SCA @ VIFF

There's always great SCA representation at The Vancouver International Film Festival, which runs September 26 – October 11, 2019, in theatres around Vancouver, and this year is no exception. With the generous help and initiative of busy SCA film alumni Suzanne Friesen, we've produced a quick guide to the "SCA @ VIFF" to help viewers better set their festival itineraries. Not only is Friesen's film Venusian showing at VIFF (detailed below), she's also hands-on with a number of other projects showing at the festival, too. Whew – thanks again for all the hard work, Suzanne!

The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open

Co-written / -directed / -produced with Elle-Maija Tailfeathers, Kathleen Hepburn's dramatic feature The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open, a "revelatory odyssey" in which an Indigenous woman helps a pregnant Indigenous teenager find a safe house, includes many other SCA alumni. Tyler Hagan, Hepburn's partner in Experimental Forest Films, was one of the producers, Alysha Seriani was an associate producer, production design was by Liz Cairns and Sophie Jarvis, Jeremy Cox was first assistant camera, Ryan Ermacora was second assistant camera, Suzanne Friesen was third assistant camera and film loader, Jade Baxter was the 'director mentee,' and Tony Massil was part of the cast.

The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open screens Saturday, September 28, at 6:00 PM (Vancouver Playhouse) and Monday, September 30, at 11:15 AM (International Village 10) as part of the BC Spotlight in the Sea to Sky series. Buy tickets HERE.

 

Venusian

Co-writers / -directors Cameron Mackenzie and Suzanne Friesen's Venusian, a short in which "a woman reconnects with herself," features music by composer Tegan Wahlgren and had Colin Williscroft as sound mixer, and Jae Woo Kang and Brenda Nicole Smith as production assistants.

Venusian screens as part of the Beyond Belief: ALT | True North Shorts series, which runs Sunday, September 29, at 8:45 PM (International Village 10) and Sunday, October 6, at 8:15 PM (International Village 8). Buy tickets HERE.  

Labour/Leisure

Longtime collaborators and co-directors Jessica Johnson and Ryan Ermacora's short Labour/Leisure, which explores the "largely invisible agricultural labour force, comprised of temporary migrant workers from the Global South," that sustains the fruit trade in BC's Okanagan, has Jeremy Cox as its cinematographer.

Labour/Leisure screens Wednesday, October 2, at 9:15 PM (International Village 10) and Wednesday, October 9, at 8:30 PM (International Village 8) as part of the No Small Parts: ALT | True North Shorts series. Buy tickets HERE.  

Water Over Glass

Kellen Jackson (along with Zoe Kirk-Gushowaty, Amanda Thomson, and Jimi Pantalon) was one of four directors of Water Over Glass, a collaborative, "exquisite corpse" style film that visualizes the "sonic narrative" of music by Vancouver musician Jason Zumpano's The Cyrillic Typewriter project.

Water Over Glass screens Friday, September 27, at 9:00 PM (The Cinematheque) and Saturday, September 28, at 1:30 PM (International Village 8) as part of the BC Spotlight series. Buy tickets HERE.

Preface to History

Following a man who "becomes engrossed in an audiobook while walking home on a summer night," Preface to History, a short film by Devan Scott and Will Ross (who together are the film and video production house Sad Hill Media), included Daniel Jeffery in the cast and Paige Smith on assistant camera.

Preface to History screens Friday, September 27, at 9:00 PM (The Cinematheque) and Saturday, September 28, at 1:30 PM (International Village 8) as part of the BC Spotlight series. Buy tickets HERE.

Main Squeeze

Written, directed, and produced by Brendan Prost, the short Main Squeeze tells the story of "a couple in an open relationship" whose holiday is unexpectedly disrupted by a drunk "secondary partner ... on an ill-conceived mission to establish romantic dominance."

Main Squeeze screens Monday, September 30, at 9:30 PM (International Village 10) and Monday, October 7, at 9:15 PM (International Village 8) as part of the To Live in Infamy: ALT | True North Shorts series. Buy tickets HERE.

Deady Freddy

Produced by Sara Blake and with cinematography by Suzanne Friesen, Alicia Eisen's short Deady Freddy is about how the eponymous character "must relive his life backwards through the eyes of every bug he has ever killed."

Deady Freddy screens Thursday, October 3, at 9:30 PM (International Village 10) and Thursday, October 10, at 8:30 PM (International Village 8) as part of Twists of Fate: ALT | True North Shorts series. Buy tickets HERE.  

Raf

Sara Blake also co-produced (with Charlotte Wells) Harry Cepka's comedic feature Raf, in which the day-dreamy, guileless titular character is taken under the "privileged wing" of a "well-heeled" but perhaps insincere benefactor.

Raf screens Thursday, October 3, at 6:30 PM (The Cinematheque) and Sunday, October 6, at 1:00 PM (Vancity Theatre) as part of the BC Spotlight in the Sea to Sky series. Buy tickets HERE.

Hand Job

Liz Cairns and Sophie Jarvis did the production design for Kara Hornland's short Hand Job, which tells the story of a hand model who "confronts the absurdity of her life after a devastating accident."

Hand Job screens Wednesday, October 2, at 9:15 PM (International Village 10) and Wednesday, October 9, at 8:30 PM (International Village 8) as part of the No Small Parts: ALT | True North Shorts series. Buy tickets HERE.



Easy Land

Sanja Zivkovic is the screenwriter and director of Easy Land, which is her first feature. It tells the story of a Serbian mother, who was "a trained architect at home," and her teenage daughter who "find that their new lives in Canada resemble purgatorial states."

Easy Land screens Tuesday, October 1, at 8:45 PM (International Village 8) and Thursday, October 3, at 3:15 PM (International Village 8) as part of the True North stream. Buy tickets HERE.

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