Month: December 2016

Endeavours 024 – Holiday Bullshit w/ Max Temkin, The Veils, Alastair Knowles

Happy Holidays!


We get political with Max Temkin, founder of everyone’s favourite drinking game Cards Against Humanity. Max talks about the joke writing process, living in a world of political correctness and, of course, the US election. Also, theater actor Alastair Knowles of the duo James & Jamesy stops by to talk about the new O Christmas Tea show and what it’s doing a holiday show for children. Finally, Finn Andrews of The Veils talks about their new album Total Depravity and what it was like to work with David Lynch.

MUSIC
From The Veils Total Depravity
Low Lays The Devil
Axolotl

HOLIDAY SPECIAL
Fairytale of New York

Endeavours 023 – WFF #4: Blockbuster Journalism

Hello from my snow cave.


Vancouver doesn’t know how to function in this weather. We are terrible Canadians. But one thing we are still great at is making movies and hosting festivals. This episode is the final bunch of interviews from the Whistler Film Festival. First, Raoul Bhaneja ( Touch of Pink, The Best Laid Plans) talks about working with heavyweights John Madden and Jessica Chastain in the political thriller Miss Sloane. Then, we hear from newbies in the Vancouver music scene – Leisure Club. Finally, director Leslie Ann Coles talks about transitioning from dance to film and her new documentary Melody Makers, which chronicles the birth of music journalism.

Endeavours 022 – Adam Levins, Layten Kramer, Kim Selody

When it rains, it pours! (Or snows)


Today’s episode features filmmaker Adam Levins, co-director of the documentary/horror hybrid film Population Zero, which deals with the mysterious “Zone of Death” in Yellowstone National Park. Also, experimental-folk musician Layten Kramer talks about his debut LP For The Sun. Finally, theatre director and impresario Kim Selody talks about a life in Childen’s Theatre, or as he terms “theatre beyond adults”.

Endeavours 021 – WFF #3: The Rising Stars

Vancouver hasn’t been buried yet!

Let’s head on back to the Whistler Film Festival shall we? On today’s show show I speak with Taylor Hickson, star of TV’s Aftermath and WFF’s Hunting Pignut – written and directed by Martine Blue – as well as the recipient of the festival’s Rising Star Award. Also Tammy Gillis – star of Menorca – talks about her turn as a hedonistic soccer mom. Finally, Hannah Georgas chats about her new album For Evelyn.

Endeavours 020 – Jaco Van Dormael, Rykka, John Bolton

It’s finally winter (or something)

The snowstorm in Vancouver yesterday reaked havoc with my wi-fi reception. At any rate, we still have a marvelous show for you today. From Brussels, Belgium, film director Jaco Van Dormael lets us in on his latest film The Brand New Testament. From Zurich, Switzerland via Vancouver, musician Rykka talks about her new album Beatitudes and participating in Eurovision. Finally, documentarian John Bolton on weaving the tales of daredevil Ken Carter and his infamous non-jump over the St. Lawrence, and musician Mark Haney’s ode to it in Aim For The Roses.

MUSIC
From Rykka’s Beatitudes
Bad Boy
Ghosting
Tikiti Boo

Endeavours 019 – WFF #2: Trailblazers

Hello there!

It is part two of the Whistler Film Festival. Today on the show, renowned Canadian director Deepa Mehta, documentary filmmaker Jennifer Dicresce and Moncton-based hard rock band The Motorleague.


Deepa Mehta is considered one of Canada’s top filmmakers. Her presence at the Whistler Film Festival this proves it.  Not only does she have a new film – Anatomy of Violence – in the festival, but is also the head of the Borsos Jury for Best Canadian Feature and is receiving the trailblazer award for her career’s work, which includes the Oscar-nominated film Water.

The Motorleague is hard rock quartet from Moncton, NB whose sophmore album is Holding Patterns.

Jennifer Dicresce is a documentary filmmaker whose portrait of award-winning Vancouver-base filmmaker John Zaritsky – Mr. Zaritsky on TV – is making its world premiere at Whistler!

Endeavours 018 – WFF #1: A Hockey Player and a Power Ranger

Hello, hello, hello!

Today marks the beginning of coverage of the Whistler Film Festival! Also smaller than its Vancouver cousin, it is quickly becoming a well-known haven for indie Canadian films. Today we feature former NHLer-turned-activist Theo Fleury, actress Amy Jo Johnson and the music of Our Lady Peace.


Theo Fleury was a seven-time all-star who spent 11 of his 16 NHL seasons with the Calgary Flames, winning a Stanley Cup with them in 1989. What does he have to do with the Whistler Film Festival you might ask? He is featured in a new documentary entitled Victor Walk, which chronicles his activism for victims and survivors of sexual assault and childhood trauma. Fleury himself is a survivor, having been a victim of his former minor league hockey coach. This interview comes with a TRIGGER WARNING.

Our Lady Peace has been tearing up the Canadian music scene for the last 20 years. Recently, they embarked on a cross-Canada tour with fellow rockers I, Mother Earth. Guitarist Steve Mazur talks about that tour, their upcoming new album, and the band turning 20.

Amy Jo Johnson is probably best remembered for her role as Kimberly Hart aka the Pink Ranger in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. She was also a regular on the Canadian television series Flashpoint opposite Hugh Dillon. She has recently stepped behind the camera and completed her first feature as writer-director – The Space Between – which makes its premiere at Whistler.

MUSIC
From the discography Our Lady Peace
Is Anybody Home
Won’t Turn Back
The End is Where We Begin

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