Author Archives: Linda Sjostrom

That Burning Feeling

Generally speaking, I am not a rom-com person. But when I heard about the plot for Jason James’ That Burning Feeling, it sounded just subversive enough for me to want to watch it. I’m glad I did. That Burning Feeling … Continue reading

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Big Sur

I would argue that there’s an inherent challenge in adapting one of literary icon Jack Kerouac’s novels for film. While Kerouac’s signature stream-of-conscious writing style is one of the primary reasons he gained fame as the father of the Beat … Continue reading

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Karen Lam & Lauren Marsden – Co-Directors of The Pit: A Study in Horror

In today’s final installment of the interviews I did with some of the minds behind shorts you can see at today’s screening of Pure Creativity, I wanted to share a conversation I had with Karen Lam and Lauren Marsden, who … Continue reading

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Interview with Zachary Tannar of Framed

Framed is showing tonight at the Victoria Film Festival as part of their Pure Creativity shorts collection. In this interview, you can hear from Director Zachary Tannar as he explains what prompted the film, talks about his Nanaimo-based short film … Continue reading

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Interview with Jeff Chiba Stearns, Yellow Sticky Notes

With February 13th comes the screening of the Pure Creativity shorts! Before you head over to the theatre, you can catch some of the interviews Linda Sjostrom did with people involved in the making of the shorts. First up is … Continue reading

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Interview with Filmmaker Jason James

In today’s interview, Linda Sjostrom speaks with Jason James, director of That Burning Feeling. In Jason’s own words, the film is “a romantic comedy about the least romantic thing possible.” Listen below to hear about the characters, the most challenging aspects of the … Continue reading

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