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Today I Learned It Was You

When a retired actor who frequents a city park is purported to be transitioning from man to deer, municipal authorities in St. John’s, Newfoundland, find themselves confronted by an exasperatingly difficult problem. Complications mount as advocates, bureaucrats, police, and local politicians try to corral the situation, which escalates into an Read More

Last Breeding Pairs

I thought this piece I wrote for the April 2014 edition of The Overcast should be revisited in light of St. John’s Council slashing its grants to artists by 50%   Last Breeding Pairs “Absolute bullshit”, declared Danny Williams of the Conference Board of Canada’s population projection for Newfoundland and Read More

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Paris

Not long back from a couple of weeks directing a film in Paris. The project is the brain child of my old and dear friend and colleague Steve Palmer.  Steve and I wrote and performed on The Great Eastern and related undertakings. Steve’s now a Professor at the University of Windsor Read More

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The Venice Biennale

It was a bold move but one exploiting the natural connection between Newfoundland and the home of its oft purported discoverer, the Venetian citizen (though born in Gaeta near Napoli) Zuan Cabboto. And there is something sympathetic about the Comune di Venezia and St John’s; the fetid hum of tidal Read More

A Year Old Column

When local real estate mogul Charlie Oliver announced that, instead of running for the Tory leadership, he was going to sponsor a think tank to tackle the intractable problems facing Newfoundland and Labrador some joked a barrel was a more apt vessel in which to ferment local ideas. Certainly, to Read More

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From the archives

El Dorado Journal of Medicine – April 1, 1987 SPECIAL ARTICLE THE DEVELOPMENT OF PSYCHOSIS AFTER CHRONIC MOTION PICTURE MONTAGE – FILM EDITING AND MADNESS – CINEDEMENTIA A, B, C6 E. DERMOT LLOYD M.D., HEINRICH RlCHLER M.D., CAMERON PORTER M.D., WALDO PIDGEON M.D., LOUIS JEMEAL M.D., IGOR NORMINSKI M.D., PAULO Read More

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A Wild Pitch

G: A Television Movie [PDF] One is forever “pitching” film and television projects.  Only a portion get developed into scripts and fewer still get made. This orphaned project is interesting for a couple of reasons.  Firstly, it was received in all quarters with the enthusiasm usually reserved for anthrax.  The Read More