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Face2Face is hosted by change maker David Peck and is rooted in casual conversation and intelligent inspiration. David interviews film makers, actors, writers and artists of various kinds and he does it in a fun, thoughtful and entertaining way. Check out this weekly podcast where David honors and celebrates people who believe in the power of little things, the splash and ripple effect and who are rolling up their sleeves to make the world a better place.
 

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Face2Face is hosted by change maker David Peck and is rooted in casual conversation and intelligent inspiration. David interviews film makers, actors, writers and artists of various kinds and he does it in a fun, thoughtful and entertaining way. Check out this weekly podcast where David honors and celebrates people who believe in the power of little things, the splash and ripple effect and who are rolling up their sleeves to make the world a better place.
 

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    Graham Greene, Kernels of Truth & Storytelling

    Graham Greene, Kernels of Truth & Storytelling

    Graham Greene and Aaron Wolf and Face2Face host David Peck talk about the new perfectly timed Halloween release Tar, the La Brea Tar Pits, real stories and real acting, monsters and kernels of truth that can be found in every story.
    Trailer
    The film is now available on Digital and On Demand.
    Synopsis:
    Tar is a new thriller about a family business that is forced to shut down and move as the cities subway is expanding under their feet and the office building is slated for demolition.
    However, something primal is awoken by the underground construction, and a night of sombre packing becomes a desperate fight for survival!
    The 1091 Picture new film Tar, written and directed by Canadian Aaron Wolf, starring Timothy Bottoms (Golden Globe Nominee), Graham Greene (Academy Award Nominee) Tiffany Shepis and Max Perlich.
    Here’s a special message from Aaron:
    “As a Canadian, with my family being from Toronto, every time I get to bring a film home to my Motherland, it feels extra special. Summers in Toronto were a childhood happy place to me. As a kid, whenever I’d made a film or acted in something, the whole family would gather around my Grandparents TV and watch my stuff, the good, the not so good, and the ridiculous - lots of ridiculous.
    Now to be able to bring another film to Canada, this time getting to co-star with two fellow Canadians in Oscar Nominee Graham Greene,
    as well as Stuart Stone, it feels we are giving a movie set in Los Angeles, it’s Canadian blood, and once you see the film, a bit of mine. And most of all, getting to release the film in Canada makes me hope my Grandparents are looking down, from wherever they are, smiling.”
    About Graham and Aaron:
    Graham Greene was born in Brantford, Ontario, this Oneida Indian never thought about the acting profession during his youth. While working as an audio technician for a Canadian rock band, one of his co-workers encouraged him to try out the art. Greene was indifferent to the idea, until losing a game of cards to which he put his future career on the line.
    He attended The Centre for Indigenous Theatre's Native Theatre School program to try out his acting chops. After graduating in 1974, he started landing small roles in television, film and radio. He then crossed the pond to work on the London stage for a few years.
    Greene returned to Canada in the mid-1980s where he picked up his first major feature film credit, the historical epic, Revolution, opposite Al Pacino. Five years later, he landed the role of Kicking Bird in Kevin Costner’s Dances with Wolves. The part not only provided him with major exposure around the world, it garnered him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
    With the door to the acting worldwide open, Greene took advantage taking major roles in films like Thunderheart, Maverick, Die Hard: With a Vengeance, Camille, and The Green Mile.
    Greene has also made a significant contribution to the small screen with regular gigs on the series The Red Green Show, Northern Exposure, Lonesome Dove: The Series, The Adventures of Dudley the Dragon, Wolf Lake and narrating the Discovery Channel's Exhibit A series.
    In 1992, he was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Southwest Museum in Los Angeles, one of the nation's pre-eminent museums dedicated to the culture of Native Americans. In 2002, he won the Best Actor Award for his role in Skins at the Tokyo International Film Festival. In his native Canada, he has been nominated three times for Gemini awards and in 2004 he was honoured with the Gemini's Earle Grey Award.
    (With thanks to tribute.ca)
    Aaron Wolf is an American actor, writer and director best known for the feature documentary Restoring Tomorrow. He is the co-founder and President of Howling Wolf Productions based in Los Angeles, CA.
    Wolf attended New York University. He expanded his acting and

