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Calgary-raised actor Levi Meaden finds his inner badass in sci-fi series, Aftermath

Levi Meaden is perfectly at ease discussing the deeper themes that course beneath the tongue-and-cheek tone of the new sci-fi show, Aftermath.

It’s actually quite impressive. 834 more words


CIFF: Lost Face wins Alberta Spirit Award

A film based on a Jack London story about a power struggle between a European fur thief and his native captors has took first prize at the Calgary International Film Festival’s Alberta Spirit gala on Sunday evening. 520 more words


CIFF: Calgary filmmaker Dave Schultz considers love and friendship in new film

When Calgary filmmaker Dave Schultz was four years old, he almost died after falling off the roof of his childhood home in Winnipeg.

Years later — 45 to be exact — his father would recount the tale to his grown son. 1,121 more words


Hello Destroyer

Hello Destroyer

Director: Kevan Funk

Tyson Burr: Jared Abrahamson


Hello Destroyer was the first movie that I saw the Calgary International Film Festival.

Tyson Burr (Abrahamson) is a rookie member of the Prince George Warriors hockey team, but one day he gets into a terrible hockey fight that escalates quickly and ends in someone getting hospitalized. 1,550 more words


CIFF: NFB doc focuses on the hopes and dreams of millennials in Fort McMurray

It’s one of the biggest dilemmas for a documentary filmmaker.

Since real life rarely offers tidily scripted endings, how do you decide when a story is finished? 1,006 more words


CIFF: Martin Starr shines in darkly funny comedy-drama, Operator

It’s not a career arc an actor would usually second guess.

But Martin Starr says his transformation to leading man was not something he expected, or even necessarily wanted. 785 more words