Let's Not Be Lazy Filmmakers
Welcome to LNBLF! In today's episode, we explore the career of Canadian director and animator Joyce Borenstein. Joyce is a charming, outgoing introvert. She began in independent animation in the 1970s, later joining the National Film Board of Canada in the 1980s. Her notable work includes the Oscar-nominated short documentary "The Colours of My Father: A Portrait of Sam Borenstein" (1992). Her films express her dedication to being a true and uncompromising fine artist while still making films with stories that are beautiful to hear and see.
The Colours of my Father: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNSHqFQtCtA
Some of Joyce's NFB films: https://www.nfb.ca/directors/joyce-borenstein/
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7. Pietro L. Serapiglia01:27:53Pietro L. Serapiglia is Producer, Vice-President and Manager of Distribution at The Stephen Low Company, overseeing production activity for the company as well as ongoing distribution of the company’s titles in the worldwide marketplace. Pietro has been at the forefront of developing, producing and distributing films and has collaborated in a senior capacity on over 40 TV dramas, music videos, feature films and documentaries. In the last three decades he has focused primarily on cutting-edge, giant-screen films and helped set the standard for innovation and excellence in this field
6. Paul Carvalho01:31:11"I asked myself what I wanted from my life," Paul said more than once. "I wanted a life that felt interesting and passionate. A life that did not feel like a replica of others. By that measure, I believe I've succeeded." (From Paul's obituary)Our interview with Paul Carvalho came late in his filmmaking life, and it turns out it was late in his life in general. It was an honour to hear about his career, his stories, and some of the special projects he has worked on, some of the great advice he has to give.It's a reminder to all filmmakers that this isn't just film, this is life. It's short, and before we move on we must live joyfully and passionately.https://www.paulcarvalho.com/https://montrealgazette.remembering.ca/obituary/paul-carvalho-1088727681
5. Dan Dumouchel01:16:22This month on the Podcast, we talk to DOP Cinematographer Dan Dumouchel in Vancouver, British Colombia. Part-way through, the conversation takes a bit of a twist, and Dan gets very real and personal with us, so be warned. I think you’ll find his filmmaking journey unique, and there’s lots to learn about life and making movies. So listen up, and lets not be lazy filmmakers.Dan’s IMDB page: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2589248Dan mentions gaffer Mike Martell: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3525816/
4. Paul Cowan01:43:26We have a really special episode today, all our episodes are special, but we had some initial trouble with Zoom this week so we decided to record this one in person. Our guest, or in this case our host because we were at his house, is none other than the great Paul Cowan, who made some really amazing films, such as Westray, a film about a mining disaster in Eastern Canada. It’s a long one today, but I really encourage you to stick through to the end, because once Paul gets going, he really has a lot of insight and some great stories from war zones, documenting the porn industry, and some really good advice for filmmakers in general. Come with us this week as we visit Paul Cowan, proof that we’re not lazy filmmakers.Links:https://www.nfb.ca/directors/paul-cowan/https://www.nfb.ca/film/westray/
3. Steven Lee Beeber01:01:05Steven Lee Beeber is an author and sometimes musician, He’s quoted in quite a few Wikipedia articles, but he doesn’t have his own page. He’s the author of the 2006 book The Heebie-Jeebies at CBGB’s: A Secret History of Jewish Punk, and he has also written for a lot of other well known publications.The teaser for Rip It Up And Start Again, the film based on Steven's book.jewpunk.com
2. Ezra Soiferman01:03:25Ezra Soiferman is a prolific filmmaker, photographer, was the world’s first artist-in-residence at a cannabis company, and has made dozens of films with titles like “Grass Fed”, “Man of Grease”, “Posthumous Pickle Party” and “Cod Help Us.” He’s won awards, been on TV, and his latest film about Montreal winters, “Montréal, Snowbec”, has 20,000 views on YouTube already. He’s a director, a photographer, and a dozen other things.Ezra’s Site: http://www.ezrasoiferman.com/Ezra’s Filmmaking Bio: http://www.ezrasoiferman.com/aboutEzra’s latest film, "Montréal, Snowbec": http://www.ezrasoiferman.com/montreal-snowbecMan of Grease documentary: http://www.ManofGrease.comWatch “Ez in Res’”, the music photeo he made during his year as Tweed Artist-in-Residence: http://www.ezrasoiferman.com/ez-in-resWatch more Music Photeos by Ezra here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLL2T8qbi87OMQlnYH3SiR1ZXFztEgHcSQThis podcast is produced by Noah Leon and Evan Beloff.
1. Inaugural Episode14:51It's our first episode!In it we talk a little about our filmmaking origins, the challenges facing lazy filmmakers and the way forward. Next episode, a special guest from the Canadian filmmaking industry.Links from this episode: Love Notes to Newton: http://newtfilm.comFromageville: https://vimeo.com/809420386/a11609f799Meet Pray Love: Return of the Love Rabbi: https://loverabbimovie.com/Just As I Am: The Shira Choir: https://shiramovie.com/