While at ISEA in Istanbul this year I got some great news – I am the proud recipient of the 2011 Newfoundland Joy Award for my upcoming hybrid video project “the machine” –


merging video, 16 mm film and machinima. Woohoo! The award comes with in-kind support from NIFCO, The Atlantic Studio Cooperative, John Doyle, some film from KODAK (we’ll see how that goes:) and some cash support from the CBC. I have been working on this script for awhile, in 2010 it won the Newfoundland Arts and Letters Dramatic Script prize. I go into production in April 2012. Stay tuned for announcements.


photo by Fau Ferdinand from the virtual set of “the machine” in Second Life.