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Nanaimo musician Carl Longstaff, as seen in his ‘Standing All Alone’ music video, will star in a documentary about his lifelong struggle with addiction and his road to recovery. (Photo by Nathan Reimer, Reimereason Productions)

Documentary examines Nanaimo musician’s struggle with addiction and road to recovery

‘Inside Out: The Carl Longstaff Story’ plays at the Malaspina Theatre on May 28

 

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Sonic, voiced by Ben Schwartz, in ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2.’ (Paramount Pictures via AP)

‘Sonic 2’ steals weekend box office, but ‘Ambulance’ stalls

Movie speeds to top of charts, earns $71M in its opening weekend

 

A still from ‘Break Any Spell’ by Anton Jøsef, one of the selections at this year’s Vancouver Island Short Film Festival, set to stream from Nanaimo on April 8-9. (Image submitted)

Nanaimo festival will stream short films from around the world

Vancouver Island Short Film Festival happening April 8-9

 

Niobe Thompson, left, is the co-director of Carbon – The Unauthorised Biography. (Photo courtesy of Carbon - The Unauthorised Biography)

Island filmmaker’s new doc explores the ‘wonderful and horrible irony’ of carbon

Carbon transitions from foundational element for life to one everyone loves to hate

Niobe Thompson, left, is the co-director of Carbon – The Unauthorised Biography. (Photo courtesy of Carbon - The Unauthorised Biography)
Nanaimo filmmaker Barry Jesse Smith’s science fiction film ‘Pirette,’ filmed using green screens with actors in virtual surroundings, is among those being screened at this year’s Cinefest film festival at the Avalon Cinema. (Photos courtesy Barry Jesse Smith)

Nanaimo’s Cinefest film festival making its return to the big screen

CineCentral Filmmakers Society’s two-day festival will highlight Island-made films

Nanaimo filmmaker Barry Jesse Smith’s science fiction film ‘Pirette,’ filmed using green screens with actors in virtual surroundings, is among those being screened at this year’s Cinefest film festival at the Avalon Cinema. (Photos courtesy Barry Jesse Smith)
Bret Hart makes his entrance to a WWF ring in Birmingham, England. Photo by Mandy Coombes https://www.flickr.com/people/42014225@N08, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

How 3 B.C. brothers convinced wrestling legend ‘The Hitman’ to star in their movie

Crowd-funded project to be third commercial release for Sewell brothers of Aldergrove

Bret Hart makes his entrance to a WWF ring in Birmingham, England. Photo by Mandy Coombes https://www.flickr.com/people/42014225@N08, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.
The IMAX Victoria theatre is set to debut a new director’s cut of Saving Luna on Jan. 3. (Courtesy of the Royal B.C. Museum)

Award-winning whale doc debuts Jan. 3 at IMAX Victoria

The new director’s cut of Saving Luna features additional footage

The IMAX Victoria theatre is set to debut a new director’s cut of Saving Luna on Jan. 3. (Courtesy of the Royal B.C. Museum)
Robbie Thompson, pictured at the Canadian Transplant Games, has made a documentary that considers how COVID is affecting medically vulnerable people. Photo supplied

Vancouver Island filmmaker shares pandemic life stories of the immunocompromised

Courtenay double heart-transplant survivor shows how COVID affects the medically vulnerable

Robbie Thompson, pictured at the Canadian Transplant Games, has made a documentary that considers how COVID is affecting medically vulnerable people. Photo supplied
The Vancouver Island Short Film Festival is returning to Malaspina Theatre next year and submissions are now open. (Photo courtesy VISFF)

Entries sought for next year’s Vancouver Island Short Film Festival

Event returns to VIU’s Malaspina Theatre after going digital-only in 2021

The Vancouver Island Short Film Festival is returning to Malaspina Theatre next year and submissions are now open. (Photo courtesy VISFF)
Selections from the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival will be screened at the Port Theatre from Dec. 14 to 17. (Banff Centre image)

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival coming to Nanaimo

Port Theatre to host screening of outdoorsy movies

Selections from the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival will be screened at the Port Theatre from Dec. 14 to 17. (Banff Centre image)
Heather Cadieux spent weeks felting animals and foods for the Netflix show Maid’s prestigious preschool. (Courtesy Heather Cadieux)

PHOTOS: Netflix’s Maid features Victoria single mom’s felted creations

Heather Cadieux spent weeks felting dragons, a toucan and an orangutan for the show’s preschool

