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Behind the Screen with Eric Whipp: Three Thousand Years of Longing (Colorist)

Behind the Screen with Eric Whipp: Three Thousand Years of Longing (Colorist)
November 24, 2022

This event took place on November 24, 2022.

Presented in English / Conférence en anglais

Join us on November 24th at Alter Ego in Toronto as we listen to colourist, Eric Whipp talk about the creative process of working on Three Thousand Years of Longing. A process that took place with Eric in Toronto while director George Miller was in Australia.

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Eric Whipp

Starting his career in the mid 1990s, colourist Eric Whipp now specialises in feature films and commercials, is co-founder and senior colourist at Alter Ego VFX and colour studio in Toronto.

In 2007 he worked with George Miller for the first time on the Academy Award winning movie HAPPY FEET and joined him again in 2014 for MAD MAX: FURY ROAD. His latest project was yet another collaboration with George Miller – the new film THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING. Its familiar story follows a lonely academic on a trip to Istanbul. She discovers a djinn, or genie, who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom.

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November 24, 2022

6-9PM EST

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Behind the Screen – Framing Agnes

Behind the Screen - Framing Agnes
June 21, 2022

This event took place on June 21, 2022.

Presented in English / Conférence en anglais

Join us on June 21st for a conversation with the editors Brooke Stern Sebold and Cecilio Escobar behind the genre-blending and awards-winning FRAMING AGNES which garners this year’s Sundance NEXT Audience Award and the NEXT Innovator Award, and recently screened at Hot Docs. This empowering and stylish documentary explores the legacy and impact that one trans woman left from the 1960s and onwards. With moderator Maureen Grant, we will dive into the intricate layers and structure of this innovative hybrid documentary.

Cecilio Guillermo Escobar is a video artist, editor, and technician who works and lives in Toronto. He is an original member of the Toronto Queer Film Festival and works as their Technical Media Director. His recent work as Editor on Chase Joynt’s documentary FRAMING AGNES premiered at Sundance 2022. The film won the NEXT Innovator Award and the Audience Award: NEXT at the festival. His work focuses on QTBIPOC stories that push the boundaries of documentary.

Brooke Stern Sebold HeadshotBrooke Stern Sebold (they/she) is a nonbinary filmmaker whose work investigates gender and identity in both doc and narrative spaces. Brooke co-produced and edited the feature documentary FRAMING AGNES, which premiered at Sundance in 2022, winning both the NEXT Audience Award and Innovator Award. Brooke also cut and co-produced FRAMING AGNES the short, which premiered at Tribeca and won the Experimental Award at Outfest. In 2007, Brooke co-directed their first feature doc, RED WITHOUT BLUE, which won the Audience Award at Slamdance and the Jury Award at Frameline and screened at 150+ festivals worldwide. Brooke’s narrative shorts have won awards at Palm Springs ShortsFest and the Florida Film Festival, and Brooke was the recipient of the Cine Golden Eagle Award for Excellence in Directing. When Brooke isn’t writing and pitching shows, they’re editing the Emmy nominated series, BRIEF BUT SPECTACULAR, which airs weekly on PBS NewsHour. Brooke received their BA from Brown University and their MFA from Columbia University. Brooke grew up in the Sonoran desert and loves crystals, doggies, tiramisu and she or they pronouns.

Maureen Grant Headshot​​Maureen Grant brings a background in visual art, film production, and an MA in Media Studies to her work as an editor for film and television. She is a five-time nominee of the Canadian Cinema Editors Awards, and is an alumnus of the Berlinale Talents 2019 and the 2013 Canadian Film Centre Editors Lab. She has worked with many notable directors on projects that have received international acclaim. PERCY was the top film in Canada on Apple TV iTunes. PYEWACKET premiered at TIFF 2017 and ranked amongst the year’s top horror films internationally. Recent work includes the Canadian Screen Award (CSA) nominated web series QUERENCIA, the CSA winning sketch comedy series TALLBOYZ, the Peacock / Family musical comedy series TAKE NOTE, and the Lifetime movie STOLEN BY THEIR FATHER. Forthcoming work includes Director V.T. Nayani’s feature film THIS PLACE, starring Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs and Priya Guns.

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June 2022

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Join us on June 21st for a conversation with the editors Brooke Stern Sebold and Cecilio Escobar behind the genre-blending and awards-winning FRAMING AGNES which garners this year’s Sundance NEXT Audience Award and the NEXT Innovator Award, and recently screened at Hot Docs. This empowering and stylish documentary explores the legacy and impact that one trans woman left from the 1960s and onwards. With moderator Maureen Grant, we will dive into the intricate layers and structure of this innovative hybrid documentary.

