Truthful Goings-On

It’s been a few weeks since my last post. My intention has been and will continue to be to post (at least) weekly, and I will continue to endeavour to do exactly that. Let’s call these few silent weeks the exception and not the rule.

The lack of posts in the last few weeks is certainly not indicative of a lack of activity! I recently co-produced a music video for my friend CJ’s ongoing sonic exploration known as Born Gold which we shot at my dad’s office in downtown Edmonton. As a condition for allowing us to film there, my dad had to be present for the duration of the shoot, which ended up being from 6 PM to 6 AM on a Wednesday night/Thursday morning. Not only did he not complain at all about the length of the shoot and how much his sleep cycle would be thrown off for the remainder of the week, my dad ended up being a background performer in the video, dancing to electronic music with his shirt off. It was probably one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen. Every shoot is memorable in its own way, but it’s going to be hard to top getting to see my dad have as much fun as he seemed to be having a few weeks ago as we blared music and blasted confetti all over his cubicle at 2 AM.

I’m also just putting the finishing touches on this Layne L’Heureux music video which should be out early next week! Look for the premiere on my friend Becky’s terrific site dedicated to the perpetual exploration and cataloguing of Edmonton’s diverse music scene: The Low Level Hum.

In This Wind related news: We’re about a month away from when we hope to be shooting and things are certainly starting to come together. We’ve cast local actor and musician Cayley Thomas in one of the lead roles. Cayley and I were at Victoria School Of The Arts together years ago, but she was a year or two behind me so we only knew each other sort of tangentially – until now! Cayley’s a graduate of the BFA Acting Program at the University of Alberta, and to the best of my knowledge this will be her first film since graduating. I think we’re both very excited to have her take on this character and run with it. I’m looking forward to seeing the results. I keep going back over the script time and time again, trying to get it just right (my producer and good friend Kate won’t let me off the hook until it’s perfect). I have to say I’m very pleased with the direction that the film is going. I think it is going to be a very nice little movie.

Finally: in what little spare time I have left over, I am quietly trying to make a whole other movie. I don’t want to talk too much about it, but I will say that it is the realization of the writing that my friend Georgia and I have been doing over the past few months and stars her, pictured below, in the lead role. I am hoping involve a few other actors around town with whom I’ve always wanted to work but haven’t found the right opportunity, or perhaps the appropriate amount of courage to approach them. In any case: I am excited about this film as well, and hope to have more news about it soon, while at the same time giving almost nothing away. There has to be at least some air of mystery to our operations here at Truthful Work…

Exciting times ahead. Always.

Until next time.