Endeavours 010 – VIFF Extravaganza
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Today, I wander back to the Vancouver International Film Festival and speak with directors Zacharias Kunuk and Nathan Morlando. Also, we hear from Brooklyn-based indie-dream-pop band Corbu!
Zacharias Kunuk is a Canadian Inuk director, writer & producer whose 2001 film Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner was recently voted as the greatest Canadian film ever made. He followed that with The Journals of Knud Rasmussen in 2006, and was an executive producer on Before Tomorrow, the first film made by Arnait Video Productions, an Inuit women’s film collective. Kunuk’s new film is a spiritual sequel of sorts to his groundbreaking debut entitled Maliglutit (The Searchers) and was inspired by the John Ford westerns of Kunuk’s childhood.
Corbu is an experimental dream-pop band based out of Brooklyn, New York. Composed of Jonathan Graves “and friends”, Corbu is what happens if your lucid dreams were played out live on stage. Their brand new album is the aptly titled Crayon Soul.
Nathan Morlando’s first film was 2011’s Citizen Gangster, which he also wrote. His second feature as director is Mean Dreams, written by Kevin Coughlin and Ryan Grassby and starring Josh Wiggins, Sophie Nelisse, Colm Feore and Bill Paxton. It recently screened at the Vancouver International Film Festival.
From Corbu’s Crayon Soul
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