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Donna Davies

Donna Davies

Island Imagemakers
by Dave Stewart

Years ago, I sat on the Island Media Arts Co-op board with Donna. A talented filmmaker who left PEI for Halifax, I’d always wanted to know more about her filmmaking, so…

Dave: How did you get into filmmaking?

Donna: I was trying to get my short stories published and saw an ad for a screenwriting and filmmaking workshop for women. I ended up in Tatamagouche, Nova
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Jeremy Larter

Jeremy Larter

Island Imagemakers
by Dave Stewart

One day before The Buzz deadline. Two new messages in my Facebook inbox. One is from Jeremy Larter, responding to my filmmaker Q&A. It goes like this:

Dave: How would you describe yourself as a filmmaker?

Jeremy: A work in progress. I’d like to keep learning my craft to the point where I feel like I can tackle any type of film. I love making comedies, but my
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Island Media Arts Festival

Island Media Arts Festival

The Island Media Arts Co-Op presents the inaugural Island Media Arts Festival. Films from Island filmmakers will be screened across PEI and panels will give information about making movies. Opportunities to pitch projects and to network are included in the schedule.

Each event during the IMAFestival is open to all members of the public and filmmakers alike. The festival kicks off with screenings
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Rob MacDonald and Jason Rogerson

Rob MacDonald and Jason Rogerson

Island Imagemakers
by Dave Stewart

Ext. Ch’town Street/Int. Editing Suite—Day

Rob MacDonald gets an e-mail from Dave Stewart on his iPod while heading for a coffee. Jason Rogerson gets the same e-mail on his Mac while editing a TV ad at Moses Media.

Dave: Why do you make movies?

Rob: I have a lot of important and personal things I need to say about the state of society, humanity as we plummet into
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This Place Matters

Karyn Brown wins contest with video about Saint Patrick’s Church

The Department of Tourism and Culture, in association with The Island Media Arts Co-op (IMAC), has announced the winning entry in the “This Place Matters” Historic Places Youth Video Contest.

A video featuring historic Saint Patrick’s Church in Bayside has been selected as the winning entry. The creator of the winning video is Karyn
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Awra Amba

Film screening and discussion about unique Ethiopian community

Awra Amba is situated in a rural, food insecure region of Ethiopia. The community has developed around goals of equality, hard work and non-violence. It demonstrates these goals by using local, indigenous knowledge in unique ways which include a culture of weaving, using local building materials, and promoting equality between men and
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Crossing Over

The Other Notebook
by David Helwig

I don’t watch television much these days, the local news, live sports now and then, maybe one or two shows during the week. Our only connection to the outside world is rabbit ears, but even if we had a dozen channels I suspect I wouldn’t watch a lot more. But I have become a student of TV drama on the CBC since that’s all we get. I once worked in CBC TV drama, and
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Dave Moses

Dave Moses

Island Imagemakers
by Dave Stewart

Int. Vancouver Condo – Day

DAVE MOSES sits at his computer. A DING! indicates “You’ve Got Mail.” It’s from DAVE STEWART.

Stewart: Gimme the one-liner for 'Hiccups', the show you’ve just finished working on.

Moses: It’s about a children’s author with anger management issues who finds a life coach who is just inept enough to help her out.

Stewart: Who’s in it?

Moses:
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Ahead of the Curve

Ahead of the Curve
Island Media Arts Coop to research Island film, video and media art

After preparations in January, the Island Media Arts Co-op is now embarking upon an ambitious phase of research—The listing, categorization, and description of all the film, video, or media art productions ever produced on PEI.

“For the Island’s media production sector, this will be the very first, extensive accounting of works,”
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Cinema Seats

Cinema Seats

The Holiday break was a busy time at City Cinema, as we had just four days to install our Christmas present for our customers—brand new seating! Though our original chairs have served us well, they were used when we bought them 16 years ago and weren’t getting any springier. The new ones have higher backs and deeper foam, providing a lot more comfort—not to mention cup-holders.We also reconfigured
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