Here’s the latest short film from Lewis Bennett, a local man who we’ve been proud to support in his mission to make 12 films about BC. This is the ninth film in the series, and it’s a doozy called “An Afternoon with Alexandra Morton”.
We sat down with marine biologist Alexandra Morton in her backyard – to discuss her life, her predictions for the future of salmon in British Columbia, and her thoughts on humanity.
Definitive Records is a new Scout column that asks interesting Vancouverites to pick the three albums that anchor their musical tastes. We start with a local filmmaker…
Weezer – The Blue Album | LISTEN | “My favourite records tend to change every few years but I thought I’d pick one slightly older album. I was once a shitty teenager and this record reminds me of that time. Other shitty teenster memories: Mad Magazine, incense, Dippity Doo hair gel, marijuana, cola, and that time I secretly smelled my friend Mark’s sister’s panties when we were camping in Grade 9.”
Frightened Rabbit – Midnight Organ Fight | LISTEN | “I moved to Scotland a few years ago and I saw a Frightened Rabbit show the first week that I arrived in Edinburgh. Fuck, was it a great show! This album became the soundtrack to my Scottish adventures.”
Los Campesinos! – Hold on Now, Youngster… | LISTEN | “I’m from Langley so I obviously love drinking and driving and one time I was drunk and I ran over a German Shepherd puppy while listening to this record and since then I’ve been very fond of it. Wait a minute…that’s not a real story but it’s still a stellar record. And even better news: an imaginary puppy is still alive!”
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Here’s the latest short film from Lewis Bennett, a local man who we’ve been proud to support in his mission to make 12 films about BC in 2012. This is the eighth film in the series, and it’s called “Trevor the Dinosaur”. It’s about a local man named Derek Scott and his 8 year relationship with a toy dinosaur, a Triceratops named Trevor.
Money quote: “Most people probably don’t have a dinosaur that they can say goodnight to, but for those most people…well, then they’re missing out.”
Too right, brother. As usual, it’s charming as all get out, and you should probably watch it to improve your life.
Here’s the latest short from Lewis Bennett, a local man who we’ve been proud to support in his mission to make 12 films about BC in 2012. This is his seventh film in the series, and it’s called “Shirley Sings.” It’s about Shirley Buchan, a local woman who started singing at the age of two but didn’t get up the courage to perform in front of people until she was 71 years old. Shirley is now 79 and busking at the corner of Cambie & Broadway to raise money for charities in Western Kenya.
Here’s the latest short from Lewis Bennett, a local man who we’ve been proud to support in his mission to make 12 films about BC in 2012. This is his sixth film in the series, and it’s called “A Brief History of British Columbia.” Enjoy.
Here’s the latest short from Lewis Bennett, a local man who we’ve been proud to support in his mission to make 12 short films about BC in 2012. His last film – The Sandwich Nazi – went viral, clocking 100,000 views on the day we published it, showing up in several local blogs, The Georgia Straight, and as far afield as Eater National. He’s getting better as he goes along. This is his fifth film in the series. “We collected some Craigslist ads over a period of a few weeks and we asked some people in Stanley Park to read those posts,” Bennett writes. “These are all real ads and they were all posted by people in Vancouver and the surrounding communities.” Enjoy.
Just…wow. I’ve met some characters in the local food business in my time, but Salam Kahil takes the cake. Before you press play above, be warned: it’s totally NSFW, containing male full frontal nudity (for real), wildly inappropriate stories, non-stop sexual innuendo, hilarity, and random acts of kindness. The film is yet another solid effort from Lewis Bennett, who has taken it upon himself to create 12 movies on Vancouver, its people and its surrounds in 2012. We are proud to present “The Sandwich Nazi”:
The Sandwich Nazi is about Salam Kahil who runs La Charcuterie, a Scandinavian deli in the Port Kells area of Surrey, BC. He is an art collector, a former male escort, an amateur piano player, and a strong supporter of the homeless in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside but his true passion is talking about blowjobs.
Note that this is the fourth film in Lewis’ series, and the best we’ve seen to date.
Another solid effort from Lewis Bennett, a local filmmaker who has taken it upon himself to create 12 movies on Vancouver and its surrounds in 2012. This is his third (made with Calum MacLeod and Benjamin Taft), and it’s the best we’ve seen yet. Bonus: holy ukelele teacher in the end credits! That dude is rad!
A few weeks ago we presented a short film that was all about the detached, sneakered feet that have washed up on our shores over the last few years. “Feet” was the first of 12 shorts that Lewis Bennett aims to make about BC in 2012. The film above is the second. From Lewis…
February’s film is about Ray Parkes who runs a parrot sanctuary in Peachland BC, with his wife Valerie and a few volunteers. The facility is called Parrot Island. It was set up to take care of abandoned parrots and to help educate the public on why we shouldn’t be buying these birds.
Note to pedants: It may have been shot in the Okanagan, but we still saw it in Vancouver. Enjoy.
A Scout reader named Lewis Bennett is on a mission to make 12 short films about BC in 2012. This is his first, about the alarming number of feet being found along our shores. Also, there’s a stereotypical Mexican masturbating in a tree fort, because of course there is…