Reel Inspiration

FWC’s new monthly podcast features the brightest stars in the Canadian film world. Each in-depth interview will focus on the career and experiences of a filmmaker, actor, writer or other industry insiders with the goal being to inspire and inform emerging film talent. Join us here each month, on Podbean, or wherever you listen to your fave podcasts as we get the good, the bad, and all the in-between on making it in the Canadian film world.


EPISODE 2: Charles Officer

Charles Officer

After 12 years in the feature documentary world, Charles Officer marks his return to fiction with his new project, Akilla’s Escape. His doc Unarmed Verses, produced with the NFB won Best Canadian Feature at Hot Docs ’19. His first feature, Nurse.Fighter.Boy ponied up 10 Genie nominations and his latest documentary, Invisible Essence: The Little Prince, is up for 2 CSAs including the Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary. We sat down with the actor-turned-writer/director at the NFB offices in downtown Toronto for a chat that went all the way back to his beginnings as a pro hockey player.

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EPISODE 1: Warren P. Sonoda 

Reel Inspo Episode 1

There is no bigger champion of the Canadian film industry than Warren P. Sonoda so it’s right that he’s the first guest in our monthly podcast.  From his first feature, cult hit “Ham & Cheese” to his latest, crime-caper “The Things I Do For Money” Warren has had one of the most prolific careers, spanning tv, music videos and feature films. What’s his secret? What’s his process? And most importantly, what does the “P” stand for in his name??

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Celebrating Powerful Stories During Black History Month

First Weekend Club and CanadaScreens invite you to see and share these powerful stories during Black History Month. We are pleased to offer acclaimed Canadian Films, ‘Mighty Jerome’ by Charles Officer, ‘Home Again’ by Sudz Sutherland … Continued