Fanarchy: A Feature Documentary by Donna Davies About Fanaticism, Fantasy and Film

Cosplayers Maria Brine and Zack Young at Hal-Con, Halifax, Nova Scotia during the filming of Fanarchy.

Cosplayers Maria Brine and Zack Young at Hal-Con, Halifax, Nova Scotia during the filming of Fanarchy.

Even before she agreed to meet with me, I imagined that interviewing Halifax-based filmmaker Donna Davies was going to be a magical experience. The writer/producer/director is known for her factual tales of all things genre, with documentaries such as Nightmare Factory and Pretty Bloody: the Women of Horror. She has recently ventured into a different aspect of genre with her 2015 documentary Fanarchy, which explores the phenomenon of the fan film, particularly in the sci-fi/comic book world. With the WIFTV genre contest #FromOurDarkSide on the horizon, I was thrilled to find an excuse to sit down and speak with her. Continue reading

From Our Dark Side genre contest holds information session in Halifax Thursday Nov. 20

Screenshot 2014-11-14 10.46.57We’re thrilled to announce that Maritime writers are invited to join the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative (AFCOOP) & Women in Film and Television Atlantic (WIFT-AT) for a presentation of the award-winning short film Doll Parts and video Q&A with director Karen Lam next Thursday, November 20th at 7pm. Karen will be available to answer any questions about the From Our Dark Side contest.  Continue reading