An Interview With Warren Dean Flandez, Musician and Founder of Studio Cloud 30

“We need leaders who are fearless.”– Warren Dean Flandez Warren Dean Flandez was born in Yellowknife, which he describes as ‘the coldest place on Earth.’ He then went on to live in Edmonton and Vancouver, he remembers the cold,…

Marie Clements captures the beauty of the land and people in Red Snow

  Red Snow follows Dylan, a Gwich’in soldier from the Canadian Arctic, caught in an ambush in Afghanistan. His capture and interrogation by a Taliban Commander releases a cache of memories connected to the love and death of his Inuit…

Celebrate International Women’s Day at Let’s Hear It!

Mamarudegyal MTHC On March 7th, Music BC and Cushy Entertainment are hosting a live showcase in celebration of International Women's Day. The line-up features Turunesh, Mamarudegyal MTHC,  Missy D, DJ Denise and special guest host Tonye.…
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The Art of Asking with Nav Nagra, Publisher of Room Magazine

On March 11th, Room Magazine is hosting its fourth annual literary and arts festival celebrating diverse Canadian writers and artists, Growing Room. The festival was created in commitment to deepen learning about inclusion and accessibility,…

Heather Perluzzo frees herself through filmmaking

Heather Perluzzo is a film director originally from Montreal, Quebec. Her desire to tell female-driven narratives and reimagine traumatic life experiences through sci-fi brought her to Vancouver Film School in 2017. Since then, she has directed…

Michael Neill and Brian Lam of Arsenal Pulp Press Named 2019 ABPBC Award Recipients

Yesterday evening the Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia (ABPBC) honoured the recipients of two awards recognizing outstanding contributions to British Columbia’s publishing industry. Vancouver’s Arsenal Pulp Press received…

The B.C. Artists nominated for 2020 JUNO Awards

  Canada's West Coast sweeps up multiple JUNO Award nominations for Canada's biggest night in music.   Among the nominees are namesake and rising talent from British Columbia. View the full list of British Columbian nominees…

The Top B.C.-Based Games to Play in 2020

Shaz Mohsin, a Vancouver-based game connoisseur with a penchant for discovering the best games in the business provided us his top B.C.-based games to put on your radar.   1. “Stela” by Skybox Labs. Stela is a cinematic, atmospheric…

Chelene Knight, CEO #LearnWritingEssentials & Breathing Space Creative 

“Sometimes being a leader means creating space by giving up your space.”     Chelene Knight knew fairly early on that she was a storyteller. “I was a really quiet kid, I wouldn’t talk a lot, but you could pull things…

Kat Jayme, Filmmaker, Finding Big Country

You could say that Kat Jayme was destined to become a filmmaker. “I’ve had a camera pointed at me all my life. My grandfather was a director in the Philippines, and so everything was documented.”   Kat grew up in Vancouver,…

Galiano Island Books’ Top 10 Books of 2019

Right around the corner from the exit of the Galiano ferry terminal sits the first independent bookstore of the island, Galiano Island Books. Since its opening in 1997, the storefront has remained the heart of the island’s arts and culture…

Interview with Lori Lozinski, President of Violator Films

Lozinski moved to Vancouver with a project management career in the telecommunications industry, but a week after arriving, the company claimed bankruptcy. Sometimes forced change is a good thing and as she started to look for a new job in a…

Mark Rabin Believes We Have the Technology to Transform the World

Mark Rabin, Founder and CEO of Portable Electric As a self-admitted energy nerd, Mark Rabin got into the film industry through the back door. “It started with my passion to understand the energy system we’re in today and how it’s transforming.” His…

Heidi Waechtler, Executive Director, Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia

“To me, leadership means making space for new voices.” Heidi Waechtler grew up surrounded by books. “I always assumed I would move into writing books, but as I got older, I realized I was better at communicating with writers and helping…

An Interview with Rae Spoon, Musician, Author and Founder, Owner of Coax Records

“It’s important to lead by being open to learning things you don’t know.” – Rae Spoon Growing up, Rae Spoon was actually quite shy. Rae sang in a choir and started playing the guitar when they were 11. Music became their way of…

An Interview With Rachel Leiterman Director of “Man In The High Castle”

“Leadership is about supporting those who have a story to tell.”– Rachel Leiterman Rachel Leiterman was brought up in a film family. “My father was a director of photography, and early on in my childhood, he was doing groundbreaking…

Whistler Film Festival

The the 19th annual Whistler Film Festival (WFF) is taking place December 4th-8th, 2019. This festival features 90 films, inclusive of both Canadian and international productions. WFF provides the opportunity to connect filmmakers, showcase…

BC Represented by 3 Writers Shortlisted for the ScotiaBank Giller Prize

This year, 3 highly talented writers based in British Columbia encompass half of the shortlist for the ScotiaBank Giller Prize. The full short list includes: Immigrant City by David Bezmozgis (Toronto, ON) Small Game Hunting…

The 10 Spookiest Movies and TV Shows Filmed in B.C.

By Mathew Parry, Locations Consultant - Creative BC  Right in time for Halloween, we explored some of the schlocky and scary movies and television shows filmed in B.C. from the spooky town of Greendale in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina to…
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Behind the Scenes of the TV Series Project Blue Book

Where in BC did the filming take place? Are there any local landmarks we should lookout for when watching the series? Filming took place in and around the lower mainland with locations ranging from farmhouses to the downtown core including…
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VIFF 2019 is Here at Last!

VIFF is back again exposing B.C. to the filmmakers of the world and proving that the motion picture industry here is thriving. With over 320 films spanning across the globe, exclusive masterclasses and creator talks, the integration of music,…
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An Interview with Musician Nadine Tremblay

“I didn’t always trust myself, or my voice. That trust came with a lot of practice.”-Nadine Tremblay “I really wanted to be Shirley Temple when I was four years old,” recalls Nadine Tremblay. “I started as a dancer and then…
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An Interview with Michael Cline Owner of Vinyl Envy

“We are building a music community where people trust each other.”-Michael Cline When Michael Cline pictured his career, running an all-ages music venue was not exactly what he had in mind. Yet, it could not have turned out any…
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An Interview With Tarun Nayar for Delhi 2 Dublin

For Tarun Nayar, one of the most surprising aspects of his journey with Delhi 2 Dublin (D2D) was that it was never intended to be a band.“It was supposed to be a one-night collaboration at a club – we had no expectations going in, we…
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An Interview With Carly McKillip for One More Girl

Growing up with parents in the music industry, Carly McKillip has been exposed to the business her whole life. She recorded her first album as an independent artist when she was only 18. Since then, she’s been on a decade-long…

BC Music Festival Calendar: Summer 2018

It's that time of the year again where the weather is beautiful and the music is plenty. With genres ranging from Alternative, Pop, to Hip-Hop, Country and everything in between, we have compiled a list of some of the best music festivals…
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TD International Jazz Festival: Local Highlights

he event runs from June 22 to July 1 and highlights some wonderful British Columbia artists. Acts varying from jazz, blues, world, creative and everything in between. We would like to highlight some of Creative BC's funding recipients…
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An Interview with Ché Aimee Dorval

  Ché Aimee Dorval’s relationship with music has always been a bit tumultuous. For years, she struggled with how she could approach music in an authentic way, while still making a living doing what she loved. She left Vancouver…
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Baffled Octopi Records

Baffled Octopi Records, is a record label which creates and promotes local music artists in the electronic, dark folk, drone, and spoken word genres. Mark Anthony Brennan, owner of Baffled Octopi Records, is proud to promote this genre in BC…