Canadian Screen Awards 2015: Nominees Reception

Sue and I had a great night last night at the Nominees Reception for this year’s Canadian Screen Awards, held at the lovely Ritz Carlton in downtown Toronto. So we thought we’d compile some of our pics from last night and share them with you here in a post… The red carpet photo call for…

Eat Your Heart Out (2013) – Katie Boland

I’ve been fortunate enough to chat with Katie Boland a number of times over the past couple of years. I’ve never met a more joyous and open soul who seems wise beyond her years. She’s gracious with everyone she meets, and made both Sue and I feel like friends straight from the off. So, I…

Canadian Screen Awards 2014 – Gala 2

Okay, I had a much different post planned, but then I got caught up doing stuff for my day job (you know, the one that pays me), and am quickly running out of day, so I’ve decided instead to just list as many highlights as I can think of to share with you all!  The…

Darknet Episode 1

Webseries are proving to be an awesome thing, as well as using various media platforms to promote your series, or product, and it looks like another brilliantly executed one has joined the already illustrious ranks, in the form of Darknet. Located at Darknetfiles.com the new series promises to be creepy, bloody and filled with names you may…

TIFF 2013: Gerontophilia – Bruce La Bruce

I wanted to see this one primarily because the lovely and talented Katie Boland is in it, and additionally because there really aren’t many films out there which examine the gerontophilia fetish – certainly not from such an intimate and beautiful standpoint, at any rate. As director Bruce La Bruce stated during the Q&A after…

TIFF- Short Cuts Canada Programme 3

Screening today at the Lightbox at 10pm and tomorrow at 2:45pm is the next installment of Shorts for this year’s TIFF. The first two programmes have been filled with delightful surprises and some wonderful pieces and this collection is no different featuring a variety of pieces that are stunningly beautiful to watch. We Wanted More…

Katie Boland!

It’s no secret that Sue and I adore Katie, she’s a wonderfully talented actress, gifted, funny, and just so darned likable. If you missed her over on the Smithee.TV site, have a look at her here as she talks about her work on The Master, Sex After Kids, working with her mom Gail Harvey on Long Story…

Sex After Kids – Cast & Crew Screening

I loved The Untitled Work of Paul Shepard, both Sue and I have made no secret of our love for that film. We both ranked it as one of our favorite films of 2011, but my friend Jeremy LaLonde, with his latest creation, Sex After Kids, has made a film that is leaps and bounds ahead…

The Mind Reels… Now On Smithee.TV

So where are all the new podcasts from your favorite film-loving duo? Well, in case you missed it, Sue and I are over on Smithee.TV – in a brand new studio!! We’ve got new guests, and returning guests, and lots to come! So if you enjoyed listening to us chat with those people you love,…

Meanwhile in the Smithee.TV Studios…

Hey Folks! To share in some of the excitment of everything that is going on with Sue and I right now, and the fact that it’s the 1 year anniversary of The Mind Reels today… We thought we’d share some pics from our episode shoots in the Smithee.TV studios, watch for our faces on the…

Happy 1st Birthday for The Mind Reels!

When I was younger, physically and chronologically, not mentally, I often thought about talking and working with people in the entertainment industry. I also thought about being a starship captain like James T. Kirk or walking with dinosaurs, but hey, one dream at a time. Growing up, I was not necessarily an outsider, but I…