Tag Archives: Gary Hawes

BIG READ: Tonight’s BC Spotlight Gala For DOWN RIVER Caps BC Film-palooza at VIFF

Published October 5th, 2013 on Vancouver is Awesome. Tonight’s BC Spotlight Gala screening of Ben Ratner’s film Down River, inspired by his long friendship with the late Vancouver actress Babz Chula, caps a week-long BC Film-palooza. The Vancouver International Film Festival staged seven premieres over eight days: shot-in-Havana Hitchockian thriller 3 Days in Havana, STD comedy That Burning [...]

VIFF: World Premiere of Taylor Hill’s LEAP 4 YOUR LIFE with April Telek

Mockumentary Leap 4 Your Life is a family affair. Twenty-something Taylor Hill wrote it during the final semester of her degree, produced it, cast it and designed costumes for it with her mother and co-stars in it as dweeby tries-too-hard contestant Molly, wearing braces supplied by her dentist father. “It was either get a car and [...]

BIG READ: Vote for BC Film/Doc (#mustseeBC) To Be Awarded Red Carpet Screening at Vancouver International Film Festival

Published September 19, 2013 on Vancouver is Awesome. Vote for whichever BC film or documentary you want to see at a red carpet screening of the Vancouver International Film Festival, which screens from September 26th to October 11th. It’s a new feature of this year’s BC Spotlight program, with a dozen made-in-BC projects vying for [...]

VIFF: Triple Threat Taylor Hill’s Mockumentary LEAP 4 YOUR LIFE with April Telek

“There will be tears. There will be drama.  And …..jazz hands.” How could a film about teens competing in a community dance competition called Leap 4 Your Life be anything but a mockumentary? Be prepared to laugh at the backstage antics of stage parents with their teen contestant offspring and be awed by the dancing.  April [...]