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Marie Losier - Filmmaker and Film Curator - The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye

Marie has served as the film curator presenting weekly film series, has hosted many notable directors and artists as well, and has programmed experimental films for many years.

Marie has made a number of film portraits on avant-garde directors, musicians and composers such as George and Mike Kuchar, Guy Maddin, Richard Foreman, Tony Conrad and Genesis P-Orridge. Whimsical, poetic, dreamlike and unconventional, her films explore the life and work of these artists.

Marie’s films and videos have screened at museums, galleries, biennials and festivals around the world.

Marie's more recent and first feature film is a portrait of pioneering musician-artist Genesis P-Orridge (of Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV) and partner Lady Jaye, called The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye.

Direct download: MarieLosier.mp3
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Ronald Plante - French Canadian Cinematographer - The Far Side of the Moon, Master Key, Funkytown, and Monsieur Lazhar

Ronald has worked on several TV series and documentaries in Quebec and a variety of feature films based out of Quebec.

Ronald's feature film work as a cinematographer includes: The Far Side of the Moon, Master Key, Funkytown, and the Oscar nominated Monsieur Lazhar.

Monsieur Lazhar is about an Algerian immigrant who is hired to replace an elementary school teacher who died tragically. While the class goes through a long healing process, nobody in the school is aware of Bachir's painful former life; nor that he is at risk of being deported at any moment.

Direct download: RonaldPlante.mp3
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Seher Latif, C.S.A. - Indian Casting - Outsourced, Eat Pray Love, and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Seher Latif, C.S.A. is a member of the Casting Society of America.  

Seher’s feature films casting director projects both in India and abroad include the films and series: Outsourced, the TV Series Bollywood Hero, and Eat Pray Love, which include background and featured actors.

More recently, she was the Indian Casting director for John Madden’s film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, casting for the all of the Indian roles in the film opposite a British all-star cast.

Upcoming projects for Seher include casting for: Save Your Legs, Gandhi of the Month, Monsoon Shootout, and Indian casting for Kathryn Bigelow’s upcoming, Zero Dark Thirty.

Direct download: SeherLatif.mp3
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Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky of Pigeon Projects - The Patron Saints and Francine

Living comfortably at the margins of documentary and narrative cinema, Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky of Pigeon Projects forgo conventional storytelling methods in order to accommodate stark imagery, elusive characters and a deadpan realism.

Their recent documentary, The Patron Saints, is a disquieting and hyperrealistic glimpse into life at a nursing home.   Their first narrative feature, Francine, stars Academy Award winner Melissa Leo playing a woman struggling to find her place in a downtrodden lakeside town after leaving behind a life in prison.

Brian and Melanie have shown their work at the Sundance, Rotterdam, Toronto, and Edinburgh film festivals and won awards at the European Media Art Festival, the Chicago International Film Festival, and the Athens International Film Festival

Filmmaker Magazine has named Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky as one of "25 New Faces of Independent Film". 

Direct download: BrianAndMelanie.mp3
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