The filmmaker Leah Mallen talks to Joseph Planta about the film cArtographies, which she produced and co-wrote. Directed by Brian Johnson, the film looks at British Columbia in relation to notable artists in various disciplines, who live here and whose work is influenced by this place. It debuts Monday night, 17 May 2010 on the Knowledge Network.
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.
A look at British Columbia’s artistic landscape is had in the forthcoming documentary cArtographies. The film was shot and directed by Brian Johnson, and its co-writer and producer Leah Mallen joins me now to preview the film which premieres at 10.00pm, Monday, 17 May 2010 on the Knowledge Network. Leah Mallen is the founder and president of Twofold Films. She’s been in the film and television business for well over 12 years. She is co-chair of the Documentary Organization of Canada, BC Chapter and is a board member of the Hot Docs International Film Festival. She also teaches at the Vancouver Film School and UBC. The website for more is at www.twofold.ca. Some of the people profiled include Stan Douglas, Veda Hille, Michael Turner, and Fumiko Kiyooka, among others. They are profiled, and their work is viewed through where they live in British Columbia. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Leah Mallen; Good morning, Ms. Mallen.