On The Screen

Profile: Ben Loeb

Cinematographer Benjamin Loeb, a Vancouver transplant by way of Norway, has been on the TIFF circuit for several years. A graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Loeb recently visited Toronto for the premiere of Yellowhead—his new short film with director Kevan Funk—and to participate in the TIFF Talent Lab. He took some time to chat with OTM about the preparation and precision that goes into his cinematography work. Photography by Tara Bartolini LAUREN PINCENTE: You completed cinematography on …

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60 Hours Remain! MINOR Kickstarter Campaign

When Kickstarter, the world’s most successful crowd funding site, officially opened its doors to Canadian projects early this fall, OTM Alumni Sam Catalfamo was excited and prepared to debut the campaign to fund his new feature film MINOR. Now with only 60 hours remaining, the MINOR team is looking for your help to hit their pledge goal! Click on “Back This Project” at the bottom of the page to be re-directed to the MINOR Kickstarter page, where you can learn more …

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Feature: Zachary Florence

 A Series of Intimate Love Affairs: The Life of a Theatre Composer and Director in Toronto Photography by Tara Bartolini Zachary Florence’s musical career path wasn’t a choice. Forgive me for the cliché, but he was truly born for the theatre [/the-a-tah!/]. Zachary may have even exited the womb with jazz hands, we can’t be sure. But what we are sure about is his immense talent and staying power in Canada’s theatre industry.  For the past 12 years Zachary has …

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Catch Up: Miles Jay

If there’s anything I’ve learned from chatting with Miles Jay, it’s that every one of the filmmaker’s shoots is an adventure. Last time we spoke in 2010, he recounted getting thrown in a van by the Ghanaian military for filming on their property; this time he off-handedly mentioned getting Kentucky Fried Chicken Fed-exed to the Moroccan desert during a shoot (don’t ask). From igniting CGI fires in a Young Empires music video to exploding technicolor cakes for Autoerotique, Jay’s films …

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Feature: Emily Kai Bock

SCENE AND HEARD Emily Kai Bock knows how to get an entire scene talking. Photography by Matthew Tammaro It began in 2012. Emily’s friend Claire, a Canadian indie musician, needed to make a music video. Emily, who already had several music videos under her belt, willingly donated her services to create a concept and direct the video. It was a passion project and an opportunity to work with a good friend. The girls gathered who they could with what they …

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Profile: Cara Gee

Photographer / Steph Martyniuk Assistant / Michael Chiang Cara Gee: woman about town who’s making colours, waves and inspired (and inspiring) moves with her acting. Cara’s career has been a-changin’ in big ways for this Ontario-born actress. Named as one of Torontoist’s “People to Watch” in 2012, and honoured as a Top Ten Theatre Artist for Now Magazine 2011, Gee’s theatre roles have been notably diverse: a mentally challenged Ojibway woman; a porn star; a woman romantically interested in her …

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