The GATE celebrated our 15th anniversary last year, and I'm pretty proud of the fact that I've not only made it this far, but also had some pretty great experiences. Since it's early in 2016, that got me feeling a bit nostalgic about the incredible year that was 2015, so I thought it was time for a bit of a recap of some of the awesome stuff that came my way.
Until last year, I rarely left the house without my camera. Don't get me wrong, I can't imagine doing what I do without my DSLR--interviews, covering events, and all of the rest--but as phones get better, the big camera just isn't as necessary all the time.
Cinema is moving, dynamic, and it's ultimately about great storytelling, and the best of film finds a way to mirror elements of the story. That's what makes a project like The Start of an Ending by Miguel Faus, and First and Final Frames by Jacob T. Swinney, such an incredible experience.
Today is the day, Canada. It's one of the most important events in this country, and that's because we all need to get out and vote. The election race has been long and tiring, and no matter what the polls say, nothing happens until you actually go and cast your vote.
You may have noticed that it's been a bit quiet around here. Not that long ago I was bustling my way through TIFF, but a day after it was over, I had to get myself to New Brunswick where I've been working ever since. It's coming up on two weeks that I've been here, and the adventure continues for another week before I head back to Toronto.
Welcome to the second day of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. It seems like I'm overdue for posting an update, so here's the run down of the last 24 hours which have been filled with movies, interviews, and The GATE's Interview Lounge.