Showing posts with label Images. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Images. Show all posts

Apr 3, 2024

New Art Installation: Coming Soon!

Hey, folks! I've been keeping a little secret. I've got a free public exhibition featuring my "Hometown Series" going up in downtown Medicine Hat, Alberta this month. You won't even have to get out of your car to catch a glimpse of it. Stay tuned for the reveal as the installation is completed over the next week or two.

Hometown Series Medicine Hat


Mar 31, 2024

Official Selections & A Best Director Nomination

Today happens to be my birthday, and while this would be reason enough to celebrate on any other year, this birthday already feels different because some incredibly positive news about my documentary on the Monarch Theatre has started rolling in over the last few weeks. 

Luke Fandrich Filmmaker


With the spring film festival season only just beginning, notifications of the very first official selections for "Your Cinema Needs You" started showing up in my inbox a couple weeks ago. Previews of the documentary this month brought the story about Canada's oldest surviving cinema to Lisbon, Los Angeles, Dresden, Stockholm, Chicago, and Berlin. If that wasn't enough, I just found out this week that, "Your Cinema Needs You" was shortlisted for two Best Documentary awards, and received a festival nomination for Best Director in the feature documentary category. My chances of winning are slim, but still, a pleasure to be nominated and all that jazz.

On my birthday last year (and for much of 2023) I was deep in post-production and I posted frequently about if this movie was ever going to be finished, if I was going to get the ending I'd been holding out for, if the premiere would actually happen, and if the Monarch Theatre would finally reopen. Honestly, it would've saved me so much stress if I could've predicted that any of this would've worked out quite so well. 

I have a feeling that this is the beginning of a lot more exciting stories to share this year, so let me just say thank you again! Thank you to everyone who was involved in making this, who supported this multi-year project, who contributed to it, who attended the screenings, etc. etc. It's so awesome to see this through so many fresh eyes and to even have to opportunity to share this experience with you. 

What a great day to have cake in the house lol.

Mar 26, 2024

Empire State Building in New York City

Opened in 1931, the Empire State Building in New York City was the tallest skyscraper in the world for nearly four decades. Despite being surpassed in height, few buildings have come to define the art-deco style, the stereotypical visual of the skyscraper itself, and New York City quite so commandingly as the Empire State Building still does today.  

Empire State Building Observation Deck NYC


Empire State Building Observation Deck NYC

Empire State Building Observation Deck NYC

Empire State Building Observation Deck NYC

Empire State Building Observation Deck NYC

Empire State Building Observation Deck NYC

Empire State Building Observation Deck NYC

Empire State Building Observation Deck NYC

Empire State Building Observation Deck NYC

Empire State Building Observation Deck NYC

Empire State Building Observation Deck NYC

Empire State Building Observation Deck NYC

Empire State Building Observation Deck NYC

Empire State Building Observation Deck NYC

Empire State Building Observation Deck NYC

Empire State Building Observation Deck NYC

Empire State Building Observation Deck NYC

Empire State Building Observation Deck NYC

Empire State Building Observation Deck NYC

Empire State Building Observation Deck NYC

Empire State Building Observation Deck NYC

Empire State Building Observation Deck NYC

Empire State Building Observation Deck NYC

 

Mar 25, 2024

102nd Floor: Spire of the Empire State Building

Located on the 102nd floor, the highest observation deck at the Empire State Building in New York City is within the tower's iconic spire. This small space offers 360 degree views of Manhattan and allows you to see New York just as King Kong would have back in 1933. 

Empire State Building 102nd Floor Observation Deck


Empire State Building 102nd Floor Observation Deck

Empire State Building 102nd Floor Observation Deck

Empire State Building 102nd Floor Observation Deck

Empire State Building 102nd Floor Observation Deck

Empire State Building 102nd Floor Observation Deck

Empire State Building 102nd Floor Observation Deck

Empire State Building 102nd Floor Observation Deck


Empire State Building 102nd Floor Observation Deck

Empire State Building 102nd Floor Observation Deck

Empire State Building 102nd Floor Observation Deck

Empire State Building 102nd Floor Observation Deck

Empire State Building 102nd Floor Observation Deck

Mar 21, 2024

Monarch Documentary: Spring Film Festival Run

A month has passed since "Your Cinema Needs You", my feature-length documentary about Canada's oldest surviving movie theatre, ended its 11-screening sold-out premiere run at Medicine Hat's historic Monarch Theatre. 

Since then, I've been relatively quiet about what's been happening behind the scenes, but with submissions stretching back to January, I'm happy to report that the spring film festival run officially kicked off this week with the first international previews of the documentary taking place in Portugal and Sweden. It seems the feedback was accurate. You don't have to know anything about the Monarch Theatre to recognize countless other cinemas in it, even if they happen to be on the other side of an ocean. 

Monarch Theatre Documentary Film Festival

As an added knock-on effect I've already received several requests from other independent cinemas & film societies across Canada interested in screening the film. It's all promising. Word is spreading and much of it outside of my involvement. 

Because this has been popping up in my inbox a lot too, once we actually get some lasting spring weather in Medicine Hat I think we'll look at potentially running a few more shows at the Monarch Theatre again (if it works within the film festival schedules / rules). That just seems like the place to celebrate this and further support the cinema. Long story short, this is going pretty well so far.

Mar 16, 2024

Larry Edmunds Bookshop in Hollywood, California

With its roots stretching back to 1938, the Larry Edmunds Bookshop in Hollywood, California is a historical repository of photos, scripts, posters, and books spanning all things entertainment. This store is unique not only because it's Hollywood Boulevard's last surviving bookshop, but because it's one of those authentic spaces that has welcomed artists, authors, and fans alike with direct links to the film industry. Larry Edmunds Bookshop is as classic as the content that fills the shop's shelves. What else can I say? I do love an old bookstore.  

Larry Edmunds Bookshop Hollywood


Larry Edmunds Bookshop Hollywood

Larry Edmunds Bookshop Hollywood

Larry Edmunds Bookshop Hollywood

Larry Edmunds Bookshop Hollywood

Larry Edmunds Bookshop Hollywood

Larry Edmunds Bookshop Hollywood

Larry Edmunds Bookshop Hollywood

Larry Edmunds Bookshop Hollywood