Make sure to register as we will email the ZOOM login details the day of the event.

The CCE does not wish for the cost to be a barrier to attending. For a reduced price ticket please contact info@cceditors.ca.


Cecilio Guillermo Escobar

Cecilio Guillermo Escobar is a video artist, editor, and technician who works and lives in Toronto. He is an original member of the Toronto Queer Film Festival and works as their Technical Media Director. His recent work as Editor on Chase Joynt’s documentary FRAMING AGNES premiered at Sundance 2022. The film won the NEXT Innovator Award and the Audience Award: NEXT at the festival. His work focuses on QTBIPOC stories that push the boundaries of documentary.

Brooke Stern Sebold

Brooke Stern Sebold (they/she) is a nonbinary filmmaker whose work investigates gender and identity in both doc and narrative spaces. Brooke co-produced and edited the feature documentary FRAMING AGNES, which premiered at Sundance in 2022, winning both the NEXT Audience Award and Innovator Award. Brooke also cut and co-produced FRAMING AGNES the short, which premiered at Tribeca and won the Experimental Award at Outfest. In 2007, Brooke co-directed their first feature doc, RED WITHOUT BLUE, which won the Audience Award at Slamdance and the Jury Award at Frameline and screened at 150+ festivals worldwide. Brooke’s narrative shorts have won awards at Palm Springs ShortsFest and the Florida Film Festival, and Brooke was the recipient of the Cine Golden Eagle Award for Excellence in Directing. When Brooke isn’t writing and pitching shows, they’re editing the Emmy nominated series, BRIEF BUT SPECTACULAR, which airs weekly on PBS NewsHour. Brooke received their BA from Brown University and their MFA from Columbia University. Brooke grew up in the Sonoran desert and loves crystals, doggies, tiramisu and she or they pronouns.

Maureen Grant – Moderator

​​Maureen Grant brings a background in visual art, film production, and an MA in Media Studies to her work as an editor for film and television. She is a five-time nominee of the Canadian Cinema Editors Awards, and is an alumnus of the Berlinale Talents 2019 and the 2013 Canadian Film Centre Editors Lab. She has worked with many notable directors on projects that have received international acclaim. PERCY was the top film in Canada on Apple TV iTunes. PYEWACKET premiered at TIFF 2017 and ranked amongst the year’s top horror films internationally. Recent work includes the Canadian Screen Award (CSA) nominated web series QUERENCIA, the CSA winning sketch comedy series TALLBOYZ, the Peacock / Family musical comedy series TAKE NOTE, and the Lifetime movie STOLEN BY THEIR FATHER. Forthcoming work includes Director V.T. Nayani’s feature film THIS PLACE, starring Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs and Priya Guns.

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Behind the Screen – No Ordinary Man

Behind the Screen - No Ordinary Man
June 24, 2021

This event took place on June 24, 2021

Presented in English / Conférence en anglais

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Grab your coffee, take a beat and join us for an afternoon chat with filmmakers Chase Joynt (FRAMING AGNRES) and Aisling Chin-Yee (THE REST OF US) as they discuss their approach to editing their renowned documentary film, NO ORDINARY MAN.

This thoughtful film seamlessly weaves together archival footage, audio recordings, talking heads & artistic interpretations to tell the story of Billy Tipton, a prominent jazz musician of the 1940s & 50’s and trans culture icon.

This event will be moderated by accomplished editor Catherine Legault (REBELS ON POINTE).

Return to us at 7pm EDT in The Virtual Lounge for a post event catch up, discussion and networking!

A link to watch the film will be sent out a couple of days before the event – stay tuned. 

Proceeds from this event will be donated to The 519.

Pride 2021 BTS event Chase Joynt (Framing Agnes) and Aisling Chin-Yee (The Rest of Us) editor Catherine Legault

Catherine Legault is an award-winning film editor and filmmaker. She navigates between documentary, animation and fiction, and her work is appreciated for its fluidity and structural sophistication layering different levels of meaning throughout.

She graduated from Film Production at Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. Over the past 17 years, she has worked on several award-winning films that have screened internationally in theatres, festivals, and on television. In 2017, she received an Iris award at the Gala Québec Cinéma for Best Documentary Editing. She was nominated again in 2019. She was also awarded two Gemeaux for her editing work. Her collaborations have included PilgrIMAGE, by Peter Wintonick and Mira Burt-Wintonick, MORT SUBITE D’UN HOMME-THÉ TRE, by Jean-Claude Coulbois, FAMILY DEMOLITION by Patrick Damien, REBELS ON POINTE, by Bobbi Jo Hart, MY MOTHER’S LETTERS, by Serge Giguère, and most recently, FANNY: THE RIGHT TO ROCK, by Bobbi Jo Hart. Her first feature documentary as a director, SISTERS: DREAM & VARIATIONS, was awarded at The IndieFEST Film Awards in five categories and is in nomination for Best Original Music at the Gala Québec Cinéma.

