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The Emmy-nominated director and editor Mike Jackson discusses Woodman, the short film he’s directing as part of the 18th Annual Crazy 8’s film competition, film making and more, with Joseph Planta.

Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.

Woodman is a film project directed by Mike Jackson. In it, a man made of wood and a woman with secrets connect online, sharing truths that break them out of the cages of lies that imprison them. Starting last Friday, the film began an eight day process of shooting and editing as part of the Crazy 8’s film competition. It’s the 18th annual event, and for this year’s race some 216 applications were received representing a diverse selection of short films. Of the 216 applications, 40 semi-finalists were chosen, and from that 13 scripts were polished with a panel of scriptdoctors, and now six films are in the midst of eight crazy days which will culminate in posting the film. The films will be screened on 25 February 2017 at The Centre. Visit www.crazy8s.film for tickets and information. Mike Jackson was nominated for an Emmy for editing, and he’s an award-winning director of short films and music videos. He’s worked in documentary as well as horror. He does visual effects for DisneyXD’s Mech-X4. I’ll ask Mr. Jackson about his work, Woodman and the Crazy 8’s process. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Mike Jackson; Mr. Jackson, good morning.