Host Nolan Bicknell talks to people about the Causes they care about and the Effect it has on their lives. BeCause & Effect is a podcast of The Winnipeg Foundation.
Jessica Landry, Cinematoba - Episode 111
Today’s guest is Jessica Landry, screenwriter, director, and filmmaker who wrote and directed the Cinematoba film Testament, which debuted at the Cinematoba Film Festival back in September.
Jessica and I talk about her powerful film Testament, her creative process, generosity, generational trauma, religion, guilt, mentorship, and so much more.
Faustina Dalmacio, Cinematoba - Episode 110
Today’s guest is Faustina Dalmacio, who is one of five filmmakers selected for the first ever Cinematoba Film Fest, a partnership between The Winnipeg Foundation and The National Screen Institute.
Faustina’s film is called After School, and it’s about two young sisters who have an after-school adventure, and how their community helps them when they lose their way.
We talk about her experience growing up in a Filipino immigrant family, her approach to Cinematoba as a first-time-filmmaker, and how she conveys the themes of family, generosity, and community in her film.
Carolyn Gray, Cinematoba - Episode 109
In this episode, filmmaker Carolyn Gray talks about her Cinematoba film, Escape!, which is based on a true story, exploring the unique bond between an unlikely duo, Dean, a cancer survivor and magician, and Phil, a child struggling with his own illness. Together, their bond creates real magic.
We also talk about her process, her origins, why she chose Dean to make a short film about, and how his story profoundly affected her artistic career.
Real Life Stories with Real Life Leaders Ep.5 - Ama
In this episode, we meet Ama, a remarkable 16-year-old pursuing a health-sciences degree. Originally from Ghana, Ama shares her journey to Canada, highlighting the challenges she faced growing up, and her desire to make a difference in healthcare. Ama's childhood experiences with frequent illnesses and hospital stays served as a driving force behind her aspiration to become a doctor, particularly one who could help children in need.
Real Life Stories with Real Life Leaders Ep.4 - Tarun
In this episode, we speak with Tarun, a young videographer and content creator, pursuing his passion for videography and photography. Tarun started experimenting with engineering projects and eventually found his interest in electronic and tech-related fields through his involvement in CanU.
Real Life Stories with Real Life Leaders Ep.3 - Guneet
In this episode, we dive into the inspiring journey of a young athlete, Guneet, who has demonstrated remarkable leadership and determination in her pursuit of success in lacrosse. The conversation begins with Guneet sharing her childhood experiences and how her love for sports, particularly lacrosse, was sparked at a young age. She discusses her initial struggles in the sport, her decision to try out for Team Manitoba, and the motivation she drew from the Canada Summer Games.