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Auction 45 card parties

The Star of the Sea Seniors' Club hosts weekly Auction 45 card parties on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm. It in [ ... ]

VFC Innovation Jam

Venture for Canada’s Innovation Jam is a chance to build new skills and networks, and demonstrate  [ ... ]

JoDee Samuelson

JoDee Samuelson

Island Image Makers
by Dave Stewart

Dave Stewart: So, what got you into filmmaking?

JoDee Samuelson: My friend Vian Emery phoned me to say there was an animation workshop at the Island Media Arts Coop and was I interested. At the time I was substitute teaching, and I thought anything would be better than that. I think this workshop was a JDP (Remember those?). We got paid a stipend to show up and
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Food Country

Food Country

In Her Own Write
by Ann Thurlow

When chef Michael Smith met Adam Perry, the first thing he asked was what Perry liked to cook. “Um,” Perry mumbled “whatever takes five minutes.”

Surprisingly for a chef, Smith appreciated the answer. He also appreciated the talent and the quirky sensibility evidenced in Perry’s earlier work, profilepei and Jiggers. He hired Perry to be the director, cameraman and
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Blind Potato Jimmy

Blind Potato Jimmy
Richard DesRoches searches for mythical Summerside bluesman

by Peggy Miles

If you’re surfing YouTube, you might come across several absurdly amusing short films that contain familiar Island surroundings. These are the creation of Richard DesRoches, whose films tell random stories of nonsensical happenings. To the viewer, what’s been chronicled might seem like the weekend mayhem of a group of
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At the Vims

At the Vims
Jeremy Larter presents web series Ponderings at 1st Vimeo Festival

Jeremy Larter, creator of the web series Ponderings, was recently in New York City to participate in the 1st annual Vimeo Festival and Awards. The Festival was held October 8 and 9 in Manhatten.

Ponderings, funded and supported by The Island Media Arts Co-op, was shortlisted in the Original Series category. Over 6500 entries were
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Making Monsters

Making Monsters
Fox Henderson creates prosthetic makeup for his monster faces

Fox Henderson is in the business of making monsters. Through the use of foam latex prosthetic makeup, Fox has been making people into monsters for his own short films for the past two years.

The process of making prosthetic makeup is simple in concept, but complicated in execution. It involves creating what the piece will look like in
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Dave Ward

Dave Ward

Island Imagemakers
by Dave Stewart

Dave Ward is one of those guys that everyone in the Island’s filmmaking community knows—tall, ponytailed, on-hand to help everybody with their projects, a Jack-of-all-filmmaking-trades. But not everyone knows much more about him than that. Until now…

Dave Stewart: What’s your filmmaking background?

Dave Ward: I started in University. I worked in the UPEI AV
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BunnyBop!

BunnyBop!
Periscope Pictures to launch pre-schoolers webseries

Emmy and Gemini Award-winning producer Cheryl Wagner—best known for her highly successful pre-school series The Big Comfy Couch—has formed Periscope Pictures, a new production company in Charlottetown with her long-time writing partner Harmony Wagner.

Periscope Pictures is dedicated to bringing original screen-based entertainment to a worldwide
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Mille Clarkes

Mille Clarkes

Island Imagemakers
by Dave Stewart

Mille (pronounced Mill-ah) Clarkes helps other filmmakers get their projects done. And if there’s a film festival or screening happening on PEI, it’s generally a safe bet to assume that Mille is involved. She’s a smart, thoughtful person who’s deeply interested in telling stories. Here’s part of her’s:

Dave: What lead you to filmmaking?

Mille: Happenstance and
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The Island Experience: History of the Ice Boats

Northumberland Ferries Ltd. has announced the launch of their first in a series of Prince Edward Island heritage video vignettes. In partnership with PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation, NFL Ferries Ltd. developed an Island heritage video vignette to share and preserve the history surrounding the ferries of the province.

In the first episode, local PEI historian, Boyde Beck takes us on a journey
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American Classic

The Other Notebook
by David Helwig

What makes a movie touch us, resonate? With such a collaborative, highly artificial form of narrative it’s hard to say, but sometimes the combination of script, actors, cameraman, director creates something like art. In my CBC days I saw filmmaking from the inside, and given the cost, the organizational difficulties, it seemed a wonder that anything made sense at
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Some Upcoming Events

Miracle Man

Tomáš Kubínek brings his unique show to Summerside October 3
Harbourfront Theatre Get ready for  [ ... ]

UPEI Winter’s Tales

Author reading series with A.F. (Al) Moritz October 1
UPEI Faculty Lounge, Charlottetown In a Globe [ ... ]

Forage PEI

First annual food industry symposium in Charlottetown October 18 & 19
Various locations A new a [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

Profile: Sandy Carruthers by Jane Ledwell Retired for a year now after twenty-five years teaching  [ ... ]

Free transportation at Cloggeroo

The provincial government will sponsor free transportation at this year’s Cloggeroo festival to he [ ... ]

Charlottetown’s Historic Squares exhibit...

The City of Charlottetown Planning and Heritage Department has created an exhibit exploring the hist [ ... ]