This weekend was the end of maple season in Northwestern Quebec. Sucrerie de la Montagne (Sugar Mountain) - a home away from home - a place to feel more at home than anywhere else you’ve ever known. Stefan and Pierre know how to live, and they pass those feelings on to all who make the trip.

Check out the award winning Sugar Shack documentary about this place my friends made:
https://vimeo.com/43502785

demons:


Reading a message this dog has just delivered. He has just swam across a canal to get to his master, c. 1917

The message would been scrolled up inside a waterproof container attached to the dogs collar. It is likely that the kit bag worn on the handlers chest would have contained the incoming and outgoing messages.  After recruitment from Battersea Dogs’ Home, trainee messenger dogs were trained for service at The War Dog Training School in Shoeburyness, England. Once their training had been completed, the dogs were posted to kennels at Etaples in France, which was close to the Western Front. The dogs were then posted to kennels just behind the front line, where they joined up with infantry regiments.

War Dog Training School

demons:

Reading a message this dog has just delivered. He has just swam across a canal to get to his master, c. 1917

The message would been scrolled up inside a waterproof container attached to the dogs collar. It is likely that the kit bag worn on the handlers chest would have contained the incoming and outgoing messages.

After recruitment from Battersea Dogs’ Home, trainee messenger dogs were trained for service at The War Dog Training School in Shoeburyness, England. Once their training had been completed, the dogs were posted to kennels at Etaples in France, which was close to the Western Front. The dogs were then posted to kennels just behind the front line, where they joined up with infantry regiments.

War Dog Training School

Os Baobás - Pintada de Preto (Paint It Black)

Above is the trailer for my film that took three years to make for some reason. It’s a post-industrial love story based very loosely on Kurt Vonnegut’s first novel, “Player Piano”. It just got into a couple festivals, so if you’re in the area, come on by and say hello! Will be presenting it alongside David France at CMFF!

CATSKILL MOUNTAINS FILM FESTIVAL:
Friday, March 2nd, 10:30PM - Delhi, New York

KNICKERBOCKER FILM FESTIVAL:
Friday, April 18th, 6:45PM - Troy, New York

Helena Zmatlíková | Illustrations for Vitĕzslav Kocourek’s The Tale around the World, Prague 1957

Putney Swope (1969)

A great interview with filmmaker James Benning, a former teacher and mentor of mine, conducted by Nick Bradshaw, a guy I used to live with in Val Verde - at an old hunting cabin in the hills.

Chicago - A Film from the Chicago Board Of Education

My portrait of the fellas from Sucrerie de la Montagne, shot on the trusty old 1945 Speed Graphic

Rigaud, QC | March 29th, 2014