7:59 Mile End
REEL Canada, National Canadian Film Day 2021

7:59 Mile End

REEL Canada, National Canadian Film Day 2021
Directing, Editing

A short documentary commissioned by REEL Canada for National Canadian Film Day 2021's "Light(s) at the End of the Tunnel" program.

Alicia K. Harris, who I had met at the Yorkton Film Festival in 2017, put my name in for consideration for REEL Canada's "Light(s) at the End of the Tunnel" 2021 project. REEL Canada normally hosts Canadian Film Day -- in-person screenings across Canada celebrating Canadian cinema -- but due to COVID-19 they decided to commission works for a virtual festival. I approached my friend Simran Dewan to collaborate, and created a pitch together for a short documentary focused on the then historically-unique curfew in Quebec. REEL Canada accepted our proposal, and Simran and I shot interviews and b-roll with the interview subjects, and cinematographer Harley Francis filled in to shoot the establishing neighbourhood b-roll for the film. I edited the short for the April, 2021 livestream where all of the selected projects were broadcast and interview subject Thanya Iyer provided music.


CTV Regina Interview with Gina Martin --> https://regina.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=2176737&binId=1.1165847&playlistPageNum=1&fbclid=IwAR22hzlouSlA-vMTucYbv8bCPCatBBhq9TohTakJ2VDlMXDEcfcNKxHvSs4
Filmmaker introductions for National Canadian Film Day --> https://fb.watch/bvn-3ebYUY/

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