Bonnie Robinson

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Bonnie Robinson is the founder of YOW Productions.  A professional writer, producer and director, on this episode she talks about her favourite types of films to make and where she likes to go to see movies in Ottawa.  She also reminds us that making films is most often a collaborative endeavour and has some great tips for aspiring filmmakers looking to plug into the local filmmaker community.

The Ottawa Indie Filmmakers web series is produced by Jith Paul in collaboration with Apartment613.

Roger D. Wilson

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Roger D. Wilson is an independent film artist based in Ottawa, Ontario. Described as an “experimental film scientist”, his films are infused with thematically-related techniques such as layering images, adding textures and hand processing and printing the film. Roger’s films have screened at festivals across Canada.

The Ottawa Indie Filmmakers web series is produced by Jith Paul in collaboration with Apartment613.

Rhiana Chinapen

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Filmmaker Rhiana Chinapen’s interest in social justice issues drew her to documentaries and her work planning Ottawa’s One World Film Festival which celebrated its 28th anniversary in 2017.  She recently completed her first film, an exploration of Capoeira (an Afro-Brazilian martial art which she practices) with the assistance of SAW Video Media Arts Centre’s Jumpstart Program.

The Ottawa Indie Filmmakers web series is produced by Jith Paul in collaboration with Apartment613.

Shannon Lough, Emanuela Campanella, Sarah Turnbull and Fangliang Xu

Ottawa Filmmakers web series - Jith Paul ocanfilmfest

This episode features Shannon Lough, Emanuela Campanella, Sarah Turnbull and Fangliang Xu, four students from the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University.

They have just completed their first film together, a documentary called “Secret War” about the innovative War Horse project which utilizes horses to help veterans dealing with the traumas of war.  “Secret War” is an Official Selection at this year’s Yorkton Film Festival.

The Ottawa Indie Filmmakers web series is produced by Jith Paul in collaboration with Apartment613.