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One Take Super 8 Event – 2022
October 14, 2022 - October 15, 2022$5
The One Take Super 8 Event is back again for its third edition on Vancouver Island! Join us for the world premiere of 21 new analogue movies presented LIVE on celluloid Super 8 film at Metro Studio Theatre or online.
Super 8 film took the world by storm in the 1960s and 70s as an accessible way to make “home movies.” Today, the format remains an analogue escape from our digital world. The One Take Super 8 Event began in the year 2000 in Regina SK, and since then it has inspired the creation and screening of over 1,000 films in more than 50 locations around the world.
Earlier this summer, participants from Victoria and the surrounding region answered the open call to participate in a fun, non-competitive, community-driven filmmaking and screening opportunity. They 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 an audience at the community screenings. Soundtracks are optional, created separately from the film and manually cued up on the night.
⏬ See below for full list of films & filmmakers ⏬
Friday 14 October 2022
Saturday 15 October 2022
Metro Studio Theatre – 1411 Quadra Street
Or watch from home on YouTube
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Please note the same film program will run on both nights.
Online screening will premiere on October 14th at 7:00pm PT and films will be available to view on-demand until 11:59pm PT on October 16th.
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.
Visiting Van Isle
Andre Lamb began filmmaking in mid 90s New Zealand; emulating the US skateboarding videos of the era with a handy-cam, a couple of VHS players, a hi-fi stereo, an abundance of patience and some good friends to film. Analog dubs and guerrilla style shooting gave way to community college film studies, access to better gear and digital editing. Andre now mostly works in Art Department roles, fabricating props, dressing and decorating. A multi-instrumentalist and producer known as “Audiophysical”, he creates catalogue music used by video content creators around the world. This short film seeks to portray a “home video” feel from the period preceding tape, made by a visitor to the island.
Small Magic is a film that acts as a continuation of my ongoing 35mm photography project about mindfulness, nostalgia, and gratitude. I am a photographer, and have always been looking for ways to showcase the magic of the small, slow moments in nature that make me grateful to be alive. Those moments that are so simple, yet beautiful enough to incite deep feelings of awe and wonder. This film is an homage to the sun, the sky, the water, and the plants.
Long-time CineVic member Michael Korican has made over five dozen short films, including a handful of Super 8 ones. He shot his first three Super 8 movies in high school: “Chairs,” “Iago” and “All Walls Are Bouncing Balls.” This year’s submission is “Home Movie,” a movie about his homes in Victoria.
VATTELAPESCA (Who Knows)
I work at the film commission and my first love is cinema. So my film is inspired by 60’s Italian surrealist magic and Czechoslovak new wave chaos. The story I’ve created is about when something leads to nothing, and nothing leads to something. Starring Mark Zupan, Makeup by Shadelle Molloy, Music by Mitchell Rossit-Lavigne and Mark Zupan.
The Exquisite Corpse
Erin Hartley, Kyndra Burton, Zaida Gerritsen
Named after the grade school drawing exercise in which you each get to add to a sketch until an entire body or portrait is complete, The Exquisite Corpse follows the same concept however in video form. Erin, Kyndra and Zaida each conceptualized scenes of the film, with no knowledge of what the others were doing until time to shoot. They came up with a collection of sketches that varied shooting styles, references, and themes, creating their own ‘exquisite corpse’ through film.
What just happened?
Daniel Kwon is an aspiring independent filmmaker motivated by the emotional expression of storytelling, imagery, and message. The 8mm film project has been an experience worth exploring in which its limitation can enhance creative narrative with hope that it can grow interest over time.
In Memoriam (A Line of Poplars)
Alex Skorochid is a writer and visual artist who lives with his partner and two sons in Victoria, BC. His film ‘In Memoriam (A Line of Poplars)’ was made in honour of several trees that were cut down in the process of renovating Victoria High School. This is Alex’s second time participating in the One Take Super 8 Event.
mom’s a freebird
Lee Zed/Ingram (lee/she/they) is a multidisciplinary artist living on the ancestral lands of the Songhees and Esquimalt nations. Lee is a primarily self-taught dancer engaged in improvisation, collaboration, experimentation, community theatre, and interdisciplinary creations. The footage in mom’s a freebird was taken during a mother’s first visit to her youngest daughter’s home. Across miles of distance, a phone conversation is recorded. mom’s a freebird is a meditation on memory, childhood, dreams, and freedom. Original score and sound design made in collaboration with Owen Fairbairn. Voice: Paulette Ingram, Harp & Violin: Owen Fairbairn, Piano: Habib Bardi.
