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Rye grad overcomes fear to produce film

Rye grad overcomes fear to produce film

By Brynn Farren Haunted by horrifying visions of the future? If you’re a soon-to- be graduate of any arts program at Ryerson, this might be the case. Stephen Dunn is an award- winning director and a graduate from Ryerson University’s film program. He recently held a screening at Ryerson for his award-winning film Closet Monster that took home the award […]

Rye grad premieres Fire Song at TIFF

Rye grad premieres Fire Song at TIFF

Ryerson film graduate Adam Garnet Jones’ first feature film Fire Song premiered last Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and is one of the first films directed by a First Nations director. Fire Song is the story of a closeted Anishinaabe teenager, who deals with the fallout of his sister’s suicide.

by Charles Bossy· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
Ryerson alum bring Arctic horrors to TIFF

Ryerson alum bring Arctic horrors to TIFF

As a child growing up in Nunavut, Nyla Innuksuk was told terrifying myths by her elders. The tales are a tradition in the Inuit culture, and serve as cautionary tales for youth. “The environment’s so harsh that if you do something wrong as a kid in the Arctic, the consequences are that much more severe,” the Ryerson film graduate said. That […]

by Dilys Chan· · Arts & Life, Film & Television, Media
Filmmaker Pat Mills gives his advice to aspiring artists and filmmakers on how to succeed in the film industry.

Hey, aspiring artists — let filmmaker Pat Mills give you some guidance

In his feature film debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, Ryerson alumnus Pat Mills plays a guidance counsellor who gives his students offbeat advice. The film studies graduate, who also directed and wrote the movie, offers aspiring artists and filmmakers his best tips on how to succeed in the industry. Read The Ryersonian‘s coverage of his film, Guidance, here.

by Dilys Chan· · Arts & Life, Film & Television, Videos
Ryerson alumni discuss their TIFF short film experience

Ryerson alumni discuss their TIFF short film experience

A group of beginner filmmakers and directors said that the connections made while they were students at Ryerson University opened doors for them in a new career. On Nov. 6 a group of Ryerson’s grads featured at this year’s TIFF gathered at the Rogers Communication Centre to view and discuss their films with students. All of the filmmakers had recently […]

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