I made my first film at the Filmpool way back in 1985. Except for a few lost years on Toronto, I’ve been a member ever since.
My new project is a feature-length comedy called The Sabbatical. It’s a low-budget project funded by The Saskatchewan Arts Board, the Filmpool and via an Indiegogo crowd-source funding campaign on until January 31, 2014.
In addition to some cash The Filmpool provided sound, lighting and grip gear with a few more tidbits coming from my day job at the University of Regina Film Department.
The film is being shot over a year-long schedule in an improvised style. The project was built around lead actor James Whittingham (Just For Laughs, The James and Kevin Show, Wolf Cop) who has a history in camera-based improv. It’s the story of a fine arts professor who goes on a year-long sabbatical to work on a photography project that suddenly may not happen. He meets a young artist (played wonderfully by U of R theatre student Laura Abramsen (Wolf Cop)) and a mid-life crisis ensues.