For Fox Sake
Suzanne Moreau has morphed humans into animals and back since completing CineVic’s Incubators (2019-2021), and creating her first Super8 film, ‘Ersatz Cats’ (2021). ‘For Fox Sake’ takes anthropomorphism one step further into magic realism, blurring the boundaries among species in another quirky comedy satire on human/animal behaviour. ‘For Fox Sake’ is an homage to cinema’s silent era, observing what happens when two adventurous hens take advantage of an opportunity to escape their cooped-up existence. But while a wily fox is intent upon exploiting them, they retain compassion for their would-be oppressor.
Sohee Hong is a filmmaker, and has been actively working in various short films and feature films in Vancouver Island, Vancouver, and South Korea. She has written “Play Smart” precisely for the Super 8 Event and created with some of her students she has taught film production in Duncan, BC. Through this film, she wanted to express some decisions and struggles young children face and need to make during their social activities and relationships they encounter. She truly wants to bring peace and compassion within people’s learning and social environment and wherever she works and lives.
I am a Victoria Filmmaker and former CineVic employee. A director member of the DGC, I am currently the Program Manager for the Victoria Film Festival. This film, SYNC, was written by longtime friend and CineVic collaborator Jim Knox. He wanted to write something that played with the fact there was no way this piece would play in sync, and I wanted to work on a project with my eldest child, Finn. We were very lucky to have Sam Follis join this little project.
The Final Slip: Behind the Scenes
Sonya Chwyl & Sophie de Kergommeaux
Sonya Chwyl has been an active member of the Victoria film community since 2019, when they shot their first One Take Super 8 film. Due to unforeseen circumstances, their most recent short film, Slip, had to move its final shoot date to the same weekend they had booked a Super 8mm camera for this year’s event. So together with Slip’s 2nd AC Sophie de Kergommeaux, they decided to capture a few moments from the last day of shooting on film. // In addition to her work as a 2nd AC, Sophie de Kergommeaux is a film and writing student at UVic. Her first short film, Purple, screened at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival in 2021.
An Ode to the Body
Niko 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 the first film that Niko has made and it was inspired by her experience of going through a medical diagnosis. This film is based off of the relationship to the body; the pain, the pleasure, the solace and the never ending dance that the soul and body experience throughout life. Niko wanted to encapsulate the eb and flow of the human form, the frustration of bodily betrayal and the overwhelming love that we experience for the vessels we live in.
We the Meek
Jordan Koe is a Tetlit Gwich’in sound, multimedia artist, and radio host in Victoria, BC. His art centers on experimentation and the democratization of virtuosity as a means to confront the rigidity and classism of the western musical tradition. “we the meek” is a reflection on nostalgia and dance of person and place.
Ashley Good is an independent filmmaker and author, as well as the director of the annual Foggy Isle Film Festival. Her One Take Super 8 submission, SUMMER GOALS, is intended to be a tongue-in-cheek take on the typical aspirational summer vacation. Staying true to the DIY history of Super 8 filmmakers, Summer Goals contrasts the minimal use of props and handwritten opening credits on transparency sheets with free stock footage. This short film will either look really cute, or terrible. We’ll soon find out!
With an aptitude for creating progressive melodies. Battery Poacher builds the majority of his samples from scratch. Blending elements of psychedelia, funk and hip hop, his music can be described as deep, dark and infectious. Using vocoder, synthesizers and tasty guitar shreds wrapped like bacon around meticulously sculpted beats, the intricacies of the magic mask he dons are only superseded by the music he creates. He is the robot alien who will steal you away to another dimension. — Music Video for Battery Poacher Directed by Emanuel Foucault who graduated from Concordia University with a BA in political science in 2017. Since then, he has immersed in various film projects and stage plays, undertaking a variety of roles as actor, writer, editor and producer.
From Here to Now
This film was the final project Megan did before leaving Victoria. Departing from the island signaled the end of an era in many ways, and this film serves as a sort of nod to that. Piano track is La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin by Claude Debussy.
An ode to the creative process, “Genesis” documents the development of movement as dancer Molly Rosen collects inspiration from the streets of Nanaimo. Willow (the filmmaker) collects inspiration for the soundtrack from the movements of Molly. Individually, the film, the movements and the music illustrate the chaos of inspiration. When combined they reveal the order that (sometimes, hopefully) emerges from the ‘goo’. Willow Sereda-Meichel is a multidisciplinary artist who is constantly trying to figure out how to compose music using a paintbrush.
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 is an exploration of the layered presence of African peoples in the diaspora. It was filmed on the traditional territories of the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples, which deliberately underscores the reality of being here as arrivants separated from ancestral lands. Specifically, the film highlights the reawakening of knowledges about braided and unbraided hair as reflections of resistance, identity and empowerment.
CineVic acknowledges and respects the long 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 the City of Victoria, Canada Council for the Arts, Province of British Columbia, British Columbia Arts Council, and the CRD Arts & Culture Support Service.