Interview: Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

We had a chance to talk with Tommy Jacob, Creative Director on Ghost Recon: Future Soldier’s multiplayer, while at the game’s launch event in Toronto. Most of our discussion revolved around Red Storm’s relationship with Special Forces soldiers, how those relationships influenced the game, and the contrasts between a video game and real-world Special Forces tactics.

Band of the Month: Wendy Versus

They've been around town for a few years now, but it seems Wendy Versus are experiencing a real refreshing and colourful new beginning before they release their first album, Crayon Wars, next month. We spoke to the trio about how Luke Skywalker got involved, how their music would be classified as X-Files, and what kind of hats they wear in this band and all their other bands.

Interview: The Samaritan Director David Weaver

We talk to The Samaritan director David Weaver about how the noir films of his youth crafted his latest Toronto shot project, working with Samuel L. Jackson, and the fine art of crafting a film about a con.

Interview: Game of Thrones: The Game

Given the success of HBO's Game of Thrones series, it's probably no surprise that a videogame is also in the works. What might surprise you, however, is that Game of Thrones: The Game has been in development for more than seven years.

Papo & Yo Preview

During PlayStation's 2012 Spring Showcase we had a chance to talk with Charles-William Bibaud, Line Producer on Papo & Yo, about the development of the game, its unique narrative, and the challenges of trying to translate lived experiences into an interactive medium.

Interview: Kevin Durand

We talked to Canadian character actor Kevin Durand about his latest role as a bank robber in the historical drama Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster, what it's like to play a lot of character driven roles, and about being able to adapt to filming in Sault Ste. Marie. Oh, and we asked him a tad about Cosmopolis.

Interview: Yung Chang

We sat down with China Heavyweight director Yung Chang to talk about making a documentary about boxing in a country where the sport was outlawed for decades.

Interview: Joe Swanberg

Dork Shelf sits down to talk with prolific independent DIY filmmaker and actor Joe Swanberg about a trilogy of films he will be presenting at Innis Town Hall in Toronto on Sunday, May 13th.

Interview: Brian Knappenberger

Dork Shelf talks to the director of Hot Docs 2012 selection We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists, Brian Knappenberger, about his fascination with Anonymous and his approach to making a film about and for the internet age.

Interview: Stacy Peralta

We talk to skateboarding legend and Dogtown and Z-Boys director Stacy Peralta about his personal look back in Bones Brigade: An Autobiography and his work as a producer on the Vans Warped Tour documentary No Room for Rockstars.

Interview: Cobie Smulders

Dork Shelf catches up with The Avengers' Agent Maria Hill, Vancouver native Cobie Smulders, to talk about working with such an elite squad of actors and how it's a change of pace from her day job on How I Met Your Mother.

Interview: Directors of The Final Member

You’ll probably never see anything quite like Toronto natives Jonah Bekhor and Zach Math’s penis-mentary The Final Member. The directors travelled to the Icelandic Phallological Museum for their documentary, the only penis museum on the planet. Dork Shelf sat down with Bekhor and Math to discuss the film, their breathtaking on-location footage, what it's like seeing penises get tattooed, and Icelandic folklore.

Interview: Headhunters Director Morten Tyldum

Dork Shelf recently had the chance to speak with Norwegian director Morten Tyldum about his new film Headhunters. He discussed the challenges of making the screen adaptation his own, the logistics of shooting in an outhouse, and his new American sci-fi thriller What Happened To Monday?

Interview: Mark Ruffalo

Dork Shelf sat down with the new big screen incarnation of The Incredible Hulk, Mark Ruffalo, just before the release of the long anticipated Marvel epic The Avengers about working on such a big scale with director Joss Whedon and his adventures in motion capture.

Interview: Corey and Frank Lee

We caught up with martial arts legend Frank Lee and his filmmaker son Corey about their personal relationship and their collaboration on the deeply personal Hot Docs entry Legend of a Warrior