Anna Kaljas, 1983 As a documentary filmmaker, what more could you ask for? Anna Kaljas’ life is a readymade story of an unlikely angel. In my hometown of Kitchener, a medium sized city in Ontario, Canada, people remember Anna Kaljas as a woman who dedicated her life to helping people on the fringes of society … Continue reading New Doc Project: Readymade Story of an Unlikely Angel
It’s rare you get a chance to spend days musing about how you make your art … and then have others sit and listen to what you've come up with. As a speaker in InterArts Matrix XCAMERA series on March 26, 2021, I got a chance to do just that. Some of you got in … Continue reading Place Time Continuum
Coral Andrews Jane Siberry If you missed my conversation yesterday (Jan, 27, 2021) with Coral Andrews Waterloo Region's Community Radio CKWR drive show host, here's a podcast of the segment. She prepared for me and included my all-time favourite doggo song Everything Reminds Me of My Dog by the enigmatic Jane Siberry. It's worth a … Continue reading Why “Everything Reminds Me of My Dog”
Cindy, Brilliant Border Collie Cindy, a brilliant border collie, came to us from my wife’s family farm. Displaced by changing circumstance, her herding instincts, drive to please, boundless energy and loving personality made her a perfect companion. But of course the day arrived much too soon when she had to leave us. Her passing opened … Continue reading New Doc Explores “Dog’s Best Friend”
These days I reach out and grab hold of any moment of intimacy – no matter how small – because this pandemic has not changed the fact that our lives on earth as fully intertwined. Staying at home rubs agains the grain. We want to bust out – spend time with friends on the patio; make a special dinner for our kids; get in the car and drive 10 hours to sleep in the guest room; hug our special people
While researching my most recent documentary project – “Dog’s Best Friend”, a 5-part series for BellMedia’s FIBE TV1 community channel – it became clear that pet ownership improves your physical and mental health.