Film & Television

Cuban history reimagined

Cuban history reimagined

In A Su Propio Ritmo (At Its Own Rhythm), Toronto artist Jorge Ayala explores the documentary heritage of Cuba through his own documentary film. In his artwork, Ayala, a Ryerson alumnus who holds a graduate degree in documentary media and a bachelor’s degree in new media, explores themes of memory, identity and migration in Latin American cinema. In A Su […]

by Samuel Staples· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
RTA students première film that challenges consent and sexual assault

RTA students première film that challenges consent and sexual assault

A group of Ryerson RTA students are challenging the definition of consent in their new film, Remnants of Eden. The film made its feature debut at Al Green Theatre on Saturday, with over 220 people in attendance The group, also known as Glass Ceiling Productions, is an all-female team that consists of fourth-year RTA School of Media students, Trish Riswick, […]

Theatre grads team up on the big screen

Theatre grads team up on the big screen

April Mullen and David J. Phillips have teamed up to bring a taste of Ryerson to Hollywood. The Ryerson alumni premièred their latest film, Badsville, last Friday at Toronto’s Carlton Cinema. The film follows gang leader Wink (played by Ian McLaren) as he navigates the struggles of friendship, love and loyalty in a town fractured by gang rivalries. The production, […]

by Rasha Rehman· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
Ryerson graduate nominated for Canadian Screen Awards

Ryerson graduate nominated for Canadian Screen Awards

Lisa Rideout, Ryerson graduate and founder of Lifted Eyes Media, has been nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Short Documentary. Her documentary, Take a Walk on the Wildside, was premièred at Hot Docs and screened at festivals in 2017. Rideout told the Ryersonian she wanted to challenge viewers’ stereotypes using an empathetic lens through her inside look into Toronto’s cross-dressing […]

Evelyn (Lynne Deragon) talks with her granddaughter, Lucy (Raven Stewart).

Ryerson graduate’s short film, Away Home, debuts at TIFF

  Viewers are taken on an emotional ride in an alumna’s latest film. Award-winning film studies graduate, Jana Stackhouse, premières her thesis film project, Away Home, this weekend at TIFF’s Top Ten Student Shorts Programme event. It will be one of several short films to debut alongside animations, documentaries and creations submitted from across the country. Stackhouse spent a year […]

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