2018 Reel Pride Film FEstival Special Guests
*All guests will participate in audience Q&A directly after the screening of their film.*
Director - The Fruit Machine
Sarah Fodey’s 21-year career as a lm and television producer and writer has spanned feature films, documentary series, and scripted series. She is currently releasing her first French-language Tele film Canada feature film, and is the producer, writer, and director of The Fruit Machine - her directorial debut.
Curator - Kinship and Closeness
Curator Adrienne Huard is a Two-Spirit Anishinaabekwe currently based out of Tkarón:to (Toronto). She is registered at Couchiching First Nations, Fort Frances, ON, and was born and raised in so-called Winnipeg. She recently completed her BA in Art History at Concordia University (Montreal) and was the Editorial Resident at Canadian Art magazine for the summer of 2018. She is currently enrolled in the Curatorial and Criticism Practice (MFA) graduate studies program at OCAD University (Toronto).
Documentary Subject - Love, Scott
Scott Jones is a musician, educator, and activist from Nova Scotia, Canada. He has travelled across Canada to speak to students and faculty in universities, schools and community centres, and in 2014, Scott was awarded the Nova Scotia Human Rights Award for his advocacy.
Laura Marie Wayne
Director - Love, Scott
Laura Marie Wayne is the first Canadian to graduate from Cuba’s renowned cinema school (EICTV) and her short films have been featured in festivals across the world. Laura creates in the tradition of “personal cinema,” drawing from her own lived experience as the primary palette with which to paint. In 2015, she was selected by Hot Docs as an up-and-coming Canadian filmmaker, and her lyrical memoire film, Most of Us Don’t Live There (2015), premiered in competition at DOK Leipzig. Love, Scott (2018) is her first feature-length film.
Assistant Costume Designer - A Very Sordid Wedding
Pieter Jongbloed has worked in costume design on numerous lms including A Sordid Wedding, Cult of Chucky and Siberia. Pieter is also the owner and curator of PJ Vintage, a downtown Winnipeg shop featuring mid-century housewares, clothes, shoes, boots, barware and mannequins.