Jason Priestley “Call Me Fitz” at Banff World TV Festival 2010

Wednesday, 7 July, 2010

Jason Priestley & me

I really enjoy the pilot of Jason Priestley‘s new TV series “Call Me Fitz“, it looks like great TV where Jason plays Richard “Fitz” Fitzpatrick, “a morally bankrupt used-car salesman whose consequence-free life is complicated by the arrival of do-gooder Larry (Ernie Grunwald), another salesman who claims he is Fitz’s conscience.

In the following clip, you will see Jason and the show creator Sheri Elwood at Banff talking about “Call Me Fitz“.

Note: I want to add that the cool and character fitting underwear wore by Jason in “Call Me Fitz” were designed by a Canadian company (Ginch Gonch) and we first heard about the brand/business pitched on CBC TV on Dragons’ Den in 2006. It looks like the company was sold in July 2008. Anyway, good job by the PR team to get Ginch Gonch products featured.

Here is a trailer of “Call Me Fitz“.

Jason talking about “Call Me Fitz” at MIPTV.

At Banff, Sheri talked about finding “Fitz” in Jason after watching this QTV interview of Jason on the internet. I think this is a good lesson for actors/actresses as you never know how and where you will be discovered for a role.

More info:

Cast grows for ‘Call Me Fitz’ – Ernie Grunwald among actors joining Jason Priestley in sitcom (Hollywood Reporter)

Jason Priestley embraces role created by South Shore producer (southshorenow.ca)


Mickey Rourke – TIME Magazine 10 Questions

Tuesday, 6 July, 2010

Mickey Rourke – TIME Magazine 10 Questions

10 Questions for Viggo Mortensen – TimeMagazine

Tuesday, 6 July, 2010

10 Questions for Viggo Mortensen – TimeMagazine

Pigeon Impossible

Tuesday, 29 December, 2009

Lucas Martell writer/director/producer/animator spent 5 years to create Pigeon Impossible, a wonderfully told and funny story. Over 2 million views since it was posted on Nov 8, 2009. Highly recommended.

Werner Herzog on images, TV, and shoes

Saturday, 26 December, 2009

“The All Seeing Eye” Gondry/Bismuth Installation

Friday, 20 November, 2009

Some info about the clip.

“Michel Gondry and Pierre Bismuth, who both won Oscars with Charlie Kaufman for their Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind screenplay, collaborate again on this Cosmic Galerie exhibition. The All Seeing Eye opened 8 October 2005, and ran from 12 October to 3 December at the Galerie in Paris.”

Prom Night in Mississippi – New doc by Morgan Freeman

Friday, 20 November, 2009

Prom Night In Mississippi -> New doc by Morgan Freeman.

In 1997, Morgan Freeman offered to pay for the senior prom at Charleston High School in Mississippi under one condition: the prom had to be racially integrated. His offer was ignored. In 2008, Freeman offered again. This time the school board accepted, and history was made. Until then, blacks and whites had had separate proms even though their classrooms have been integrated for decades. PROM NIGHT IN MISSISSIPPI captures a big moment in a small town, where hope finally blossoms in black, white and a whole lot of taffeta.

[via BMD]

The Dirdy Birdy

Sunday, 8 November, 2009

Quite funny. [via Chris Landreth]


Sunday, 8 November, 2009

Short and sort of cute.

How To Break Up (Tales of Mere Existence)

Sunday, 8 November, 2009

Where Have I Been All Your Life?

Sunday, 8 November, 2009

Lift – short doc

Wednesday, 28 October, 2009

Dir: Marc Isaacs / UK / 2001

Filmmaker Marc Isaacs sets himself up in a London tower block lift. The residents come to trust him and reveal the things that matter to them creating a humorous and moving portrait of a vertical community.

For more of Marcs work visit: http://www.secondrundvd.com/release_isaacs.php

Luv Deluxe

Wednesday, 28 October, 2009

Luv Deluxe. very well done. a short from Future Shorts.

Space Pop – Vancouver Film School (VFS)

Wednesday, 28 October, 2009

Space Pop from Vancouver Film School. Enjoy.

2009 CIFF Favourite Shorts

Wednesday, 28 October, 2009

“What’s Virgin Mean?” is a 2 minutes 33 seconds 2009 Calgary International Film Festival selection that is short and sweet. A nice job well done.

The short film “Love Child” is at 2009 Calgary International Film Festival. It is just so adorable and cute. Enjoy.

“The Herd” is a wonderfully made short documentary, just 4 minutes 19 seconds long. Enjoy.

Long Hair Revolution

Wednesday, 28 October, 2009

Long Hair Revolution – Full length documentary

Directed & Produced by Kempton Lam

More info in this blog entry.

Welcome to ideas Vacuum Production

Wednesday, 30 August, 2006


ideas Vacuum Production focuses in producing quality and provocative documentaries and online content. We have completed a 71-minute long documentary screened in 2005 Calgary International Film Festival.

In 2006, Kempton, founder of ideas Vacuum Production, was awarded a CTV Fellowship to attend the prestigious Banff World Television Festival where he pitched multiple projects to broadcasters from around the world (including BBC, NHK, CBC and CNN). In 2007, Kempton attended Banff as a reporter to report on the latest industry news and happenings at Banff World TV Festival and NextMedia.

Recently, Kempton has focused on creating online content and has produced and created over 200 video segments.