Tzouhalem

Posted on May 26, 2021

Tzouhalem

Tzouhalem, Chief of the Cowichan First Nation during the mid-1800’s, is arguably one of the most fascinating and polarizing figures in Canadian history. His story is a matter of historic record yet is the subject of legend. There is a mountain, road, and other landmarks on Cowichan territory named after him. It is generally believed that Tzouhalem, a deformed Indigenous boy, through his strength of character and mystical powers, taught to him by his Grandmother, subdued his rivals, and transformed himself into the most powerful First Nations leader in the Pacific Northwest, before succumbing...

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Dust n’ Bones

Posted on May 25, 2021

Dust n’ Bones

Dust n’ Bones brings to light the legal, political, historical and spiritual challenges faced by First Nations leaders and archaeologists as they fight to give disinterred ancestors their proper reverence. Framed around the pending transfer  from the Royal BC Museum back to their indigenous community, Dust n’ Bones takes us through the discovery, preservation and rededication of human remains and artifacts, and with them, a reclamation of First Nations culture and history. The main thread of Dust n’ Bones is the day-to-day (and overnight) work of Harold Joe, a revered cultural...

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The Wine Guys: Grape Escapes

Posted on May 24, 2021

The Wine Guys: Grape Escapes

Join in the quest of wine importers and friends Michael, Chuck and Charlie, to discover the very best, as they visit romantic vineyards from around the world, exploring, tasting, and bargaining to obtain the coveted wines they will bring back to North America and make available to the public at a reasonable price. Multi-linguist Charlie Arturaola is the biggest character in the world of sommeliers, and one of the finest palates on the planet. Chuck Katan and Michael Podbere have the business side covered. This half-hour documentary series takes us on unique cultural adventures exploring...

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Ollie and Emma

Posted on May 23, 2021

Ollie and Emma

Ollie and Emma is a heartwarming six part sitcom webseries about two awkward, shy young adults navigating an intercultural relationship in spite of their well-meaning friends and family. Ollie (Caucasian) and Emma (First Nations) meet in college, and while they are immediately smitten, it is not an easy transition into love. They are more comfortable moving at a slower pace, however Ollie’s best friend, James, an overly helpful exchange student from England and Emma’s sister, Mandy, a sensational extrovert, both have their own plans for the young couple’s budding romance.   Ollie & Emma...

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Gone South: How Canada Invented Hollywood

Posted on May 22, 2021

Gone South:  How Canada Invented Hollywood

The feature length documentary Gone South: How Canada Invented Hollywood is a hilarious and investigative look at the long history and major influence Canadians have had on the development of American pop culture. It features exclusive celebrity interviews and classic archival images from the very beginnings of Hollywood right through to the present day. Gone South presents an historical overview of the influence of Canadians in Hollywood – for example, three of the first four Oscar winners for best actress were Canadian, and so was Louis B. Mayer, who founded MGM studios; also Mack Sennett,...

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She Kills Me

Posted on May 21, 2021

She Kills Me

Finally!  Fierce, funny female comics get their chance to shine! She Kills Me is an exciting new series of 13 half-hour comedy shows featuring some of the funniest female comedians in Canada. Over two dozen comediennes are showcased, as well as a broad range of comedy, including stand-up, sketch, storytelling, and musical comedy. Shot in front of a live audience at Victoria’s Metro Studio, each performer presents their own original material. Each episode features two-three funny women. The performances are paired in complementary themes or genres. In the tradition of series comedy specials...

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