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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Incident at the Brick Yard [Video study]

Low definition & no audio composition of videos and stills of a train in front of the Brick Yards here in Hamilton, Ontario. Some of these are auto-treated by Google+ and this gave me the idea for this experiment. I like it. I think I’ll keep messing around with the multiple split screen work – especially since I _finally_ figured out how to do this in Premiere! I may re-do this one in high def if I get an opportunity to show it somewhere.

23 dead birds on a frozen beach

Photographing dead things is not something I enjoy and will never be something I will seek out.  But last week when we went for a walk on Hamilton Beach, we found these poor birds.

It was dusk and I just felt they needed to be documented so this tragedy will be remembered. These various different types of birds, ducks and geese I think, might have passed from the unusually frigid and long winter this year. A friend told me someone’s been shooting birds but I don’t know what happened to the unfortunate creatures or when it happened. I don’t know many more there were – these were the ones we found on our short walk.