Bravo!FACT Presents “Nagasaki Circus”

October 14, 2009 by  
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Nagasaki Circus can now be seen (minus the beautiful, dancing credits) on Bravo!Fact’s website:

http://watch.bravo.ca/bravofact-presents/season-5/bravofact-presents-ep-505-the-words-the-thing/#clip221015

It was great to see it aired!

Bravo!FACT Presents: The Word’s The Thing

October 7, 2009 by  
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This Friday, October 9th 2009, at 8PM

and,

Saturday, October 10th 2009, 8AM

on Bravo!FACT Presents, watch my “Nagasaki Circus”!

Bravo!FACT Presents EP: 505 The Word’s The Thing 2009

The Word’s the thing in this week’s episode of Bravo!FACT Presents, with 5 new shorts celebrating the literary arts. The Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s acclaimed production of Bartholomew Fair features music by ex-Barenaked Ladies frontman Steven Page; Jordan Scott’s verbal tic informs his poetry in Stutter; puppets bring the words of author Martin Ewen to life in Nagasaki Circus; and writing meets animation in Tanya Davis’ How to Be Alone and John Robert Colombo’s Recipe for a Canadian Novel.”

Follow the link for Bravo’s schedule:


http://www.bravo.ca/television/tvshows/show.aspx?showID=Bravo!FACT%20Presents

Put on your Sunday best, get out a lawn chair and a giant foam finger! It’s a special event!

a still from "Nagasaki Circus"
a still from”Nagasaki Circus”

Festival Updates

October 5, 2009 by  
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First and foremost, I’d like to announce that “Nagasaki Circus” aired on BRAVO last night, Oct. 4th, 2009.  I didn’t, myself, see it, but I’ve been told.   Happy day for “Nagasaki Circus”!  Sad day for the cast and I missing it.

For those wishing to watch “Nagasaki Circus” on the big screen, it’ll be showing up in a couple new venues this fall.

First, check out the Pleasure Dome screening in Toronto.

Robert’s Creek

Performance by Pierre Hébert and Stefan Smulovitz; a sudden change in the consistency of snow (2008) by Peter V. Swendson & Locavore; a survey of recent short animation work from Toronto
Friday, October 23 & Saturday, October 24, 8pm $15/$10 members & students
Loop Studio, Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St. (2 blocks south of St. Clair Ave. W.)
See the link for more details and the other short films to be screened on those nights.
“Nagasaki Circus” has also been accepted to screen at the HAMILTON FILM FESTIVAL, which came as a little surprise, since we forgot to even apply to it this year! The Artistic Director of the festival bought a copy of “Nagasaki Circus” during a busker festival, where I was performing chalk art, and decided to submit it to the festival himself! It was great news to hear.
DETAILS:
HAMILTON FILM FESTIVAL 2009

NOVEMBER 3rd – 8th
THE STAIRCASE THEATRE
27 DUNDURN ST. N, HAMILTON ON
In the mean time, I’ll be back in St. John’s Newfoundland from Oct. 16th to Oct. 25th, moderating a kids’ animation workshop and attending the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival again. Once again I’ve had the privilege of animating the festival’s signature film which leads each screening and I can’t wait to see it in action, as animation doesn’t really exist without an audience to watch it (It’s sort of like a tree falling in a forest).
I’ll be posting that short piece as soon as the 2009 festival campaign is up revealed!