I have been blessed to collaborate with the termendously talented singer/songwriter/actor Jody Quine (www.jodyquine.com).   It’s been so fun in filming the videos.  We’ve kept it simple and so far we have made each video one continuous shot, no edits.

I met Jody back in 2005 when I was filming my feature ‘Abridge’.  Jody was acting in one of the scenes and at the time, I didn’t know Jody was also a singer/songwriter.

So far we have completed three videos, Go On, From the Heart and Again.  See them below.

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From the Heart

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Again

 

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Jody Quine from the Georgia Straight article (on-line)

Just found out my friend Jody Quine was featured in an article from the on-line version of Vancouver’s Georgia Straight (click here to see the article).

Two weeks ago Jody Quine and I got together to shot a video for her song “Go On” from her recent album “Stand Up”.   You can click here to see the video.  It was a labour of love.  Especially as I too suffer from depression and in working on this song, it really helped me though a bout of darkness I had been experiencing.  I am grateful to Jody for putting her trust in me to shoot the video for her.

 

 

It’s been a while since I’ve been on a film set.  And longer since I’ve been behind the camera, directing, editing.  Oh, those were great times, watching the actors bring characters to life, the crew working hard to get the project done, oh to be working in film again.  ‘sigh’  You can see some of my work at my You Tube channel.

Ah, but life took over and had bills to pay.  Looking back, clearly my passion wasn’t strong enough to carry me forward, but the flame still exists.  I am writing and posting scripts on Ink Tip and am fleshing out two series ideas.

Meanwhile, I have been following Vancouver filmmakers and their great work.  One in particular, Michelle Muldoon, is looking for funds for her project Last Stand to Nowhere. While I’ve not had time to get out there and help physically, I decided to donate and help them out.  Please, stop by their indiegogo site and help them get it made!  Thanks!

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it aches in my bones
watching, up there,
wonderful performances
imagery, storytelling
oh to be there, in that moment
emoting along with the actors
the diligent crew, a wound spring
at the ready take after take
but missed most
the wonderful interaction
actor and director and crew and script
collaborative magic!

© 2014 by DC Lessoway