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.
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.
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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
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
The world premiere of my first film will be screening at the Dawson City International Short Film Festival, March 24-27 2016.
An autobiographical narrative that explores the emotional and philosophical texture of landscape and location, this experimental documentary is a collage of time lapses, animation and stream of conscious poetry.
Very minimal teaser for the new short documentary my son & I are making.
Dawson City is a thriving creative community. Writers, artists and performers abound here so it makes sense this hardy and eccentric community is equal to the task in creating a mid-winter contemporary art festival. (s)hiver is now in it’s second year and addresses the long dark of winter nights here through outdoor installations and various performances and exhibitions throughout the city. It’s already garnered international attention.
I’ll be participating with three distinct projects: a 2d work installed out in the middle of the frozen Yukon River, a roving performance and projection (wearable technology) throughout Dawson and a permanent series of text-based augmented reality installations.
If you happen to be in Canada’s far north-west that night, stop by and say hi. (I know that sounds ridiculous)