Where were you born, where did you grow up, where do you live now?
Born and raised in Montréal, QC. Currently based north of Toronto in Pottageville, ON.
First film you made, and where and when?
Montreal, 1997, short film portrait of my 90-year-old Communist friend, Irene Kon – my application film for La Course destination monde.
Latest film you made, and where and when?
Thanadoula, a short animated magical-realist documentary about an end-of-life doula, sisterhood and the crow as messenger between the worlds of the living and dying. Created in Montréal, with incredible artist-collaborators. In festivals this fall.
Describe your current living space.
Open-concept bungalow in farm country. Willow trees in the backyard, rabbits, coyotes, lots of birds.
What Canadian would you challenge to make an isolation movie?
Élise Simard, Sophie Deraspe
In the history of cinema whose isolation move would you want to see?
Worst thing about being in isolation?
Missing friends, community. Launching new film virtually, missing the festival fun. Having a baby and not being able to gather with people and celebrate.
Best thing about being in isolation?
Forced slowdown, less busy-ness, no airports and airplanes. Developing a more intimate relationship with where I find myself.
Favourite book to read in isolation?
When Women Were Birds, Terry Tempest Williams
Favourite music to listen to in isolation?
Funky music you can dance around the kitchen to
Favourite movies to watch in isolation?
Been checking out some weird experimental festival docs on DAFilms.com (when my partner has the patience for it!)
Favourite meal in isolation?
Something involving summer peaches, corn, tomatoes & BBQ
What’s the last best thing you cooked?