FILM AND MEDIA SHOWCASE: CINEWORKS/ WIFTV/ DOC BC
An evening of film and conversation. A collaboration between WIFTV, DOC BC and Cineworks, held on the last Wednesday of every month at Cineworks.
Location: Cineworks Studio at 1131 Howe Street, entry in back alley
Date & Time: June 27th 7:00 - 10:00 PM
WIFTV, DOC BC, Cineworks members only. Free admission.
The Ascended; 2017; 14 min 39 sec;
HD video from colour 16mm film
Writer/Director: Ryan Ding (Cineworks)
Set within the subconscious of a young boy who after a failed suicide attempt has to choose between fighting to stay alive or to let himself die. He has to face his deepest fears, his inner demons in a limbo where seemingly the only choice is to follow his father to the ascended.
Salty; 2017; 13 min; HD Video
Writer/Director: SB Edwards (Cineworks)
After losing her beloved grandmother, a young woman takes on all the little things that have been holding her back. Starring Nikohl Boosher (Altered Carbon, The Bold Type) and Charie Carrick (Reign) with original music by Mobina Galore and Field Division.
It's About Love; 2017; 81 min; HD Video
Writer/Director/Producer: Robert David Duncan (WIFTV)
DOP/Editor/Associate Producer: Ron Heaps (WIFTV)
A filmmaker goes searching for the secret of love and instead meets Rick, Jane, Peter, Manna and a host of other oddballs. We catch a glimpse into these damaged souls as their romantic destinies become intertwined while spending time in their favourite city park. Winner of multiple awards including Best Feature, Best International Feature and Best Cast at festivals around the world.
Ryan Ding is a Vancouver based filmmaker currently studying film production in the School of Motion Picture Arts at Capilano University. After being introduced to working with 16mm celluloid film in the Ace It media program at Burnaby North High School, Ryan has been a regular at Cineworks Annex analogue studio and film lab, managing regular Dark Room Thursdays open events. Ryan is currently hard at work on his next short film, We are Somewhere, which will be shot on 35mm.
SB Edwards is a dual New Zealand / Canadian citizen and Francophone, based in Vancouver and Los Angeles. SB wrote on Season 1 of the Netflix original series Travelers, and her short film Salty screened in the Cannes Short Film Corner. She is currently in post-production on her first feature film, Fall Back Down, supported by a 2017 Telefilm Microbudget Production Program award, nominated by Cineworks. She is a past participant in the RIFF Transatlantic Talent Lab in Reykjavik, the WGC Bell Media Diverse Screenwriters Program and is a recipient of the CTV National Fellowship. She can often be found taking photographs, watching serialized dramas, and ripping pictures out of magazines.
Robert David Duncan trained as an actor at the Stella Adler Studio in New York, and grew organically into writing, directing and filmmaking over time. He has written and directed several dozen films, from micro shorts to features. Love, loss and the search for meaning are common themes in his films which often reflect a fairly dismal outlook on humanity served up with a dash of humour. He and cinematographer Ron Heaps have collaborated on a number of projects including the award winners "Monetized" and "It's About Love." Robert is also the author of books on acting and filmmaking and enjoys teaching and coaching in both areas.
Ron Heaps hails from Vancouver and is a graduate of the Film Production program at Vancouver Film School. Ron has worked on numerous short films in the camera and lighting departments and has taken on the role of Director of Photography on many shorts and two independent feature films - A Legacy of Whining and It’s About Love. Ron photographed the short documentary “Broken Palace” that showed at the Vancouver International Film Festival in 2014. He has also been involved in producing several short films and independent features including A Legacy of Whining and It’s About Love. Ron has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia and is a registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in British Columbia. Prior to film school, Ron worked in the telecommunications industry specializing in engineering, planning, marketing, and product development.
Image: It's About Love, Dir. Robert David Duncan