Local Ottawa Showcase – Lesley Marshall

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Just before Canada Day the Ottawa Canadian Film Festival had the opportunity to join Izabel Barsive and local Ottawa film maker and musician Lesley Marshall to talk about life as a filmmaker. Principally the life of a female filmmaker. The discussion was full of insights on the challenges of breaking through on an industry that is dominated by men, both in production and, well, all aspects of the industry. As a filmmaker, Marshall has been in the industry long enough to have lived experienced with the limitations that face female filmmakers. But this has not stopped her.

Her life in the arts started young, and her perseverance to see projects and ideas come off the ground is sure encouragement for any filmmaker. Female filmmaker’s can glean that Marshall is a role model for those who can be left on the fringes of the film, and music industry as well. Having predominantly been involved in music video production, and being in a band herself, she can appreciate the art of a music video and what other story it can tell. She teamed up with Canadian band Partner and took that opportunity to create a video that captured the fun of the song “Play the Field”.

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Brandon Cronenberg (presented by the Canadian Film Institute)

Here’s another video we would like to highlight from our YouTube channel.

The Canadian Film Institute recently presented the film Antiviral by talented emerging Canadian filmmaker Brandon Cronenberg at a screening at the River Theatre at Carleton University.  Cronenberg attended the screening and answered questions from the audience.

The video also features Tom McSorley, Executive Director, CFI.
Videographer, Editor: Jith Paul. Special thanks to Jerrett Zaroski, Programmer, CFI.

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