Rose (Laura Vandervoort) begins the film as a timid fashion worker scarred by a car accident in her youth.
The Soska Sisters‘ re-imagining of the 1977 Cronenberg classic looks at the story from a very different perspective. Rather than focusing (as the original film did) on the response to the outbreak by government agencies and the general population, this movie concerns itself mainly with Rose’s transformation, both physical and mental, and tries to explain that transformation scientifically. Effects of the disease on the general population are mentioned only in passing. Also, the new film seems to be set in some unspecified American city. The original story took place in or near Montreal. Continue reading →
Laura Vandervoort and Gabriella Lopez in the 2014 film COFFEE SHOP, about a romance between a Connecticut coffee shop proprietor and a New York playwright. It can be streamed on Netflix (US)
Laura Vandervoort narrates the short film THE HUNDRED YEAR OLD WHALE, a documentary about Granny, a killer whale who was born in an era when her family members were being harpooned. She survived in the waters of the Salish Sea for more than a century, and during her lifetime, the world of whales changed completely. The fifteen minute film was written and directed by Mark Lieren-Young, and a trailer is available on Vimeo.. THE HUNDRED YEAR OLD WHALE can be pre-ordered, and will be available on demand on 21 July, from Vimeo.
Vandervoort will be Sarah in RABID, the Soska Sisters’ remake of the 1977 David Cronenberg film. Sarah is a seamstress for a well-known fashion designer, and wants nothing more than to be noticed for her own designs. After an upsetting experience at a party, she is severely scarred in a traffic accident. Sarah undergoes a radical and untested stem-cell treatment which seems to succeed, but sets off a spiraling contagion of which she is unaware, as her lovers become violent spreaders of death and disease. (In the original film, the main character was named Rose, and was played by Marilyn Chambers.) Twin sisters Jen and Sylvia Soska are best known for their 2012 horror classic AMERICAN MARY. Production on RABID began in June. Continue reading →
“I make decisions in my dreams and wake up and know what I have to do in my life.” — SOKO
Weiss says that a lot of her photography skills are self-taught. She photographed Soko in New York on 15 June 2013, and the photos accompanied an interview published three days later by her beauty blog INTO THE GLOSS.
In that interview, Soko starts by saying: “I make decisions in my dreams and wake up and know what I have to do in my life.” Sitting in a sea of slightly rumpled striped cloth, she looks to be navigating daydreams, perhaps using the rosary around her neck as a guide. Central in the photo are the red, blue, and green rings looking like a traffic light with blue substituted for caution.
Painting the town
#4 – LAURA MARLING (photo by John Deer)
A diminutive Laura Marling seems to paint the surrounding walls with her music.
This photo was part of a shoot for Slideshow Alley, a project all about capturing performing artists in the alleyways of Melbourne (and sometimes on the rooftops of New York City), recording them performing one song, one take, with no fixed agenda and no rehearsal. By imposing location, time and technological restrictions, Slideshow Alley brings out a slightly different take on each artists’ music.
Paula Giroday is shown in her role of Dottie Rodriguez from the webseries/cabaret show THE TRUE HEROINES. Rodriguez is a genetically engineered woman with super-strength from the 1950’s, and this photo illustrates the era vividly, making great use of shapes and colours. Giroday’s most recent TV appearance was as Audra in PSYCH THE MUSICAL
Originally from New Brunswick, Vancouver photographer Belding is also an actor, and starred in the 2012 film DO SOMETHING WITH YOUR LIFE
“Life is beautiful. So full of magical moments…” — Ksenia Solo
An oncoming storm sucks the colour from a city, feeds off its heat, and hovers above like a giant frown. This photo by Ksenia Solo is currrently entered in the ART TAKES PARIS 2013 competition.
Solo, who is Kenzi on LOST GIRL, said of her photographs “Life is beautiful…so full of magical moments…that often come and go as quick as the wind…Sometimes we stop seeing that magic because there is so much chaos & sorrow that surrounds us…Whenever I get lucky and happen to accidentally capture one of those delicate moments…It makes me incredibly happy.”
Cronenberg took this fascinating and beautiful portrait of her father at the IT LOUNGE during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. The director is captured, all arms and head and odd angles, with a contemplative and worried expression.
Caitlin Cronenberg‘s work has been published in every major Canadian newspaper, and has been featured in an assortment of publications including Vogue Italia, L’Uomo Vogue, French Elle, German Vanity Fair, Elle Canada, Bullett, and Filler Magazine.
In 2010, she self-published her first book of photography, POSER, a collection of nude portraits, with a foreword by Jeff Goldblum. The subjects vary greatly in age, race, body type and situation, and the book contains an index explaining the connection between each subject and the photographer.