The Rep Readies for Release

Nearly a year after completion and more than several months after the closure of its subject - the Toronto Underground Cinema - filmmaker Morgan White's ode to old school cinemas The Rep will finally be coming to theatres that can book it for free and keep 100% of what it makes. We talked to White on the day of his announcement to get his thoughts and ask him why.

Interview: Sudz Sutherland

We talk to veteran TV director Sudz Sutherland about his latest big screen effort Home Again, and about what realness and the concept of “home” means to him, the vast research that went into the film, some of his unexpected casting choices, and his thoughts on how the current hot button issue of Bill C-43 might only make things worse for deportees.

Interview: Patrick Moran discusses Game On 2.0

When you walk into the Game On 2.0 exhibit at the Ontario Science Centre, the first thing you’ll notice is a massive projection of PONG. That’s to be expected. The new gallery chronicles the history of video games and PONG is doubtlessly one of the originals.

Interview: Sean Garrity

We talk to Winnipeg born and current Toronto area filmmaker Sean Garrity about his dueling projects at the beginning of this year (with the award winning My Awkward Sexual Adventure and this weekend's Blood Pressure), suburban malaise, collaborating with actors, his working relationship with writer and actor Jonas Chernick, and what draws him to films about fledgling relationships.

Interview: Brett Heard

We talk with writer, director, and former stand-up Brett Heard about his latest project, the Canadian made bachelor party comedy Stag, and assembling a cast of comic veterans to make a more realistic and character based look at what a drunken night of debauchery actually looks like.

Interview: John Palamarchuk talks God of War: Ascension

How do you top one of the most violently spectacular trilogies in gaming? The Sony Santa Monica Lead Environment Artist discusses his team’s creative approach to God of War: Ascension and the challenge of staying relevant while reintroducing Kratos to another generation of gamers.

Interview: Rose Leslie of Game of Thrones

We speak with actress Rose Leslie, who plays wilding Ygritte on the HBO's Game of Thrones. We discussed her character’s headspace at the beginning of season three, Leslie's favourite characters new and old, Game of Thrones vs. Downton Abbey, what the future holds for Jon Snow and Ygritte, and more!

Interview: Glen Mazzara

While he was in town for the Toronto Screenwriting Conference, we caught up with Glen Mazzara, show runner for AMC's smash hit The Walking Dead about his work on the most popular show currently on cable, his early days as a writer, the creative decisions made for the show, and fan reactions both positive and negative.

Interview: Chan-wook Park

Dork Shelf talked to famed Korean director Chan-Wook Park (Oldboy) about where his desire to tell such dark stories springs from, why he selected Stoker for his North American debut, the casting process, his identifying with the work of Alfred Hitchcock, and his study of film criticism and philosophy.