Toronto Filmmaker Pat Mills, wrote and directed his first feature film Guidance in 2014, and now he’s back with a follow up that in my humble opinion is charming and inspiring.
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These pictures are worth more than a thousand words. I’m thriled to once again have photographer Rick McGinnis with us for The GATE’s Interview Lounge at TIFF 2017, Presented by Hamilton Watch, and this year he captured some truly stunning portraits of the filmmakers, actors, and talent who dropped in.
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Long-standing Hollywood screenwriter Mike White has a knack for witty dialogue and clever characters that feel like they’ve been snatched out of reality, and with his feature-length sophmore film, Brad’s Status, he turns the life of an average, middle-aged man, into a story that’s larger than life.
Saara Chaudry is just 13 years old, but she’s already got the charisma and intelligence of an actor twice her age, which might be why director Nora Twomey chose the young star to play Parvana in the animated adaptation of The Breadwinner.
Anne Winters surprised more than a few people when she dropped by The GATE’s Interview Lounge at TIFF 2017. Winters has stopped by to talk about the horror film Mom and Dad, but when I asked for a demo of her “horror movie scream” even I was surprised. Luckily no one called the cops on us.
One day you’re trying to fit in as many press screenings as you can, and the next it’s time for TIFF to start. That always seems to be the way with the festival, but this year seemed to disappear especially quickly as I planned for The GATE’s Interview Lounge at TIFF 2017, presented by Hamilton Watch. Now here I am: the lounge is open, and we’ve been hosting interviews and guests for 2 days now.
The Hamilton Ventura is one of the most stylish, eye-catching watches ever made, and this year the iconic timepiece celebrates its 60th anniversary of turning heads.
For her sixth feature film, director, writer, producer, actor and all around DIY Jill-of-all-trades Ingrid Veninger takes filmgoers to Porcupine Lake (set to make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this week). A unique coming-of-age story from one of Canada’s most resolutely independent filmmakers, the latest from Veninger (MODRA, The Animal Project) represents both a departure for her cinematically and a telling of one of her most personal stories to date.
One moment it’s January and you start planning to do something big for TIFF, and the next it’s September and you’re a few days away from the festival. The last eight months have been a blur, but it’s been nothing less than a thrill ride all along the way, with challenges, and rewards, at every turn.