Film & Television

Still from The Breadwinner (2017); dir. Nora Twomey

RU grads could win big at Oscars

  Don your blue and gold garments and don’t forget to tune into the 90th annual Academy Awards this Sunday evening, as a couple of Ryerson alumni are in the running for one of the industry’s highest honours. The Breadwinner, based on Deborah Ellis’ best-selling novel of the same name, is among the nominees for this year’s Best Animated Feature […]

Still from "A Kid From Somewhere", courtesy of Adam Beck and Paul Johnston

In A Kid From Somewhere uncertainty drives exploration

In their first feature film, A Kid From Somewhere, filmmakers Paul Johnston and Adam Beck offer a rare look into the lives of three young creatives: photographer Olivia Bee, skateboarder and photographer Pat O’Rourke, and La Timpa, a songwriter and musician. The film follows the lives of three different kids at very different stages in their self-initiated careers, tracing the […]

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
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