RETROSPECTIVE: A BRIEF PORTRAIT OF A NORTHERN SUMMER IN PROGRESS

The summer of 2015 played in slow-motion. Partly because I was obsessed with the ability of the iPhone 5s to shoot video at 60-frames-per-second and partly because it was an especially beautiful summer, one exploding with memories, with beauty. Certainly it was that way with me. It was the last summer I lived on myContinue reading “RETROSPECTIVE: A BRIEF PORTRAIT OF A NORTHERN SUMMER IN PROGRESS”

RETROSPECTIVE: THIS WIND

What I remember about This Wind: Mom texting me to let me know that the letter from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts had come to their house and I was selected to receive $14 000 to make the film. My first ever significant grant application and subsequent selection. Scouting my friend Hans’s parents’ propertyContinue reading “RETROSPECTIVE: THIS WIND”

RETROSPECTIVE: CITIES AND PLAINS

This was the first narrative short I made out of film school. Basically what happened was I saw Joe Swanberg’s Nights And Weekends on Netflix (back when Netflix was low-key like that) and I thought: I can do that, but maybe about more down-to-earth (i.e. prairie) characters that aren’t completely insufferable in every way! SoContinue reading “RETROSPECTIVE: CITIES AND PLAINS”

RETROSPECTIVE : “Oh, The Wind Will Blow”

Hey all, It’s an unprecedented era of uncertainty for a lot of people right now. For me, it’s a pretty precedented era of uncertainty; not knowing what I’m going to be doing next month or even next week is pretty much SOP at this point. I empathize deeply for those who have been directly affectedContinue reading “RETROSPECTIVE : “Oh, The Wind Will Blow””

Talking DIGGING IN THE DIRT on the MODERN MANHOOD Podcast

I recently had the privilege of speaking with German Villegas on the Modern Manhood podcast. The show aims to change the kinds of conversations we have around what it means to “be a man.” This was certainly part of the focus of Digging In The Dirt, so it was a natural fit. Our conversation spans aboutContinue reading “Talking DIGGING IN THE DIRT on the MODERN MANHOOD Podcast”

DIGGING IN THE DIRT Now Live on CBC GEM

Almost exactly a year ago, I walked out of the bar at the Hotel MacDonald in downtown Edmonton with a handshake deal to produce an hour of television for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. I have since been sarcastically referring to this moment as “the most-showbizzy thing that’s ever happened to me,” but it meant IContinue reading “DIGGING IN THE DIRT Now Live on CBC GEM”

SIMON GLASSMAN AND I TALK MAGNOLIA AND JURASSIC PARK

https://soundcloud.com/simon-glassman/050-jurassic-par-dylan-rys-howard-loves-magnolia?fbclid=IwAR2X4iCA4lKFAbAwxJrukLx4y1pD12S9CKdmw_lL4BlG48qKp3WrBKY7aFg AUGUST 8TH 12:39 PM “Hey man wanna come do my podcast? You pick you fav movie and we talk about it it’s called Jurassic Par.” AUGUST 8TH 5:39 PM “Oh hell yeah man I know JURASSIC PARK backwards and forwards. what if I want to argue that it’s the best Hollywood blockbuster of allContinue reading “SIMON GLASSMAN AND I TALK MAGNOLIA AND JURASSIC PARK”