Wiebke Von Carolsfeld
SPIRIT OF PLACE: The Place In Between
There is no home I grew up in. No one street. No one town. The first time I moved, I was three months old. By the time I reached fifth grade, I had been to five different schools without having been thrown out of one.
Rolling on the Rocks
While the vagaries of weather are the bane of nearly every shoot that dares to brave the outdoors, there may be even greater surprises in store when you’re on an island in the North Atlantic. Stefan Scaini learned this lesson many times over during the days and nights he’s dedicated...Read Featured
I Am Tracey
We’ve all heard the horrific and hopeful story of Malala, a young Afghan woman who dared challenge local customs and stand up for individual women’s rights. Now we can also hear the story of Tracey, a young Mohawk filmmaker who dared challenge local customs and stand up for individual women’s rights in Canada...Read Featured
On a warm summer evening, Vancouver-based producer and DGC member Justis Greene and I arrive at one of the night locations for The Returned. The show has taken over a block and half of residential North Vancouver, transforming the area into a Halloween night with ghoulish...Read Featured
A Tax Credit? Creative Saskatchewan: How Much Is Going On In A Province Without?
The morning of his unfortunate transformation into a werewolf, WolfCop’s protagonist Lou Garou stumbles out of bed, still drunk from the night before. A little hair of the dog and he’s off to work at Woodhaven’s police department. There he deals with the usual small-town problems...Read Featured
Clement Virgo's The Book of Negroes
When Canadian author Lawrence Hill’s historical novel The Book of Negroes was released in 2007, it had the kind of integrated critical and commercial success that most writers can only dream of having. It was a national best-seller, shortlisted for the Giller Prize...Read Featured
Spirit of Place: Growing into It
My childhood was extraordinarily idyllic. My father spent part of his youth in B.C.’s Chilcotin as a ranch hand and my mother, like so many girls, dreamed of horses. When they had children, they made the choice to live outside the city in what is now the large suburb of Delta but at the time was a reasonably small town with a rich history of fishing and farming...Read Featured