    • 26 min
    Rebellion, Memory & Radical Hope

    Rebellion, Memory & Radical Hope

    Trevor Cameron and Face2Face host David Peck talk about The Shadow of Dumont, ex-buffalo hunters, radical hope, identity and legacy, how history and our Mother’s are connected and the need to remember.
    Trailer
    More about the film here
    And watch it Now!
    Playing at ImagineNATIVE
    Synopsis:
    Living in Toronto and seeking reconnection with his Métis roots, Trevor Cameron sets out on a cross-country road trip to the homelands of Gabriel Dumont, hero and leader of the 1885 Métis uprising.
    In a ramshackle van painted with Métis iconography, Cameron blends animation, personal narrative and historical facts visiting the places and people who can offer profound insight into Dumont.
    While textbooks may offer us a glimpse of who this important figure was, Shadow of Dumont explores Gabriel Dumont through kinship, humour, and a deep connection to the landscape.
    About Trevor:
    Trevor Cameron is an award-winning Métis writer and director whose films have been screened internationally. His interest in telling Métis-specific stories offers a distinct voice and perspective in Canadian arts.
    Image Copyright and Credit: Trevor Cameron and KarmaFilm.
    F2F Music and Image Copyright: David Peck and Face2Face. Used with permission.
    For more information about David Peck’s podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit his site here.
    With thanks to Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.


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    • 42 min
    Ancient Stories, Ceremony & The Land

    Ancient Stories, Ceremony & The Land

    Sarah Loretta Todd and Face2Face host David Peck talk about Monkey Beach, indigenous storytelling, delicate spaces, narrative anchors, displacement and why it’s in the bones and blood.
    Trailer
    More about the film here
    Synopsis:
    Waking up in her East Van apartment nursing another hangover, Lisa (Grace Dove) is served notice by her cousin’s ghost (Sera-Lys McArthur), "Your family needs you." Reunited with her Haisla kin in Kitimaat Village, she realizes that she’s meant to save her brother (Joel Oulette) from a tragic fate she’s foreseen since childhood. Of course, there’s also the matter of contending with the mystical creatures lurking in the nearby woods. And so begins a captivating allegory about learning to coexist with both the ghosts that haunt us and spirits who might enlighten us.
    In bringing Eden Robinson’s beloved novel to the screen, Loretta S. Todd offers us a modern epic underpinned by themes that have long defined heroic journeys. Todd’s first feature narrative unfolds through a thrilling array of temporal shifts and stylistic flourishes. A film about reconnection with the land, its denizens and the secrets it holds, Monkey Beach is also a testament to Indigenous women’s ability to not just endure trials but emerge from them empowered.
    About Sarah:
    Female. Cree. Metis. White. Writes (been to Sundance Writer's Lab). Directs (many films, lots of festivals). Thinks (essays full of tersely cogent remarks or flamboyantly theoretical analysis). Produces (she understands the labyrinth). Challenges herself and others and makes things happen. And yes, she has many awards and accolades. Known for lyrical, expressionistic imagery combined with strong storytelling skills, Todd tells truths that are haunting, funny and real.
    Ms. Todd credits include award-winning documentaries, such as Forgotten Warriors, The People Go On and Hands of History, with the NFB of Canada, digital media work and television. She created, produced and directed Tansi! Nehiyawetan, a Cree children’s series on APTN. And, she created MyCree, a Cree language learning app – and which has over 20,000 downloads. Currently she is in production with Season 3 of Coyote’s Crazy Smart Science, the award-winning children’s series about Indigenous science. Ms. Todd was invited to speak at Kidscreen 2019 on the Indigenous Representation: Getting it Right Panel. And Coyote Science was also invited to MIPJr, on a panel on diversity in Canadian children's programming. And she created, produced, wrote and directed Skye and Chang, a martial arts sci-fi mash-up that one Best Drama at the American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco.
    This fall, Ms. Todd is releasing Monkey Beach, her first feature film based on the iconic Canadian novel by Eden Robinson, And she created Fierce Girls, a webseries and transmedia project for Indigenous girls about Indigenous girl superheroes. She is also in development with a new animated children's series called Nitanis & Skylar.
    Selected Festivals include: Toronto International Film Festival, American Indian Film Festival, Sundance Festival, Yamagata Documentary Festival, the Museum of Modern Art, Hot Docs, Vancouver Film Festival, Chicago Film Festival, etc, etc. Other significant honours for her work include the 2018 Women in Film Artistic Innovation Award, NYU Rockefeller Fellowship, participation at the Sundance Scriptwriter’s Lab, Mayor’s Awards for Media Arts (City of Vancouver), as well as numerous film awards, such as Best History Documentary at Hot Docs Festival, Special Jury Citation at Toronto International Film Festival, Best Documentary at the American Indian Festival, as well as awards from the Chicago Film Festival, Taos Talking Film Festival, Yorkton Film Festival – to name a few.
    In demand as a writer and lecturer on arts and media, Ms. Todd spoke at the International Day of the World’s Ind

