In 1993 Eric Brown was living through a rough patch. He was struggling with his mental health and having trouble finding a place to live. Several landlords had kicked him out, and homeless shelters had banned him. His niece and advocate Sue Sauve was worried he might end up on the street. Then Eric found … Continue reading What would Anna Kaljas Say?
https://youtu.be/-ovOKH0TN9Q Friday, March 11, 2022 – I sit in my cozy, safe attic office looking out over a hushed Canadian neighbourhood. Snow falls, coating trees, sidewalks and cars with a pristine, late-winter mantle of white. Half a world away, millions of Ukrainians flee their own country while Russia’s military bombs civilian targets including residential blocks … Continue reading History Repeats Itself
Young Anna on a hunting trip in Estonia I'm excited to be part of the VEMU (Museum of Estonians Abroad) online lecture series October 27, 7:00 p.m.. I'll be talking about my latest documentary "Anna Kaljas: The Unold Story."Join me to get a sneak peak at some of the amazing moments in this remarkable life. … Continue reading What makes a remarkable life?
Anna Kaljas, 1983 UPDATE"ANNA KALJAS: THE UNTOLD STORY" RECEIVES FUNDING FROM THE REGION OF WATERLOO ARTS FUND 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 … 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
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”