So, I made another movie. I say that not with the usual euphemistic subtext of “I accidentally broke a vase” or “I wish I wish I hadn’t killed that fish”, but rather, quite simply, as a statement of fact: I made another movie and it’s pretty good.

It’s a short film document of a long conversation, in real time, from awkward reunion to difficult goodbye. It’s my first team-up with The Studio, a Vancouver collective who spend their days off from being the paragon of cool to double as damned decent producers. Chad Krowchuk (RVMentors) and Smallville‘s Allison Mack fill the void on the fairer side of the lens.

You’ll see it later this year at festivals, or maybe on an airplane or something. Expect, for a short, a pretty wide release.

Blocking the final beat through with cinematographer Sasha Proctor (left) and Allison Mack. Photo credit Shawn Edstrom.

Location manager Ithon Harrison-Jones, co-producer Jeremy Regimbal, Sasha and myself ride the action bus before a shot. Photo credit Shawn Edstrom.

More blocking, this time out front of the action house, with Allison and Chad Krowchuk. Photo credit Shawn Edstrom.

Allison and I blocking a moment outside the house. Photo credit Shawn Edstrom.

Sasha pilots the impossibly heavy steadicam rig. Photo credit Shawn Edstrom.

Co-producer John Poliquin on his pink flip phone. You go, JP! Photo credit Shawn Edstrom.

More photos from the film and, eventually, some real information can be once-over’d at

And with some luck, this blog will be getting a whole lot more interesting very soon. I’m in transit again, writing this time from Hamilton en route to southern Africa for reasons I’ll have to take a raincheck on. Listen close and follow carefully…


Austin Andrews is a Vancouver-based photojournalist and occasional filmmaker with a penchant for finding the fantastic in the everyday. Contact him at austin [at] disposablewords [dot] net


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