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Travel With My Brothers

Travels With My Brother

Travels With My Brother is a 16-minute live-action/animated documentary exploring the relationship between Vas, a high-functioning autistic man, and his older sister Christine, who will one day be his guardian. Through a series of conversations circling on love, family, art, desire and destiny.

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Artwork of Kate McQuillen/O'Born Contemporary

Artist probes surveillance and limits of privacy

One day, Kate McQuillen was shopping at her local Home Depot, in the market for a six-inch pipe among other materials she needed for her work. As she made inquiries to an employee, the man looked at her and asked: "Lady, are you making...

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Masaharu Morimoto: An Iron Chef with a soft spot for sushi

Masaharu Morimoto loves sushi, not only because the food represents Japanese cuisine at its finest, but because of childhood memories. Morimoto, the 52-year-old star of the Iron Chef series on the Food Network, has a more profound connection to sushi than you could...

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We are Hockey

We are Hockey

When I heard about the NHL players' lockout, I was saddened - much to my surprise. I've spent my life avoiding "Canada's game." I don't play it. I don't watch it. Yet, the game is lodged in my subconscious. The game was a big part of my childhood. When was growing up in Calgary, my mother...

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Citizen Autistic

Citizen Autistic

CITIZEN AUTISTIC is an interactive storyscape using live-action video, audio, music and animation, that puts people in the shoes of autistic adults to experience how they perceive and relate to the world.

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NEWS
 

SUMMER 2017

PODCAST LAUNCH!
We have posted the pilot episode of "Empire of Dreams" - about the journey of humans through time, space, geographies & cultures. LISTEN to our 14-minute feature and follow us on Facebook.

 
 

June 2017

My latest rabble.ca articles concerns Germany's Indigenous appropriation through the literary character of Winnetou and Justin Trudeau's digital media mastermind revealing how Trudeau won the Canadian election through social media.

 
 

March 2017

Lots of interest in my Toronto Star piece about the Poutine Man of Germany and his search for the perfect curd and, I was featured in Air Canada's enRoute magazine in March for my Berlin neighbourhood recommendations!

 
 

January 2017

Fresh start! Here's to grand adventures and new stories. Speaking of which, some Yahoo articles I did:

Spoke with a Calgary granny, 81, who tattooed 'Don't euthanize me' on her arm.

On the same subject, Inuit tattoos are coming back in vogue.

Late last year, I spent a long time on a feature about Canada's Indigenous reconciliation and how Germany memorialized The Holocaust, amazing parallels here.

And, then a warning from the International Criminal Court: it's going to train its judicial eye on environmental crimes.

 
 

Fall 2016

It was a busy early fall for Yahoo News stories, first I covered the Trudeau brothers: interviewing Alexandre Trudeau about his new China book while I asked Europeans about their admiration for big brother Prime Minister Justin.

Meanwhile, readers also got to meet five Canadians vying for the chance to go into space and one engineer gets to see his creation used for a NASA mission.

 
 

July 2016

Travels with my Brother nabbed 2nd Prize in the prestigious AutisMovie international film festival! Only 2 awards are given, judged by a panel of individuals with autism. What an honour.

 
 

June 2016

I've done many more articles for Yahoo News, including one about being gay and indigenous (read about the drag queen recording artist) and Robb Nash, the incredible soul preventing suicide in teens

 
 

April 2016

I've written many stories for Yahoo Canada News. You can read about the rise in homeless seniors and the professor who's suing the federal government over its Saudi arms deal.

 
 

January 2016

Some of my features for Yahoo News include a report about being Stateless in Canada and a Q&A with the 1st native woman to head a law school

 
 

September 2015

Check out some of my Yahoo articles written from my current base in Berlin: a personal essay about Syrian refugees and my Q&A with Polaris Prize winner Buffy Sainte-Marie

 
 

November 2014

Twin Trek screens in Berlin twice! One screening supported by the Berlin Asian Film Network.

 
 

Feb/March 2014

Travels With My Brother is screened in 7 cities around India as part of the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan India’s “The Way We Live” film festival.

 
 

July 2013

Travels With My Brother is screened at the Gimli Film Festival, north of Winnipeg, as part of the National Screen Institute's Best Documentary Shorts program on July 24th.

 
 

April 2013

Travels With My Brother nabbed BEST NARRATIVE prize at the World Arts Film Festival -- held at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Jacksonville, Florida, April 11 - 13th.

 
 

March 2013

Travels With My Brother appears as part of the Sprout Touring Festival in Eugene, Oregon on March 15th at the Wildish Community Theater It screens at the noon showing and at the 7 pm screening.

 
 

December 2012/ Early 2013:

Travels With My Brother captured the National Screen Institute of Canada's directing prize for their online film festival!

We are working on our "Citizen Autistic" interactive prototype, which will be launched in early 2013.

 
 

September 2012

We're working on our demo reel for the AUTISMLAND interactive project and on Sept. 21 & 22nd, Travels With My Brother will have its European Premiere at the look & roll festival in Basel, Switzerland! Co-director Christine Alexiou and I will be there.

 
 

April 2012

Travels With My Brother had its US premiere April 28 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York at the Sprouts Festival. My co-director and I made great new connections and friends. In September, the film will have its European premiere in Switzerland.

 
 

November 2011

Me and my co-director of Travels With My Brother Christine Alexiou, won the DocSHIFT Interactive Pitch Prize for our immersive website idea "AutismLand" We get development money to make our site a reality. Yay.

 
 

October 2011

Helping out with my friend and collaborator Evan Tapper at Toronto's NUIT BLANCHE on his "LISTENING PORTRAITS" was fun and inspiring. He created drawings of people based on their conversation with him. Kudos to him for his brave, innovative idea.

Listening Portraits by Evan Tapper - Nuit Blanche 2011

 
 

May 2011

David Hayes wrote a nice profile of me for his Lifelong Renter column in the Toronto Star!

Read the article.