For the last year I had the honour and pleasure to produce Moze Mossanen’s latest feature documentary My Piece of the City. For weeks Moze followed the process of the musical endeavor The Journey. He tirelessly watched the performance camp as aspiring young members of the Regent Park community demonstrated their abilities. And as we went into production with the schedule of rehearsals for The Journey meandering over two and half months, pinpointing the 9 days of shoot were challenging at best. But I think we were able to capture all of the wonderful moments that these young performers faced as they put together this reflection of a community in transition. The excitement, the hope, the fears and the internal and external conflicts that these youth face during rehearsals, in their lives and in their surroundings are all relevant to revitalization projects in the inner city around the world. With the generous support of Daniels and Innocon, we are excited to be submitting this film to festivals and hope to be announcing some acceptances soon. Look for further announcements in the future!
I would love to have my friends and colleagues join me at the Regent Park Film Festival. This year’s guests are exciting, including colleagues I’ve worked with: Cory Bowles (The Moblees), Clé Bennett (Heroes Reborn), and Dawn Wilkinson (Murdoch Mysteries). I’m looking forward to seeing the films for the pitch festival. All films are free and the mission of this festival is so inspiring:
Mission: The Regent Park Film Festival is Toronto’s only free-of-charge multi-cultural community film festival, dedicated to showcasing local and international independent works relevant to inner-city communities across Toronto. We host an annual festival and also hold year-round school and community screenings, workshops and discussions at no cost.
The Festival aims to reach isolated communities throughout Regent Park and beyond, providing a forum for people from all walks of life to engage in critical dialogue on social issues and to enjoy films from all over the world.
So come check out the link to the opening night of the festival, and reserve a seat! See you there my friends.
Regent Park Film Festival November 18: 7:30 – 9:30