    • 47 min
    Seed Saving, Percy & GMOs

    Seed Saving, Percy & GMOs

    Clark Johnson and Face2Face host David Peck talk about his new film Percy, starring Christopher Walken, Zach Braff and Christina Ricci. We talk about yield to field, activism, GMO’s, seed saving, resisting and telling stories that matter.  
    Trailer
    Synopsis:
    Can you patent something that’s alive?
    Percy is based on the events of an independent canola farmer’s six-year long crusade against global corporate monolith, Monsanto. Accused of growing the company's genetically modified organisms (GMOs) without a licence and forced to risk losing his land, 67-year-old Percy Schmeiser (Christopher Walken) takes his fight to the highest court, challenging the multinational’s right to own life itself.
    Publicly disgraced by the agrochemical giant, Schmeiser becomes all-consumed by his fight for justice and soon he’s neglecting his farm and family in his need to “set things right.” As he begins to explore Monsanto’s business practices, Schmeiser soon realizes his battle is not isolated. Rather, he is fighting for hundreds of thousands of disenfranchised farmers around the world. Hitting the road to raise money for his defence, Percy talks to crowds large and small, building a movement. Suddenly, he is an unsuspecting folk hero and leader in a war to protect farmers’ rights and the world’s food supply against corporate greed. What can an ordinary man do against global corporations that are more powerful than countries?
    The task seems insurmountable, hopeless. But Schmeiser and his wife, Louise (Roberta Maxwell), never give in to bullies and together they face the final battle against Monsanto’s multi-million-dollar legal team. Percy suits up with lawyer Jackson Weaver who is played by Zach Braff (Garden State, Scrubs) and gains support from anti-GMO activist Rebecca Salcau played by Christina Ricci (Sleepy Hollow, Monster).
    Joining them, and Academy-Award winner Christopher Walken, are others in the film’s impressive ensemble, including Roberta Maxwell (Brokeback Mountain, The Postman) as Percy’s wife; Adam Beach (Hostiles, Suicide Squad) as Percy’s field hand Alton Kelly; Luke Kirby (Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Take This Waltz) as Percy’s son; Martin Donovan (Ant-Man, Insomnia) as Monsanto’s lead lawyer Rick Aarons, and Peter Stebbings (Immortals) as Rebecca’s NGO boss.
    About Clark:
    Clark Johnson is an accomplished actor and director whose work includes a wide range of both comedy and drama.
    On television, he has played such notable characters as Senator Robert Bettencourt on the Amazon series Alpha House, the edgy news editor Gus Haynes on The Wire for HBO, and detective Meldrick Lewis on NBC’s long-running series Homicide: Life on the Street.
    Clark’s recent credits as a filmmaker include S.W.A.T. starring Samuel L. Jackson and Colin Farrell and The Sentinel starring Michael Douglas and Kiefer Sutherland.
    His most notable work as a television director, which is extensive, includes Homeland, Law & Order, The Get Down, Luke Cage, The Good Fight, Orange is the New Black, The Walking Dead and The Shield.
    Image Copyright and Credit: Inferno Pictures and Clark Johnson.
    F2F Music and Image Copyright: David Peck and Face2Face. Used with permission.
    For more information about David Peck’s podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit his site here.
    With thanks to Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.

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    • 27 min
    Horror, Authenticity & Cultural Meaning

    Horror, Authenticity & Cultural Meaning

    Karen Lam, Elfina Luk and Face2Face host David Peck talk about The Curse of Willow Song, ways of being, authenticity and cultural meaning, transgressive horror, familial hostility and aggression and the monsters we create.
    Trailer
    More about the film here
    Synopsis:
    Willow Song, a recovering addict, is released on probation after serving her prison term for arson. She is struggling to get a job as a welder. She faces systemic racism and socioeconomic displacement and Willow's new life on the outside is stymied by obstacles and pitfalls wherever she seems to turn.
    Against the backdrop of Vancouver, a city seen in turmoil from booming construction and development with a wasteland of vacant properties and those left behind. Willow can't escape the nightmares, as her own shadow self comes to life.
    About Karen and Elfina:
    Karen Lam has worked full-time in the film and television industry since 2000. Starting her career as a producer and entertainment lawyer, Karen has produced five feature films, eight short films and three television series. Her first short film as a writer/director (The Cabinet) won the NSI Drama Prize in 2006. She has since written/directed seven short films, a music video, Very Bad Men a true-crime documentary series for Investigation Discovery (US), a web series Mythos created for TELUS and three feature films – Stained, Evangeline and The Curse of Willow Song.
    In 2016, Karen entered into the world of television drama, first working as a story editor for the SYFY series Van Helsing under showrunners Neil Labute and Simon Barry. She was a staff writer and writer on two episodes of Simon Barry’s SYFY series Ghost Wars, now streaming on Netflix worldwide. In the fall of 2018, she was commissioned to write and direct a short film tribute to Sandra Oh entitled Sandra Oh: Inspiration, which premiered at the Governor Generals Performing Arts Awards in Ottawa in April 2019.
    Karen is currently in development on two true crime series.
    Elfina Luk has acquired a long list of credits utilizing her range of comedic chops alongside legendary Jason Alexander (Seinfeld, Hit the Road) and Ron Livingston on Tully and Loudermilk to her dramatic and tri-lingual speaking skills on Dwayne The Rock Johnson’s Hollywood blockbuster Skyscraper and earning her a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her role in the award nominated Best Dramatic Series Blood and Water and director/writer Karen Lam’s multiple award winning feature film “The Curse of Willow Song.”
    Luk is also a driven entrepreneur with over 25 years of owning and operating businesses and lends those invaluable skills to her producer roles. Luk produces under her company titled Moment to Moment Pictures.
    She also holds the position of COO and board member of Imagin•ere – a turnkey executive producing, marketing and distribution company.
    Luk’s most recent notable film and TV acting credits include Paramount Pictures Sonic the Hedgehog (Jim Carrey) and ABC’s Golden Globe nominated The Good Doctor (Freddie Highmore, Daniel Dae Kim).
    Image Copyright and Credit: Opiate Pictures, Tallulah Photography and Karen Lam.
    F2F Music and Image Copyright: David Peck and Face2Face. Used with permission.
    For more information about David Peck’s podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit his site here.
    With thanks to Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.


