documentary debut at Fox

When Beach Hill filmmaker Nathaniel Fox-Pappas started his latest project, TAGER, his subject was just a streetcar ride away. But in the studio of sculptor, painter, actor, voice actor and poet Aron Tager, Fox-Pappas found another world. “It’s like stumbling into Narnia when you go into his house,” Fox-Pappas says. “Every single wall is covered […]

Film explores Muslim life after 9/11

East Toronto filmmaker Faud Chowdhury will be screening his latest documentary Change Your Name Ousama – How Canadian Muslims Were Marginalized by 9/11, at The Fox, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. This 48-minute documentary reflects on the experiences of Muslim-Canadians after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack in the United States. “The anti-terrorist act that […]

Celebrate Water Week with Beach’s Water Brothers

They came bounding into the meeting dripping wet from the mix of rain and snow that was falling outside, but Alex and Tyler Mifflin were unperturbed. They are, after all, the ‘Water Brothers’. The Water Brothers is also the title of the boys’ new original documentary series which premieres March 19 at 7 p.m. on […]