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One Take Super 8
October 20 - October 21$8
Join us for the world premiere of 20 new analogue movies presented LIVE on celluloid Super 8 film at Metro Studio Theatre or online!
The One Take Super 8 is a decentralized network of filmmaking challenges and screenings presented across the globe — since its inception more than 20 years ago it has inspired the creation and screening of over 1000 films in more than 50 locations around the world. CineVic proudly presents the fourth Vancouver Island edition for your local viewing pleasure.
Earlier this summer, participants from Victoria and the surrounding region were given a camera, a roll of film, and one week to create their own 3-minute Super 8 movie. The only catch: no editing. The filmmakers had to shoot their scenes in order with no second chances, and they’ll witness their work for the first time along with YOU – the audience – at two live screenings. Some films are silent but soundtracks are optional, created separately from the film and manually cued up on the night.
⬇️ Scroll down for more info on the films and filmmakers ⬇️
Friday & Saturday
20 & 21 October 2023
Metro Studio Theatre
1411 Quadra Street
Or watch from home on YouTube
Please note the same film program will run on both nights.
Eventbrite ticket sales for in-person screenings will end two hours before showtime; Advance tickets are recommended but any remaining tickets will be available at the door.
Online screening will premiere on October 20th at 7:00pm PT, and films will be available to view on-demand until 11:59pm PT on October 22nd.
In my 20s, I met a weird and wonderful community of people. They chilly-dipped in the ocean, biked around in swarms, dumpster dove and cooked up glorious meals together. Thanks to them I learned how to accept people as they are, what a belly laugh feels like, and how to enjoy the simple things. This film is a love letter to that time in my life and to the people who welcomed me in. Odette Jacquet is a hobbyist filmmaker and potter in Victoria, BC, who enjoys throwing elaborate theme parties and eating ripe figs from the tree.
Points of View
Filmmaking began for Andre in mid 90s New Zealand, emulating US skateboarding videos of the era with a handy-cam, then editing with two VHS players, and a home hi-fi stereo. An early iBook and a Sony VX2000 camera moved the focus to abstraction and musical elements taking centre stage. Later working in the film industry in art department roles, Andre experienced feature-film level productions, then commercials and the fast paced turn-arounds required in that field. This short captures the innocence of unknown outcomes, ambiguous narratives, shooting what’s in front of you and simply pulling the trigger whenever it feels right.
Chris Vautour is a film production raconteur. Enzo is a glimpse into the relationship between a gal and her aging 14 year old dog who’s going blind, deaf, and has mobility issues. As he nears the end of his life, Enzo still enjoys the forest and sea every day with his faithful companion/chauffeur.
V.C. Rhonda Hackett is from the Caribbean, born in Trinidad and Tobago. She is a social work researcher with an interest in exploring the African Caribbean life experiences in the diaspora. This film explores emotional expression. It was filmed on the traditional territories of the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples. It intentionally highlights the tension, for people of African descent who are displaced from their ancestral lands, between the reclamation of tears and the survival messages of don’t let them see you cry.
Mochi – the Moch-umentary
Mochi – the Moch-umentary is an anthropomorphic homage to a matriarchal family foodie tradition that has morphed, like humans into cats, into a multi-cultural, inclusive, joyful event that nurtures a communal sense of well-being. Suzanne Moreau is an emerging filmmaker who creates visual stories through the female gaze as a writer, director, producer, and production designer. Her goal is to amplify female empowerment to break the gender bias and bring about a more equitable and just society. With wry humour, her satirical, absurdist, and dramatic stories help to expose the fallacy of gender-based thinking and offer hope for the future.
Nancy Roach is a documentary photographer/filmmaker, on Vancouver Island, over on the west coast of Canada. She enjoys making films about stuff that matters! Bees are a keystone species; responsible for one in every three bites of food we consume! The vital role bees play on our planet may not be fully appreciated until they’re gone.
Find Your Way
Find Your Way was shot by parent and child Kemi Craig (she/her) and Aya Behr (they/them). Filmed on the traditional unceded territories of the Lək̓ʷəŋən speaking peoples, Kemi and Aya embody relationality and writing on the body between generations through tracing different routes from a map of the Underground Railroad on one another. A woman of African descent raised between Cherokee and Catawba territories (the Carolinas), Kemi is interested in historical and contemporary migration between the U.S. and Canada in relation to Black experiences. Kemi was so excited to film with Aya that she might not have set the focal length!
