Jason Britski


Featured Member Works:A four part series of North American landscape films that Filmpool member and Board president Jason Britski has been shooting since 2003

Tortured by Sidewalks (2004)

Tortured by Sidewalks is a film about portraiture. It is the first part in a series of North American landscape films that I have been shooting since 2003. The central aim of the film is to make a filmic “sketch” of one of the most photographed landscapes on earth – Peggy’s Cove. The film was shot on Super 8 and Pxlvision in order to convey my reaction to this striking landscape.

Financial participation provided by: Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative


Arc Light (2004)

Arc Light is a film essentially about travel. It is the second part in a series of North American landscape films that I have been shooting since 2003. The central aim of the film is to formally examine two of the most photographed landscapes on earth. Simple formal devices are utilized in creating this simple portrait of Niagara Falls and the Grand Canyon.

Financial participation provided by: Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative


Shoulders on a Map (2004)

Shoulders on a Map is a film about travel, form, and essentially my thoughts at the time towards Canada as a nation. It is the third part in a series of North American landscape films that I have been shooting since 2003. The central aim of the film is to formally examine the Rocky Mountains on Super 8 film. Simple formal devices are utilized in creating this portrait.

Financial participation provided by: Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative


Dead Horse Point (2006)

Dead Horse Point is a film that expresses my feelings of ambivalence for the western genre, and America as a nation. It is the fourth part in a series of North American landscape films that I have been shooting since 2003. It essentially deals with the notion of “the old west,” “the frontier,” the blurred line between historical fact and myth, the role of Hollywood in the historical process, the importance of celebrity in America, and finally the influence that the western landscape has had in defining the mythology of “the old west.”

Financial participation provided by: Canada Council for the Arts, SaskFilm, and the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative.


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