The email from Dave LeBlanc The Architourist columnist for the Globe and Mail (Canada's national newspaper) arrived just as I was about to sit down at a lecture by well-known Toronto urbanist Ken Greenberg facilitated by the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery at the Walper Hotel in downtown Kitchener. I fidgeted through the whole talk, turning the message over and … Continue reading “Finding John Lingwood” featured in Canada’s national newspaper
Mystery House Found
The John Lingwood mystery house was tracked down in a matter of hours after my recent post on here and on the Facebook page for my film "Finding John Lingwood". It's perched on the very edge of the city, at 2219 Ottawa St., S. Kitchener at the intersection with Trussler Road. Based on information found … Continue reading Mystery House Found
How to choose a carpet … Lingwood style
Anyone who – in their adolescent years – wanted to paint their bedroom walls black knows that putting your mark on a space makes it your own. Former president of the Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Paul Motz, had much more to play with when in 1970 his father assigned him to managing the interior details of the … Continue reading How to choose a carpet … Lingwood style
Why this Lingwood building was not demolished
But, the story of the building doesn't end there ... with demolition.
Once a darling, always a darling
https://youtu.be/Bw0x2A8tbTI I’ve gathered at least 20 hours worth of interviews, additional hours of location video and 100s of photographs for my film “Finding John Lingwood.” The finished film … 55 minutes. A mountain of information to work with and a lot left on the cutting room floor. It’s not quote as bad as you might … Continue reading Once a darling, always a darling
Why I open my heart and head to critiques
It’s stressful, having your work critiqued, but it’s essential to getting the film ready for a premiere in fall 2018.