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Spend money on morale, and focus on story, by far the most important element to filmmaking. Canadian comedy icon Kevin McDonald stars in Michael Stasko’s ‘Boys vs. Girls.’ (Jesse Hebert)

4 ways independent filmmakers can make the most of small budgets for big results

Renting locations, hotel rooms, offices and cast trailers can eat the lion’s share of a budget. We rented an off-season summer camp and won best feature film at the Chicago Comedy Film Festival 2020.
“Medicine For a Nightmare,” (From the Series “When My Drums Come Knocking, They Watch), 2019. Courtesy of Mercer Union

Nep Sidhu’s art stirs controversy about the history of Sikh separatism

The Canadian art world has largely embraced the highly political work of Nep Sidhu; but historical context and political meanings must be discussed openly and without fear.
Detail from Mickalene Thomas’s ‘Le Dejeuner sur l’herbe: Les trois femmes noires’ which is part of a show called ‘Femmes Noires’ currently at the Art Gallery of Ontario. The Rachel and Jean-Pierre Lehmann Collection © Mickalene Thomas

Black Canadian women artists detangle the roots of Black beauty

A recent and powerful exhibit by New York artist Mickalene Thomas at the Art Gallery of Ontario has opened the door for some deep discussions about Black Canadian women and visual representation.

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