Spark in the Dark premiers Friday April 14th at Dawson City Short Film Festival 2017

My son James and I are excited to launch our film A Spark in the Dark: Tinder Users in the North next week at DCISFF in Dawson City, Yukon. This short doc explores love & technology in the small and isolated town of Dawson City during the sub-arctic winter, revealing touching and humorous insights about life in the far north.

We are also very excited to realize that this is the very first documentary about social media use in the Yukon. The north does indeed provide historic opportunities.

If you can make it most of the crew and participants will be in attendance. We’ll have more screenings info soon.

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Good as Gold; Dawson Film Mini-Festival raises funds for community arts collective

 

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This fundraiser for Dawson City’s (s)hiver festival was a smashing success! Almost 40 people attended and we raised about $300 to support artistic activity in our community.

Thank you to KIAC for their support and guidance in helping us organize this screening, including Dan Sokolowski. Thank you to James Healey for volunteering his time and expertise in preparing the media and operating the projector. Thank you to Jen Gibbs for operating the lights and to the (s)hiver collective for helping with the bar, door and space preparations.

Thank you to our participating artists who made this such an engaging and special night. It was truly an honour. Here they are, in order of film presentation with the title of their works:

Lulu Keating / Dead Caribou Dialogue
Suzanne Crocker / Sock Hop
Karen MacKay / George Black Ferry
David Curtis / Closer to Thee
Dan Sokolowski / Still Life
Jeffrey Langille / chance appearance of the colour red, no.1
Christopher Healey / The Grand Journey Here

~intermission~

Christopher Healey & James Healey / Still Life Takes a Selfie
Lulu Keating / Brain Clever
Suzanne Crocker / Time Lines
Meg Walker / Pianolio
Jeffrey Langille / chance appearance of the colour red, no.2
Krista Davis & Cari Tangedal / Take the Wild

We’ll be back later this year with a screening dedicated to music videos from the Klondike!

Thank you, Chris Healey

Carnival photos series featured on Huffington Post

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My series of black and white street photography that documents Fat Tuesday in Ajijic, Mexico has been featured in the Huffington Post. Head on over and check it out – they were nice enough to let me include a small essay about the experience.

Especially thrilling for me was it was not some writer with and interest in arts (nothing wrong with that) but an artist and a writer named Micheal Ernest Sweet. His work has always impressed me and this interest from a very accomplished street photographer based in New York is very encouraging. Generally when artists and children like your work then you are doing something right.

Thanks to Pat Apt for her support, encouragement and providing me the space to exhibit this work.

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Interview with Artist Otino Corsano

#5: Otino Corsano*

http://www.oceancoursefilms.com

Corsano is a New Genres Artist influenced by Los Angeles art practices now based in Toronto, Ontario. He works in a variety of media and his art writings and artist interviews were primarily published in artUS Magazine (LA).

Drawing inspiration from the “neo-conceptual” school enables Corsano to avoid being locked into any singular production mode. One notable series are his “Quick Draw” artist interviews that utilize Facebook’s IM Chat feature to record and document conversations with international artists (http://artpost-oc.blogspot.ca).

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