Where were you born, where did you grow up, where do you live now?
Toronto, Toronto, and Toronto (but I lived on BC islands and Vancouver for many years)
First film you made, and where and when?
The Road Stops Here (w/Velcrow Ripper). A doc about a logging blockade in the Walbran Valley, traditional territory of the Pacheedhat, 1990.
Latest film you made, and where and when?
A short dance film called Warming, 2019.
Describe your current living space
I share a small, two bedroom house with my mom, daughter, a dog, a cat, spider plants and recently a pair of ducklings.
What Canadian would you challenge to make an isolation movie?
In the history of cinema whose isolation movie would you want to see?
Worst thing about being in isolation?
Not seeing my friends or my friend’s kids. Worrying about my mom and all those most vulnerable to the virus
Best thing about being in isolation?
The quiet and knowing that wild creatures were enjoying more freedom and cleaner air.
Favourite book to read in isolation?
I didn’t have tons of time but I did read poetry in the bathtub—Aisha Sasha John’s, I have to live, and Lisa Robertson’s, Three Summers.
Favourite music to listen to in isolation?
Etta James and my daughter singing absolutely anything
Favourite movies to watch in isolation
A Woman Under the Influence and, yes, Cats (my mother loved it).
Favourite meal in isolation?
Meals? We mostly snack or picnic.
What’s the last best thing you cooked?
Foraged garlic mustard pesto made with macadamia nuts