April’s First Story

Young Filipino-Australian girl with long dark hair in a striped top

Following a DNA test in Australia, April learns that her bio dad was a Canadian sailor. She and her Canadian cousins co-created this short.

Be Cool

gordon waselnuk a man dressed in a long haired brown wig

Artist Gordon Waselnuk explores Mount Pleasant fashion by dressing in numerous styles he’s seen around the neighbourhood.

A Chilean Refugee in Canada

A man sits on the couch and tells us the story of his earlier life

This summer, our #1 collaborator, Lorna Boschman, traveled to Sarnia with Leanne (her sis), the cinematographer for our story. We met Domingo “Dom” Araya, who recently retired from the millwright job he held for 35 years.

Mother Daughter Bake-Off

Three women in aprons. Daughter measures ingredients

Our episodic cooking show, Jill and Lorna’s Kitchen, travels to exotic Finn Slough (outside Vancouver BC), home of Lady Justice (Governor General Award winning multidisciplinary artist Margaret Dragu) and her daughter Aretha.

Jill Mandrake’s Dodgem Derby Book Trailer

Jill Mandrake Dodgem Derby

Book trailer for The Dodgem Derby, a young adult novel by Jill Mandrake, published by New Orphic Publishers, Nelson, BC. Chapbook available at geist.com and The People’s Co-op Bookstore, Vancouver, BC.

Jill Mandrake’s Waitin’ Till the Cows Come Home

Jill Mandrake Waitin Till the Cows Come Home

My idea of a digital story took the form of a music video. “Waitin’ Till the Cows Come Home” was a song Sister DJ’s Radio Band recorded at Scott Woolard’s Barrell House Sound, rather spontaneously, in 2004.