Heather Cadieux spent weeks felting animals and foods for the Netflix show Maid’s prestigious preschool. (Courtesy Heather Cadieux)
A new Netflix interactive map allows viewers to see where shows were filmed across Canada, including in Greater Victoria. (Netflix/screenshot)

Netflix map marks Vancouver Island sites where hit series Maid was filmed

Ten Mile Point mansion, Victoria’s oldest laundromat among featured locations

A new Netflix interactive map allows viewers to see where shows were filmed across Canada, including in Greater Victoria. (Netflix/screenshot)
The West Shore Parks and Recreation preschool got a lasting makeover after the Netflix show Maid used it for filming in February. (Courtesy Alexandra Matthew)

PHOTOS: Netflix crew leaves Island preschool with a permanent makeover

Maid film crew transformed site into ‘Island Kids’ daycare

The West Shore Parks and Recreation preschool got a lasting makeover after the Netflix show Maid used it for filming in February. (Courtesy Alexandra Matthew)
A screen shot from last year’s One Minute Mobile Movie Challenge winner ‘Bro in a Box’ by Gord Bestwick and Todd Cameron, starring Bestwick and actor Emily Celeste. (YouTube screen shot)

Nanaimo filmmakers’ group presents One Minute Mobile Movie Challenge

Sixth edition of CineCentral Filmmakers Society competition to be screened online

A screen shot from last year’s One Minute Mobile Movie Challenge winner ‘Bro in a Box’ by Gord Bestwick and Todd Cameron, starring Bestwick and actor Emily Celeste. (YouTube screen shot)
The Netflix series Maid shot in Sidney in November 2020. It premieres Oct. 1. (Bob Orchard photo)

Vancouver Island-filmed show ‘Maid’ premieres Friday on Netflix

10-part series filmed mostly in and around Greater Victoria starts Oct. 1

The Netflix series Maid shot in Sidney in November 2020. It premieres Oct. 1. (Bob Orchard photo)
Director Denis Villeneuve and actor Javier Bardem are shown on the set of the Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ action “Dune,” in a handout photo. The Montreal writer-director has made headlines lately for trumpeting the importance of the cinematic experience and saying he hopes audiences will watch his sci-fi epic “Dune” in theatres. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.-Chiabella James **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Director Denis Villeneuve and actor Javier Bardem are shown on the set of the Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ action “Dune,” in a handout photo. The Montreal writer-director has made headlines lately for trumpeting the importance of the cinematic experience and saying he hopes audiences will watch his sci-fi epic “Dune” in theatres. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.-Chiabella James **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Nanaimo acting coach Jacqui Kaese won her first Leo award for casting the Vancouver Island-made film ‘All-In Madonna.’ (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo acting coach wins B.C. film award for casting Island film

Jacqui Kaese receives first Leo Award for work on film ‘All-In Madonna’

Nanaimo acting coach Jacqui Kaese won her first Leo award for casting the Vancouver Island-made film ‘All-In Madonna.’ (Photo submitted)
Island filmmakers picked up four out of six awards at this year’s Vancouver Island Short Film Festival. (Photo courtesy Denisa Reyes)

Regional filmmakers fare well at Vancouver Island Short Film Festival

Four of out six awards collected by Victoria, Comox filmmakers

Island filmmakers picked up four out of six awards at this year’s Vancouver Island Short Film Festival. (Photo courtesy Denisa Reyes)
Ladysmith Secondary School teachers William Taylor and Mandy (Yutustanaat) Jones were interviewed in front of the welcome figure as part of the documentary <em>Cedar is </em><em>Life</em>. (Cole Schisler photo)

Ladysmith Secondary School welcome figure featured in upcoming documentary

Cedar Is Life will film along the west coast of B.C. to explore the cultural significance of cedar

Ladysmith Secondary School teachers William Taylor and Mandy (Yutustanaat) Jones were interviewed in front of the welcome figure as part of the documentary <em>Cedar is </em><em>Life</em>. (Cole Schisler photo)
This year’s Vancouver Island Short Film Festival is taking place online and will include virtual filmmaker talks and award presentation. (Photo submitted)

Lineup announced for Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Short Film Festival

Five films by Island-based directors among the 14 to be screened next month

This year’s Vancouver Island Short Film Festival is taking place online and will include virtual filmmaker talks and award presentation. (Photo submitted)