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Film in Cape Breton takes centre stage

From The Bay Boy in 1984 to Margaret’s Museum in 1995 to 2016’s Werewolf, film has never disappeared from Cape Breton’s creative landscape.

Now a resurgence of interest has prompted the formation of a new film collective.

On Saturday, the collective will hold a free screening of several films from 2-4 p.m. at the Verschuren Centre at Cape Breton University. Those attending are invited to stay after the screening to share ideas on future projects.

Kenn Crawford, the founder of Film Cape Breton, said he met two filmmakers at a premiere in February for a short film called The Rose. While both were from Glace Bay, he had never met either of them.

“We have filmmakers everywhere and none of us know each other,” said Crawford, who is from Glace Bay. “It’s time to change that.”

It was at that point he decided to put a group together. Now there are six members, some with their own production companies.

Crawford wrote a novel about zombies a few years ago. He said he wanted to write a screenplay, but didn’t know how.

He wrote the novel, but the original intent to pursue a screenplay stayed with him.

“This was always meant to be a movie,” he said. “I’m going to make a movie.”

Without any previous experience, he ventured forth.

“Make it up as you go along,” Crawford said with a laugh. “Find a group of friends who are passionate about filmmaking and learn as you go.”

Barbara Beaton is no stranger to the stage or the screen. Heavily involved in the Cape Breton theatre scene, Beaton also acted in The Book of Negroes CBC miniseries and the TV show Frontier.

She said she too had an urge to write a screenplay, so she wrote 8/04, a short comedy based on a cellphone outage in Atlantic Canada in 2017.

“The main character is a little neurotic,” said Beaton. “She discovers that the cell phones went down and thinks that the world is coming to an end, and chaos ensues.”

Beaton appears in the film along with local actors Diana MacKinnon-Furlong and Donnie Antle.

Mike MacDonald, a professor at Cape Breton University, acted in The Legend of the Psychotic Forest Ranger in 2008. He’ll be in several of the shorts on Saturday.

He said Film Cape Breton allows people to connect.

“Able to swap ideas — say who’s got equipment for this, who’s got equipment for that — and it’s really about networking and finding talent, finding equipment, people who are willing to act, produce, direct,” he said.

Source: CBC

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Front Page, Headline, Industry News

Film in Cape Breton takes centre stage

From The Bay Boy in 1984 to Margaret’s Museum in 1995 to 2016’s Werewolf, film has never disappeared from Cape Breton’s creative landscape.

Now a resurgence of interest has prompted the formation of a new film collective.

On Saturday, the collective will hold a free screening of several films from 2-4 p.m. at the Verschuren Centre at Cape Breton University. Those attending are invited to stay after the screening to share ideas on future projects.

Kenn Crawford, the founder of Film Cape Breton, said he met two filmmakers at a premiere in February for a short film called The Rose. While both were from Glace Bay, he had never met either of them.

“We have filmmakers everywhere and none of us know each other,” said Crawford, who is from Glace Bay. “It’s time to change that.”

It was at that point he decided to put a group together. Now there are six members, some with their own production companies.

Crawford wrote a novel about zombies a few years ago. He said he wanted to write a screenplay, but didn’t know how.

He wrote the novel, but the original intent to pursue a screenplay stayed with him.

“This was always meant to be a movie,” he said. “I’m going to make a movie.”

Without any previous experience, he ventured forth.

“Make it up as you go along,” Crawford said with a laugh. “Find a group of friends who are passionate about filmmaking and learn as you go.”

Barbara Beaton is no stranger to the stage or the screen. Heavily involved in the Cape Breton theatre scene, Beaton also acted in The Book of Negroes CBC miniseries and the TV show Frontier.

She said she too had an urge to write a screenplay, so she wrote 8/04, a short comedy based on a cellphone outage in Atlantic Canada in 2017.

“The main character is a little neurotic,” said Beaton. “She discovers that the cell phones went down and thinks that the world is coming to an end, and chaos ensues.”

Beaton appears in the film along with local actors Diana MacKinnon-Furlong and Donnie Antle.

Mike MacDonald, a professor at Cape Breton University, acted in The Legend of the Psychotic Forest Ranger in 2008. He’ll be in several of the shorts on Saturday.

He said Film Cape Breton allows people to connect.

“Able to swap ideas — say who’s got equipment for this, who’s got equipment for that — and it’s really about networking and finding talent, finding equipment, people who are willing to act, produce, direct,” he said.

Source: CBC

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Front Page, Headline, Industry News

Film in Cape Breton takes centre stage

From The Bay Boy in 1984 to Margaret’s Museum in 1995 to 2016’s Werewolf, film has never disappeared from Cape Breton’s creative landscape.

Now a resurgence of interest has prompted the formation of a new film collective.

On Saturday, the collective will hold a free screening of several films from 2-4 p.m. at the Verschuren Centre at Cape Breton University. Those attending are invited to stay after the screening to share ideas on future projects.

Kenn Crawford, the founder of Film Cape Breton, said he met two filmmakers at a premiere in February for a short film called The Rose. While both were from Glace Bay, he had never met either of them.

“We have filmmakers everywhere and none of us know each other,” said Crawford, who is from Glace Bay. “It’s time to change that.”

It was at that point he decided to put a group together. Now there are six members, some with their own production companies.

Crawford wrote a novel about zombies a few years ago. He said he wanted to write a screenplay, but didn’t know how.

He wrote the novel, but the original intent to pursue a screenplay stayed with him.

“This was always meant to be a movie,” he said. “I’m going to make a movie.”

Without any previous experience, he ventured forth.

“Make it up as you go along,” Crawford said with a laugh. “Find a group of friends who are passionate about filmmaking and learn as you go.”

Barbara Beaton is no stranger to the stage or the screen. Heavily involved in the Cape Breton theatre scene, Beaton also acted in The Book of Negroes CBC miniseries and the TV show Frontier.

She said she too had an urge to write a screenplay, so she wrote 8/04, a short comedy based on a cellphone outage in Atlantic Canada in 2017.

“The main character is a little neurotic,” said Beaton. “She discovers that the cell phones went down and thinks that the world is coming to an end, and chaos ensues.”

Beaton appears in the film along with local actors Diana MacKinnon-Furlong and Donnie Antle.

Mike MacDonald, a professor at Cape Breton University, acted in The Legend of the Psychotic Forest Ranger in 2008. He’ll be in several of the shorts on Saturday.

He said Film Cape Breton allows people to connect.

“Able to swap ideas — say who’s got equipment for this, who’s got equipment for that — and it’s really about networking and finding talent, finding equipment, people who are willing to act, produce, direct,” he said.

Source: CBC

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