Avant-garde filmmaker Maya Deren, once famously remarked: “Cameras do not make films; filmmakers make films.”
Featuring Workman Arts Members: Gerald Mackenzie, Brian Demoskoff, Genova, Emily Sweet, Jaene Castrillon and a special quarantine omnibus from the 2020 film class; this imaginative and exciting shorts program showcases the endless bounds of filmmaking as a creative outlet. Together through their willingness to creatively explore their surroundings and even document their daily-lives during a global pandemic, these film-makers prove that the most critical equipment for filmmaking is yourself, your imaginative mind, and your freedom to use both.
A Lasting Impact, by Emily Sweet, 5 minutes
All This Time, by Genova, 10 minutes
Blood Downer, by Gerald Mackenzie, 10 minutes
Naomi Hendrickje Laufer’s Dormant filmed by Brian Demoskoff, 3 minutes
Respect, by Jaene Castrillon, 45 minutes
Quarantine Blues, by Susan Lieberman, Gerald Mackenzie, Amy Ness, Omar Samara, Emily Sweet and Lucy Drumonde, 21 minutes
Support for this streaming program provided by Toronto Arts Council’s Open Door Program with special thanks to VUCAVU.