Ben LaBarre is a Victoria based filmmaker who is fascinated by the concept of a shower beer. Ben often asks himself “What is going on in one’s life where you need to combine the leisure activity of beer drinking with the sanitation activity of showering?” Perhaps the beer is sanitising the mind and the shower is for leisure? Ben explores this in a hard hitting drama about loss, hops, and suds. Shower Beer.
How to Summon a Demon
My name is Eva and I am a local Indigenous and Eurasian filmmaker from Vancouver Island. I’m the owner of Tooth & Nail Pictures, a Sundance Fellow, and the writer/director of How To Summon A Demon, a sweet and silly gothic short inspired by Burton and Edison Studios films about a Magician who attempts to summon a fearsome prince of Hell, to mixed results. Shoutout to my mother Yasmeen, my 9-year-old friend and future filmmaker Damon, my cat Klio, and my lovely Silas for making this such a fun shoot!
For the Long Run
Jes Sugrue is a screenwriter, published writer, story editor, problem solver, and all-around creative soul. Her features and short have won nine laurels in the past year and a bit, many of them as finalists. For the Long Run is her first film. It’s a music video for a song she wrote almost two decades ago, The Long Run, recorded by multi-talented Tony Horlor. The film also features some of her “Heart Art.” Tremendous thanks to her team: Michelle Tremblay, Giuseppe Buccoliero, Michael Korican, and Sam Margolis. Huge thanks to CineVic for hosting this One Take Super 8 Event!
Nikki Wilkinson is of Irish, Scottish and Red River Métis ancestry and has been graciously living on the Lekwungen speaking People’s territory since 2015. This is Nikki’s second short and includes an original song with images that reflect the experience of falling in love.
Joshua Ngenda is maker & artist of Kissi, Kpelle, and mixed settler ancestry. Practicing mainly in photographic portraiture, their work is both intimate and experimental, resting in the slow intention of analog process. they currently call home the unceded territories of the WSÁNEĆ and the Lkwungen peoples of southern Vancouver Island.
Dan Asked, Jacob Said
Dan Asked, “What would I get out of shooting in colour rather than B&W?” Jacob Said, “Joy.” An On Air film. Jacob La Rocque-Wall, (he/they) is a multi-disciplinary artist, this time dabbling in filmmaking. Jacob works w/ a team called “On Air”, to create zines and good vibes. The film is an attempt to describe what being an artist can be like. The main character, “The Sculptor”, is always running from something, running somewhere. Always striving. When he’s fired from his desk job, he’s got to find something new… something new appears nearly instantly, (this immediacy was important for the fact that the film had a limit of 00:03:20) and he snatches the opportunity.
Hi, my name is Ava Creed. Like any great piece of art this project was made within a few hours at a coffee shop. I had the joy of working with the incredible Maddison Davyduck and her brilliant mind. We wanted to show just how much we love the art of filmmaking, and that is exactly what we did in Television Baby. I want to thank CineVic for the opportunity to use this medium and I cannot wait to see what everyone else has created!
Ordinary F*cking People
Alex Skorochid is a writer and visual artist who lives with his partner and two sons in Victoria, BC. His film Ordinary F*cking People was shot in the capital over the first days of BC’s recent State of Emergency. It documents people as they go about their lives under the smoke filled skies; commuting to work, eating at restaurants, snorkeling, attending nature talks, shooting Super 8 movies etc. Alex’s feelings on the subject of the film are more ambivalent than the title might suggest.
Official Slammer Jammer
Jordan Koe is a Gwich’in artist living in Victoria. His film was captured over the weekend of July 28th 2023 as an unscripted future nostalgia of friendships.
Lee Ingram (lee/she/they) is a multi(non)disciplinary artist and storyteller who has been living on the lands of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations for the past 9 years. Lee’s artistic process is grounded in experimentation, improvisation, connection, and healing. Lee has primarily collaborated with Victoria-based artists, Lindsay Delaronde and Kemi Craig. Lee completed a year-long residency at Dance Victoria this past June. During a farewell visit to a special spot on the territories of Sc’ianew (Beecher Bay) First Nations, Lee recalls memories of rest and solitude with the land… and meets a familiar forest being along the way.
Friday & Saturday
20 & 21 October 2023
Metro Studio Theatre
1411 Quadra Street
Or watch from home on YouTube
CineVic acknowledges and respects the long and continuing history of the Lək̓ʷəŋən-speaking people, now known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, as well as the W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations, on whose traditional and unceded territory we carry out our activities.
Thank you to our event sponsors: Niagara Custom Lab, MediaNet / FLUX Gallery, Antimatter Media Art Festival
CineVic gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance of Canada Council for the Arts, Province of British Columbia, British Columbia Arts Council, and the CRD Arts & Culture Support Service.