Making the Leap from Low-Budget To Studio Filmmaking

The second session of the final day at VIFF Industry was a one-on-one with fortysomething director Jay Duplass. Duplass gave a refreshingly candid account of the highs and lows in his career as he transitioned from no-budget films to big budget Hollywood productions.

Ondi Timoner and Disruptive Artists

The final day of VIFF Industry - the industry event of the Vancouver International Film Festival - focused as in previous years on indie film and programme making.

Self-distribution Beckons For Many Filmmakers

The second panel at this year’s VIFF Industry, the adjunct industry event of the Vancouver International Film Festival, focussed on distribution - both digital and theatrical.

VIFF Industry: Crowdfunding Not Just About Raising Cash

If you’re crowdfunding your film primarily to raise money then you’ve probably got your priorities wrong.

Video: The Lengths Climate Scientists Will Go

This is the promo video for a project that I'm getting close to finishing.

A Climate Scientist Gets Elected. My Risk Pays Off.

When, on the night of Tuesday 14th May, the results came in for the 2013 election in British Columbia in Canada, it marked the end of what seemed like a very long journey for me.

An investigation into the flawed financial system

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Following a similar path previously travailed by "Inside Job", David Sington's moving exploration of the financial meltdown that brought about the current recession, will be admired as a documentary for its attempt to explain the financial crash in terms that all can easily identify with.