The big FIVE year mark for Tin Bird has come!!! I took a (semi-calculated) risk and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made, every day I learn something new and I get to create content for so many interesting people and organizations. This year I actually wasn’t going to celebrate because of my shooting/editing load but it’s important to take a step back and remember how far you have come …and of course eat delicious cake from @rocketbakery!! Being a one woman-show definitely has it stressors but I have a lot of amazing clients, friends and family so thank you for supporting me in all the ways you do. I’m looking forward to see what the next few years bring!! ❤️ (Also I am extra so I used two cake toppers).
We recently attended the Nickel Independent Film Festival and during the closing night it was announced that Behind Banana Vacuum won the MusicNL award! This was unexpected but so great!! The Nickel screening was the 6th of 8 official screenings Behind Banana Vacuum has, the next one is July 6th at the Bonavista Film Festival so be sure to come out and see this doc!
It was so much fun to have “Behind Banana Vacuum” screen during opening night at the Nickel Independent Film Festival, which ended up being a full house!! There were a lot of great films screened tonight, we’re seeing more diversity in front of and behind the camera which is great because film is an influential medium of storytelling. Thanks to everyone for coming out and supporting this amazing local festival! 🙂
I had a chance to go to Sheshatshiu and Goose Bay in Labrador with the Nickel Independent Film Festival to be a mentor with Montreal animator, Glenn Gear. We taught the kids the basics of storytelling and animation then filmed a short animation with them using paper puppets they created!
If you live in any of these areas you can come see my film during the festivals!
Bellingham Music & Film Festival – Bellingham, Washington – April 4-6
Calgary Independent Film Festival – Calgary, Alberta – April 22-27
Berlin Punk Film Festival – Berlin, Germany – May 2-5
Adrian International Film Festival – Adrian, Michigan – May 17-18
The Nickel Independent Film Festival – St. John’s, Newfoundland – June 17-22
Toronto Documentary Short Film Festival – Toronto, Ontario – June 27
Bonavista Film Festival – Bonavista, Newfoundland – July 5-7
I’m going to be posting some new content on YouTube so subscribe to stay updated! 🙂
I absolutely loved doing this and I am so happy with how it came out. If you take the time to watch anything I post, I’m grateful that you gave my work your attention. Documentaries are a great way to connect people through the medium of filmmaking and it’s something I find extremely fulfilling to do. Irma is a very interesting person with a lot of talent and she gave me so much to work with in this episode. With that all said, here is the episode finally, so enjoy!!
I’ll be doing a 5 minute documentary on local St. John’s drag queen, Irma Gerd!! We will be shooting her performance on Dec. 14th at Treble Lounge around 8pm so if you want to come join the audience you are more than welcome! It’s going to be super fun! 🙂
This is the first time Canada’s a Drag has come to Newfoundland and it will be nationwide!!!! Also, the season starts airing in January 2019 so stay tuned as I will post info about the time/date this episode will be on air!
I recently went on a school tour sponsored by Reel Youth and The Nickel Independent Film Festival. We went to 4 different schools in central, western and norther Newfoundland to be film mentors for students making documentaries.
These films will be screened as part of the Nickel Film Festival in June so stay tuned for updates! I will be editing one (maybe two) depending on my schedule and if I can squeeze it in! Take a look at some of our behind-the-scenes photos. Some were taken by the students themselves!