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In 28.5 minutes, seven B.C. filmmakers create potent short glimpses of the lives and work of 12 talented British Columbian artists. The media in which they work include music, architecture, design, dance, photography, installation, writing and spoken word performance.

Included in the compilation (directors in parentheses) are:

Nick Bantock, visual artist and author of Griffin and Sabine (Jenn Strom);

Douglas Coupland, visual artist and author of several best-selling novels (Kevin Eastwood);

Omer Arbel, designer and architect (John Bolton);

Organelle Design, a Vancouver design firm that repurposes found objects and off the shelf items in innovative ways as they prepare an installation at the Go!Gallery (John Bolton);

605 Collective, an emerging B.C. dance troupe (Kenneth Sherman);

David Burdeny, photographer with a background in architecture and design who makes images of landscape with long exposures (Jesse Savath);

Noam Gagnon, dancer and choreographer of the Holy Body Tattoo troupe (Kenneth Sherman);

Reece Terris, installation artist who creates multi- media installations to alter the expected experiential qualities of a place or object by shifting the primary function of an original design as in the Ought Apartment installation at the Vancouver Art Gallery (Jesse Savath);

Shane Koyczan, spoken word artist who drew acclaim for his performance during the opening ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics (Katrin Bowen);

Carl Newman, rock musician and frontman of the band the New Pornographers (Blaine Thurier);

National Broadcast Orchestra in practice, rehearsal and performance of classical music (John Bolton); and

Roy Henry Vickers, internationally renowned First Nations artist working in printmaking (Jenn Strom).

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