Aisling Chin Yee headshotAisling Chin-Yee is an award-winning filmmaker based in Montreal, Canada, and Los Angeles, California. Aisling was named one of Canada’s Rising Film Stars by Now Magazine 2019. Her feature film directorial debut, THE REST OF US, starring Heather Graham (BOOGIE NIGHTS, THE HANGOVER), Sophie Nélisse (THE BOOK THIEF), and Jodi Balfour (THE CROWN) premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2019 and has released widely around the world.

Her latest work that she co-wrote with Amos Mac, and co-directed with Chase Joynt, No Ordinary Man, world premiered at TIFF 2020, then onto AFI and DOCNYC amongst many others, was awarded Best Canadian Feature Film at Inside Out LGBTQ Film Festival, New Visions Award at the Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal (RIDM), and the award for best Portrait Documentary at the Cleveland International Film Festival. The documentary was also one of TIFF Top Ten films of 2020.

As a producer for over a decade, Aisling has been lauded for her fresh and unapologetic. Aisling produced the award winning feature film, RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS, which was a TIFF Top 10 film and won Best Director at the Vancouver International Film Festival, as well as the award-winning feature documentary, LAST WOMAN STANDING, that same year. 2014 marked her year as writer and director with the short film, SOUND ASLEEP, which premiered at Lucerne International Film Festival. In 2015, she directed the multi-award-winning documentary, SYNESTHESIA, which won Best Short Documentary at the International Crossroads Film Festival. She produced the gritty urban drama, THE SAVER, which was released in Spring 2016, the political documentary, INSIDE THESE WALLS, and the television series Lost Generation that same year.Alongside filmmaking, Aisling is an outspoken advocate for equality and diverse representation on and off screen. In 2016, she co-founded the #AfterMeToo movement, which includes a fund, roundtable series, and report that brings to light the issue of sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry. In 2018 she was selected in the inaugural cohort of professionals in the 50 Women Can Change the World in Media and Entertainment in Hollywood.

Pride 2021 BTS event Chase Joynt is a director and writerChase Joynt is a director and writer whose films have won jury and audience awards internationally. With Aisling Chin-Yee, Chase co-directed NO ORDINARY MAN, a feature-length documentary about jazz musician Billy Tipton, which was presented at Cannes Docs 2020 as part of the Canadian Showcase of Docs-in-Progress.

Since premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2020, NO ORDINARY MAN has been hailed by Indiewire as “the future of trans cinema” and won 5 awards on the international festival circuit, including being named to TIFF Canada’s Top Ten. His latest short film, FRAMING AGNES, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and is being developed into a feature film with support from Telefilm Canada’s Talent to Watch program. Joynt’s first book YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (co-authored with Mike Hoolboom) was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist and named one of the best books of the year by The Globe and Mail and CBC. Most recently, Chase directed an episode of TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES for the CW, which is now streaming on Netflix.

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Grab your coffee, take a beat and join us for an afternoon chat with filmmakers Chase Joynt (FRAMING AGNES) and Aisling Chin-Yee (THE REST OF US) as they discuss their approach to editing their renowned documentary film, NO ORDINARY MAN.

Pride 2021 BTS event No Ordinary Man Poster

This thoughtful film seamlessly weaves together archival footage, audio recordings, talking heads & artistic interpretations to tell the story of Billy Tipton, a prominent jazz musician of the 1940s & 50’s and trans culture icon.

This event will be moderated by accomplished editor Catherine Legault (REBELS ON POINTE).

Return to us at 7pm EDT in a Virtual Lounge for a post event catch up, discussion and networking!

A link to watch the film will be sent out a couple of days before the event – stay tuned. Watch the trailer here.

Proceeds from this event will be donated to The 519, donations can be made when you register.

Make sure to register as we will email the ZOOM login details the day of the event.

The CCE does not wish for the cost to be a barrier to attending. For a reduced price ticket please contact info@cceditors.ca.

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Aisling “Ash” Chin-Yee

EDITOR. DIRECTOR. WRITER.

Aisling Chin-Yee is an award-winning filmmaker based in Montreal, Canada, and Los Angeles, California. Aisling was named one of Canada’s Rising Film Stars by Now Magazine 2019. Her feature film directorial debut, THE REST OF US, starring Heather Graham (BOOGIE NIGHTS, THE HANGOVER), Sophie Nélisse (THE BOOK THEIF), and Jodi Balfour (THE CROWN) premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2019 and has released widely around the world.

