Upcoming Screenings

Posted by Mike Rollo on 20/10/2011 in Film

IFCO’s Indie Filmmaker Series Presents: New Approaches to Documentary and Sound Space The Experimental Documentary Short Films of Mike Rollo Friday, November 4th, 2011 The Collection (56 ByWard Market – Downstairs of the Mercury Lounge) Screening at 730pm Free!! http://www.ifco.ca/indi.html — Ghosts and Gravel Roads is screening in Chicago! The Chicago Underground Film Festival Presents: […]

The Broken Altar – Potashville / Twin Pines

Wrapped up shooting the Saskatchewan part of The Broken Altar hitting up nine drive-ins (both operational and abandoned) in seven days. There are four drive-in theatres currently operational in Saskatchewan: the Prairie Dog in Carlyle, the Twilight in Wolseley, the Jubilee in Watrous, and the Clearwater in Kyle. Unfortunately one of the abandoned drive ins, […]

The Broken Altar_Volume 1

Posted by Mike Rollo on 01/08/2011 in Film

Shooting has commenced for my new film The Broken Altar. Here are a few stills to tickle your fancy!

Painlevé: Revisited

Posted by Mike Rollo on 20/05/2011 in Film

I have been watching a number works lately about films and nature – complimented with the observations from  Scott MacDonald in his chapter Up Close and Political: Three Short Ruminations on Nature Film from Adventures in Perception. I am currently enamoured by  the films of Jean Painlevé who was the son of Paul Painlevé the mathematician […]

Off the Rails…

Posted by Mike Rollo on 05/03/2011 in Film

Lately I’ve been feeling the need to pack up and travel across the country by train. Perhaps I’m feeling nostalgic, remembering the trip I took with my father when I was nine years old riding the rails through the rocky mountains.  Memories I will never forget: the majestic mountainscapes, the rhythm of the wheels on […]

Film / Video Logos

Posted by Mike Rollo on 12/02/2011 in Film

Great throwback to 1970s / 80s VHS logos.  Remember Vestron? Thanks to the blog signalnoise.

The Films of Ellie Epp

Posted by Mike Rollo on 09/02/2011 in Film

CinemaSpace presents: Series PARALLAX VIEWS EROTICS OF ATTENTION: FILMS OF ELLIE EPP One-Day Screening Event w/ the Filmmaker Plus LIS RHODES’S 16mm film Pictures On Pink Paper Legendary Canadian filmmaker, writer and philosopher Ellie Epp screens her four 16mm films followed by a Q&A with the artist. Alongside her films, she will introduce Pictures On […]

CinemaSpace New Programming Series

Posted by Mike Rollo on 01/02/2011 in Film

It’s very exciting to have a fresh new series of experimental programming being established in Montreal.  From the Segal Centre, CinemaSpace’s new co-directors Daichi Saito and Malena Szlam are launching a new annual programming series which was unveiled this past week: CROSSOVER – Exploration and experience of cinema through expanded approaches PARALLAX VIEWS – Takes […]

“I expect to make the best movie ever made”

Hopefully! But as I read Kubrick’s production notes for his unmade film Napoleon I hope not to fall in the same predicament of eternal researching as he did. Kubrick’s notes from /film

Small Towns, Big Pictures (Part 3) : The Roxy

Posted by Mike Rollo on 07/10/2010 in Film

The Roxy in Saskatoon stands proud in the Riversdale neighbourhood of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  Built during the depression, the Roxy, is the oldest and most stylish theatre in Saskatoon.  According to the Riversdale website, the Roxy’s architectural design was influenced by Spanish colonial styles.  Designed by F.F. Maistre of Winnipeg, the interior lobby consists of two curved […]