St. Vincent #2

Best moments of 2015

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.
Toronto City Hall

Best phone photos of 2015

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.
Happy Holidays 2015

Happy Holidays from The GATE

To all of the wonderful people who help make The GATE possible, and to all of our readers, friends, and family--thank-you for a fantastic year, and we wish you the best of the season! Happy Holidays and have a wonderful New Year!
First and Final Frames

Film’s “First and Final Frames”

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.
John Oliver

Canada, get out and vote!

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.
New Brunswick blueberry field

Once upon a time in New Brunswick

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.