Her latest work that she co-wrote with Amos Mac, and co-directed with Chase Joynt, No Ordinary Man, world premiered at TIFF 2020, then onto AFI and DOCNYC amongst many others, was awarded Best Canadian Feature Film at Inside Out LGBTQ Film Festival, New Visions Award at the Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal (RIDM), and the award for best Portrait Documentary at the Cleveland International Film Festival. The documentary was also one of TIFF Top Ten films of 2020.

As a producer for over a decade, Aisling has been lauded for her fresh and unapologetic. Aisling produced the award winning feature film, RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS, which was a TIFF Top 10 film and won Best Director at the Vancouver International Film Festival, as well as the award-winning feature documentary, LAST WOMAN STANDING, that same year. 2014 marked her year as writer and director with the short film, SOUND ASLEEP, which premiered at Lucerne International Film Festival. In 2015, she directed the multi-award-winning documentary, SYNESTHESIA, which won Best Short Documentary at the International Crossroads Film Festival. She produced the gritty urban drama, THE SAVER, which was released in Spring 2016, the political documentary, INSIDE THESE WALLS, and the television series Lost Generation that same year.

Alongside filmmaking, Aisling is an outspoken advocate for equality and diverse representation on and off screen. In 2016, she co-founded the #AfterMeToo movement, which includes a fund, roundtable series, and report that brings to light the issue of sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry. In 2018 she was selected in the inaugural cohort of professionals in the 50 Women Can Change the World in Media and Entertainment in Hollywood.


Pride 2021 BTS event Chase Joynt is a director and writer

Chase Joynt

DIRECTOR. WRITER.

Chase Joynt is a director and writer whose films have won jury and audience awards internationally. With Aisling Chin-Yee, Chase co-directed NO ORDINARY MAN, a feature-length documentary about jazz musician Billy Tipton, which was presented at Cannes Docs 2020 as part of the Canadian Showcase of Docs-in-Progress.

Since premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2020, NO ORDINARY MAN has been hailed by Indiewire as “the future of trans cinema” and won 5 awards on the international festival circuit, including being named to TIFF Canada’s Top Ten. His latest short film, FRAMING AGNES, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and is being developed into a feature film with support from Telefilm Canada’s Talent to Watch program. Joynt’s first book YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (co-authored with Mike Hoolboom) was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist and named one of the best books of the year by The Globe and Mail and CBC. Most recently, Chase directed an episode of TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES for the CW, which is now streaming on Netflix.


Pride Event BTS 2021 Catherine Legault Editor and moderator

Catherine Legault

MODERATOR.

Catherine Legault is an award-winning film editor and filmmaker. She navigates between documentary, animation and fiction, and her work is appreciated for its fluidity and structural sophistication layering different levels of meaning throughout.

She graduated from Film Production at Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. Over the past 17 years, she has worked on several award-winning films that have screened internationally in theatres, festivals, and on television. In 2017, she received an Iris award at the Gala Québec Cinéma for Best Documentary Editing. She was nominated again in 2019. She was also awarded two Gemeaux for her editing work. Her collaborations have included PilgrIMAGE, by Peter Wintonick and Mira Burt-Wintonick, MORT SUBITE D’UN HOMME-THÉ TRE, by Jean-Claude Coulbois, FAMILY DEMOLITION by Patrick Damien, REBELS ON POINTE, by Bobbi Jo Hart, MY MOTHER’S LETTERS, by Serge Giguère, and most recently, FANNY: THE RIGHT TO ROCK, by Bobbi Jo Hart. Her first feature documentary as a director, SISTERS: DREAM & VARIATIONS, was awarded at The IndieFEST Film Awards in five categories and is in nomination for Best Original Music at the Gala Québec Cinéma.

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We have held three Behind the Screen events so far. The first was with Simone Smith as she talked about her work on Firecrackers. Our second was with Mark Arcieri as he discussed Workflow from Prep to Delivery and our third one was with Konstantin Bock for his work on the film Capernaum.

These events took across around the world from Germany, to Australia and other parts of the globe. Hosting Zoom events has really been a great opportunity to connect with others. With thanks to our speakers Simone Smith, Mark Arcieri and Konstantin Bock and also to our moderators Maureen Grant and Dody Dorn, ACE.

We have two upcoming Behind the Screen Events:

June 21st: Behind the Screen – Queering the Script

June 30th: Behind the Screen – Avid ScriptSync & PhraseFind

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