June 2015 - Behind the Scenes
The Last Halloween

Cinematographer Michael Jari Davidson on the impact of technology in film

Musician-turned-cinematographer Michael Jari Davidson began his film career at the cusp of the digital revolution. Davidson has a long career in film, with his...

screenwriting

The 2015 Screenwriter Mentor Experience: interview with Geneviève Appleton and Navin Ramaswaran

Conceived by Geneviève Appleton, a director, editor, and producer with White Wave Productions, and sponsored by the founder of Aspiring Canadian Writers Contests (ACWC)...

Film Editing

Media Impact: Lindsay Ragone on process and importance of editing

Of all the artists who come together to create a film, an editor is arguably the most important. Screenwriters and directors create the feel...

Creative collaboration: Sarah Goodman, Maya Bankovic, Laura Barrett and Jose Miguel Contreras of Porch Stories

Creative collaboration: Sarah Goodman, Maya Bankovic, Laura Barrett and Jose Miguel Contreras of Porch Stories

Sarah Goodman was looking for a project to break into the feature film industry from documentary. She “wanted to get the transition underway as...

Food for thought: filmmaker Erik Anjou discusses Deli Man

Food for thought: filmmaker Erik Anjou discusses Deli Man

A recurring theme that Erik Anjou uses in his documentaries is the exploration of what it means to be Jewish in the contemporary world. The directors...

Drawing from emotion: Pixar story artist Domee Shi on Inside Out

Drawing from emotion: Pixar story artist Domee Shi on Inside Out

If you don’t already have your tickets for the latest Pixar film, Inside Out, you better get in line right away. The film is their...

Home movies: interview with The Wolfpack director Crystal Moselle

Home movies: interview with The Wolfpack director Crystal Moselle

As film fans, we tend to spend a good portion of our free time sitting down in a theatre, or in front of our...

Not so fast: an interview with Slow West writer and director John Maclean

Not so fast: an interview with Slow West writer and director John Maclean

He might be best known in the arts world for his early career as a musician, but it’s immediately clear that filmmaker John Maclean...

Platonic love: Thomas Mann and Olivia Cooke talk about Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Platonic love: Thomas Mann and Olivia Cooke talk about Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

It’s a gorgeous summer afternoon on the rooftop bar at a downtown Toronto boutique hotel, and actor Thomas Mann has become somewhat rightfully concerned...

Friendship and family: RJ Cyler and Alfonso Gomez-Rejon talk about Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Friendship and family: RJ Cyler and Alfonso Gomez-Rejon talk about Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

While filmmaker Alfonso Gomez-Rejon paces his adjacent hotel room bedroom completing a telephone interview with someone deeply taken by his latest film, Me and...

Fictional reality: the films of Luo Li

Fictional reality: the films of Luo Li

If you haven’t yet explored the work of Chinese-Canadian filmmaker Luo Li, you’ll get your chance during a retrospective titled You Can’t Go Home Again:...

Critical perspective: director Luo Li on his films and his TIFF retrospective

Critical perspective: director Luo Li on his films and his TIFF retrospective

From June 11 to June 14, 2015, the TIFF Bell Lightbox will be running a special retrospective program on the works of director Luo Li....

Saturday night fever: Bao Nguyen and J.L. Pomeroy on Live From New York!

Saturday night fever: Bao Nguyen and J.L. Pomeroy on Live From New York!

Unless you’ve been living in some sort of bunker that keeps you shielded from all pop culture related news and information, it would be...

Strangers at the door: Audrey Cummings, Chris Gamble, and cast talk Berkshire Country

Strangers at the door: Audrey Cummings, Chris Gamble, and cast talk Berkshire Country

The home invasion thriller Berkshire County is the feature film debut of Quebec-born Canadian Film Centre alumna Audrey Cummings, with the collaboration of fellow CFC grads writer...

Tales from the cabbage patch: Craig Goodwill discusses Patch Town

Tales from the cabbage patch: Craig Goodwill discusses Patch Town

Patch Town is the feature film debut for writer, director, and producer Craig Goodwill. Working in the industry for about 18 years, Goodwill began as producer/director’s...

Cast of the Suicide Squad

When movies met the Internet: a hate story

The Internet has brought us many wonderful things, but hate about movies isn’t one of them. James Green discusses.

Movies you want to see: interviews with the CineCoup top 5 finalists

Movies you want to see: TFS Quickies with the CineCoup top 5 finalists

CineCoup is an online competition for filmmakers across Canada that puts them in direct contact with the people who matter most; the fans. Filmmakers...

The TFS List: the greatest soundtracks and scores

The TFS List: the greatest soundtracks and scores

While the sound of a film is important, perhaps essential, to a film, its soundtrack and score might be even more important because they...

Editor's Note: June 2015 - Behind the Scenes

Editor’s Note: June 2015 – Behind the Scenes

For our June 2015 issue, Toronto Film Scene is going Behind the Scenes to shine a light on all the crew members who rarely...