Production Manager and DGC Ontario Production Caucus Rep Moe Rai sits down with fellow PMs Kim Yu and Jessica Cheung to talk about their careers, what makes a great PM, the importance of communication and collaboration, and more.
The 2022 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 8-18. To celebrate, we talk to some of the DGC Ontario Editors, Directors, and Production Designers behind 13 of the festival's hottest films! Find out what they're most proud of about their work on these exciting productions and how it feels to see them play on the big screen in front of an audience again.
Here's our roundup of the 20 films and series at the Toronto International Film Festival from September 8-18 made with the invaluable contributions of DGC Ontario Members.
June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day (NIPD), formerly National Aboriginal Day. This is a day of cultural significance for First Nations, Inuit and Métis. It is observed on the 21 of June to recognize the summer solstice, the day of maximum daylight, and its importance to Indigenous Peoples. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
DGC Ontario Feature Film The Middle Man, directed by Bent Hamer, recently screened at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival. To celebrate the TIFF premiere of The Middle Man, we spoke to DGC Ontario Production Designer Diana Magnus about her work on the film, production designing a co-pro in two different countries, transforming Northern Ontario into the American Midwest, and more.
DGC Ontario Feature Film Lakewood, directed by Philip Noyce, recently screened at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival. A one-woman show that unfolds primarily in real-time, Lakewood follows Amy Carr (Naomi Watts), a mother out for a morning run when a friend calls with terrifying news: authorities are in pursuit of an active shooter, and her teenage son, Noah, may be caught in the middle.
Night Raiders, a story of Canada’s ugly postcolonial history told through a dystopian lens and directed by DGC Ontario Director Danis Goulet, will be screening at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival on September 10th. Ahead of the TIFF premiere of Night Raiders, we spoke to DGC Ontario Picture Editor Jorge Weisz about his work on the film, editing speculative science fiction, the film’s allegories to the residential school system, and more.
DGC Ontario Director Michael McGowan’s adaptation of Miriam Toews’ beloved novel All My Puny Sorrows will premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival on September 10th, 2021. Revolving around the women of the Von Riesen clan as they confront grief and trauma, we follow former Mennonite sisters Yoli (Alison Pill) and Elf (Sarah Gadon) as they attempt to navigate their great love for each other despite their own separate inner demons.
Director Amy Jo Johnson on her film Tammy's Always Dying (which premiered at TIFF), being a female Director and the power of Lady Gaga.
Production Designer Zosia Mackenzie on the design of Castle In The Ground, which premiered at TIFF and was set to play at SXSW.