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Hoppy New Year

Hoppy New Year
BunnyBop! web series for kids is ready to launch

BunnyBop! a new web series for kids, from the creator of the Big Comfy Couch, Cheryl Wagner has completed shooting in Charlottetown. Bringing years of experience in children’s entertainment such as Big Comfy Couch, Poko, Fraggle Rock and Mr. Dressup, Cheryl decided to take a chance on something totally new, making preschool children the stars of the
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Born in PEI

The BORN Co-operative

The BORN Co-operative has produced and released a DVD. Born in PEI, depicts Island families who share their experiences about midwifery and doula care. The DVD can be viewed on You-Tube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-WXH0PnSiQ.

In March, the PEI Department of Health announced their intention to set up a Midwifery Task Force to explore how midwifery services could be
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PEI Film Selected

14 new short films from Canadian directors have been selected for the NSI Online Short Film Festival (www.nsi-canada.ca/film_festival.aspx) hosted by Canada’s National Screen Institute. New films are solicited four times a year. Get details and a submission form at www.nsi-canada.ca/submit.aspx. All films selected to play in the NSI Online Short Film Festival stand a chance of winning the A&E
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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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