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    • 47 min
    Raw Capital, Labour and Resilience

    Raw Capital, Labour and Resilience

    Peter Findlay, Jerry Dias and Face2Face host David Peck talk about Company Town, collective strength and the labour movement, false expectations, betrayal, raw capital without a conscience and resilience and resistance.
    Trailer
    Watch it on CBC GEM.
    Synopsis:
    In 2018, workers at General Motors plant in Oshawa were rocked by a bombshell just weeks before the Christmas holidays. After 100 years of production, GM announced it would be shutting down operations at the end of 2019 - despite receiving a multi-billion-dollar government bailout as recently as 2009. What was once known as ‘The City That Moto-vates Canada’ was shaken to its core.
    Unifor - the powerful national union representing the autoworkers - immediately went on a war footing.
    Launching a massive anti-GM media campaign, and calling for a boycott of GM vehicles, Unifor soon found an unlikely ally in rock superstar Sting, who – while in Toronto to perform in The Last Ship, his play about union struggles in England in the 1980s – stepped up to perform a solidarity concert for the GM workers. Firebrand Unifor leader Jerry Dias was adamant there would be no plant closure.
    Only two months later, in the late spring of 2019, GM came to the table with a new offer of enhanced settlement packages for its departing workers - and an agreement to retro-fit the plant to make automotive parts, but with the promise of only 300 jobs. While keeping any production at the plant was a partial victory for the union, the reality was that 2,300 GM workers would still be walking out of the plant for the last time at the end of the year.
    Equally devastating, the shutdown of the plant would also wipe out another 2,500 union jobs through a network of supplier companies whose existence was tied directly to GM assembling vehicles.
    Told through the wrenching personal stories of rank-and-file members of Unifor Local 222 in Oshawa, Company Town takes the audience on a roller coaster ride of emotions as the clock ticks down to the closure of the plant. With exclusive access to Unifor President Jerry Dias and his senior negotiators, it’s the dramatic fight to the finish, with the fate of 5,000 workers and their families hanging in the balance.
    About Peter and Jerry:
    Peter D. Findlay is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has appeared on the CBC, CTV, Discovery Canada, TVO, ZDF-ARTE, History Canada, the National Geographic Channel and PBS, among others.
    A proponent of immersive, character-driven storytelling, Findlay is also a former staff producer at CBC’s The Fifth Estate and The National Magazine, as well as an alumnus of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
    Since leaving the CBC in 2000, where he produced and directed a range of award-winning social issue and current affairs documentaries, Findlay has written and directed documentaries for virtually every major Canadian broadcaster, including Justin, a 1-hour profile of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (W Five, CTV); The Life & Times of Maude Barlow, a biography of anti-globalization leader Maude Barlow (CBC); Who Do You Think You Are – Avi Lewis?, an investigative documentary on Avi Lewis and his family’s radical roots back in the Eastern Europe of the 1880s (CBC); and Raw Opium: Pain, Pleasure, Profits, a feature documentary on the failure of the war on drugs, shot in Vancouver, Washington, India, Tajikistan, and Portugal (TVO/ZDF-ARTE).
    Findlay has also directed a variety of documentaries in Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, Antarctica, and Scandinavia for Mighty Ships (Discovery Channel), traced the path of the Norsemen across Europe for The Real Vikings (History TV), and embedded in Istanbul’s Topkapi Palace to tell the story of the Ottoman Empire for Museum Secrets (Smithsonian Channel/History TV).
    A Gemini Award-winner for best sport documentary, the winner of three Remi Awards at Worldfest Houston, a Canadian

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