TADFF Interview: Jeff Maher on Bed of the Dead

The horror film Bed of the Dead, directed by Jeff Maher, will be having its Toronto premiere tonight at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival. Born in Montreal, Jeff Maher is one of the people behind Guelph, Ontario-based film production company Black Fawn Films, which is responsible for films such as Antisocial, Bite, and Let Her Out. […]

Interview: Adam Irving on Off the Rails

The documentary Off the Rails tells the story of Darius McCollum, a man with Asperger’s Syndrome in New York City, who has spent half of his life in jail for his habit of impersonating train conductors. As someone with Asperger’s Syndrome myself, I immediately found myself draw to the film. I was also excited to talk to […]

Q&A: Producer Christopher Giroux and Co-Star Annette Wozniak on Bite

The Canadian body horror film Bite is released today on DVD and Blu-Ray by United Front Entertainment and Black Fawn Distribution. Last fall, I talked to producer Christopher Giroux and co-star Annette Wozniak before Bite‘s final public screening at the 2015 Blood in the Snow Film Festival. Of the subjects covered, there was quite about of discussion about Bite‘s […]

Podcast: Lost Interviews 01 – Justin Decloux on Teddy Bomb

It’s the first episode of Sean Kelly on Movie’s podcast series “Lost Interviews.” Over the years I have accumulated a number of interviews with filmmakers, usually at film festivals. Usually, I would transcribe and post the interviews to coincide with the reason of the film I am interviewing for. However, sometimes that doesn’t happen and […]

Interview: D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus on Unlocking the Cage

The documentary Unlocking the Cage, opening today at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, follows the crusade of animal rights lawyer Steven Wise and his crusade to get autonomous non-human animals, particularly chimpanzees, to be legally defined as people and the rights that designation affords. The film is directed by the veteran filmmaking team of D.A. Pennebaker […]

Q&A: Chris Trebilcock on The Dark Stranger

The fantastical horror film The Dark Stranger is released today at Cineplex Yonge and Dundas. Last fall, when the film played as part of the Blood in the Snow Film Festival, I had a chance to talk with director Chris Trebilcock about his motivations behind The Dark Stranger. What’s the film about? It’s about a young woman […]

Interview: Tonje Hessen Schei discusses Drone

The documentary Drone opens today and covers the very timely subject matter of drone strikes in the middle east. The film is directed by Norwegian director Tonje Hessen Schei, who is previously known for the documentaries Independent Intervention (2006) and Play Again (2010). When Drone screened earlier this year at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, I sat down with Tonje […]

Interview: Jessica Edwards discusses Mavis!

The music biography Mavis! opens today at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema. The documentary looks back at the career of Mavis Staples, who was best known as one of the members of the Staples Singers. Mavis! is the first feature-length documentary by director Jessica Edwards, who previously directed the documentary shorts The Landfill (2012), Tugs (2011), and Seltzer Works (2010). When […]

Interview: Ravi and Geeta Patel discuss Meet the Patels

The documentary Meet the Patels continues its Toronto theatrical run by opening today at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema for a week-long run. The documentary focuses on Ravi Patel, who undergoes the matchmaking process by his very traditional parents. The whole process was filmed by Ravi’s sister Geeta and turned into a romantic comedy-styled documentary. Meet […]

TADFF15 Interview: A discussion with the producers, writers, and cast of A Christmas Horror Story

The holiday-themed horror anthology A Christmas Horror Story screens this evening at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival. A Christmas Horror Story is the brainchild of producer/director Steve Hoban and producer Mark Smith. Throughout his 23 year career, Steve Hoban has produced many Canadian genre films, such as Ginger Snaps, Splice, Haunter, and the TV series Darknet, […]